BIG Something Shares “Tumbleweed”, The Debut Single From Their New Album [Premiere]

first_imgIt’s been nothing but an upward trajectory for BIG Something, the six piece rockers based out of North Carolina. The band continues to make a name for themselves with high energy performances, uniquely crafted setlists, and sensational songwriting abilities, fusing influences of rock, funk, jazz and more for a sound wholly their own. As the band continues to take the scene by storm, fans were recently treated to the good news that BIG Something would be releasing a new album, Tumbleweed, in early 2017.Due out February 24th, the new album will be the fourth release from this exciting six-piece group. The album itself takes on a darker tone than the band’s previous works, as singer Nick MacDaniels mentions in his discussion of the new release. “Tumbleweed is a post apocalyptic desert trip. It’s a little darker and heavier in tone and subject matter than our previous albums, but there are also a few bright spots and upbeat moments too. With all eight tracks having been ‘road tested’ for the past couple years, it’s a really nice snapshot of our sound and catalogue.”To get fans excited about the new release, BIG Something has offered Live For Live Music the first taste! We’re delighted to premiere the album’s title track “Tumbleweed,” which you can stream in the player below.“‘Tumbleweed’ is the album’s title track and inspiration for the cover art,” says MacDaniels. “The name tumbleweed refers to the main character of the song who is fumbling aimlessly through a post-apocalyptic desert wasteland hallucinating on peyote. He’s telling himself to just keep moving in order to survive.” The band’s drummer Ben Vinograd adds, “I love this song because it showcases the dynamic all the players in our band can bring to the table. From the opening line on, everyone has a chance to shine.”The whole band has a chance to shine on Tumbleweed, including Ben Vinograd (drums), Doug Marshall (bass), Josh Kagel (keys, trumpet), Casey Cranford (saxophone, EWI), Jesse Henlsey (lead guitar), and Nick MacDaniels (vocals, guitar). Recorded at the beloved Echo Mountain Asheville studios with Grammy-nominated producer John Custer, we can’t wait for the new album to be released!BIG Something’s new album Tumbleweed is due out on February 24th, 2017, and you can pre-order the disc here. Check out the band’s upcoming tour schedule below, and head to their official website for any information you need!BIG Something Tour Dates12/29 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club12/31 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre1/18 – Key West, FL @ Green Parrot1/19 – Key West, FL @ Green Parrot1/20 – 1/25 – Jam Cruise 151/26 – Savannah, GA @ Barrelhouse South1/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Old Bar1/28 – Greenville, SC @ Independent Public Alehouse2/2 – Chattanooga, TN @ Revelry Room2/3 – Birmingham, AL @ Workplay2/4 – Nashville, TN @ 12th & Porter2/10 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern2/11 – Boone, NC @ The Local2/15 – New York, NY @ Arlene’s Grocery2/16 – Bridgeport, CT @ The Acoustic2/24 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger (CD Release Party)2/25 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger (CD Release Party)3/1 – Columbus, OH @ Scarlet & Grey3/9 – Jackson Hole, WY @ Pink Garter3/10 – Sandpoint, ID @ The Hive3/11 – Sandpoint, ID @ The Hive3/14 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre3/17 – Steamboat Springs, CO @ Schmiggity’s3/18 – Frisco, CO @ Barkley Ballroom3/21 – Avon, CO @ Agave3/22 – Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre3/23 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater3/24 – Telluride, CO @ The Sheridan Opera House3/25 – Telluride, CO @ The Sheridan Opera House3/26 – Winter Park, CO @ Ullrs Tavern5/5 – Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater7/27 – Floyd, VA @ FloydFest7/28 – Floyd, VA @ FloydFestlast_img

Minister, PTF to decide on Sports Festival

first_imgRelatedPosts Nigeria’s COVID-19 curve flattening — PTF Minister gives condition for resumption of contact sports COVID-19: PTF mandates schools to conduct weekly assessments A strong indication has emerged that the postponed Edo 2020 National Sports Festival earlier scheduled for Benin may still hold this year once there is a drop in the COVID-19 pandemic.The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, said he is committed to ensuring that sporting activities resume as soon as the COVID-19 pandemic drops. It was revealed that plans have been concluded for a meeting between the Ministry and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to explore the possibility of Edo 2020 holding.The Minister said on Monday: “We have submitted our Sports Protocol to the PTF, but we shall be properly guided.“So very soon we plan to meet with them to work out the modalities for the resumption of Sports in Nigeria.“There is a possibility that the postponed Edo 2020 Sports Festival could still take place this year.”Dare further disclosed that there are plans to have 20 athletes resume training at the High Performance Centre in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to begin preparations for the Olympics. This is to enable them get into shape due to long months of inactivity as a result of the lockdown occasioned by COVID-19.Tags: Edo 2020 National Sports FestivalPresidential Task Force on COVID-19Sunday Darelast_img

