Twiddle kept the jams flowing at the College Street Music Hall last weekend, hitting the famed New Haven, CT venue for two nights on Friday and Saturday. The band had some fun on night one with members of Dopapod and Kung Fu, and the musical magic continued with a great second showing in Connecticut.Due to an illness, keyboardist Ryan Dempsey was unable to perform, and Josh Dobbs from Cats Under The Stars filled in for the entire night. The show also featured Adrian Tramontano of Kung Fu, who added percussion to the entire performance as well. Twiddle’s core members, Mihali, Zdenek, and Brook Jordan, were only amplified by the new energy on stage, opening with “White Light” and keeping the set rocking throughout.The band also welcomed their fair share of special guests on night two, including Teddy Midnight guitarist Wiley Griffin at points during both sets. The West End Blend Horns also made an appearance, joining in on “Polluted Beauty” and “Lost In The Cold” at the end of set one. Finally, Kung Fu bassist Chris DeAngelis appeared in the show-closing “Latin Tang,” even getting in to a bass battle with Zdenek Gubb. When bassists battle, we all win.You can listen to a full audio recording of the show below, courtesy of Matt Moricle.See the full uTwiddle setlist, posted below.Setlist: Twiddle at College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT – 9/10/16Set 1: White Light, Brick Of Barley, Second Wind, Polluted Beauty, Lost In The ColdSet 2: Dusk ‘Til Dawn, Beethoven and Greene, Carter Candlestick > Jamflowman > Frankenfoote, Latin TangShow Notes: This show was a part of the “Festively Plump” 2016 summer tour. The entire show featured Josh Dobbs (Cats Under The Stars) sitting in on keys for Ryan who did not play due to illness as well as Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu) sitting in on auxilary drums. Aqueous opened the show. “Brick Of Barley” & “Beethoven and Greene” featured Wiley Griffin (Teddy Midnight) on guitar. “Polluted Beauty” & “Lost In The Cold” featured The West End Blend Horns. “Latin Tang” featured Chris DeAngelis (Kung Fu) on bass and featured a bass duel with Zdenek.
This past August’s LOCKN’ Festival in Arrington, VA was a highlight of the summer of thousands of music fans. The festival put together a truly unbelievable lineup for 2016, including headliners Phish, Ween, and My Morning Jacket, sets from Umphrey’s McGee, Vulfpeck, Charles Bradley, Turkuaz, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Circles Around The Sun, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Twiddle, Lettuce, Keller Williams, Gary Clark Jr. and many more, as well as two Phil & Friends performances that saw the Grateful Dead bassist play with Phish’s Jon Fishman and Page McConnell, Anders Osborne, Joe Russo, and the Infamous Stringdusters one night and Chris Robinson Brotherhood with Gary Clark Jr. the next.Bask In The Glory Of These Precious LOCKN’ Moments [Full Gallery]Today, LOCKN’ released their official recap video, providing a glimpse of the magic that occurred on the scorching summer weekend. You can check it out below:Virtually the entire Live For Live Music team made their way to Arrington for this year’s festivities, and LOCKN’ most definitely did not disappoint. Thanks to everyone involved for putting on a great show. We’ll see you next summer![Group photo – Patrick Hughes // Cover photo – Sam Shinault]
Actor Matt Damon, former Harvard College student and recipient of the 2013 Harvard Arts Medal, talks of his time on campus, his lifelong desire to be an actor, and how a College playwriting course assignment later turned into the Academy Award-winning screenplay for “Good Will Hunting.” Damon is nominated for an Emmy for his performance in HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra.”
A wildlife biologist in Great Smoky Mountains National Park recently discovered a sow black bear and three of her cubs denning 50 feet off the ground inside the hollowed out cavity of an old growth buckeye tree. Ryan Williamson was able to locate the mother bear and her cubs via signals transmitted by her radio collar. When the radio signals led him to the base of the large buckeye he surmised that the mother bear and her cubs must be denning in the cavity, which is visible from the ground. But Williamson didn’t stop there. He then used an ascender to climb the tree and get a glimpse of the bears for himself. Luckily the encounter was documented by Williamson’s helmet-mounted GoPro, providing a rare glimpse into the lives of hibernating black bears. See for yourself below.[divider]Related Articles[/divider]
Bernd Leno rates Arsenal’s top-four chances ahead of Manchester City clash Comment Leno is refusing to rule out Arsenal qualifying for the Champions League (Picture: Getty Images)Bernd Leno is refusing to rule out the possibility that Arsenal could still qualify for the Champions League, despite being eight points behind fourth-placed side Chelsea.The Gunners will resume their Premier League campaign next week in ninth position and face a tricky test against Manchester City as their first game back.The north London club’s results have slightly improved since Mikel Arteta took over from Unai Emery in December and they remain the only Premier League side not to have succumbed to defeat in 2020.With Manchester City awaiting the result of their appeal against their two-year ban from European football, there is a possibility that the fifth-placed side in the league could qualify for the Champions League.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAlthough a trip to the Etihad is scarcely an enjoyable experience for Arsenal, goalkeeper Leno is looking forward to the test and feels his side are still in with a shot of getting back into Europe’s elite competition. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 11 Jun 2020 9:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.7kShares The Gunners have had an upturn under Mikel Arteta (Picture: Getty Images)‘It’s a great way to start because we have to go full throttle right from the off – they’re an absolutely top team,’ said Leno in an interview with the DFB.‘It’ll be strange to play again after such a long time out and with such little time to prepare, but I’m optimistic about the rest of the season.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I hope we can get into Europe. We’re not ruling out the Champions League places because we might get it with just fifth place, given Man City’s possible ban.‘We were in decent form before the break, I just hope we can get back to that when we return and end up in a European spot.’MORE: Mikel Arteta looks ahead to Manchester City clash and provides Arsenal fitness updateMORE: Mikel Arteta speaks out on Arsenal’s defeat to Brentford in friendlyFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement
