Jack White Is In The Studio Working On His Third Solo Album

first_imgThis is very exciting news, as White is one of the best song writers and guitar players in the world. His output of high-quality material is almost second-to-none, and his live show is consistently rated as one of the most electrifying. While no other information on the forthcoming album has been revealed at this time, we look forward to learning more about White’s newest music, and we hope that it results in a tour! Stay tuned for more info as it’s released. Modern-day rock icon Jack White is back in the studio working on his follow-up to his 2014 album, Lazaretto. The former White Stripes, Raconteurs, and Dead Weather man has been out of the public eye for a few years, taking a break from performing and recording. In this time, White has still kept busy, taking on a number of projects including opening a record-pressing plant, working on the PBS documentary American Epic, and running his Third Man Records label and brand.Nas Performs “One Mic” With Jack White For “American Epic” Mini-SeriesJack White To Release A Children’s Book Based Off The White Stripes’ “We’re Going To Be Friends”White has been a champion for “real” music over the past few years, using Third Man Records as a front to re-establish vinyl as the musical medium of choice. That battle has paid off, as the sales of vinyl records have skyrocketed alongside White’s efforts. While White’s activism has been noble, many fans simply want to hear more of his uniquely emotional, super-charged rock music. Thanks to a tweet from the Third Man Records account, it’s now confirmed that White is in a studio in Los Angeles with several other musicians preparing for a new album. A post by Neal Evans of Soulive also confirms that he will be featured on this new album, in addition to Louis Cato.last_img read more

Govt to provide US$1.68 billion stimulus package with hotel, airfare discounts

first_imgTopics : The government is set to provide a Rp 25 trillion (US$1.68 billion) stimulus package that includes airfare and hotel discounts to speed up the recovery of the travel industry after the pandemic subsides.Tourism is one of the hardest-hit sectors by the current health crisis, with no fewer than 1.4 million workers within the sector having been laid off or furloughed.The Finance Ministry’s Fiscal Policy Agency head, Febrio Kacaribu, said on Wednesday that the stimulus package, which aims to boost consumption among the middle class, would be effective by the third quarter when COVID-19 restrictions are expected to be relaxed. “If the public is eager to travel in the third quarter, we will provide a stimulus for tourism, restaurants and transportation,” Febrio told reporters in a teleconferenced briefing. “We are hoping that we will see [a surge in travel] in the third and fourth quarters to boost consumption.”According to his presentation material made available to reporters, the government would provide the support in the form of airfare and hotel discounts, as well as food vouchers via online applications.The plan is regulated under Government Regulation (PP) No. 23/2020 on the national economic recovery program, in which the government will carry out efforts to support a recovery after the pandemic eases.The projected scenario was that large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) would lower consumption significantly in the second quarter, but consumption would recover by the third quarter, Febrio said.center_img The economy grew 2.97 percent in the first three months of the year as consumption growth slowed while people stayed at home, businesses closed and travelers cancelled their travel plans.This has upended the tourism industry as the number foreign visitor arrivals plunged significantly by 64.1 percent year-on-year (yoy) in March to 470,898 visitors, a level unseen in a decade, according to data from Statistics Indonesia (BPS).Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama Kusubandio urged travel agents to use digital platforms to help the industry regain its power after the pandemic, adding that he was coordinating with various stakeholders in tourism to be prepared for a surge in tourists by formulating promotional plans.“The first step is to incentivize Indonesian tourists by coming up with alluring travel packages,” he said. “The pandemic has brought new routines, a new normal.”He also noted new trends in tourism brought about by the outbreak, with health and comfort in particular seeing major changes.“For the next tourism development, we will focus on the principle things, namely hygiene and sanitation at tourist attractions, accommodation and modes of transportation,” Wishnutama said.“We will need strong cooperation to further mitigation and recovery efforts, during the pandemic and afterward.”last_img read more