Syracuse fans turn out to attend team’s open practice

first_img Published on April 5, 2013 at 7:54 pm Contact Dylan: [email protected] | @dylan_segelbaum Facebook Twitter Google+ ATLANTA — A little more than 24 hours before Syracuse is set to take on Michigan, Orange fans came out to the Georgia Dome to watch the team’s open practice.The practice took place on Thursday from 2-3 p.m. and was free and open to the public. A few thousand people spread out in the lower level of the stadium, consisting of a mix of Syracuse and Michigan fans — the Wolverines practiced after.Orange fans who were at the practice seemed to be a mix of Syracuse University alumni and people from Central New York.Lonnie Speaks, who’s originally from the Finger Lakes area but now lives 25 minutes north of Atlanta, said the practice was “great” and that he’s enjoying the Orange’s run in the NCAA Tournament.“It’s my team,” he said. “I’m here to support them.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThat’s the same reason Meg Bertram, a 2009 alumna, went to the practice. Bertram is originally from Massachusetts and is now a graduate student at Emory University.“How can I not come out?” she said. “I’m so excited that they’re here.”She added that the Orange put on a more entertaining and energetic practice than Louisville.Bertram said she wasn’t sure if she’s going to the Final Four matchup Saturday, citing the cost of tickets.The practice seemed very relaxed, matching the atmosphere in the Georgia Dome, until the very end.With about 45 seconds left on the clock, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim and the basketball team gathered near center court in a huddle, and then waved to the crowd.Orange fans gave the team a standing ovation, as the band blared the Syracuse fight song and the team walked off the court.Jurrie Lulofs, a 1984 alumnus and secretary of the Syracuse University Alumni Club of Atlanta, said he went to the practice to check out where his seats are for the game and to get into the “feel” of the Final Four.He said he’s originally from Rochester, N.Y., and moved to Atlanta six years ago.Said Lulofa: “Now it’s in your backyard, so you have to go.” Commentslast_img

Griffin Cook’s creativity gives Orange offense potency at 3rd attack spot

first_img Published on February 12, 2020 at 11:06 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @CraneAndrew The ball bounced off a Colgate stick while Griffin Cook swung his one more time. As the final seconds ticked away in the third quarter of Syracuse’s season opener, Cook outraced goalie Sean Collins, scooped the ensuing ground ball, pivoted and fed Chase Scanlan on the left wing.With the step of space Cook’s pass created, Scanlan swung a shot past Collins and extended Syracuse’s lead to six. One year ago, Cook was buried beneath Syracuse’s midfield depth as a 5-foot-7 freshman. The local Jamesville-DeWitt High School product was at his dream school, but not his natural position.But now, as the third attack in Syracuse’s lineup, passes like that are Cook’s job. So are the ground balls, rides and goals. Positioned at the X, Cook’s a “quarterback” of No. 5 Syracuse’s (1-0) offense, former SU player and Cook’s youth lacrosse coach Gavin MacLachlan said.“I was kind of a little bit out of position last year playing above the net,” Cook said, “so it’s good to finally get back behind.”After rotating with the starters in preseason scrimmages, any of Cook’s uncertainty of his role erased when he trotted out for the season-opening draw against Colgate. A switch back to attack sparked a reemergence of Cook’s creativity in the opening game: the weaves, dodges and finishes returned. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBefore starting high school, Cook worked through the youth program at Jamesville-DeWitt and Orange Crush club team under MacLachlan as a goalie, mimicking former SU goalie John Galloway, among others. Because of Cook’s size, he often played further out of the cage to cut off defensive angles. He’d purposely leave one side of the net wide open so opponents took the obvious shot, but by leaning toward that side he easily turned shots away.Often, he’d start the first half in net and shut out opponents, one of the better goalies to come through the Jamesville-DeWitt Youth Athletic Association (JDYAA) program, MacLachlan said. Then, he’d switch sticks and play the second half in the field — sometimes notching five-goal, five-assist stat lines. Eventually, the 176-pound Cook transitioned to attack full time, but when the sophomore arrived at Syracuse, a senior-loaded attack group with Nate Solomon and Bradley Voigt forced another position switch. This time it was to midfield, and flashes of Cook’s creativity continued. Roshan Fernandez | Asst. Digital EditorAfter Brendan Curry’s shot hit the Johns Hopkins goalie square in the chest last March, Cook picked up the rebound and sidearmed the rebound into the open net. “A reflex play,” his father, David, said. Cook thrust his arms three times, celebrating what stood as Syracuse’s game-winner.“Just watching him maneuver through all different people of different sizes, he’s always been very creative finding his way to the goal,” Karen, his mother, said.YouTube videos introduced dodges and cage advancements to Cook in middle school. They became ingrained in his repertoire. Under J-D head coach Jamie Archer, Cook gradually increased his ability to decipher defenses and find openings. In the state championship his sophomore year, the Red Rams faced Yorktown’s zone after only seeing man for most of the year. Cook, positioned near the right post, was part of a 3-3 formation that Archer introduced to counter and eventually defeat Yorktown, 9-6.“If you go out and watch him as a young kid in practice or pre-practice, he’s probably a kid that’s trying things where other kids may be wary to do that,” MacLachlan said. “And he’s the kind of kid that tries it until it works.”With seven minutes left against Colgate last week, Cook secured possession behind the cage and stopped. He scanned left, then right, looking for any lane to open. But none did.A pass up top to Tucker Dordevic reset the offense and Cook floated in front of the Colgate net. A half-hour away, MacLachlan sat with his Cazenovia College lacrosse team and inched forward as Cook and his Colgate defender slid — one to a dodging Dordevic, the other to an opening on the right post.There was a reason MacLachlan had this game on: Some of his players haven’t played that much lacrosse. He wanted the Wildcats to focus on the explosive Syracuse offense, one that generated the most goals since the 2018 season opener against Binghamton. Not everything this group achieved was realistic for a Division III college team, MacLachlan said. But one player’s skill set definitely was: he wanted everyone to watch Cook. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img