Ottawa — On a sweltering hot Tuesday in Ottawa, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion brought his own kind of heat, dealing’ veteran forward Zack Smith to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for centre Artem Anisimov.In trading Smith, the Senators sent their formerly longest-tenured roster player (612 games) to Chicago in a swap of 31-year olds that assists both teams on and off the ice. Smith joins former Sens’ associate coach Marc Crawford, who recently found a spot on Blackhawks’ head coach Jeremy Colliton’s staff. Fresh off a 15-goal, 37-point campaign with Chicago, Anisimov gives Senators’ new head coach D.J. Smith various options at the centre position while creating roster competition between Chris Tierney, Colin White and a number of the Sens’ other returning centres. Logan Brown and Filip Chlapik are also challenging for full-time spots.Smith also has the luxury of shifting Anisimov, Pageau, Tierney or White to the wing if need be.This is a win all-around for Dorion. He took full advantage of the Blackhawks tight salary cap situation. In doing so, Dorion received the best player in the trade, while saving his club a potential $1.5 million in actual dollars. NHL free agency 2019: Full list of signings, best players availableAs with most NHL trades today, it’s as much about managing the salary cap as it is about making a fair deal that suits each team’s needs. This particular swap encapsulates both.Trade gradesBlackhawks received from OttawaForward Zack SmithSenators received from ChicagoCenter Artem AnisimovBlackhawks: BWith only $2 million remaining in cap space and RFA Brendan Perlini needing a pay raise, general manager Stan Bowman was forced to find a conventional way to free up salary. He did just that with the Anisimov trade.The Russian forward earned $4.55 million per season and had a no-movement clause during his first two years of a five-year contract he signed in July 16, but with no trade protection entering this offseason, Bowman opted to move him for Smith, whose $3.25 million AAV relieves the club of an extra $1.3 million on the salary cap.So, what does the Maple Creek, Saskatchewan native bring to the Blackhawks?Although Smith notched 25 goals in 2015-16, the left wing/centre isn’t known for his offensive side; he had nine goals and 28 points last season.A tenacious player, the 6-2, 209-pound winger, along with new acquisition Andrew Shaw from the Canadiens, lends additional grit and physicality to Colliton’s arsenal — something the Blackhawks have lacked since Shaw was originally dealt away three years ago.Smith will likely become a fixture on the Blackhawks penalty kill, having averaged the third-most shorthanded time-on-ice per game (1:49) among Senators’ forwards last season.“Obviously for us, trades like this are very difficult. Zack and myself have been in the organization for the same amount of years (11),” Dorion said of the deal. “When I was a chief scout, Zack was in our first draft when we took him. Zack’s contribution on the ice and in the community have been great. Both he and his wife, Brittany [Brodziak] are outstanding people. We wish them the best of luck in Chicago.”Ultimately, the deal gives Bowman salary cap flexibility and another bottom-6 forward that will bring physicality to the lineup.Senators: AAt his media availability prior to the draft, Dorion said “there are multiple teams facing cap issues. If we can get an asset out of them to get us where we want to be, we will.”As with the Blackhawks acquisition of Smith, Anisimov not only helps the Senators on the ice, but off the ice as well.The Rangers’ 2006 second-round pick — who was selected during which time coincidentally, Dorion was a member of their amateur scouting staff — saves the Senators $1.5 million in actual salary — providing he remains with the club the next seasons.The 6-4, 198-pound center is owed only $5 million due to a front-loaded contract on the remaining term of his contract; Smith is set to earn $6.5 million during the same two-year period. Anisimov’s cap hit of $4.55 million keeps the team above the $60.2 million floor.But for the present, Anisimov is a player who can assist Ottawa with his ability to move up and down the lineup, filling any role. The four-time 20-goal scorer is also versatile, able to play centre or wing.“We feel our pro scouts, our management group, our coaching staff are really happy with this addition,” noted Dorion. “We feel we strengthened our centreman position, and we’re a better team for it. For us, Artem fits in as one of our four centremen.MORE: Nikita Zaitsev excited for new start with Ottawa“Artem is a big, competitive centre with excellent hands and play-making ability. He plays a 200-foot game and will contribute to our depth on both special teams. We’re acquiring an experienced player who can score and at the same time is responsible in his own zone. We really like how he will fit with the makeup of our team.”Dorion also felt adding another veteran player to a team that recently inked free agents Tyler Ennis and Ron Hainsey can’t hurt.“We don’t want our team to be just a bunch of younger players. We feel that having some veteran presence will be beneficial for these younger players to grow and develop.”