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This led to a gross loss of KRW21.8bn. After management fees, Kangwon Land’s operating loss was KRW76.1bn. The operator made KRW19.6bn in financial income and KRW8.7bn in non-operating income, but paid KRW8.8bn in non-operating expenses for a pre-tax loss of KRW56.6bn. Kangwon Land’s net loss, after a KRW23.3bn tax benefit, came to KRW33.3bn. After paying general management fees of KRW140.7bn, plus KRW225.0bn towards developing abandoned mines into new resorts, Kangwon Land’s operating loss came to KRW431.58bn. This compared with a KRW501.15bn profit in 2019. Breaking down the KRW14.1bn in non-casino sales, the majority, at KRW9.0bn, came from hotels, while KRW2.3bn came from condos, KRW1.5bn from golf and KRW1.1bn from ski resorts. Korean casino resort operator Kangwon Land swung to a KRW275.86bn (£179.9m/€206.2m/$250.2m) loss in 2020, after closures of its resorts were repeatedly extended due to the threat of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Looking only at the fourth quarter of the year, Kangwon Land’s revenue totalled KRW131.3bn, down 64.8%. This KRW117.2bn in casino revenue was made up of KRW48.0bn in slot revenue; KRW45.8bn in general table game revenue and KRW32.6bn in VIP room revenue, minus KRW9.2bn in bonus funds. Email Address The loss was mostly due to a steep drop in revenue, by 68.5% year-on-year to KRW478.58bn. Tags: Kangwon Land Full year results 2020 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The operator’s flagship venue in Jeongseong first closed on 23 February and though it reopened in July, it closed again less than two months later. Though this closure was initially meant to last for just two days, it ended up lasting almost two months. Costs of sales, however, declined 35.2% to KRW153.2bn. These costs included KRW67.7bn in salary, down 25.7%, KRW12.6bn toward the Tourism Promotion Development Fund and KRW6.6bn in sales taxes. In total, 122,532 players staked a combined KRW528.6bn at Kangwon’s casinos in Q4, down from 696,121 players in Q4 2019. Foreign customer traffic remained low, with just 566 players coming from abroad, compared to 8,124 in 2019. Topics: Casino & games Finance Land-based casino Full year results 2020 Q4 results 2020 Despite expenditure falling 26.1% year-on-year, costs of sales totalling KRW544.5bn still exceeded revenue. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The business reported a further KRW1.7bn in non-operating income and KRW56.6bn in financial income, but paid KRW47.6bn in non-operating costs for a pre-tax loss of KRW404.5bn.After receiving a KRW128.6bn income tax benefit, Kangwon land made a net loss of KRW275.86bn. This was down from a KRW334.66bn profit a year prior. Of this total, KRW117.2bn came from casino gaming, a 64.7% decline, with the remaining KRW14.1bn from other sources, down 65.7%. It then closed again on 8 December. Regions: Asia South Korea Kangwon Land reports KRW275bn loss in 2020 with casinos closed for most of year This led to a gross loss of KRW65.9bn, compared to a KRW 783.4bn gross profit in 2019. Image: Laserland / CC BY-SA 15th February 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Of this total, KRW294.5bn came from casinos, down 36.2%, while KRW119.3bn came from hotels, down 17.3%. The operator generated a further KRW55.6bn from condo rentals, and KRW350.0m from its High1 ski resort.
