Thundercat Brings His Oddball Jazz Fusion To NPR’s Tiny Desk [Full Video]

first_imgToday, NPR released the latest installment of their Tiny Desk concert series: idiosyncratic, genre-melding bassist/vocalist Thundercat. As NPR describes, “Thundercat, born Stephen Bruner, is willing and able to shape-shift to fit into just about any box you show him — he just won’t stay in there for long. Whether fusing his talent for jazz while a bassist with punk legacy act Suicidal Tendencies or as a member of Snoop Dogg’s band — maybe running a little too far with a solo here and there — the focus seems to eventually drift his way.”Thundercat Teams With Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins In New Music Video [Watch]For the NPR performance, Thundercat and his band–comprised of fellow talented oddballs Dennis Hamm, Justin Brown, and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson–delivered a trio of tracks from his acclaimed 2017 album, Drunk (“Lava Lamp,” “Friend Zone,” and “Them Changes.” As usual, the bassist was simultaneously aloof and technically brilliant.You can watch Thundercat’s NPR Tiny Desk performance below:Watch 40-Minutes Of Straight Thundercat Fire From The BBC 6 Music FestivalOn November 11, he will begin a European tour at Rockit Festival in Groningen, NL. For a list of upcoming Thundercat tour dates, see below. For more information on his upcoming projects, or to purchase tickets to any upcoming performance, head to his website.Thundercat November 2017 European Tour Dates13 OCT III POINTS FESTIVAL MIAMI, FL14 OCT RBMA FESTIVAL @ HOLLYWOOD FOREVER LOS ANGELES, CA11 NOV ROCKIT FESTIVAL GRONINGEN, NL14 NOV O2 ABC GLASGOW GLASGOW, UK15 NOV ALBERT HALL MANCHESTER, UK16 NOV O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE LONDON, UK17 NOV PARADISO AMSTERDAM, NL18 NOV ÜBERJAZZ FESTIVAL HAMBURG, DE19 NOV ROMA ANTWERP, BE21 NOV ÉLYSÉE MONTMARTE PARIS, FR23 NOV TEATRA BARCELÓ MADRID, ES24 NOV SALA APOLO BARCELONA, ES25 NOV LINECHECK JAZZ:RE:FOUND @ BASE MILAN, IT27 NOV AUDITORIUM TRENTO TRENTO, IT[h/t – NPR]last_img read more

Cricket News PCB to review Pakistan’s performance in last three years after World Cup

first_imgKarachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board will carry out a “robust review and analysis” of the performances of the national team and its support staff, including head coach Mickey Arthur, in the past three years after the World Cup.The PCB Board of Governors which met in Lahore on Wednesday also agreed the team’s performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to date has been below expectation.Pakistan has won just one match in its five games in the World Cup so far. The defeat to arch-rivals, India has led to a severe backlash in the country with fans, stalwarts and media backing an inquiry into the debacle.The PCB said in a statement that the Board of Governors had a discussion on the Pakistan team’s recent performance across all formats.But the members, with four matches remaining for Pakistan in the World Cup, also expressed faith, support, and confidence in the side, and hoped team will bounce back strongly and finish on a high.“It was agreed, and as previously stated, following the World Cup 2019, the PCB will carry-out a robust review and analysis of the side’s and the team support personnel’s performances in the past three years and submit their recommendations to the Chairman and the BoG for their consideration,” the statement said.If Pakistan fails to lift its performances in the ongoing World Cup, it is expected that there will be wholesale changes to the team management including the captain and head coach whose contract as it expires next month. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Front Road decimate Camp Street 10-2 in Petra Futsal

first_imgUTTER decimation is what resulted when West Front Road took on Camp Street All Stars in the Petra-organised Futsal tournament, in association with GT beer on Thursday evening.The score line ended 10-2 in favour of the Front Road side, as both Carl Tudor and Roy Cossou slammed hat-tricks with goals in the 7th, 9th and 28th and 18th, 26th and 27th minutes respectively.Randolph Wagner also found himself on the score cards in the 10th and 25th respectively while Andre Webber 20th and Jamal Pedro 29th each made single strikesCamp Street’s two goals came from Ron Lyken (13th) and an own goal (12th).In the night’s opening game, Tiger Bay trounced Hustlers 6-1 thanks to two own goals as well as a brace from Deon Alfred (8th and 19th), James Meredith (25th) and Keoma Gravesande (15th) while Hustlers had Anthony Sancho (9th) on target.Game 3 was a tense affair between Albouystown and Campbellville with the former winning 3-2. The eventual winners had Melvorn Ross (6th), Jermin Daniels (15th) and Roy Samuels (20th) on target while Campbellville had Ozeal Small (7th) and Azuma Small (11th) finding the nets.Alexander Village also made an early exit from the tournament as they lost to Sophia 5-2. For Sophia Akeem Jaikissoon was on target thrice with strikes in the 2nd, 8th and 29th minutes as well as single strikes from Desmond Cottam (30th) and Shem Porter (15th).Alexander Village, on the other hand, had Kevin Gordon (5th) and Ryan October (13th) on target.Colin Nelson’s brace (17th and 26th) along with Konata Manning (6th), Okeene Fraser (15th), Kelsey Benjamin (23rd) and Sheldon Profitt (24th) accounted for Bent Street’s 6-2 victory over Stevedore while Shane Morris and Dorwin Filter each pulled one back.Back Circle also registered a 4-1 win over Showstoppers with Sylvester Richardson, Stephan McLean Akeemo Anthony and Keron Joshua all on target with Dexroy Adams scoring the consolation goal.Matches continue next Tuesday.last_img read more

