MONTU Releases New Album, ‘Phases’, & Video Of Shred-Heavy Collaboration With UM’s Jake Cinninger

By on March 2, 2021

first_imgBased out of Norman, Oklahoma, MONTU is an up-and-coming jamtronica act that’s been slowly building a name for itself in the Midwest and beyond. Seamlessly fusing funk, jazz, rock, and R&B, underpinning the project is a relentless electronica influence, helping the group continue to forge its totally unique and propulsive sound. With the group continuously on the rise, the four-piece has earned the stamp of approval from big names in the live music scene, having supported favorites such as Umphrey’s McGee, The Disco Biscuits, Lotus, EOTO, Papadosio, The Floozies, and others.Recently, MONTU has released a brand-new album titled Phases. The album was recorded at Chicago’s IV Lab Studios and the group’s hometown studio of Breathing Rhythm Studios. Featuring six tracks, Phases is the next step in the band’s evolution, offering tastes of the band’s dialed-in originals in addition to capturing the magic of the group’s high-energy live performances. The majority of the tracks off Phases are new studio tracks—”Skull Shaker 2.0″, “Nightfall”, “The Implication”, and “Liaisons”—in addition to a remastered rendition of title track “Phases”, which was mixed and mastered by Papadosio‘s Anthony Thogmartin. The new album also features on live recording, “Drift”, which was recorded on November 11th, 2017, at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver and features Nick Gerlach on sax and Snarky Puppy‘s Shaun Martin on synth.<a href=””>Phases (Album) by MONTU</a>To support the band’s new album, MONTU is currently in the midst of a late-summer/early-fall tour. After a standout performance at the inaugural Waterloo Music Festival last week, the band is currently gearing up to perform at Thornville, Ohio’s highly anticipated Resonance Music Festival this weekend. From there, the group has plans to tour across the south, with stops in Charlotte, NC; Athens, GA; Chattanooga, TN; Tuscaloosa, AL; and Jackson, MS, across the rest of September. For the band’s full fall tour dates and for ticketing information, head to the band’s website here.Last but not least, in celebration of their brand-new album, MONTU recently released a video of them collaborating with famed Umphrey’s McGee guitarist Jake Cinninger. Shot during a performance at Dallas’ House Of Blues on September 1st, 2018, the video captures the group’s next-level, funk-infused, dramatic improvisations while also showcasing Cinninger’s shred-heavy guitar stylings. You can check it out for yourself below.MONTU with Umphrey’s McGee’s Jake Cinninger – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX – 9/1/2018 [Video: montumusic]Upcoming MONTU Tour Dates:9.01 – Foundation Room @ HOB – Dallas, TX*9.07 – Waterloo Music Festival – Austin, TX9.13 – Four Quarter – Little Rock, AR9.14 – Smoke and Barrel – Fayetteville, AR9.15 – Fassler Hall OKC – OKC, OK9.22 – Resonance Music Festival – Thornville, OH9.25 – Heist Brewery – Charlotte, NC9.26 – Nowhere Bar – Athens, GA9.27 – JJ’s Bohemia – Chattanooga, TN9.28 – Green Bar – Tuscaloosa, AL9.29 – Martins – Jackson, MS* – Official Umphrey’s McGee After PartyView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Schools at a glance that missed NCAA ­cutline

By on August 12, 2020

first_img(AP)—The schools that failed to meet the NCAA’s 925 cutline on the latest Academic Progress Rate report, which was released May 24:Football, men’s ­basketball and women’s basketballJackson StatePrairie View A&MSouthern (La.)Texas SouthernFootball and men’s ­basketballAlabama-BirminghamArkansas-Pine BluffBethune-CookmanDelaware StateGeorgia SouthernGrambling StateHowardIdaho StateLouisiana-MonroeMississippi Valley StateMissouri StateMorgan StateNew Mexico StatePortland StateSavannah StateSouth Carolina StateSoutheastern LouisianaTennessee StateTexas-El PasoMen’s and women’s ­basketballCal State-BakersfieldCoppin StateIUPUIJackson StateNorfolk StatePrairie View A&MSan Jose StateSouth Carolina-UpstateSouthern (La.)Texas SouthernBCS conference schools to miss ­cutlineArkansas, men’s basketball (SEC)Connecticut, men’s basketball (Big East)Georgia Tech, men’s basketball (ACC)Louisville, football (Big East)LSU, men’s ­basketball (SEC)Maryland, football (ACC)Southern California, men’s ­basketball (Pac-10)last_img read more