Young Anglicans go into training to help Pacific communities adapt to climate change Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Posted May 17, 2017 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth & Young Adults Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Anglican Communion, Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service [Anglican Communion News Service] Sixteen young leaders from the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have started two weeks of training in the South Pacific island of Tonga to help their communities adapt to climate change. The course will aim to improve their resilience in the face of the disasters, such as cyclones and flooding, that climate change brings.Full article. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA
Teenage Cancer Trust partners with Advent of ChangeTeenage Cancer Trust is partnering with Advent of Change as part of its non-profit Christmas range for this year, which includes five products benefitting 72 charities in total and including calendars, a badge, and a tote bag. Advent of Change launched its first product, a charity advent calendar, last year, which raised £100,000 for 24 charities. One Knit Wonder launches a scarf edition for The WallichOne Knit Wonder has launched a scarf edition for this Christmas. On sale now at John Lewis & Partners Cardiff, shoppers can pick up a starter kit to knit a hat or scarf. All profits will go to Welsh homelessness and rough sleeping charity, The Wallich, to help them provide emergency accommodation. The hat and scarf kits sell for £13.50 and £15.50 respectively and One Knit Wonder knitters can also enter a free draw for a chance to win a selection of John Lewis cashmere worth around £200. Pret launches its Christmas sandwichesPret launched its eagerly awaited Christmas menu yesterday (5 November), which sees 50p from its festive lunches going to help the homeless. As well as its Christmas lunch sandwich with turkey and trimmings, there is the Very Merry Christmas Lunch, which offers grilled carrots, crispy onions and baby leaf spinach with Pret’s vegan stuffing and port & orange cranberry sauce, finished with caramelised pecans. Other choices include a vegetarian sandwich, baguettes, Christmas Turkey & Ham Soup, Fish Pie Macaroni Cheese and a host of sweet treats and drinks. Seven Dials lights up for ShelterSeven Dials has partnered with Shelter to give Londoners the chance to switch on its interactive Christmas light installation by making a donation to the charity. Launching on Thursday 14 November, it features over 650 giant stars across the interconnecting streets of Seven Dials with, for the first time ever, a charity tap donation point to bring the ‘Starry Night’ design to life and drive donations for Shelter by the thousands of shoppers visiting Seven Dials over the festive period.A charity ‘tap’ point will be located on Earlham Street, where visitors can tap their bankcards to donate £3 directly to Shelter. Upon receiving the donation through the card tap point, stars at each entrance to Seven Dials will twinkle to create a special immersive sequence of lights. With only 49 days until the big day and Dogs Trust launching its annual campaign today, here is a pre-Christmas sampler of other early charity and fundraising-related activity to whet the appetite. [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyiIhl9bvtA[/youtube]Small Boy Productions writes charity single for Alder Hey Children’s HospitalSmall Boy Productions has been commissioned to write a Christmas charity single for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. The hospital saved the life of the donor’s daughter when she had cardiac issues at five weeks old and it is also a cause close to Small Boy’s heart as co-owner Mel suffered numerous heart attacks after the birth of her son. The teaser video has been released and the track will be available for pre download on 5 December and officially released on the 13 December. 447 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis28 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis28 Melanie May | 6 November 2019 | News Tagged with: christmas corporate fundraising fundraising events 446 total views, 2 views today Barnardo’s launches Kidsmas festive fundraising campaignBarnardo’s has unveiled its Kidsmas campaign to raise money for vulnerable children across the UK this festive season. The charity is inviting people to host Kidsmas Parties at home, school, work and with their local community groups. Anyone can sign up for a free Kidsmas Party pack, which includes party games and fun fundraising ideas.The campaign’s mascot is the Kidsmas Snowman, with supporters encouraged to set up a ‘Build your own Kidsmas Snowman’ online fundraising page. Through the platform, fundraisers can ask people to donate by throwing a ‘donation snowball’. The more donation snowballs are thrown, the bigger the snowman gets. This is the first year Barnardo’s has run its Kidsmas campaign. The charity aims to scale up the activity each year with a view to Kidsmas becoming a long-running campaign. Wrap Up London’s coat collectionThe 9th annual Wrap Up London coat collection will take place over 11-13 November at 6 Tube stations and other locations. For the 9th year running, it is collecting old, unwanted coats and giving them to charities that support the homeless, refugees, children living in poverty, people fleeing domestic violence, and more. There are also a number of other Wrap Ups on different dates, including Bath, Brighton & Hove, and Lancashire. A pre-Christmas selection box of early festive fundraising activity [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzeDO_rgpe8[/youtube]CAFOD challenges people to hold a Christmas fundraiserCAFOD is getting people into the festive spirit by challenging them to guess the Christmas song in a festive video that also asks people to hold a World Gift Fundraiser this festive season, by holding anything from a cake sale to a Christmas song fancy dress event, and to buy from its range of World Gifts, and see how much they can raise for the charity. