Since their inception in 2009, Wisconsin’s Horseshoes & Hand Grenades has made a name for themselves through hard work, constant touring, and a true knack at writing solid folk and bluegrass songs. With roots in old-time and bluegrass, the band is able to take the basic elements of both musical traditions and turn out some seriously high-energy and progressive string music. And that ability will be on full display when Horseshoes & Hand Grenades comes to New York City’s American Beauty on Friday, April 28th (purchase tickets here).Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Talk New Music, Life On The Road And MoreHaving shared the stage with (as well as following in the footsteps of) other folk, bluegrass, and Americana legends such as Merle Haggard, the Del McCoury Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Trampled By Turtles, Yonder Mountain String Band, and more, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades continues in the tradition of pickin’, toe-tappin’, as well as barley-laced ale and whiskey drinking. With three studio albums under their belt, and a fourth on its way, take a listen to tracks such as “Whiskey,” “Weary Bones,” or “Stuck On Your Mind,” and you will quickly realize the sheer energy that this band brings to their music, and subsequently, the live stage.If you are looking to get some good old foot stompin’ in, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades is the move. Tickets for their American Beauty show in NYC are currently on sale, and can be purchased here. For show updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.– SHOW INFO –Band/s: Horseshoes & Hand GrenadesVenue: American Beauty – 251 W. 30th Street – New York, NY 10001Date: Friday – April 28th, 2017Ages: 21+Time: Doors 8pm / Show 9pmTickets: $10adv / $15dosEnter Below To Win A Pair Of Tickets!
The debate over traffic enforcement cameras has been revived at the Iowa capitol. Republican Representative Jarad Klein of Keota says a bill to completely ban cameras that generate tickets for speeding and red light violations is merely the starting point for this year’s discussion in the house.“Some of these cameras are definitely useful for safety. I recognize that,”Klein says, “but I also think there are a lot out there that are being used as a revenue-generating source and that is very problematic.” Klein is the designated point person on this issue in the House. He’s urging the companies that manage the cameras and the Iowa cities that use them to come forward with ideas for regulations on where the cameras may be located and how the ticket fines may be used.“I would rather not steamroll anybody, but we’re not beyond that either,” Klein said. “That is a way of encouraging everybody to participate in the conversation.” Gary Grant, a lobbyist for the City of Cedar Rapids, says speed cameras have been posted along Interstate-380’s “S-curve” in Cedar Rapids because it’s too dangerous for officers to pull motorists over there.“Mr. Chairman, we just want to say how appreciative we are that you come to this with an open mind and we’re looking forward to working with you,” Grant said. Des Moines Police Chief Dana Wingert says the cameras improve safety on the Des Moines freeway.“In 2018, in the half-mile stretch of I-235 where the cameras are located, eastbound where the cameras actually do enforcement, there were 13 accidents,” the chief says. “Westbound in that same stretch where there were no cameras and no enforcement there were 84 accidents.” Mike St. Clair represents GATSO (GAT-soh) U-S-A, the company that provides the traffic enforcement cameras in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids.“From a GATSO perspective overall, we would much prefer to have a regulatory framework so that we know where we stand in the state of Iowa,” St. Clair said, “as opposed to having the annual fight over whether there’s going to be a ban or not be a ban.” The first attempt to ban the cameras came in 2011, but a bill to do that has never cleared both the House and Senate.