Turkuaz Shares “The Question” Video From Recent “Unplugged” Sugarshack Sessions [Watch]

first_imgBrooklyn-based nine-piece funk powerhouse Turkuaz has released an acoustic video for “The Question”, off of the band’s 2018 Life In The City release. Recorded during a recent Sugarshack Session in Miami, FL, the video is the third to be released from the “unplugged” session, following the release of Turkuaz’s bluegrass-inspired “Life In The City” and “European Festivity Nightmare” videos.Guitarist Dave Brandwein explained with the arrival of the first video in the series, “We were hesitant to do this at first when we were told it was an ‘unplugged’ session. Our live show is very loud, in-your-face, and most of all, ELECTRIC! – in every sense of the word. But it ended up being an inspiring challenge and opportunity for us to do something totally new.”Watch Turkuaz’s new acoustic take on “The Question” below:Turkuaz – “The Question” [Live Acoustic][Video: Sugarshack Sessions]Turkuaz recently announced a brief international jaunt this fall, marking the ensemble’s debut performances in Japan and Australia.See below for a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates. For ticketing and more information, head to Turkuaz’s website.Turkuaz 2019 Tour Dates:MAY 23 THURooster Walk FestivalMartinsville, VA, United StatesMAY 26 SUNBottleRockNapa, CA, United StatesJUN 1 SATBranch FestNewport, ME, United StatesJUN 22 SATRed Rocks AmphitheatreMorrison, CO, United StatesJUN 26 WEDThe State RoomSalt Lake City, UT, United StatesJUN 28 FRIRialto TheatreBozeman, MT, United StatesJUN 29 SATTop Hat LoungeMissoula, MT, United StatesJUL 4 THUThe HiveSandpoint, ID, United StatesJUL 5 FRIThe Remington BarWhitefish, MT, United StatesJUL 6 SATThe Remington BarWhitefish, MT, United StatesJUL 13 SAT4848 FestivalSnowshoe, WV, United StatesJUL 27 SATTumble DownBurlington, Vermont, United StatesAUG 1 THUThe Werk Out Music & Arts FestivalThornville, OH, United StatesAUG 10 SATTelluride Jazz FestivalTelluride, CO, United StatesAUG 17 SATHot August Music FestivalCockeysville, MD, United StatesAUG 24 SATDruid City Music FestivalTuscaloosa, AL, United StatesSEP 1 SUNJazz Aspen SnowmassAspen, CO, United StatesSEP 21 SATMountain Sol FestFelton, CA, United StatesSEP 29 SUNBlue Note TokyoMinato City, Tōkyō-to, JapanSEP 30 MONBlue Note TokyoMinato City, Tōkyō-to, JapanOCT 4 FRICaloundra Music FestivalKings Beach, AustraliaOCT 5 SATCaloundra Music FestivalKings Beach, AustraliaOCT 6 SUNCaloundra Music FestivalKings Beach, AustraliaJAN 7 TUEJam CruiseMiami, FL, United StatesView Tour Dateslast_img read more

As Silicon Valley influence grows, JPMorgan loosens dress code

first_imgIn the age of fintech, Wall Street aristocracy JPMorgan Chase is loosening its dress code in a bid to shed its stuffy image – although bankers will still be expected to wear pullovers rather than hoodies.In a memo seen by the Wall Street Journal, the bank says staffers can now wear business-casual – not weekend-casual – in a move that “reflects how the way we work is changing”.A source tells the Journal that the decision to loosen up comes weeks after CEO Jamie Dimon and the bank’s management committee took a trip to Silicon Valley where they met counterparts at tech titans as well as potential partners and rivals from the fintech startup scene.The meetings left top brass feeling that their strict dress code was out of step with their West Coast hosts.The change will mainly affect customer-facing JPMorgan employees. Many of the bank’s 237,000 staffers – including 40,000 techies – already have a relaxed code and are free to turn up for work in their jeans. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Cesc Fabregas says Arsene Wenger was better at developing young players than Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho