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
The property industry has been named as one of the two most resilient sectors to pull through the pandemic relatively unscathed.Agents will already be aware of how lucky they have been compared to friends and family working in hospitality, performing arts or travel, but now it’s official.Figures just out from the Office of National Statistics show that the property industry and the education sector have been the safest havens to work in during Covid, followed by wholesale retail, transportation and storage plus professional and/or scientific jobs.Companies working in these sectors have seen the highest growth revenue of up to 2% during the pandemic.This government data, which compares 2020 to 2019, roughly categorises types of companies and sectors into resilient and non-resilient, the former bouncing back much faster after the first lockdown than the second, but doesn’t cover the sectors that have now been mothballed until recently such as high street retail and theatres.“Following the sharp declines in turnover in April 2020, resilient industries had much less ground to make up to get back to the average level for March to December 2019, whereas the other industries have barely exceeded the level of turnover seen in February 2020, immediately before the pandemic,” the report says.The research also shows that independent firms have fared as well as if not better than corporates.Outside of property and education, two of the biggest boom industries have been the sale of IT equipment for home workers, and garden and DIY equipment.The hardest hit of all sectors were unsurprisingly travel tour operators, film production and travel agency. And ONS quotes recent McKinsey research, which shows economic activity still 30% down on February 2020 and that 7.6 million jobs remain at risk.pandemic covid ONS estate agent April 27, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Official: Property industry is one of two most Covid-resilient industries previous nextAgencies & PeopleOfficial: Property industry is one of two most Covid-resilient industriesLatest government data reveals that along with education, estate agents have helped make property the safest place to work during pandemic.Nigel Lewis27th April 20210443 Views
Kielder Salmon Centre rears and releases around 360,000 juvenile salmon into the River Tyne catchment each year.It was built in 1978 to compensate for the building of Kielder Reservoir – the biggest man-made lake in Northern Europe – which cut off around 7% of the River Tyne catchment including some of the best spawning streams for salmon.On Wednesday 12 September the Prince of Wales was given a tour of the facility, including the new £100,000 visitor centre which is due to open to the public later this month.The three-month refurbishment has created a more interactive experience for visitors and allows them to get up close with the salmon and other species the centre aims to protect – including the critically endangered freshwater pearl mussel.The new visitor centre includes: We also explained the innovative work we are doing to hand rear one of the UK’s most endangered species, the freshwater pearl mussel, which is absolutely vital to our river systems and in great decline. We were absolutely delighted to be able to show the Prince of Wales around our conservation centre which aims to protect this incredible, iconic fish. The Prince of Wales is shown the adult pearl mussels housed at the salmon centre. a natural North East river environment aquarium showcasing salmon and other local river species videos revealing the behind the scenes work at the centre to protect iconic species a prehistoric salmon fossil dig a quiz and brass rubbings to unveil interesting information about the salmon new and improved outside spaces and pearl mussel breeding beds a circular salmon walk around the local area He was interested to hear about the improvements to the River Tyne, which has gone from a heavily polluted industrial river to one of the best salmon rivers in the country thanks to improvements to water quality and conservation efforts from ourselves and our partners. The Prince of Wales unveils a plaque to commemorate his visitThe Environment Agency’s Richard Bond, who has been Manager of Kielder Salmon Centre since 1995, said: The new visitor centre has a wealth of information about the aquatic life of Northumbria and is a great way for people to understand the fascinating world that lies below the surface of the river.