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Serious Fun at the Comic Book Show

By on August 4, 2020

first_imgMIDDLETOWN – The Middletown Arts Center held its Comic Book Show Sunday, March 17. With more than 50 vendors and artists present, attendees of all ages were able to search from dollar comics all the way up to rare investment comics. Many visitors simply came to share their passion for comic books and find new thrilling adventures to take home and read. Photos by Patrick Oliverolast_img

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PH squash team nets two more bronzes

By on November 28, 2019

first_imgRobert Andrew Garcia and Jemyca Aribado each claimed bronze medals in the singles’ events of squash in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Monday at the National Squash Center in Kuala Lumpur.Garcia ranked third in the men’s singles as Malaysia’s Ng Eain Yow ruled the event to win the gold medal.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Mohammad Syafiq Kamal of Malaysia also got the silver, while Singaporean Samuel Kang Shan Mu shared the bronze with Garcia.It was the same case for Aribado in the women’s singles, as Sivasangari Subramaniam of Malaysia took home the mint.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingCompatriot Rachel Mae Arnold settled for silver, while Aribado and Sneha Sivakumar of Singapore both had bronze.Garcia and Aribado earlier competed in the mixed doubles event, copping the bronze medal. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Garcia also got a bronze with David William Pelino in the men’s jumbo doubles, while Aribado had a silver with Yvonne Alyssa Dalida in the women’s jumbo doubles and another bronze in the women’s doubles.That hiked squash’s contributions to the Philippines’ medal haul to six, after one silver and five bronze medals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments PH gets first bronze in pencak silat MOST READ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasionlast_img read more

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By on November 7, 2019

first_imgQueensland Touch State Cup Grand Final Times for all divisions are as follows:9.20am – Men’s 30s11.20am – Men’s 50s12.20pm – Women’s 20s, Women’s 30s 1.20pm – Men’s 20s2.20pm- Mixed 3.20pm – Men’s, Women’s Open  A full wrap up and results will be provided after the completion of today’s finals series. Day One of the Queensland Touch State Cup commenced Saturday 2 December 2006 with some high quality clashes on offer in the eight contested divisions at the Quad Park Corporation, Nicklan Way, and Kawana.Round games commenced at 9.00am and concluded at 8.00pm with over 1000 players, coaches, referees, and spectators converging on the Quad Park fields on a perfect Sunshine Coast day to enjoy the action and excitement of the 2006 State Cup.In the Premier Men’s Open Division short priced favorites Kawana had the hometown fans in raptures after producing commanding displays in their Pool 2 games today.The Kawana outfit, led by 2007 Australian World Cup representatives Ben Roberts, and brothers Chris and Ash Farrow recorded big wins over Gladstone (15-0) Red Hot Welding (12-2) and Noosa (9-2).The Kawana combination look on track to defend their State Cup crown after rocketing to the top of their pool and booking an automatic entry to the semi-final stage of the tournament tomorrow.Pool 1 was closely contested with Brisbane, Toowoomba, and Mackay dueling for top spot in the other side of the draw. Brisbane drew with Mackay 5-5, and had a narrow 7-6 victory over Toowoomba to wrap up a direct birth into the semi-finals.Toowoomba and Mackay produced a thrilling 7-7 draw and have advanced to the quarter- finals tomorrow.Gladstone will take on Toowoomba, and Mackay will confront Noosa in the quarter- final stage of the competition.The Brisbane side, brimming with big names, is building momentum and it would not surprise to see a high quality State Cup final featuring the Metropolitan side against the defending champions from Kawana.  In Women’s Open action, Pool 1 was dominated by Redcliffe Colts. The Colts girls produced a perfect day for three wins from three games to book a direct semi-final berth.In other Pool B results, Griffith Sharks lost a tough clash with Colts first up, but rebounded to play solidly for the rest of the day. One round game is to be played on Day 2, with Sharks advancing to the quarterfinals along with the Victorian Women’s Team who have produced some spirited efforts during the day.In Pool B Crushers and Country Club United (CCU) head the pool after three wins from three games today.Sunday’s ESUS “Match of the Round” first up at 8.30 am on Field One between the two sides will decide top spot in the Pool.Local Sunshine Coast affiliate Kawana is likely to secure the other quarterfinal position on offer in the Women’s Open division.In a highly entertaining Mixed Open division, Rebels have remained undefeated in Pool A and Figjam have a clean sheet as well in Pool B.Quarter final action will feature Rebels up against a willing Maleny combination, Uni taking on the visiting Thursday Island combination, The Australian Open Mixed Team playing Coomera, and Figjam will do battle with Redcliffe to secure semi-final berths.In Men’s 20s action, with three of five rounds completed, Chalkies have got off to a flyer, notching three wins from three starts.Toowoomba, Young Guns, Redcliffe, and Redlands are still in the hunt and will be looking to put their best foot forward on Day 2 to clinch semi-final spots.In the Women’s 20s section, four of six rounds have been completed.Colts are the stand out performers in this division with a perfect four from four record on Day 1.Noosa, Logan, and Crushers battled well throughout the day and will be looking to bridge the gap on Day 2 between themselves and the well credentialed Colts outfit who look in fine form coming into the business end of the tournament.The Senior Men’s and Women’s sections have been combined across relevant age divisions. The Men’s 30s final will feature Kawana and Red Hot Welding.In Men’s 40s Semi-final action Ipswich will play the Sunshine Coast, whilst Coomera will confront Maleny to wrap up a State Cup Grand final appearance.In the Men’s 50s final Toowoomba will take on Redcliffe.In the Senior Women’s competition, Kawana 30s, Golden Girls, and Brothers will clash battle it out for a finals spot today.The State Cup actions swings back into gear on Sunday 3 December 2006 at 8.30am with round games, quarterfinal, semi-final, and Grand Final action providing a feast for Touch Football fans.last_img read more

