[Photo by Brian Glass] Less than ten days away, David Shaw is bringing the second annual Big River Getdown to his beloved hometown of Hamilton, Ohio. The Revivalists’ frontman will be hosting the musical event on Saturday, September 10 along the Great Miami River at the RiversEdge Amphitheater. With every detail hand-selected by the tall man himself, the one-day festival is sure to be something special.With The Revivalists leading the show, Shaw will also be performing a solo acoustic set. Performances from longtime NOLA friend and Galactic collaborator Maggie Koerner, Nashville-based rockers The Wild Feathers, young blues and funk masters The Marcus King Band, British blues-rock band The Temperance Movement, and Richmond-based jammers The Trongone Band, will round out a day of music to satisfy the likes of every need. To top if all off, pedal steel guitarist and frequent-Revs-collaborator Roosevelt Collier will also be joining the crew as an artist-at-large.Coming off a strong first year, he adds that this year will be much different from the inaugural event — especially with this lineup, hand-selected by the man and for the people. “The Wild Feathers are a band that I’d been seeing here and there on the scene and really liked what they were bringing to the table so it’s going to be a real treat to see them live. Furthermore, we are bringing back Hamilton favorite Maggie Koerner. I must’ve received at least 20 messages from people telling me to pleassssse bring Maggie back. We were happy to oblige. I’m also super stoked up about The Marcus King Band coming to town. That kid is going to be a star. He’s a natural born killer with his axe in hand. It’s going to be fun to watch him grow. Also this year we have a band from England called The Temperance Movement. They just straight up rock. There’s really not much else to say about them,” Shaw explains. To get a taste of what these bands will bring to the Big River Getdown, enjoy these videos below:Maggie Koerner – Bloody Sunday SessionsThe Wild Feathers – Lonely Is A LifetimeMarcus King – Virginia (Live From The Big House)The Temperance Movement – Only FriendThe Trongone Band – Anne Marie (Acoustic)Roosevelt Collier with The Revivalists – Not Turn Away > Common CentsThe Revivalists – Wish I Knew You (Live Session)The Revivalists – Keep GoingBringing a music festival to Hamilton, Ohio might seem like an unlikely move for someone who lives in the city of sound, but the New Orleans local felt strongly about bringing the music to his hometown. “We had been coming and playing at the city’s new outdoor amphitheater every year since it opened in 2013 and I saw that there was room for something more. Not just room for another concert but an event that the entire city could rally behind and feel good about. My friends, family, and fans always came out in droves and would ask me about this band and that band and if they would ever make a trip to little ol Hamilton, Oh. So I got to thinkin… (which is usually a bad idea) but this time it worked out. I asked friend and city official Adam Helms if the city would be into something like this and he said YES! So we got to work,” Shaw told us.With food vendors, arts, crafts, and future plans to expand the park, David Shaw’s Big River Getdown is certainly turning in the right direction.“This event is extraordinarily special to me because I believe that music can be the foundation and catalyst for big change and growth. Not just for the city but for the people deep inside at their core. When others from around the tri-state area get wind of what we’re doing here, they’re going to take notice. A city like Hamilton has a rich history filled with a lot of interesting characters, twists, and turns. I believe that The Big River Getdown will serve as a turning point for the city in terms of togetherness, morale, and pride. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for both the city of Hamilton and BRGD. We’re in this as one, we’re in this together,” he concludes.Tickets are currently on-sale, with general admission starting at an affordable $20. Prices increase at the gate to $25. More information can be found on the festival’s website. Don’t miss out!
Follow these tips to get to the top of the rental queue.AS the end of school holidays gets closer and the streets start to fill back up with cars it surprises a lot of people to know that one section of the local property market will be closing out one of its busiest annual periods.January is harvest season in the rental world and with just over 2000 properties available in the 4005 and 4006 postcodes there is quite a lot for the hungry pack of tenants to chose from. The market is currently performing to the script with huge numbers of tenants, viewing and applying for properties across the city.The seasonal upswing is obviously driven by many transient tenants looking to lock in somewhere to live before the school year starts. This wave of prospective tenants is music to the ears of many inner city investors who faced extended vacancy periods and downward pressure on rents during 2017.The inner city market saw rents drop as much as 30 per cent and some properties sat on the market for well over 30 days.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Tenants will need to be fast, and prepared, to ensure they get their preferred property. It is quite common for 10 minute inspections to see people queued down the street and for properties to receive multiple applications. For tenants who are looking to secure a property here are a couple of tips to get your application to the top of the pile:1. Have pre-filled in applications, letters of reference and proof of income ready to be handed in. Most agencies have examples of their applications on their websites and the vast majority of application forms don’t change all that much from agency to agency.2. Have your employer and referee’s ready for the call. A sluggish response to the agents inquires can mean you’ll miss the boat.3. Present like the ideal tenant, be courteous and polite. Once you secure a property you and the property manger will have a working relationship, so it makes sense that they will present the application of the person they like more favourably to the owner.4. While property managers can’t ask for more than the advertised rent it is quite common for tenants to offer slightly more than the advertised rent to make their offer look more attractive. In some cases tenants even offer a lump sum advanced rent payment to edge out the competition. 5. Finally, January is hectic for Brisbane property managers, don’t shoot yourself in the foot by complaining about response times, it won’t help your chances.