Watch: George Porter Jr., Papa Mali, Billy Iuso & More Highlight Day Two Of NOLA Crawfish Festival

first_imgLoad remaining images George Porter Jr. Trio with June YamagishiWhat is there left to say about George Porter Jr. that hasn’t been said countless times before? Easily one of the most respected and revered bass players of this or any age, Porter is one of the most respected elder statesman of the music world. As one of the founders of the legendary band The Meters, he is responsible for much of what the world thinks of as funk music. His playing style is as unmistakable as the energy he brings to each and every performance. Let’s watch what the man can do with a pair of tracks from his Trio’s performance at NOLA Crawfish, along with special guest and guitar wonder June Yamagishi, including a spectacularly funky “Turn On Your Love Light.” Papa Mali & FriendsThe bayous of Louisiana have given birth to an amazing array of flora and fauna, and few musicians more exemplify the spirit of their cajun country heritage than the drawling, sprawling guitarist Papa Mali.  Heralding from Shreveport, LA, Mali found his life’s mission defined on the streets of New Orleans after witnessing legends like George Porter Jr. and Dr. John. Mali was joined by former 7 Walkers band mate Matt Hubbard and funky local bassist Eric Vogel, along with special guest Brian J of the Pimps Of Joytime.  Watch a couple of stellar clips from the show below. John “Papa” Gros & FriendsThe second Papa to bring the noise to the second day of the NOLA Crawfish Festival was funky and soulful keyboard player John Gros. Equally adept at ribald, barrel-rolling piano solos as he is at bringing the house to a stand still with his whisper quiet vocals and ivory tickling, Gros (pronounced “Grow”) brought a stellar cadre of the city’s finest to help him close out the second day of the festival. The cheers were long and loud as he took the stage, and seemed to rise with the end of each tune he shared with the audience.  Yamagishi stayed handy after his previous musical destruction with George Porter Jr. to help Gros and company finish the day in fine style. With two incredible days in the books, fans are buzzing at the final day’s pair of super jams, a crawfish cook-off to be judged by some of the artists themselves and one more chance to sample the limited edition suds from the NOLA Brewery. Check out the full schedule below, and find more information here.Check out a full gallery of photos below, courtesy of Marc Millman and Sam Shinault: The NOLA Crawfish Festival‘s second day built on the foundation of love already established with more food, more fun and more of the music that defines New Orleans. Situated in the “daze between” Jazz Fest weekends, a pairing between Shaggy, the NOLA Crawfish King and NOLA Brewing Company made for the perfect environment to host a musical celebration.Yesterday marked the second day of the festival, bringing an incredible lineup of musicians to the forefront. Legends like George Porter Jr., Papa Gros, Papa Mali, Billy Iuso, June Yamagishi and many more were all on hand for the second day festivities. Let’s take a look at some of the artists and highlights from day two of the NOLA Crawfish Festival.Billy Iuso & The Restless NativesGuitarist Billy Iuso is a shining example of the Crescent City’s musical fire power.  Though not a native, Iuso has been grandfathered in to the local music scene through his relentless work to bridge the gap between funk and rock.  Since arriving in the early 2000’s, Iuso has tirelessly gigged around town with his band, The Restless Natives, as well as hundreds if not thousand of sit ins with the many friends he’s amassed along his long journey from his birthplace in New Jersey to his beloved bayou home. Check out a couple of his tunes from yesterday’s stellar set on the Tap Room stage below.last_img read more

Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi names the two areas of his game that he wants to improve

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 30 Aug 2019 9:02 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.1kShares Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi names the two areas of his game that he wants to improve Matteo Guendouzi has started all three of Arsenal’s Premier League games this season (Picture: Getty)Matteo Guendouzi has established himself as a first-team regular at Arsenal under Unai Emery but he insists that there are still areas of his game that he wants to improve.The 20-year-old has made a big impression in north London since joining from FC Lorient last year, featuring 51 times for Arsenal in all competitions, including all three games this season.Guendouzi’s all-action midfield displays have caught the eye and he ranks top in Arsenal’s squad for interceptions as well as second for both passes and tackles in the Premier League this term.Nevertheless, while Guendouzi has enjoyed a strong start to the campaign, he insists that he has plenty to work on, citing his defensive and tactical positioning as areas of weakness.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Guendouzi has a strong relationship with his manager Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)He told Arsenal’s website: ‘I feel like I need to work on my defensive and tactical positioning, being closer to the ball.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It’s something that I’ve been working on in training but also by watching videos of myself as well as studying the stats, and working with the coaches on a programme.’Guendouzi has started each one of Arsenal’s Premier League matches this season and is expected to retain his place for Sunday’s north London clash against Spurs at the Emirates.The France U21 international has become one of Emery’s key players during his first year at the club and he praised his manager for helping him to develop his game.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Unai has really helped me, he gave me a lot of gametime last season and this season as well. My relationship with him is really based on a mutual trust,’ he said.‘He’s really invested a lot in my progress since I arrived at the club, which has been extremely important for me. He’s given me a lot of advice on and off the pitch, which is something that I really appreciate.‘We talk a lot and this has helped me grow on a personal level but also within the team.’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 Arsenallast_img read more