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UK court rejects Mallyas appeal against extradition order

By on October 12, 2019

first_imgLondon: A UK High Court has rejected Vijay Mallya’s application for permission to appeal against his extradition order, in a setback to the embattled liquor tycoon who is wanted in India on alleged fraud and money laundering charges amounting to Rs 9,000 crores.The 63-year-old former Kingfisher Airlines boss had filed the application seeking “leave to appeal” in the High Court after UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid signed off on a Westminster Magistrates’ Court order for his extradition to face the Indian courts back in February. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”The application for permission to appeal was refused by Mr Justice William Davis on 05/04/2019,” said a spokesperson for the UK Judiciary. “The appellant (Mallya) has five business days to apply for oral consideration. If a renewal application is made, it will be listed before a High Court judge and dealt with at a hearing,” the spokesperson said. Mallya’s “leave to appeal” application had been passed on to a single judge, who was to make a decision on the basis of papers submitted as part of the appeals process. Now that the “judge on papers” application has been rejected by Justice Davis, Mallya has the option to “renew his application for permission to appeal” by this Friday. The renewal process will lead to a brief oral hearing during which Mallya’s legal team and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on behalf of the Indian government will renew their respective claims for and against an appeal for a judge to determine if it can proceed to a full hearing. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”If he (Mallya) does so (applies for renewal), there will be an oral hearing at which the Administrative Court (High Court) will consider whether or not to grant permission to appeal,” a CPS spokesperson said. While this effectively means that the appeal process in the case is not at an end, the latest decision does move the case one step further in favour of Mallya’s extradition to India. The latest ruling marks a fresh legal setback for the UB Group chief, who just last week offered to curtail his “lavish” lifestyle to satisfy numerous Indian banks trying to recoup some of the nearly 1.145 billion pounds owed to them as a result of the now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines’ unpaid loans. Mallya is required by court order to live within an “ordinary living expenses allowance” of a maximum of 18,325.31 pounds a week, which he offered to cut down to around 29,500 pounds a month during a separate UK High Court hearing last week. However, a consortium of 13 Indian banks led by State Bank of India (SBI) did not agree to his offer as they seek access to nearly 260,000 pounds in an ICICI Bank current account in his name in London. The judge in that case, Master David Cook, has reserved his judgment on an interim court order and is expected to pronounce his final ruling in the coming weeks. “Dr Mallya continues to do all he can to support a court process in India, which should see creditors paid off in full,” said Jonathan Isaacs, partner at DWF Law LLP the firm representing Mallya in the case against the Indian banks related to a worldwide freezing order. Mallya has been based in the UK since March 2016 and remains on bail on an extradition warrant executed by Scotland Yard in April 2017. At the end of a year-long extradition trial at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London last December, Judge Emma Arbuthnot had ruled that the “flashy” billionaire had a “case to answer” in the Indian courts.last_img read more

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Pak court indicts PMLN chief Shehbaz Sharif son in graft case

