crown tagged posts

Crown The Empire

Crown The Empire
Event on 2018-01-24 18:30:00

It's true: A picture does paint a thousand words, even if the artist uses soundrather than pigment and pencilto create that image. For the Dallas-based outfit Crown The Empire, that means making music on a level rarely seen nowadays, combining visual aesthetics, theatrical sonic textures and thought-provoking lyrics for an audio experience that takes the listener on a wild ride of epic proportions. And they're just getting started.Armed with The Fallout, the band's recent full-length debut, Crown The Empire are bringing a high-energy, visually stimulating and thematically engaging side to post-hardcore, that's already created a massive buzz for the still-embryonic outfit. Set amid a charred post-apocalyptic landscape, listening to The Fallout is an unforgettable excursion into the imaginations of its makers."We wanted this music to constantly make you feel what we were feeling and what we were writing about, whether it's the softer or heavier songs," explains Andy Leo, "We were trying to make it the sound of what you should be feeling; if you were watching a movie, this would be the score."Crown The Empirewhich includes vocalists Andy Leo and David Escamilla, guitarists Brandon Hoover and Bennett Vogelman, drummer Brent Taddie and bassist Hayden Treeformed in Dallas, Tex. in 2011, after Leo connected with Hoover and Tree, with the goal of starting a new project. Taddie and Vogelmanboth discovered through videos of them playing covers on YouTubejoined later that year, and those early efforts led to the November 2011 EP Limitless. Then in March 2012 second vocalist Escamilla was added to the fold, solidifying the lineup as it currently exists, giving birth to the band's full-length debut, The Fallout, released November 2012. Over the past two years the band has toured both nationally and abroad, with slots on the recent Our Last Night run, the 2013 Take Action tour with The Used, select dates with Falling In Reverse, and a U.K. run with Pierce the Veil. Crown The Empire were also recently featured on the cover of Alternative Press' annual "Bands You Need To Know" issue.Sequestered in Michigan with famed producer Joey Sturgis (The Devil Wears Prada, We Came As Romans, Miss May I), the band spent August and September of 2012 laying down the intricate compositions that comprise The Fallout, recording well through the night on most evenings. A painstaking process by all accounts, Leo says he spent six weeks living in Sturgis' basement, subsisting on ramen noodles and microwave meals, but couldn't be happier with the results. Sturgis is known for both his sparkling sonic touch, as well as his knack for adding cinematic elements to the music, and both qualities help make The Fallout shine."Joey didn't change much song structure-wise; he mainly made it sound good," explains Leo. "We have a more defined approach of what we want an album to sound like, and Joey is the perfect producer for that. We wanted all this real sound, and he captured that.""What would be left behind at the end of the world? Metal, gearsThe bass booms on the record have explosions in them, and glass breaking, and gears turning over, sounding like a broken-down industrial park," says drummer Brent Taddie, regarding the album's end-of-world vibe. "There would be power grids, wires, steel left behind. All those explosions, the heavy parts, the aggressive vocals are breaking down the end of the world. The strings, the clean vocals are kind of the harmony coming through, but the guitar, the kick drum, the explosionsthat's supposed to be the destructionthe end of the world."The dark and cinematic soundscape that pervades The Fallout reflects the album's post-apocalyptic theme, which actually began as a metaphor for a failed relationship. Leo says the idea came about after a member had broken up with a girlfriend, later realizing the full impact of his decision. Using some poetic license, the split was transformed into a global doomsday-inducing event."Her friends kept saying, 'You ended her world,'" Leo remembers. "I was sitting around with a Brandon, telling him about it, and we decided, what if it did actually end the world with that breakup? From there, we started building this idea of the end of the world, and built a setting for it around this theme of being alone and faced against people. It all spawned out of a breakup, but it turned into this huge, massive world."Perhaps no track on The Fallout conveys this central them more than "Memories Of A Broken Heart." Although one of the softer moments on the album, Leo says the lyrics are especially impactful in the record's overall context. "That song has the perfect syllogism for the end of the world and the breakup. It talks about both," says Leo. "I was outside and thought of the idea for the lyric 'I stand on the ash of all I've ever loved.' I was so stoked, because we'd already come up with the idea for the end of the world being a breakup. That line was about the ashes of a building, or the ashes of relationships."To date the band has released two music videos to accompany the The Fallout's release: a two-part series for the tracks "Oh Catastrophe" and the title track. The visual story arc in the two videos conveys a tale of star-crossed lovers separated by differences in ideology, rather than being united by love."We came up with this idea of a weird Romeo and Juliet thing, with people not making the tough choices and arguing over things like religion, and all these things that at the end of the world wouldn't matter. Somebody's gonna be wrong," says Leo. "I was thinking of how stubborn someone could be to see the end of the world not ending the way their book said it would, and still trying to argue. In the video, there's this idea that lovethis couplecould disband the army that was trying to keep them apart. They couldn't see the love that was in front of them."With The Fallout still fresh, Crown The Empire have an extensive tour itinerary planned for the coming months, with a headlining run booked for spring and a slot on the Rise Records Tour (alongside labelmates Like Moths To Flames), then a full slate of dates on this summer's Vans Warped Tour. Leo says as the group continue to build momentum, they plan on making their live shows progressively more elaborate and cinematic, further bringing Crown The Empire's evocative brand of music to life."We're constantly talking about new backdrops, new cabinets, new gearhow we can sound better. Eventually we want to be talking about what kind of rigs can we build on stage, what kind of lighting can we bring, what sort of pyrotechnics. That's a huge part we love, that a lot of the bands have lost out on: the idea of a big festival for your eyes and not just your ears," says Leo. "I think the shows will take a whole new level in the future. They're always going to just get bigger."