Press enquiries during office hours 01932 440015 Our report on the fatal capsize of the fishing vessel Nancy Glen on 18 January 2018, is now published.The report contains details of what happened, the subsequent actions taken and recommendation made: read more.A safety flyer to the fishing industry summarising the accident and detailing the safety lessons learned, has also been produced.Statement from the Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents The capsize and sinking of Nancy Glen, which resulted in the tragic loss of two respected Tarbert fishermen, has again demonstrated the consequences of not knowing how stable a boat is. Too many of the UK’s small fishing vessels have no baseline measure of their stability, so their operators cannot assess the effect of material modifications or changes to fishing methods. The MAIB has recommended that the Maritime and Coastguard Agency implements changes to legislation to require both new and existing small fishing vessels to assess their current stability and to continue to monitor this throughout the life of the vessel. Press enquiries Press enquiries out of hours 020 7944 4292
With the new Phish album Big Boat due out tomorrow, the band’s members Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell spoke to the Wall Street Journal about the new release and more. The two talk about how producer Bob Ezrin was instrumental in bringing out the material that comprised Big Boat, as he was unafraid to speak his mind in the democracy of Phish.“He pushed us to go as personal, with as much emotional depth, as possible,” says McConnell. “Collectively, that has not been our strong suit, and it was a good change.” Anastasio cites “Miss You” as an example, which was written about his sister who passed away in 2009.“I was literally looking at my sister’s picture, and those words just came tumbling out,” says Anastasio. “Some of the lines were an attempt to speak for my parents and their experience. But as direct as it was, I hope that people think about their own lives when they hear the song. I believe that the more specifically a songwriter writes, the more universal the sentiment becomes, and I hope that happens here.”The interview also talks about the song “Things People Do,” which was noticeably more lo-fi on the album than all of the other tracks. The rendition was recorded on McConnell’s iPhone while sitting over a Wurlitzer piano, and the band agreed that this was the best rendition compared to anything they had recorded.Trey also reflects on where Phish has been in the feature, and where the band is going.“Phish Phase One started when we were 18 and just wanted to make music… Then we went great guns like we were never going to stop, and the race car smashed into the wall. Phase Two started in 2009 as a new cycle, with different management and structure, and we feel very lucky to have arrived at this very comfortable, very professional place.” He continues, talking about his experience with Fare Thee Well. “I stood on stage looking at 80,000 people vibrating, and old friends hugging, and I was just overcome,” he says. “It’s so much bigger than the band, and we respect that. I think you will see us slow down and do some different things over the next two years.”What do those different things entail? Only time will tell. Phish’s fall tour kicks off on October 14th and runs through Halloween night in Las Vegas.
On Saturday, September 9th, an impressive crew of musicians converged on the Mountain Theater in Marin County, CA’s Mount Tamalpais State Park for the 2018 edition of Sound Summit: A Benefit For The Mountain. This year, jazz-funk icon Herbie Hancock led an artist roster including Grace Potter, Nikki Lane, and Con Brio. In addition, the event saw Bob Weir reunite with his former RatDog rhythm section (drummer Jay Lane and bassist Robin Sylvester) as Bobby & The Chew Toys.With Weir serving as the event’s special guest, the Grateful Dead guitarist had some memorable sit-ins. In addition to joining Hancock for a jam on his Head Hunters classic, “Chameleon“, Weir sat in on Grace Potter’s set for a rendition of the Dead’s outlaw ballad, “Friend of the Devil”. With Potter on acoustic and Weir on an electric guitar, the two traded off vocal duties on verses before coming back together on the chorus with some breezy harmonies. Grace Potter ended the collaboration by hollering, “Give it up for your hometown boy, Mr. Bobby Weir!”You can watch full fan-shot footage of Bob Weir’s sit-in with Grace Potter at Sound Summit 2018 below:Grace Potter w/ Bob Weir – “Friend Of The Devil”[Video: Deadheadland Films]Sound Summit is building a reputation as a breeding ground for incredible collaborations. Last year, Weir sat in with Jim James at the event. Later in the evening, both Weir and James joined in with Phil Lesh & Friends. We can’t wait to see what magic Sound Summit cooks up for next year.Sound Summit is presented by Roots & Branches Conservancy, a group dedicated to raising funds for natural resource protection and conservation of Mount Tamalpais State Park and the surrounding areas. For more information or to find out how to donate, head to the group’s website.Bob Weir has a busy fall schedule on the books, including an upcoming Across The Great Divide benefit, the inaugural Sweetwater In The Sun event, and a 22-date tour with Weir’s newest project, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros, a trio featuring Jay Lane on drums and Don Was on bass.You can check out a full list of the upcoming Bob Weir and Wolf Bros dates below. For more information on upcoming dates and tickets, head to Bobby’s website.