The Major Rager Brings The Flaming Lips, Moon Taxi, & Eric Krasno Band To The Green [Videos]

first_imgWhen you think of Augusta, Georgia in April, one thing naturally comes to mind: The Major Rager concert series! Okay…SOME of you may make mention of some golf tournament happening the same weekend, but whatever. With The Flaming Lips, Moon Taxi and The Eric Krasno Band playing, and for a great cause to boot, the place to be in Augusta that blustery Thursday wasn’t on a putting green…it was front and center at a rocking downtown day-long jam.The charity clearinghouse Friends With Benefits pairs great bands with great causes. The Major Rage uses the opportunity presented by The Masters coming to town to create unique fund raising opportunities. Since their founding, they have raised a quarter of a million dollars for a variety of worthy non-profits.Sunny skies were filled with gusting winds and unseasonably chilly temperatures for the event but music lovers were undeterred. There were plenty of opportunities for craft beer and BBQ but the main course on the menu was served onstage. After a fun warm-up set from Stop Light Observations, one of the hardest working men in the music scene did what he does best…bending his guitar strings until they sang the blues.Eric Krasno BandEric Krasno brought his new band to the Major Rager and wowed the fans with his blues licks and wailing solos! While still getting the funk down with his bands Lettuce and Soulive, Krasno seems to relish the chance to do his own thing. Krasno has gathered a band he seems to trust, including multiple members of the Dap Kings, to form the Erik Krasno Band.Keyboard player and vocalist Deshawn Alexander brought a burst of energy and stage presence with his contributions on the mic and ivories. Vocalist Mary Corso had the crowd in awe of her emotional, bluesy delivery. Krasno got in on the act as well, singing while playing the blues. While his schedule may not allow much time for sleep, with this many amazing bands to play with, Krasno doesn’t have time to rest anyway.Watch Krasno and company pump up the jams below:“Jezebel”“Move Over”People Of The Sun (Moon Taxi)Nashville’s own indie-rockers Moon Taxi have a secret. Though they write artful, melodic rock songs for themselves they secretly kinda wish they were the most bombastic rap rock protest band of all times! So, whenever they can’t fight the urge to go buck wild, they metamorphose into “People Of The Sun” and play tribute to Rage Against The Machine, pioneers of the anger-rock movement of the nineties.Organizers of The Major Rager were more than happy to let them work out their identity issues on stage. Throughout the crowd, fists were raised and middle fingers were unfurled. Classic RATM tunes like “Bulls On Parade” and “Guerilla Radio” were dropped left and right as People Of The Sun quickly moved from hit to hit. Check out a couple of their most brutal jams below:“Bulls On Parade”“Bombtrack”The Flaming LipsSince their inception, the Flaming Lips have purposefully followed a path all their own. Mercurial frontman Wayne Coyne serves as nexus for the swirling mayhem the band has created in the studio and on stages for decades. Whether The Flaming Lips are building a monument to the psychedelic insanity in their hearts, or pleading for love to conquer all, they are always remembering to first and foremost…ENTERTAIN!Flips shows are a senses shattering cacophony of sights and sounds designed to overwhelm onlookers and leave them receptive to new ideas. Wild man Coyne serves as the eye of the storm, urging listeners to embrace love and insanity. Music fans at the Major Rager were lost in a wave of jubilation. Confetti filled the air, Coyne ventured out into the crowd on a giant LED illuminated unicorn, and the general ridiculousness factor needle was buried on eleven.That sense of irreverence has served to connect the band and their fans on a very instinctive level. Humor has a way of disarming a situation. In the context of a Flaming Lips show, it allows the overall message the band shares, peace, love and unbridled artistic expression, to resonate on a more personal frequency.See The Flaming Lips play a pair of the most beloved tunes below:“Race For The Prize”“Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robot (Part One)”last_img read more

Local businesses aided crews at scene of Taylor Garbage fire

first_imgJohnson’s Pools & Spas was one of the businesses. They provided water to the departments on scene. They say other businesses also helped and brought food and drinks to the scene. “We all support each other,” said Audra Marks, a partner at Johnson’s Pool & Spas. “Everyone is a great neighbor and when’s someone’s down, there’s a lot hands out to help them stand back up.” (WBNG) — Fire officials in Tioga County have called the fire at the Taylor Garbage Recycling Facility the “largest in modern Tioga County history.”center_img Marks says the community is always together and supporting each other. Dozens of fire departments responded to the scene but many local businesses helped.last_img read more