at House of Rock
511 Starr Street
Corpus Christi, United States

More

Esthetic Crown & Bridge Restorations: Advance Technology, Techniques, and Materials

Esthetic Crown & Bridge Restorations: Advance Technology, Techniques, and Materials
Event on 2017-09-08 08:30:00
Esthetic Crown & Bridge Restorations: Advance Technology, Techniques, and Material    for Dentists and Auxiliaries  Friday, September 08, 2017 Course Summary: Dramatic changes in indirect restorations offer our profession with many new options as well as challenges. Correct application of these new technologies, materials and techniques have the potential for drastic improvement in the quality (accuracy) and esthetics (mimicking natural dentition) for all anterior and posterior restorations. These new options have different handling characteristics that are far different from conventional systems.  This presentation provides a comprehensive evaluation of these advances in crown and bridge restorations, materials and related technologies. We will discuss their pros, cons, and best clinical applications.  Course Presenter: Dr. Mohsen Taleghani Is a Professor and Head of the Department of General Dentistry at Texas A&M University  College of Dentistry. Dr. Taleghani maintains a part-time private dental practice in Dallas, Texas, with special emphasis on esthetics.  Continental breakfast and lunch provided Hands on Laboratory limited to 48 attendees   Credit: 7 hours lecture/participation AGD Codes: 612 Ceramic Restorations & 780 Esthetics Continental breakfast and lunch providedHands on Laboratory limited to 48 attendees Course Topics & Objectives:  Tooth preparation for optimum result  Impression with conventional materials and optical Soft tissue management Fabrication, materials and new cements for provisional restoration Wol-ceram and Capteck restorations Pressed ceramics, Lucite and lithium disilicate (e.max) Zirconia, monolithic and veneered restorations Press ceramic over metal or zirconia restorations CAD-CAM technology for the dental office and laboratory Post and core strategies Shade selection systems Application of new adhesive cement systems TAMCD Office of CE Registration Information, Certifications & Cancellation/Refund policy: Texas  A&M University College of Dentistry is an  ADA CERP Recognized Provider.                                             QUESTIONS: Please feel free to call us at 1-214-828-8238. For quickly response please email your questions through the online registration website ADA CERP is a service of the American  Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality  providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or  endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of  credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE  provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp. Continuing education credits issued for  participation in the CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all  states/provinces. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the  requirements of his/her state/provincial licensing board(s). CONFIRMATIONS:  Will be sent by e-mailto the official email address provided by the attendee to the registration website. Exact email is necessary REGISTRATION CANCELLATION:Tuition is refundable if a course is canceled by  the Office of CE. A fee will be assessed for any course  cancellation.  All payments by check or cash are deposited into the Texas A&M account  and CANNOT be refunded.  “No Shows” for a course  forfeit all tuition. Confirm notification of cancellation by e-mail.The CE Office cannot be held responsible for a  non-refundable airline ticket.