Liverpool tennis defeats WG; C-NS prevails twice

first_imgIn first singles, Krista Feeney set the tone for the Northstars, beating Katelyn Perkins 6-1, 6-2. Cambrie Hibbard had a 6-1, 6-1 win over Ana Marroquin-Aguilar as Sara Cartier defeated Jasmine Fauler 6-1, 6-3.Angel Languaphay and Karly Williams won 6-3, 7-5 over Madison Hotchkiss and Leah Kingsbury in first doubles. Eve Campitello and Olivia Cerio got past Olivia Cunningham and Alexis Ingersoll 6-2, 6-2.Though Abigail Bustin and Lauren Misco had a 6-2, 6-7, 7-6 defeat to Alexis Barth and Madelyn Delano, Sandy Lin and Emily Pilz got a point for C-NS by topping Kaitlin Cingerman and Gracie Dempsey 7-5, 6-1.Then the Northstars made it back-to-back wins on Tuesday by blanking Syracuse East 7-0. Williams was in the closest singles match, but survived a second-set tie-breaker to top Roshika Sharma 6-0, 7-6.Feeney and Hibbard also won in straight sets, while in doubles Cartier paired with Cerio to get a 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 victory over Rosealeenna George and Afiya Rahman. Languaphay joined Campitello to beat Eh Hso and Hsar Eh Soe 7-5, 6-4 as the teams of Bustin-Misco and Pilz-Brooke Ten Brink also got straight-set decisions.Neither win got C-NS to the Section III Class A team tournament, but Liverpool made it as the no. 4 seed in a seven-team field, having to challenge no. 5 seed Christian Brothers Academy, the winner to get top seed Fayetteville-Manlius in the semifinals.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: C-NSgirls tennisliverpool Wet weather did a number on many high school girls tennis schedules late in the regular season, with Liverpool seeing its match with Baldwinsville moved from Sept. 26 to last Thursday afternoon, only to see the rain interrupt things again.Before this, the Warriors faced West Genesee last Tuesday afternoon, and this long-time rivalry would turn in the Warriors’ favor as it fought its way to a 4-3 victory over the Wildcats.WG had prevailed 5-2 when they first met Sept. 12, but here the Warriors would claim three of four doubles matches, starting with Julia Schewe and Angelica Underwood beating Katie Anson and Margaret Mello 6-0, 6-2.center_img Also in two sets, Diana Kozenyatko and Gabby Underwood worked past Alyssa Congel and Sophia Lowry 6-1, 6-4, and the key point came when, in three sets, Kelly Geiwitz and Megan Polhamus beat out Kara Chawgo and Isabelle Wells 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.Lea Prusinowski and Kaia Wallingford lost, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, to Madelyn Chuff and Aislinn Dow, with Crystal Morgan and Olivia Magnarelli both dropping singles points. But Sarah Watkins earned the lone point the Warriors needed when she beat Angelina Allen 6-4, 6-2.Cicero-North Syracuse was able to play last Monday afternoon against Fulton and controlled matters from the outset on the way to defeating the Red Raiders 6-1.last_img read more

Stoke manager Pulis ‘launching bid to sign Lukaku on loan’

first_imgStoke City boss Tony Pulis has launched a bid to sign Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea, according to the Daily Star.Pulis expressed an interest in the Belgian striker last season and is said to be keen to capture him, with West Ham also linked.The Star also say Chelsea have agreed personal terms with Porto forward Hulk.Drogba is leaving Chelsea.Meanwhile, The Sun say Didier Drogba has been made a lucrative offer by Juventus.It is claimed the Italian giants have offered Drogba a two-year contract worth £80,000 a week.The out-of-contract striker, who is leaving Chelsea, has been tipped to join Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.QPR plan to offer Birmingham City £6m for goalkeeper Jack Butland – possibly paving the way for Paddy Kenny to join Neil Warnock at Leeds United, the Daily Mail say.Kenny has been strongly linked with a move to Elland Road since former R’s boss Warnock took over as Leeds manager.It is claimed Rangers are to make a bid for England Under-21 international Butland, who has been watched by Manchester United.Related West London Sport story: Hughes to make Villa an offer for Given (21 May)There is more speculation about Joey Barton’s future following the FA’s decision to ban him for 12 matches for his violent outburst against Manchester City.The Daily Mirror say it would cost Rangers £10m to get rid of him. Other papers, including The Sun, suggest it would cost £11m.The Star claim QPR have lined up Tottenham’s Jermaine Jenas as a £4m signing to replace Barton and are also looking to sign keeper Ben Foster from Birmingham.West Ham and Celtic are among the clubs chasing Jordan Rhodes after Fulham had a bid ‘laughed off’ by Huddersfield Town, according to the Star.It is claimed Fulham offered £3.5m for the striker, who has scored 40 goals for the Terriers this season.Wigan, Stoke and Norwich have also been linked with a move for Rhodes.Meanwhile, out-of-contract Whites forward Andy Johnson has again been linked with QPR.The Mail suggest that R’s boss Mark Hughes, who managed the player at Fulham, is interested in taking him to Loftus Road.And the Star say Fulham want Wolves defender Christophe Berra.Thursday’s Chelsea quiz: Bye-bye BosingwaDoes Joey Barton deserve to be sacked by QPR? Click here to voteFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Will Klay Thompson, Draymond Green make the NBA All-Star team?

