Robert Randolph, BIG Something & More Rock Blunderbuss [Audio/Gallery/Review]

first_imgLoad remaining images Heavy Seas brought together good music and good beer on Saturday at Blunderbuss Music Festival in Baltimore. The one-day fest boasted a fun lineup loaded with hometown heroes. With low ticket prices and a high concentration of talent, Blunderbuss is likely one of the higher bangs-for-buck this summer.Sweet Leda started things off for the early risers with local favorite, Ron Holloway joining them on the sax. They played a new single, “Make it Happen,” off their upcoming album and have a slew of shows coming up around Maryland this summer.Next up was another hometown crew, Cris Jacobs Band, the solo project of The Bridge frontman. Jacobs has a new album in the works which will be out this fall and has been debuting bits and pieces of it at shows in the area.BIG Something brought the dance jams in the late, hot afternoon. The six-man heavy rocking funk band will be making appearances at festivals all over the country this summer.BoomBox continued the dance party in the early evening. These two never disappoint, with smooth lyrics and full jams. The pair will be heading out west until late July, when they come back to the East coast for F.A.R.M. Fest.Baltimore’s own, Robert Randolph & the Family Band headlined the night, bringing the fest to a high-energy ending with fans dancing on stage and multiple encores as the sun went down. The family is off to G Fest and FIBARK Festival this upcoming weekend.Blunderbuss was the second festival put on by Heavy Seas in Baltimore, and the largest one to take place at the harbor this summer. You can check out a few soundboard recordings and a gallery from taper Will Urquhart below.BoomBoxBIG SomethingCris Jacobs Band: last_img read more

Flaherty Hall adds new annual events, strengthens community

first_imgThe women of Flaherty Hall are breaking in their new dorm as they add more signature events and grow closer as a community.Catherine Dieckman, junior and newly elected hall president, said she feels this was the year that Flaherty became a name on campus.“We want there to be an identity associated with what it means to be a Flaherty Bear,” Dieckman said. “So we’re just trying to have staples of events we plan and the things we do be with sisterhood and related to service and just having a very loving, open appearance and identity toward people all around campus — not just within Flaherty.”After its construction in 2016, Flaherty Hall became the new home for previous residents of Pangborn Hall, female students who applied to transfer into the new dorm, as well as around 70 first-years, Flaherty rector Sr. Mary Donnelly said.“It was difficult to move to a new hall and start a new community. Leaving Pangborn — a place I love and called home for eight years — was difficult. Leaving what was familiar and moving into an unknown was both terrifying and exhilarating,” Donnelly said in an email.Caile Coughlin, junior and former hall president, said as a member of the first class to live in Flaherty, it was difficult to mesh the Pangborn community and the new dorm community at times.“I think it was hard to mesh when people wanted to be a new community [while] preserving the Pangborn community,” Coughlin said.Donnelly said one difficulty she faced as the first rector of Flaherty was figuring out how to help foster a new dorm community.“There have been many challenges … [For example,] how to help the women, who came from several halls, understand and create a new community,” Donnelly said. “[And] questions such as, ‘How do we honor the richness of traditions that this new community now encompasses?’, ‘How to we let go of what was and enter into something new?’, ‘How is community created?’, ‘How [do we] manage the anxiety, fear, sense of loss as we moved from what was to what will be?’ The list goes on and on.”To answer these questions, Donnelly said she made sure to have lots of conversations about what type of community the women wanted and how to get there — including things like what signature events to plan and what their mascot would be.Flaherty has added numerous new events such as Flaherty Food Fights, a cooking competition–style event between different dorms on campus, Flaherty Fights, a fundraiser held during the fall to raise money for Kelly Cares, and “Bear-becues” where residents grill outside.This semester, Flaherty opened “Bearly Baked,” where the dorm sells edible cookie dough and offers vegan and gluten free options, Coughlin said.Maddie Heyn, junior and former hall vice-president, said she values the opportunity for Flaherty residents to leave their own legacies.“Because we are so new, there are things that we can change and there are things that we can do,” she said. “We have these traditions that we are trying to start, and I think there is a lot of enthusiasm about, ‘This is my dorm and this can be what I want it to be,’ with girls starting new signature events, starting new food services and stuff. I feel like it’s a very entrepreneurial spirit.”Tags: Community, dorm features, dorm life, flaherty hall, Pangborn Halllast_img read more