at Baylor College of Dentistry
3302 Gaston Ave
Dallas, United States

More

Paula Crown: Bearings Down

Paula Crown: Bearings Down
Event on 2016-04-07 00:00:00
On April 7, 2016 artist Paula Crown will debut Bearings Down, an aesthetically striking and visually charged immersive installation at the Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas. The work is an extension of the artist’s prolific studio practice and a harmonic blend of sound, performance and mark-making.

Bearings Down distills a landscape drawing that is magnified, rotated in space and crafted into a 3-dimensional image etched on glass. This rigid plane serves as the top of the rectangular sculpture that is subsequently shattered by ball bearings tossed by the artist. The hurtled bearings ignite a pattern of linear fractures of glass, breaking into organic forms, as some of the glass is nearly atomized upon impact. The experience of the physical piece is determined by the positioning of the viewer, although its depth and reflection make it difficult to determine scale, location and time. The relationship between object and video, along with the sound recordings, create arresting moments of musicality, color and material. Nature provides moments of reflective serendipity.

Crown presents a new level of ambiguity, challenging notions of where rigid and painterly forms meet. This ephemeral space “in between” was referred to by Duchamp as the infra thin. As a cohesive experience, Bearings Down provides glimpses of the macro and micro, the internal and external, and the physical and emotional dimensions that we all inhabit and navigate as humans. The installation plays with convention – transforming modes of drawing and engaging multiple senses.

The opening reception will be held on April 7 from 7pm–9pm. The exhibition will be on display through May 19. The Goss-Michael Foundation is open Monday through Friday, 10am–4pm.

at Goss-Michael Foundation
1405 Turtle Creek Blvd
Dallas, United States

More

Beauty Queen Sues to Keep Crown

Beauty Queen Sues to Keep Crown
So a beauty queen can lose her title because she puts on a few and fails to show up for scheduled appearances? Who knew?
Read more on NBC Dallas Fort Worth

The Opening Tip: Tuesday, Feb. 7
Alan Hahn, Newsday: “The Knicks are mulling a trade that could bring in Aaron Brooks for some needed backcourt help. A source with knowledge of the situation said the Rockets ‘are going to try hard’ to move Brooks before the Feb. 24 trade deadline. A separate source confirmed that the Knicks are interested. The 6-foot guard was suspended by the Rockets for last night’s game against the Nuggets …
Read more on Sports Illustrated

Portland Timbers to introduce Kenny Cooper Thursday
Forward expected to start at forward for Timbers
Read more on The Oregonian

More

Q&A: how much dps is needed for ice crown citadel 10 man in world of warcraft?

Question by raz: how much dps is needed for ice crown citadel 10 man in world of warcraft?
I have a lvl 80 ret paladin and was wondering how much dps is needed for ice crown citadel. At the moment he’s only doing 3.7k dps but I’m not sure that’s enough. can someone tell me if my dps is enough or does it need to be higher.

Best answer:

Answer by Zack
i would say you need to pull 4k+ for that shit. and that is the bare minimum

Add your own answer in the comments!

More