Rizwan half-century adds light to dreary second day

first_img(ESPNCRICINFO) – An astute half-century by Pakistan No. 7 Mohammad Rizwan threw light on an otherwise dreary second day of the second Test against England.Rizwan’s unbeaten knock of 60 pushed his side towards something that might be approaching a par score given the challenging conditions at a damp and overcast Ageas Bowl.After a laudable performance behind the stumps in the opening Test of this series at Old Trafford, wicketkeeper-batsman Rizwan resumed unbeaten on 4, having come in with his side 120 for 5 shortly before rain and bad light stopped play on Thursday evening.He and Babar Azam added 29 runs in the hour of play to lunch after more bad weather had delayed the start by 90 minutes. In that time, Azam saw off four overs from James Anderson in which Anderson conceded only four runs but ended his spell not looking like taking a wicket.By the first break, Pakistan were 155 for 5 and Azam was five runs shy of his half-century. Stuart Broad struck in the third over back, however, with a lovely ball on fourth-stump which drew a nick and sent Azam on his way, caught behind, for 47.Rizwan survived a chance on 14 when he top-edged a pull off Broad that found the tip of a diving Jos Buttler’s glove, although it would have been a sensational catch had he managed to gather it in.Having struggled to make inroads, England’s bowlers came back with an apparent plan to bowl fuller after lunch and it paid dividends for Anderson, who pitched the ball up and had Yasir Shah caught behind slashing at his outswinger.That gave Anderson his third scalp after his two the previous day and, with Pakistan 171 for 7, it really was down to Rizwan – who by that stage was yet to reach 20 himself – to produce an innings of note.Shaheen Shah Afridi survived after edging Sam Curran to first slip, with Joe Root seemingly uncertain whether the ball had carried. Although the soft signal from the on-field umpires was out, replays suggested the ball had indeed touched the ground, prompting third umpire Richard Illingworth to give Afridi a reprieve.Afridi ended up being run-out by a brilliant direct hit from Dom Sibley after taking off for a single when there was no run to be had. With Rizwan sending his partner back, Sibley swooped on the ball from third slip and threw down the stumps at the non-striker’s end as Afridi tried in vain to get back.Playing his eighth Test, Rizwan responded to his task by batting intelligently with the tail-enders while adding runs where he could, including a glorious shot off Chris Woakes over square leg that looked like going all the way before it dropped inside the rope. He took another two boundaries in three balls from Curran, one of them a bold little hoick over the slips.Rizwan managed the strike well, bringing up his half-century with a dash for two after pressing Broad into the off-side with Mohammad Abbas stretching to make his ground on the return. The partnership added 39 in ten overs, as England struggled in their attempts to separate Rizwan and No. 10 Abbas.Abbas faced 19 balls for his 2 but was eventually out to the first ball he faced after bad light had prompted tea to be taken early, plumb lbw to give Broad his third.That was five overs after England had taken the second new ball and Broad sent down just five deliveries more before the players left the field again for bad light and stumps were called more than an hour and half later.Rizwan, with a second Test fifty under his belt following his highest score of 95 against Australia last November, will resume with more work to do, especially in the face of England’s bowlers looking to wrap up the Pakistan innings.He may also still have work to do to silence a small band of critics, who have treated him harshly since he replaced former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed as first-choice wicketkeeper.But, with the greater goal of trying to help his side in their quest to level the series in mind, he cannot possibly be faulted.last_img read more

British Open 2019: Results, highlights from Shane Lowry’s victory at Royal Portrush

