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It’s hard to think of two touring acts better than Turkuaz and the New Mastersounds in the world of funk. Both have carved their respective sounds in tribute to eras of old, but in distinctly different ways. Turkuaz, the 9-piece powerfunk outfit from Brooklyn, pays homage to the theatrical style of legends like the Talking Heads and Sly and the Family Stone; the New Mastersounds, to the contrary, have a raw vintage sound akin to instrumental funk greats like the Meters and Booker T & the M.G’s. The bands have recently kicked off a nationwide co-headlining tour, which made a stop at the historic Boulder Theater on Friday night.On this particular night, it was the New Mastersounds turn to bat lead off. Eddie Roberts, the suave leader of the band who wore a sport coat for the duration of the performance, was on his A game. His jazzy guitar licks and catchy phrasings anchored the tunes, allowing ample room for keyboardist Joe Tatton to dance and explore on the Hammond B3 organ. The band cooked from one song to next, eventually enlisting Turkuaz saxophonists Josh Schwartz and Greg Sanderson to join in on the fun.Next up was Turkuaz, with a slightly larger lighting rig and a much larger cast. Each of the nine members wore a different unique color, a light-hearted approach consistent across much of the band’s recent marketing. Their show was a well-scripted collective experience with surprisingly few extended solos, but it was tasteful guitarist Craig Brodhead that got his name called the most.Turkuaz’s time was a welcomed mix of original tracks, mostly off their latest release “Digitonium,” and select covers. There were renditions of Hot Chocolate’s disco hit “Every 1’s a Winner,” the Talking Heads’ “Slippery People” and The Band’s “The Shape I’m In” ended the set.The band encored with “On the Border,” a cover of a New Mastersounds cut recently released on a 7’’ EP that Roberts and Tatton returned for. It was a fitting collaboration and close to one of the funkiest nights of music Boulder, CO has seen in some time![Photo via gergyt // Instagram]
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN ImageALBANY – Juneteenth is now an official holiday in New York State.Governor Andrew Cuomo first made it a holiday by executive order earlier this year and now made the act permanent after signing legislation on Wednesday.Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day slaves in Texas first learned they had been freed years earlier by President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.It also celebrates achievements in the Black community. “I am incredibly proud to sign into law this legislation declaring Juneteenth an official holiday in New York State, a day which commemorates the end to slavery in the United States,” Governor Cuomo said. “This new public holiday will serve as a day to recognize the achievements of the Black community, while also providing an important opportunity for self-reflection on the systemic injustices that our society still faces today.”The new holiday makes 13 paid holidays for state employees.
Published on May 16, 2014 at 6:32 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Former Syracuse quarterback Drew Allen has been invited to rookie minicamp on a tryout basis by the Tennessee Titans, the Tennessean reported Friday.Allen was one of 20 players to be invited to the minicamp, in addition to the team’s draft picks and undrafted free agents.After transferring to the Orange from Oklahoma, Allen started the first three games of the season against Penn State, Northwestern and Wagner. He eventually lost the starting role to sophomore Terrel Hunt.Allen played in seven games, completing 68-of-122 passes for two touchdowns and nine interceptions. He joins former teammate, cornerback Ri’Shard Anderson, at the Titans’ rookie minicamp this weekend.Other former Syracuse players who have found an NFL team include: defensive tackle Jay Bromley (New York Giants), linebacker Marquis Spruill (Atlanta Falcons), running back Jerome Smith (Falcons), cornerback Keon Lyn (Indianapolis Colts), safety Jeremi Wilkes (Jacksonville Jaguars) and center Macky MacPherson (Philadelphia Eagles).AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Former cornerback Anderson reportedly joins Tennessee Titans as undrafted free agentFormer Syracuse center MacPherson accepts Philadelphia Eagles’ mini-camp invitationFormer Syracuse running back Smith signs with Atlanta Falcons as undrafted free agent; cornerback Lyn signs with ColtsFormer Syracuse safety Wilkes reportedly joins Jacksonville Jaguars as undrafted free agent
Advertisement 1qyx7uNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5vpWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eq4zgv( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7rzhWould you ever consider trying this?😱297i5Can your students do this? 🌚2rpRoller skating! Powered by Firework Yet another feather on the ‘Hit-Man’s cap; on Friday Rohit Sharma became the fastest batsman to reach 7,000 ODI runs as an opener. In the second ODI against Australia at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot, going past Sachin Tendulkar who took 160 innings to achieve this feat. Rohit meanwhile, took just 23 innings fewer to reach this milestone. South African legend Hashim Amla, sits on the second spot, taking 147 innings to reach this record. Advertisement Photo Credit: Cricket CountrySharma who was rested for the quick three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka, had a poor comeback game in the first fixture at Mumbai scoring 10 runs from 15 deliveries. Today though, he looked in fine touch before leggie Adam Zampa trapped him at 42 off 44 balls.But during his short-lived innings, the 32-year-old broke a couple of records, the other being, the fourth Indian opener to complete 7,000 ODI runs. Only Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag are the three other batsmen to reach this milestone. The Mumbaikar could’ve completed another record today, as he was dismissed four runs short of reaching 9,000 runs in ODIs.Advertisement One of India’s finest batsman ever, Rohit Sharma started his ODI career as a middle-order batsman before skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni promoted him to the top-order during the 2013 Champions Trophy in England.With a century on the first day in his new role, there was no looking back for Rohit since and he himself has voiced his gratitude saying, “I believe the decision to open in ODIs changed my career and it was a decision taken by Dhoni. I became a better batsman after that. In fact it helped me understand my game better, react better according to situations.”Advertisement “He (Dhoni) just came up to me and said ‘I want you to open the innings as I am confident that you will do well. Since you can play both cut and pull shot well, you have the qualities to succeed as an opener’.”You may also like:Australia created history by smashing India in the 1st ODI. Find out how!Rohit Sharma reveals the mantra to his successful batting Advertisement