Ever the masters of pop-funk, Vulfpeck has shared their newest music video release from their 2016 The Beautiful Game. At the heart of it all is an insatiable groove, powered by Jack Stratton, Theo Katzman, Joe Dart and Woody Goss. “Animal Spirits” is perhaps the album’s purest pop in the spirit of the Jackson 5, as explained in our album review. But instead of Little Michael we hear Theo Katzman singing lead and displaying impeccable range and precision. His vocals are never overly flashy and they serve the song perfectly. With typically catchy and winking lyrics, thick layers of keyboards and of course some great Joe Dart bass work, this song is pure fun. Also listen closely to the smooth and rhythmic outro lyrics by Christine Hucal and you’ll hear a clever nod to another Vulf favorite, “Back Pocket.”Paired with the classic video antics of Jack Stratton, this song is given new life in a lyrical video (in both English in Japanese) with a classic Vulfified Stratton dancing in his red and whites in what appears to be the field from The Beautiful Game drone video premiere. “Twitter on your telly, ramen in you belly, economics, put it in my pocket,” the lyrics read across the screen of an otherwise difficult part of the song to understand. Everything is so clear now! So wonderfully clear.
Today, Twiddle has announced the dates for their expansive fall tour, which will span from the end of August through to the beginning of October. In recent months, the Vermont-based jam act has been busy, collaborating with Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh and his son Grahame Lesh at Red Rocks and performing a series of collaborative concerts with their outfits, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band and Midnight North, under the banner “Unbroken Train.”For Twiddle’s newly announced fall tour, the band will kick things off with a two-night run with stops in Branford, Connecticut, on August 30th and Westerly, Rhode Island, on August 31st. Following a brief break, the band will reconvene on the road in mid-September with stops in West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina from September 13th to 15th. Continuing southward, the band will play Athens, Georgia, on September 17th ahead of a five-night run in Florida spanning September 19th to 23rd.Twiddle will continue to Greenville, South Carolina, on November 26th before returning to Georgia for a performance in Atlanta the following night. To finish out the southern leg of their fall tour, the band will roll through Nashville, TN; Birmingham, AL; and Chattanooga, TN, wrapping up on September 30th. From there, to close out the tour, the group will mount a three-night run across the Midwest, stopping in Indianapolis and Cleveland before their tour closer in Covington, Kentucky, on October 5th.Tickets for the band’s recently announced fall tour go on sale this Friday, July 13th, at 10 a.m. (MT). For more information and ticketing, head to Twiddle’s website here.
From Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaJummai Abdulahi profited from a back-nine charge to emerge the overall best winner of the 20th IBB Ladies Golf Closed Championship played over the weekend in Abuja.The social secretary of IBB International Golf and Club, who played in the penultimate group on the final day of the tournament, shot a combined score of 149 nett to win.The 18-handicapper coasted to victory beating 69 other female competitors.Abdulahi put herself in contention with a composed play on the second nine. A birdie on the par 5 10th, and a bunch of pars on 15th, 16th and 18th set her up for victory. ” It was not easy, but nothing can stop you if you are destined for victory, ” Abdulahi remarked in reference to the dropped shots on holes 1 and 14- two holes that she double bogeyed.A former Lady Captain of IBB Club, Adebimpe Usman was also in the winning way.Usman carded 150 nett to claim the honour in the Handicap 0-18 flight category, beating another former captain, Faridah Wada by 24 strokes.The Lady Captain IBB Club, Nanfe Audu, thanked the members of the club for contributing to success of the championship.She added the lady section had agreed to support community projects, particularly children living in Internally Displayed Persons (IDPs) camp.Minister of Women Affairs Paulen Fallen graced the closing ceremony as the special guest of honour.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
12 Apr 2015 Johnson does the double in Berkhamsted Trophy England international Luke Johnson has become only the second player to successfully defend the Berkhamsted Trophy. He retained the trophy in difficult, blustery conditions with 36-hole total of level par, which gave him a one-shot win over a group of three other players. “It was great to win again because there was a little bit more pressure defending – and because I didn’t feel I was in it! But I chipped in for birdie on the 12th and birdied 16 and 17 to win by one,” said Johnson, from King’s Lynn in Norfolk. He opened with a two-over 73 and was four shots off the halfway pace, set in spectacular style by Simon Richardson of Spalding. He had a hole in one with his first shot of the competition and followed up with 17 straight pars. However, in the afternoon Johnson shot two-under 69, while Richardson slipped back with 74, finishing on one-over, alongside Taylor Carter (Rochford Hundred) 73 70; and David Corben (Hindhead) 72 71. Johnson, 22, a member of the England Golf men’s squad, won in a play-off last year, having been eliminated in another play-off in 2013. The last time the trophy was won in successive years was 1978 and 79 when John Davies of Royal Mid Surrey did the double. Click here for the full scores