first_img11:30 a.m.: Lowry misses a putt on the 11th to bogey the hole and his lead drops to five strokes over Fleetwood. 11:26 a.m.: Been a disaster of a day for J.B. Holmes. He started the day at 10-under par. Now? Just 2 under. He is 8 over for the day so far, capped off by a triple bogey on the 11th hole.11:22 a.m.: With the weather undoubtedly playing a factor, Fowler sinks a long putt to stay nine back of [email protected] rolls in a long par putt save at 11 #TheOpenLive coverage 👉— The Open (@TheOpen) July 21, 2019 For the first time in his career, Shane Lowry is a major champion.Lowry becomes the second Irish golfer, following Pádraig Harrington, to win the British Open. He shot a 15-under par for the tournament and his win was set up by a record-setting third round 63 on Saturday.  Lowry entered the final round with a four-stroke lead and never relented, cruising to a six-stroke win over Tommy Fleetwood while overcoming a strong wind and the looming threat of inclement weather, which caused Sunday’s tee times to be moved up.He had his worst round of the tournament on Sunday, bogeying five holes and shooting 1-over par, but it didn’t matter. The struggles from everyone else at the top gave Lowry what was essentially a stress free victory.MORE: Watch the British Open on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Lowry, who had 66/1 odds to win before the British Open got underway, joins Gary Woodland as first-time major champions in 2019.Brooks Koepka, who finished in a tie for fourth place, became just the fourth golfer in PGA Tour history to finish in the top four in every major in a calendar year.The conditions made it a tough day overall for most golfers on Royal Portrush, as only two of the top-10 finishers shot under par on Sunday. 2018 winner Francesco Molinari had the best round of the day, shooting a 5 under to finish in a tie for 11th.Sporting News tracked the leaders with updates and highlights from the final round. Catch up with all of the action below.British Open Round 4 results, highlights(All times Eastern)1:09 p.m.: The tap-in putt is good and Shane Lowry has won the British Open! The moment that sealed it for Shane Lowry, a dream turned into reality for the Irishman 🇮🇪 #TheOpen— The Open (@TheOpen) July 21, 20191:08 p.m.: Fleetwood pars the 18th hole and clinches his second runner-up finish of his carer.12:56 p.m.: No sweat for Lowry on 17, as he gets another par. It’s only a matter of time until he is the British Open champion. 12:44 p.m.: Pars for Fleetwood and Lowry on 16. The latter’s lead remains at six strokes. 12:32 p.m.: Lowry lets out some emotion with a birdie on hole 15. In case there was any doubt to begin with, that may have been the dagger. That was birdie No. 6 of the round for Lowry and his third on the back nine. The emotion 💪 #TheOpen— The Open (@TheOpen) July 21, 201912:31 p.m.: With two holes to play, Brooks Koepka currently sits in a tie for third place. He would be the first golfer in PGA Tour history to finish in the top three of all four majors in one calendar year.12:19 p.m.: Lowry’s struggles continue, but they aren’t really hurting him. After a tough showing on No. 14, he has bogeyed four of the last seven holes, but Fleetwood stumbles as well, carding a double bogey. Lowry is now up five strokes and will win barring an epic collapse.12:06 p.m.: With the wind playing a factor as inclement weather looms, both golfers in the top group miss the fairway off the tee on 14. Lowry is in the rough while Fleetwood is in a fairway bunker. 12:02 p.m.: Fleetwood and Lowry both save par and the lead remains at four strokes with five holes to play. The crowd in Northern Ireland has been behind the Irishman Lowry all day. A bunker play masterclass with @ShaneLowryGolf at 13 #TheOpenLive scoring 👉— The Open (@TheOpen) July 21, 201911:55 a.m.: Mixed bag off the par 3 13th tee. Fleetwood hits it over the green while Lowry is in the bunker.11:54 a.m.: Looks like too little too late for Koepka, but shots like this can move him closer to seizing third [email protected] was locked in off the 13th tee #TheOpenLive scoring 👉— The Open (@TheOpen) July 21, 201911:49 a.m.: Lowry breaks his streak of three bogeys in four holes with a par on hole 12. Fleetwood birdies and he is four back with six strokes to go. 11:38 a.m.: Some trouble off the tee on No. 12. Lowry’s tee shot lands in the thick rough.last_img read more