Barcelona receive injury boost as Luis Suarez ‘may play again this season’

first_img Loading… Suarez aggravated a previous injury on January 9 during Barcelona’s Spanish Super Cup defeat by Atletico Madrid which led to the former Liverpool man needing surgery.Sources have told Goal Suarez is expected to be back before the end of the season as he is already walking normally which has given the club a boost.Barcelona’s attack is threadbare due to Suarez and fellow forward Ousmane Dembele being out of action.The club are trying to sign a new striker despite the transfer window being shut.Barcelona will be allowed to sign an emergency replacement for Dembele, a £100m signing from Dortmund in 2017, by proving his hamstring injury will keep him out for the season.Dembele could be out for up to six months due to the severity of his hamstring tear. The Uruguayan forward was expected to be out until the summer due to a knee injury but reports have now suggested he has responded well to surgery. Read Also: Euro 2020: Barca’s Dembele out of tournament after hamstring surgeryThe club reportedly have a four-man shortlist with Willian Jose, Angel Rodriguez, Lucas Perez and Loren Moron all being considered.LaLiga rules state that Barcelona can sign a forward playing in Spain for domestic competitions if a medical assessment proves Dembele will not return this season.It means they will still be short of options in the Champions League. They face Napoli in the last 16 after league games against Getafe and Eibar.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Luis Suarez has provided Barcelona with some good news as the injured striker is expected to be back in action before the end of the season.Advertisement Promoted Content8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At Longer8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Amazing Movies You Need To Watch On Amazon Primelast_img read more

Ian Wright branded ‘monkey’ on Instagram

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksMeet The Happiest Shiba Inu On Instagram!The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far Police contacted the 56-year-old former England striker after he revealed the vile messages on social media. The popular Match of the Day pundit posted a screenshot of the disgusting comments and captioned them with: “I know I’m not meant to look at them but these messages still hit me so hard man. This is a child!!! “You are a f***ing monkey’, ‘C*** c**n monkey n*****’. Direct message to me on IG. This kid [h]as a direct line into me & is able to send this without any worry.” The messages were all sent from the same account, and included sickening remarks such as “You are a f***ing monkey”, “Your like 65 years old if I get corona I will cough in your face and give you your death sentence”, and “I hate all your family”. Wright quickly received plenty of support, and the Met Police publicly responded to his grim revelation. They tweeted: “Hi, If you wish to report this incident please DM us.” Arsenal fan and GMB TV host Piers Morgan responded: “My god.. this is disgusting. Who are his parents? Who are his teachers? “So sorry you’ve had to endure this racist filth, Legend.” Fellow TV host Dan Walker said: “I’m so sorry you have to see and read that. “I’m sure you also know there an awful lot of love for you out there and 99.99% of people will be disgusted and ashamed that you have received those messages.” And Sky Sports presenter Biance Westwood said: “Absolutely shocking. I’m sorry this happened to you. “I don’t understand this hatred or where it comes from, especially in someone so young but I hope he is dealt with appropriately! Wrighty you are much loved.” Wright has often spoken out on racist abuse in football. After England’s black players were targeted by fans in Bulgaria last year, causing the match to be repeatedly suspended, he said: “Look at that, it says everything you need to know about Uefa. “We’re looking at a stadium here where half of it is closed with banners that have done nothing. “That’s the extent of what they feel they are doing to combat racism in this country. “The fact is, we’ve seen a set of people who have got no respect, they don’t care, and Uefa are doing nowhere near enough. I’m so proud we’re doing what we’re doing at the moment. read also:UCL: Ian Wright tips United to beat Juventus “The thing about it is you feel physically sick but you’ve got to continue playing through that. What we’re seeing now is that you don’t and that’s what is good.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ian Wright has been targeted in a racist attack on Instagram – with the Arsenal legend branded a “monkey”.last_img read more