first_imgCesc Fabregas says Arsene Wenger was better at developing young players than Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho SPONSORED Skip Ad The Spaniard is on a long list of youngsters who thrived under the Arsenal legend (Picture: Getty)Cesc Fabregas has shared his differing experiences of working under three coaching geniuses in Arsene Wenger, Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho and feels the ex-Arsenal boss is the best manager there has been at developing youngsters.The Spaniard, who currently plays for Monaco, made his professional debut with the Gunners under Wenger in 2003, later returning to Barcelona to play under Guardiola before a spell with Chelsea under Mourinho.He won honours at all three clubs and ranks the coaches extremely highly, though he will always hold Wenger in particularly special regard and feels his work with young players is unparalleled. Manchester United captain Harry Maguire About Connatix V67539 Top articles 1 min. story ‘Pep’s main point is move the ball fast and have the right movement at the right time to find the right space. This is how he works. What I like about him as well is that he could change tactics three times in one game. This is sensational, he spends so many hours at the training ground.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘And Jose, Jose is the coach that tactically he’s got one system but he works on that system very well. Very well because he’s got the specific players for the right system.‘He knows, one day when I met him first, he told me, “I need two players, I’m going to sign Diego Costa and if you come to me…” and he drew me the team on paper and said, “… this team is winning the title”. He said that to me, the first day I met him.‘He said he only needed two players. And after that, working with him, he’s probably the coach that played with my mind better in terms of he’s a great coach for great players. Because he plays with the mind, he stimulates you.’MORE: Arsenal legend Cesc Fabregas slams Man Utd duo Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney over infamous Pizzagate clashMORE: Mauricio Pochettino reveals coffee meeting with Unai Emery after losing Spurs and Arsenal jobsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Read More Read More Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 23 May 2020 4:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10kShares PLAY ‘He teaches the young players how to behave and how to play the game. He has a certain ability of how to spend time with players and teach them exactly the way he wants his team to play.‘And I think in this way a lot of people talk, sometimes a young player doesn’t do well, especially now in football you don’t have patience, the press is on you, the fans are on you, they want to win. But he’s got that patience. You play one bad game, he will give you another opportunity. And another one after.‘Obviously at the end you will need to take it, as a young player you need to be there to take it and grab it. But he never shakes under pressure in this case and that’s not easy and he has this ability and I love the way he understands football.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‘For me it’s probably the time where I felt most free to play football the way I want to express myself. Right, left, nobody needed to tell me what to do or how to play my game because he taught me and we had that trust with each other.’On Guardiola, he continued: ‘And then Pep, Pep is probably the most tactical manager out of the three. He loves the structure even though he’s not telling you all the time, “Be here”.‘But he trusts that the way he plays, and the way he teaches you to play, will find the right spaces – obviously because he had great teams, don’t get me wrong, it’s easier to explain to Iniesta than to someone else. But he always felt that when you play the ball quick and at the right time, you will always find the guy that is free and will be able to make a difference. Coming Next Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE center_img Read More by Metro Video Settings Read More 1/1 Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling / Comment Full Screen Skip Wenger, Mourinho and Guardiola all managed Fabregas during his career (Picture: Getty)Asked how the trio differed in an interview with Rio Ferdinand for his new FIVE YouTube series The Locker Room, Fabregas explained: ‘I think Arsene Wenger is the best coach for young players, definitely. I cannot see anyone better than him, because he gives opportunities, he teaches you.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Beat writer Q&A: Jonathan M. Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer talks No. 5 Duke