ACC football schedule for 2020, dates for every conference game

first_imgThe Irish will play 10 ACC conference games like every other school in the conference this season. The ACC adopted a plus-one model, which will allow for one game against an opponent from a different conference. The Irish will split television revenue with the other 15 schools, and that includes the money generated from Notre Dame’s TV deal with NBC.  The conference announced that the first games will take place the week of Sept. 7-12, and the 11-game schedule will span a 13-week period with two weeks. The ACC also will play as just one division, and the top two teams by winning percentage will play in the ACC championship game on either Dec. 12 or Dec. 19 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Here is a look at each school’s conference home-and-away opponents for 2020: MORE: Exploring Notre Dame’s schedule in a conference-only season2020 ACC week-by-week scheduleSept. 10 UAB at Miami Sept. 12Clemson at Wake Forest Duke at Notre Dame Georgia Tech at Florida StateWestern Kentucky at LouisvilleSyracuse at North Carolina  N.C. State at Virginia Tech VMI at Virginia Bench: Boston College, PittSept. 19 Boston College at Duke Samford at Florida State UCF at Georgia Tech Miami at Louisville N.C. State at Wake Forest Virginia at Virginia Tech Syracuse at Pitt Charlotte at North CarolinaTBD: Clemson, Notre Dame Sept. 26Florida State at Miami Georgia Tech at Syracuse Louisville at Pitt Notre Dame at Wake Forest Byes: Boston College, Clemson, Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia, Virginia Tech Oct. 3 North Carolina at Boston College Virginia at Clemson Virginia Tech at Duke N.C. State at Pitt Byes: Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Virginia Tech Oct. 9 Georgia Tech at Louisville Oct. 10 Pitt at Boston College Miami at Clemson Duke at Syracuse Florida State at Notre Dame N.C. State at Virginia Virginia Tech at North Carolina Oct. 17 Boston College at Virginia Tech Clemson at Georgia Tech Duke at N.C. State North Carolina at Florida State Louisville at Notre Dame Pitt at Miami Virginia Tech at Wake Forest Liberty at Syracuse Oct. 24Georgia Tech at Boston CollegeSyracuse at Clemson Florida State at Louisville Notre Dame at Pitt N.C. State at North Carolina Virginia at Miami Virginia Tech at Wake Forest Byes: DukeOct. 31Charlotte vs. Duke Boston College at Clemson Notre Dame at Georgia Tech Virginia Tech at Louisville North Carolina at Virginia Syracuse at Wake Forest Byes: Florida State, Miami, N.C. State, Pitt  Nov. 6 Miami at N.C. State Nov. 7 Boston College at Syracuse Clemson at Notre Dame North Carolina at Duke Florida State at Pitt Louisville at VirginiaLiberty at Virginia Tech Byes: Georgia Tech, Wake Forest Nov. 14Notre Dame at Boston College Duke at Virginia Florida State at N.C. State Georgia Tech at Pitt Wake Forest at North Carolina Miami at Virginia Tech Byes: Clemson, Louisville, Syracuse Nov. 20Syracuse at Louisville Nov. 21Clemson at Florida StateWake Forest at Duke Georgia Tech at Miami Liberty at N.C. StateVirginia Tech at Pitt Byes: Boston College, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Virginia Nov. 27 Louisville at Boston College Notre Dame at North Carolina Nov. 28 Pitt at Clemson Duke at Georgia Tech Virginia at Florida State N.C. State at Syracuse Miami at Wake Forest Bye: Virginia Tech Dec. 5Boston College at Virginia Clemson at Virginia Tech Florida State at Duke Georgia Tech at N.C. State North Carolina at Miami Wake Forest at Louisville Syracuse at Notre DameBye: PittDec. 12 or Dec. 19 ACC championship game 2020 ACC team-by-team schedules Boston CollegeSept. 12: TBDSept. 19: at Duke Sept. 26: Bye Oct. 3: vs. North Carolina Oct. 10: vs. Pitt Oct. 17: at Virginia Tech Oct. 24: vs. Georgia Tech Oct. 31: at Clemson Nov. 7: at Syracuse Nov. 14: vs. Notre Dame Nov. 21: Bye Nov. 27: vs. Louisville Dec. 5: at Virginia Clemson Sept. 12: at Wake Forest Sept. 19: TBD Sept. 26: Bye Oct. 3: vs. Virginia Oct. 10: vs. Miami Oct. 17: at Georgia TechOct. 