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros Upcoming Tour Dates10/16 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort and Casino10/18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel10/20 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre10/22 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium10/23 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre10/24 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre10/26 – Salt Lake City, UT – Eccles Theater10/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center10/29 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre10/31 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre11/1 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre11/5 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium11/6 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre11/8 – Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre11/9 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre11/10 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre11/12 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre11/13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore11/15 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre11/16 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre11/18 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre11/19 – New York, NY – Beacon TheatreView All Tour Dates[H/T jambands.com]
Load remaining images Photo: Josh Huver There ain’t no party like a Turkuaz dance party. The nine-piece funk band from Brooklyn by way of Boston made The Fillmore in San Francisco sweat on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019.Following a curve through SoCal and up the San Francisco Peninsula, Turkuaz now has a few days before picking back up in Oregon on Tuesday and continuing for six days straight. Don’t expect this group to take it slow–they are unstoppable.They opened The Fillmore with a pair of tunes from their 2015 release Digitonium: “Percy Thrills The Moondog” and the title track. A strong lead from drummer Michelangelo Carruba carried the transition from “Digitonium” into a few cuts from Life In The City.Released in September of last year, Life In The City is Turkuaz’s 5th full-length album. For the next 15 minutes, the crowd was treated to a decent sampling of the record. “If I ever Fall Asleep” was followed by “The Question” and finally “Make You Famous” brought the music to a pause.The intensity only continued to grow as they busted “Tiptoe Through The Cypto” from 2015’s Stereochrome EP. “Lika” really started picking up the pace and the tempo on and off the stage. Turkuaz first started bending the space-funk-time continuum during “European Festivity Nightmare”, but they cooled things down quickly.One of their favorite covers to play in San Francisco came next, the Sly and The Family Stone hit “Babies Making Babies”. They followed it up with another SF shout out with “On The Run”. Turkuaz created “On The Run” with Talking Heads guitarist Jerry Harrison, after meeting and sitting in on a previous show at The Fillmore SF.According to Harrison in a recent statement, “playing that night, I was impressed with the nuances they had picked up from Talking Heads and knew that they would be fun to work with.” He continued, “Their level of musicianship was inspiring.”Although Harrison wasn’t in attendance, Turkuaz paid tribute with a rowdy cover of the Talking Heads’ tune “Slippery People” from 1983’s Speaking in Tongues. Joining the stage for the Talking Heads cover was the enigmatic frontman and the powerhouse behind opening act paris_monster, Josh Dion, assisting on percussion.“Slippery People” fell between the sticks of Dion and Carruba, who took their time to show off and put on a rhythm clinic via drum battle. The segue into Future 86’s “Electric Habitat” gave the audience a jump start with an electric shock rock and boogie down.By 11:44 PM, the music grew quieter, but somehow more intense with each sound. Bassist Taylor Shell took over the transition and set the pace, building it up one brick at a time. After a fake-out ending, the band continued the song for another minute.“Life In The City”, the title track to their most recent record, followed. The song has a much deeper, slow groove than many of Turkuaz’s other high-energy bangers. At least it starts out that way, and on Saturday they accentuated the slow crawl of the intro beat, increasing the tension between notes.The band transitioned into a nearly reggae funk for another Future 86 track, “Pickin Up (Where You Left Off)” that featured a steady spotlight on singer/saxophonist Josh Schwartz. The pace continued to climb as Turkuaz covered The Beatles’ “Get Back” and ended the last-push series of segues with “Monkeyfinger” to close the set.Minutes later they returned with a two-song encore, beginning with the “Ballard of Castor Troy” and closing the show with “Lookin’ Tough, Feelin’ Good” – a full-fledged Turkuaz anthem from their 2011 record Zerbert.Catch Turkuaz in Oregon and Washington as they round through the Pacific Northwest this first full week of February. Head to the band’s website for more information.Setlist: Turkuaz | The Fillmore | San Francisco, CA | 2/2/2019Percy Thrills The Moondog, Digitonium > If I Ever Fall Asleep, The Question, Make You Famous, Tiptoe Through Crypto, Lika, The One and Lonely, European Festivity Nightmare, Babies Makin Babies*, On The Run, Slippery People** > Electric Habitat, Life In The City > Pickin Up (Where You Left Off), > Get Back*** > MonkeyfingerEncore: Ballad of Castor Troy, Lookin Tough, Feelin Good*- cover, Sly & The Family Stone**- cover, Talking Heads***- cover, The BeatlesTurkuaz | The Fillmore | San Francisco, CA | 2/2/19 | Photos: Joshua Huver