first_imgSyracuse (18-10, 7-8 Atlantic Coast) tips off against Duke (23-5, 11-4) on Saturday at 6:15 pm in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Orange lost on Wednesday to North Carolina and the Blue Devils are on a four-game win streak. Read the full Duke opponent preview.For a full breakdown, The Daily Orange spoke with The Raleigh News & Observer’s Jonathan M. Alexander, who covers the Blue Devils.The Daily Orange: Freshman sensation Marvin Bagley III has missed four consecutive games, but it hasn’t seemed to matter much as the Blue Devils have won each contest. Still, what is Bagley’s status and how will his presence or absence affect the team on the court?Jonathan M. Alexander: Marvin Bagley III will play on Saturday. As you have stated, he has missed the past four games and Duke has played some of its best games in his absence. They have given up less than 60 points in three consecutive games against Virginia Tech, Clemson and Louisville. But Duke is easily a better offensive team with Bagley on the court.Senior guard Grayson Allen, who has averaged 23.8 points per game, in the past four games, has been more aggressive in looking for his shot. He will have to continue to be aggressive with Bagley back. As Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said recently, integrating Bagley, the ACC’s leading scorer (21.2 ppg) and rebounder (11.4 rpg), is a good problem to have.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe D.O.: Duke forward Wendell Carter was recently named in a Yahoo Sports report for accepting impermissible benefits from an agent. How do you expect Duke will handle Carter’s situation, and how do you expect it to impact the team on and off the court?J.A.: We don’t know much about this issue yet. It’s still unclear. The only thing that came out was an expense report showing that Carter’s Mom had lunch with agent Christian Dawkins, who was arrested in September for his role in the college basketball corruption case. It is not illegal to have lunch with an agent. As far as this issue goes, Duke will be fine as long as Carter’s mother paid for her portion of the lunch. And if Dawkins paid for her, under the NCAA’s rule, Carter could retain his eligibility by paying it back to a charity of his choice. Duke has looked into his eligibility and has determined that Carter is still eligible to play.The D.O.: Who might surprise Syracuse fans and have a big impact in the game?J.A.: Gary Trent Jr. has improved tremendously in recent games. He’s been a knockdown shooter for Duke. In the past 10 games or so, he has shot over 50 percent from behind the 3-point line. He is averaging about 15 points per game and can get hot in a hurry.The D.O.: What didn’t we ask that Syracuse fans should be thinking about for the game?J.A.: As I mentioned, Duke’s defense is much improved. The last three teams Duke had played hasn’t been able to score much on Duke’s zone. So will Syracuse be able to score is the question. Duke also hasn’t played against a zone defense this year, so that will also be interesting.The D.O.: Which team do you think wins and why?J.A.: Duke is playing its best basketball and will get Bagley back. Duke has too much offensive firepower. Both teams are an even 5-5 against each other. But each team is significantly better at home and Duke is at home this game. I think it will be a good game, but Duke will likely win. Comments Published on February 24, 2018 at 12:42 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Rockets’ Dwight Howard sparks mild reaction from L.A. crowd in Game 3 loss

first_imgToo bad, considering Howard said he embraced the endless scrutiny.“That’s fun. It’s the playoffs,” said Howard, who posted a quiet 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting, 14 rebounds and two blocks. “Playing in those hostile environments where you have the crowd booing you, they want you to mess up so badly. I love it. It’s a great atmosphere for me and my teammates.”The Rockets believed Howard thrived in such an environment, mindful that he finished with two 20-point-plus performances in both a Lakers and Clippers road game within the last two years. He also entered Game 3 averaging 18.4 points on 62 percent shooting and 13.4 rebounds in the 2015 postseason. Howard may have finished the first quarter of Game 3 against the Clippers with nine points on 4-of-7 shooting and six rebounds. But he rotated slowly on the Clippers’ pick-and-roll coverages, allowing Blake Griffin wide-open looks at the basket. That contrasted to when Howard finished with 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting, 13 rebounds and three blocks last season here against the Lakers, while playfully joining along to the persistent “Howard sucks” chants. Instead, Howard’s latest game mirrored the 13 points and 11 rebounds he posted in the season-opening win over the Lakers in October when he elbowed Kobe Bryant before exchanging words. Dwight Howard walked onto the court as soon he heard his name announced during the starting lineup introductions.That also meant the Rockets’ center heard something else.The sellout crowd at Staples Center greeted Howard with boos, the soundtrack of his life whenever he has visited Los Angeles since leaving the Lakers two years ago for Houston. But the jeering dropped substantially for the rest of the Clippers’ 124-99 Game 3 win in their Western Conference semifinals series against the Rockets on Friday at Staples Center. The Clippers are up 2-1 in their best-of-seven series with Game 4 taking place on Sunday at Staples Center.Fans resisted booing Howard whenever he attempted a shot or held the ball. They did not chant “Howard sucks” over and over again. The only other boos emerged whenever Howard stepped to the free-throw line, a customary greeting for any opposing player. “He’s been through it all,” Rockets guard James Harden said beforehand. “No different tonight. He’s going to go out there the way he’s been playing this postseason, dominating the paint, rebounding the basketball, finishing and dunking and leading our team.” Yet, it remains diffucult to notice any trend that Howard truly flourishes in this setting despite his contention it never involved a learning process. Howard missed two Clippers home games and one Lakers home game this season because of a persistent right knee injury. But on Friday, Howard did not meet the same level of contentiousness as he has on other nights in Los Angeles. All of which sparked the Rockets to offer a dismissive eye roll as quickly as Howard usually swats away a shot. “When fans start coming onto the court and blocking shots and stuff like that, then they’ll have an impact,” Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. “If they’re booing you, they must be afraid of you or they don’t like you. You’re doing something right. When they’re cheering you on the road, you’re doing something wrong.” center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more