24: vs. Syracuse Oct. 31: vs. Boston CollegeNov. 7: at Notre Dame Nov. 14: Bye Nov. 21: at Florida StateNov. 28: vs. Pitt Dec. 5: at Virginia Tech Duke Sept. 12: at Notre Dame Sept. 19: vs. Boston CollegeSept. 26: Bye Oct 3: vs. Virginia Tech Oct. 10: at SyracuseOct. 17: at N.C. State Oct. 24: Bye Oct. 31: vs. Charlotte Nov. 7: vs. North CarolinaNov. 14: at Virginia Nov. 21: vs. Wake Forest Nov. 28: at Georgia Tech Dec. 5: vs. Florida State Florida StateSept. 12: vs. Georgia Tech Sept. 19: vs. Samford Sept. 26: at Miami Oct. 3: Bye Oct. 10: at Notre Dame Oct. 17: vs. North Carolina Oct. 24: at Louisville Oct. 31: Bye Nov. 7: vs. Pitt Nov. 14: at N.C. State Nov. 21: vs. Clemson Nov. 28 vs. Virginia Dec. 5: at Duke Georgia Tech Sept. 12: at Florida StateSept. 19: vs. UCF Sept. 26: at Syracuse Oct. 3: Bye Oct. 9: vs. Louisville Oct. 17: vs. Clemson Oct. 24: at Boston CollegeOct. 31: vs. Notre Dame Nov. 7: Bye Nov. 14: vs. Pitt Nov. 21: at Miami Nov. 28: vs. Duke Dec. 5: at N.C. State Louisville Sept. 12: vs. WKU Sept. 19: vs. Miami Sept. 26: at Pitt Oct. 3: Bye Oct. 9: at Georgia Tech Oct. 17: at Notre Dame Oct. 24: vs. Florida StateOct. 31: vs. Virginia Tech Nov. 7: at Virginia Nov. 14: Bye Nov. 20: vs. Syracuse Nov. 27: at Boston CollegeDec. 5: vs. Wake Forest Miami Sept. 10: vs. UAB Sept. 19: at Louisville Sept. 26: vs. Florida StateOct. 3: Bye Oct. 10: at Clemson Oct. 17: vs. Pitt Oct. 24: vs. Virginia Oct. 31: Bye Nov. 6: at N.C. StateNov. 14: at Miami Nov. 21: vs. Georgia Tech Nov. 28: at Wake Forest Dec. 5: vs. North Carolina North CarolinaSept. 12: vs. Syracuse Sept. 19: vs. CharlotteSept. 26: Bye Oct. 3: at Boston CollegeOct. 10: vs. Virginia Tech Oct. 17: at Florida StateOct. 24: vs. N.C. StateOct. 31: at Virginia Nov. 7: at Duke Nov. 14: vs. Wake Forest Nov. 21: Bye Nov. 27: vs. Notre Dame Dec. 5: at Miami N.C. State Sept. 12: at Virginia Tech Sept. 19: vs. Wake Forest Sept. 26: Bye Oct. 3: at Pitt Oct. 10: at Virginia Oct. 17: vs. Duke Oct. 24: at North Carolina Oct. 31: Bye Nov. 6: vs. Miami Nov. 14: vs. Florida State Nov. 21: vs. Liberty Nov. 28: at Syracuse Dec. 5: vs. Georgia Tech Notre Dame Sept. 12: vs. Duke Sept. 19: TBDSept. 26: at Wake Forest Oct. 3: Bye Oct. 10: vs. Florida StateOct. 17: vs. Louisville Oct. 24: at Pitt Oct. 31: at Georgia Tech Nov. 7: vs. Clemson Nov. 14: at Boston CollegeNov. 21: Bye Nov. 27: at North Carolina Dec. 5: vs. Syracuse Pitt Sept. 12: TBDSept. 19: vs. Syracuse Sept. 26: vs. Louisville Oct. 3: vs. N.C. State Oct. 10: at Boston College Oct. 17: at Miami Oct. 24: vs. Notre Dame Oct. 31: Bye Nov. 7: at Florida StateNov. 14: at Gorgia Tech Nov. 21: vs. Virginia Tech Nov. 28: at Clemson Dec. 5: Bye Syracuse Sept. 12: at North Carolina Sept. 19: at Pitt Sept. 26: vs. Georgia Tech Oct. 3: Bye Oct. 10: vs. Duke Oct. 17: vs. Liberty Oct. 24: at Clemson Oct. 31: vs. Wake Forest Nov. 7: vs. Boston College Nov. 14: Bye Nov. 20: at Louisville Nov. 28: N.C. State Dec. 5: at Notre Dame  Notre Dame, ACC champs?  In 2020, it’s possible. The ACC announced its full game schedule Thursday, and Notre Dame — a FBS independent — will be eligible to play in the ACC championship game.   Virginia Sept. 12: vs. VMI Sept. 19: at Virginia Tech Sept. 26: Bye Oct. 3: at Clemson Oct. 10: vs. N.C. State Oct. 17: at Wake Forest Oct. 24: at Miami Oct. 31: vs. North Carolina Nov. 7: vs. Louisville Nov. 14: vs. Duke Nov. 21: Bye Nov. 28: at Florida State Dec. 5: vs. Boston College Virginia Tech Sept. 12: vs. N.C. State Sept. 19: vs. Virginia Sept. 26: Bye Oct. 3: at Duke Oct. 10: at North Carolina Oct. 17: vs. Boston CollegeOct. 24: at Wake Forest Oct. 31: at Louisville Nov. 7: vs. Liberty Nov. 14: vs. Miami Nov. 21: at Pitt Nov. 28: Bye Dec. 5: vs. Clemson Wake Forest Sept. 12: vs. Clemson Sept. 19: at N.C. State Sept. 26: vs. Notre DameOct. 3: Bye Oct. 10: ByeOct. 17: vs. Virginia Oct. 24: vs. Virginia Tech Oct. 31: at Syracuse Nov. 7: Bye Nov. 14: at North CarolinaNov. 21: at Duke Nov. 28: vs. Miami Dec. 5: at Louisvillelast_img read more