Lightning and tornado warnings lead to delay

first_imgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Severe weather at MetLife Stadium on Saturday suspended the start of the second half between No. 2 USC and Syracuse by 69 minutes.No sunshine · USC’s game against Syracuse on Saturday was stopped for nearly 70 minutes because of rain, wind and lightning. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanThe Trojans, leading 14-3 at halftime, came out of the locker room to warm up for the third quarter but were quickly ushered back as thunderstorms rumbled throughout the vicinity. A tornado warning had been in effect for the Tri-State area for most of the afternoon.During the delay, stadium officials also forced spectators sitting in exposed seating areas to evacuate and find cover on the concourses as lightning hit the area.The weather contributed to the strangeness of a game in which MetLife Stadium was filled to less than half-capacity and senior quarterback Matt Barkley threw for six touchdowns, but just 187 yards.“It wasn’t an easy situation to come play in,” USC coach Lane Kiffin said. “That’s why, when NFL teams look at their schedule at the beginning of the year, they count their East Coast trips. Credit our players. They did a good job in a game that’s not really easy to play.”Though he didn’t want to distract his team, Kiffin was informed of the likelihood of a delay before the game started. Barkley was the only player aware of the possibility after asking the officiating crew about the weather beforehand.“The stadium [officials] did a great job,” Kiffin said. “They informed me — we didn’t tell our players — [the delay] was probably going to happen at some point during the game. ”USC’s 35-26 victory against Ohio State at Ohio Stadium in 1990 was the last time before Saturday that the Trojans experienced a game delayed by thunderstorms.Given the information in advance, Kiffin and his staff put a contingency plan in place.“We knew what we were going to do,” Kiffin said. “We were going to take the pads off. We were going to go to dry shirts. We were really going to let our guys sit around and really coach our guys schematically and not waste a lot of energy.”Barkley indicated that his team responded as well as could be expected.“We don’t typically get delays from thunderstorms in Southern California,” Barkley said. “Our guys responded well, though. We came out in the second half and made some adjustments on offense and defense and made it right.”Sophomore linebacker Dion Bailey, who snared two interceptions in the game, described the locker room atmosphere as calm but focused.“It’s something we are not used to, but we handled it well,” Bailey said. “We came out hot in the second half.”In retrospect, Kiffin said he was proud of his players for overcoming a set of circumstances that could have led to a lackadaisical, sloppy second half.“They did a good job coming out with energy in the third quarter,” Kiffin said.last_img read more

Football: P.J. Rosowski’s kickoffs give Wisconsin field position advantage, peace of mind

first_imgKickoffs in college football have the potential to become some of the most exciting plays in the sport. A return to the house can reverse the momentum of a game and ignite a previously dreary atmosphere.But it is P.J. Rosowksi’s job to prevent just that. Rosowski, the University of Wisconsin football team’s kickoff specialist, maintains the goal of depositing the ball deep into the end zone or beyond for a touchback, thus preventing a return and the possibility of a game-changing play, thus forcing opponents to begin their drives from the 25-yard line.Rosowski said a touchback is his goal every time he winds up a kickoff, unless he has instructions from the coaching staff to utilize a different kicking tactic, such as kicking it high and allowing the coverage team to pin the ball closer to the opposition’s goal line, or executing a squib kick.“I know probably as soon as I hit it where it’s going to be and where it’s going,” Rosowski said.The key to a perfect kickoff, he said, is keeping his eyes trained on the exact spot he desires his foot to connect with the leather of the football. That method has proved to be effective this season. On Rosowski’s 54 kickoff attempts, he has forced a touchback 34 times (62.9 percent). Only Iowa’s Ron Colluzi (69.4 percent) forces touchbacks at a higher clip in the Big Ten. For Wisconsin, it is a dramatic increase from last season, when UW only recorded touchbacks on 13 of its 71 kickoffs.UW head coach Paul Chryst said Rosowski’s effectiveness is a boon for the Badgers.“What he’s done and contributed has been really good for our team,” Chyrst said. “So often, you hear about hitting yards and I think that’s an area where you don’t have to stress every time you’re covering a kickoff, because we know the potential for a big play that kickoff returns have.”When Chryst says that, he means Iowa’s Desmond King’s return toward the end of UW’s 17-9 win in Iowa City on Oct. 22. King reeled off a 77-yard return, setting the Hawkeyes up in prime field position. Prior to that return, the Badgers had allowed only 14.7 yards per return, which had ranked first in the nation. Now, Wisconsin averages 17.9 yards per return.The art of kickoffs can seem monotonous — simply lining up and kicking the ball as far as you can. But Rosowski said he keeps it fresh by trying to bring energy to every kick. Also, he spends a good deal of time on his specialty kicks, like onsides or squibs.Chryst said he always knew Rosowski had a strong leg and would put himself in position for this opportunity. He saw that much during practices, but wasn’t sure how it would translate to the games.“It’s been fun to see what he’s been doing and I know guys on the team appreciate it. He works at it,” Chryst said. “He takes it seriously. It’s fun to see him have his niche. He’s truly contributing, and in many ways, in a big way.”Challenges Rosowski will face as the season goes on, Chryst said, is the colder weather approaching, which hardens the ball and makes it harder to kick.Rosowksi challenged freshman Anthony Lotti for primary punting duties during training camp, and while Lotti has taken that role, Rosowski still contributes in that aspect of the game. Rosowski said the competition — past and present — brings out the best between the two of them.“There’s always guys pushing each other and I think that’s the best thing about this team,” he said.last_img read more