first_img* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *WASHINGTON D.C. – The shots uncharacteristically fell short any time Klay Thompson released the ball from his fingertips, setting up two prolonged shooting slumps that clouded most of his season.Lately, though, Thompson has shot as efficiently as he has done during a stretch that led to three NBA championships in four Finals appearances and four All-Star …last_img

Giants host Hunter Pence, fans embrace outfielder in return to Scottsdale

first_imgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–When the starting lineups were announced Saturday at Scottsdale Stadium, the loudest ovation was reserved for a player from the visiting side.Hunter Pence is back on a baseball field, and while he’s no longer wearing orange and black, Giants fans still treat him as one of their own.Pence arrived in Scottsdale with the Texas Rangers, who signed him to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league camp this offseason. Before his first at-bat, starter Derek Holland …last_img

Celebrating the Private Sector as Nation Builders

first_imgPowering Possibilities Through Enterprise DevelopmentThe private sector is one of the main pillars upon which the Nation Brand rests. It goes without saying that the concurrent exportation and inward investment of goods and services contributes to economic growth and thus a strong and competitive Nation Brand. What often goes unnoticed, however, is how the private sector plays its part in nation building and social cohesion.Supporting the country’s development agenda by contributing to positive social change has become increasingly important for many businesses. One such business that plays an active role in nation building and the promotion of economic transformation in South Africa is Exxaro Resources. Exxaro Resources is one of the largest and foremost black-empowered coal and heavy mineral companies in South Africa. In line with its vision of powering better lives in Africa and beyond, Exxaro Resources developed a programme called the Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD). ESD refers to a set of affirmative action and local content development measures aimed at promoting economic transformation.Zebra Force General Investments and Stenda Trading (Pty) Ltd are different but equally wonderful examples of the impact that the ESD programme has had.Agriculture and economic development Zebra Force General Investments (ZFGI) is a company that was started by a former Exxaro Resources employee, Thulani Dube. Dube recently benefited from an enterprise development grant that will help him scale and automate his poultry business, ZFGI Monumental Chickens. Located in Bronkhorstspruit, Dube has emerged as a highly adaptive entrepreneur who left behind a career in finance to embark on a new path in farming. After a commodity downturn in 2016, Exxaro Resources was forced to offer voluntary retrenchment to some of its workers and Dube was among those affected. Rather than face the discouraging shortage of jobs and an indefinite term of unemployment, Dube used his severance package to purchase a piece of land and set up a chicken broiler operation.ZFGI Monumental Chickens is the first entity that was created out of this holding company and Dube has imitated the diversified success of his sponsor by expanding into building contracting, carried out under ZFGI Construction.ZFGI Monumental Chickens received an R8.9 million grant for capital expenditure and infrastructure improvements that will enable the business to triple its existing annual turnover of R4 million – provided off-take agreements can be secured.In return for the R8.9 million grant, Exxaro Resources will be credited with building a commercial-scale agribusiness enterprise that currently employs 20 people directly and benefits up to 100 people across the value chain.Mining and community developmentStenda Trading (Pty) Ltd is a 100% black, women and youth owned business that was established by Matshidiso Dlungwane in 2016. Matshidiso is from Mamelodi, Pretoria and previously worked in the mining sector as a Metallurgical engineer.Stenda Trading was established to provide multi-disciplinary services and address the shortage of women run and owned companies providing technical services in the mining sector.At Exxaro Resources, Stenda Trading provides underground civil and underground cleaning services at Matla Coal Mine. Once it was awarded these contracts in 2018, Stenda Trading approached the Exxaro Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) for financial support. The company was awarded an interest free loan of R9,2 million to procure equipment, vehicles to transport material and employees to site as well as a mobile office.The business has been able to maintain 16 jobs and create an additional 61 new jobs for people who are from the surrounding communities of the mine.Private sector commitment to progressive change and nation building More and more businesses like Exxaro Resources remain committed to playing their part in the country’s socio-economic development. There is a growing understanding that socio-economic change will not come about without an empowered society that collaborates with one another for the greater good. The private sector should continue to share in the responsibility of nation building and strengthening the South Africa’s Nation Brand.For more information on Exxaro Resources, visit their website. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

New ARTEX spreaders offered at Homan, Inc.

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Homan, Inc is now offering ARTEX spreaders! The Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo headed to Maria Stein to check out some of the new units and visited with ARTEX’s Shawn Guetter about the company’s line of spreaders.last_img