Rosicky will stay – Wenger

first_imgManager Arsene Wenger is “absolutely adamant” midfielder Tomas Rosicky must stay at Arsenal. The creative midfielder is out of contract in the summer and will turn 34 in October, but Wenger revealed a deal for an extension was close to being announced. “Tomas Rosicky will stay. We have an agreement with him and it will come out soon,” the Arsenal boss said. “I am absolutely adamant he has to stay at the club.” Wenger was impressed with Rosicky’s contribution to what was an accomplished display on the back of the disappointing midweek Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich. “He is maybe one of the players who plays the game of give and move, is a great accelerator of the game,” Wenger said. “When the ball comes to him it is ‘boof’. It is second gear now and that is something I admire in him. “He makes always things happen, not with individual dribbling but with individual acceleration of his passing and of his runs.” Wenger added: “When he arrived here he was less a tactical player and more the ‘Mozart from Prague’ and he was purely creative, offensive player. “Today he is a real organiser on the pitch as well. I like to have him in the team because he gives a real structure to our team.” The Czech playmaker stood in for Mesut Ozil, who was carrying a thigh injury, against Sunderland and was instrumental in the Gunners’ 4-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium, where he scored a well-executed third goal. Rosicky joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in 2006, but has seen his time in London hampered by a string of injuries. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Women’s water polo begins its title defense

first_imgThis weekend’s Gaucho Invitational will be one of many non-conference invites for the Women of Troy this season —they travel to Riverside next Saturday for the CBU Mini Invitational. “We know Michigan,” senior goalie Amanda Longen said. “They’re pretty scrappy, they drive a lot, they keep you on the go and they’re persistent the whole way through the game. It will be a really good game for us to experience and for a lot of girls to work on how they defend.” “Alejandra is one of the best young players in the world,” Vavic said. “Her skill set is one-of-a-kind, and she’s unique with her high water polo IQ, scoring ability and her speed.” Several notable players from last season’s championship team have been replaced by fresh faces. The Trojans lost All-Americans driver Brianna Daboub and utility Hayley McKelvey, both of whom graduated last spring. The Trojans’ captains, seniors goalie Amanda Longan and driver Courtney Fahey, play an instrumental role in familiarizing these young players with the system. The team has been focusing on integrating their new talent for this weekend’s invitational. The No. 1 Trojans will take on six opponents this weekend, starting with No. 22 Cal Baptist and Azusa Pacific on Friday. They will then face No. 11 Michigan and Fresno State on Saturday, before wrapping up the invitational with matches against No. 12 UC San Diego and No. 14 Indiana Sunday. As contenders in last year’s NCAA championship tournament, Michigan and UC San Diego will provide an early challenge for the Trojans this season. Stopping Michigan’s senior attacker Julia Sellers should be a point of focus for the Trojan defense, as Sellers led the Wolverines with 81 goals in 41 games last season. Sophomores utility Taylor Onstott and attacker Grace Pevehouse lead UC San Diego’s well-rounded offensive attack. Facing sophomore center Ciara Franke, who had 64 steals last season, will force the Trojans to protect the ball well. Junior driver Kelsey McIntosh scored at least one goal in 18 games last season, giving USC reliable production. (Emily Smith/Daily Trojan) “I think our 2019 class could be one of our best classes ever,” Vavic said. “I think they’re going to make an impact immediately.”center_img Although the Trojans have the potential to gain significant leads over their opponents via talented scorers like junior utility Maud Megens and sophomore driver Paige Hauschild, the team also seeks defensive consistency this season. This young talent includes driver Alejandra Aznar and two-meter Mireia Guiral, a dynamic duo for Spain in the 2018 FINA Youth World Championships. The Trojans will also need to get creative on offense to counter Michigan’s defensive fortitude. Junior goalie Heidi Ritner allowed an average of only 6.25 goals per game, helping the Wolverines to outscore their opponents by wide margins. Although the team enters the season without some of last year’s stars, coach Jovan Vavic is confident in the talented recruiting class he assembled during the offseason. Of Mireia, Vavic said, “She is a gamer. She does everything, she’s dynamic, and she can play both sides of the ball.” After bringing home the national title last season, the USC women’s water polo team will return to the pool this weekend at the Gaucho Invitational in Santa Barbara. “We’ve been trying to work with them to get them to prepare for this weekend and think about the different things they can do,” Fahey said. “Visualizing doing well in the pool, doing the plays correctly and being creative if that’s the right thing to do.” “It’s always our goal to outscore the opponent, but we want to keep the other teams to as few goals as we can,” Fahey said. “I think one of our biggest challenges will be communicating and doing a good job on defense to allow the least amount of goals in as possible.”last_img read more

32Red Sports appoints Nico de Boinville as Racing Ambassador

first_img Wayne Rooney speaks from experience to support 32Red’s ‘Know Your Limits’ campaign April 8, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Rooney links with 32Red for ‘Stay In Control’ series January 2, 2020 Share Ahead of the start of Cheltenham Festival 2017 (14-17 March), 32Red Sports has confirmed the appointment of star jockey Nico de Boinville as its latest ‘Official Racing Ambassador’.Champion Jockey Nico de Boinville, has won four times at Cheltenham, including  Gold Cup Victory in 2015 riding Coneygree. De Boinville joins 32Red Sports stable of racing experts including Paddy Brennan, Bryan Cooper and Jamie Spencer.As Racing Ambassador, de Boinville will provide exclusive content and analysis on racing markets for 32Red Sports, as the operator looks to expand its presence within UK racing.“32Red are delighted to add Nico to our ever-increasing stable of the best jockeys in the business,” said 32Red chief commercial officer Matt Booth.“With De Boinville’s position as Nicky Henderson’s principal jockey, he’ll not only have some of the most exciting rides available for this year’s Cheltenham Festival, but will also be perfectly placed to give our customers invaluable insight to help them pick a winner or two.”De Boinville commented on joining 32Red stables “It’s great to be on board with 32Red ahead of the Cheltenham Festival. I’m delighted to be back riding winners after three and a half months out injured and I have got plenty of exciting rides to look forward to, so let’s hope I can provide some good insight in my 32Red blog. It’s now all systems go ahead of the biggest four days of the year.” Share 32Red brands reports of educational data breach as “untrue and unfounded” January 20, 2020 Submitlast_img read more