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first_imgLahore: An accountability court Tuesday indicted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif on charges he misused his authority while he was the chief minister of Punjab province. Shehbaz’s son Hamza, the Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly, was also indicted by the court in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case. Both Shehbaz and Hamza pleaded not guilty to the charges framed against them, which involve the misuse of their authority and the illegal use of public funds. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USDuring the brief hearing, Judge Najamul Hassan asked the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor what exactly the Ramzan Sugar Mills case is, to which special prosecutor Waris Ali Janjua replied that public funds were used for a nullah for the mills, of which Hamza is a director. According to the accountability watchdog, the funds for the nullah – which come to about Rs 20 crores – had been released by then Punjab chief minister Shehbaz. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsShehbaz, 63, served as the chief minister of the politically crucial Punjab province from 2013 to 2018. He became PML-N president after his elder brother Nawaz Sharif was barred from holding the top party position and public posts. “God knows, in last 10 years being the chief minister of Punjab, a province of over 100 million people, I have saved the country billions of rupees. I had nothing to do with this bridge, no money was wrongfully used,” Shehbaz told the court. The court subsequently indicted both, father and son, before moving onto hearing the Ashiyana Housing scam case. Judge Hassan adjourned the hearing till April 23. Shehbaz has already been indicted along with nine others in the Ashiana Housing scam case. He was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau in the probe on October 5, 2018 and released on bail on February 14. On Monday, Hamza was granted pre-arrest bail till April 17 by the Lahore High Court, which also restrained NAB from arresting him in cases pertaining to ownership of assets beyond means, until further notice. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Monday arrested a “key frontman” of Hamza and his brother Salman who allegedly laundered over Rs 50 crore abroad at their behest. Referring to the arrest of Mohammad Mushtaq, the NAB said it believed that the arrest would strengthen its case against both sons of PML-N president Shehbaz. According to the NAB, it had the record of the money laundering transactions of over Rs 50 crore sent by Mushtaq to the accounts of Salman abroad. Mushtaq was leaving for Dubai. But during immigration at the Lahore airport Monday, his name appeared on the no-fly list.last_img read more

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Govt mulls integration of 200 state services into one app

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first_imgKolkata: The Bengal government is trying to develop a single mobile app platform, integrating over 200 services of the state government. The task of developing the app will be supervised by the state Department of Information Technology & Electronics. Ernst & Young has already started work for developing the mobile app platform.”We will start with integration of 50 services offered by the state government and gradually proceed towards our target of over 200 such services. We hope to launch this app with 50 services in this ongoing financial year,” a senior official of state IT&E department said, on the sidelines of a Knowledge Workshop on Mobile Governance & Mobile Manufacturing at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre on Thursday. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”There are as many as 100 services available under the e-district programme of the state government. But it is not integrated in the manner it should be. Services like birth certificates, land records and many other essential services that the Bengal government is offering will come under this app,” said Ramesh Mishra, Director Advisory Services, Ernst & Young. Mishra said that the company is developing a similar app titled E-Pragati in Andhra Pradesh. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe state IT department has already began interacting with the other state departments to have a concise idea of the services that they offer. However, the participation of the state departments in the app will be voluntary. “We have Tathya Mitra Kendras in different parts of the state, where people can seek information about the various services offered by the government. But through this integrated app, people can access the information at the touch of a button,” the IT department official added. The official reiterated that this app will be similar but much better than the Umang app of the Central government, as the security features in this app will be foolproof. “Data privacy is of utmost importance and all measures will be taken in this regard,” the official said. It may be mentioned that some other states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana have already integrated or started integrating their government services into a single platform.last_img read more

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How Roy Hibbert Became Roy Hibbert Again If Only For a Night

By on September 28, 2019

Heading into Wednesday night’s NBA playoff game against the Washington Wizards, the Indiana Pacers’ Roy Hibbert had scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds in his past four games combined. For the better part of three weeks, his struggles had transformed him from a basketball player into a talking point. But Wednesday, Hibbert shredded the narrative, netting 28 points and nine rebounds to help even the series to 1-1.It helped that the Pacers got him the ball. According to’s SportVU Player Tracking Box Scores, Hibbert touched the ball 47 times on offense (including rebounds) in just over 33 minutes of game time, an average of 1.4 touches per minute. The Pacers averaged 1.8 possessions per minute, meaning Hibbert touched the ball on nearly every offensive possession when he was on the floor. That’s a huge difference from the level of offensive involvement he’s had over the rest of the regular season and playoffs.What we can’t know is whether the Pacers fed him the ball because Hibbert was playing well or whether that was the plan all along. It’s a chicken-or-the-egg question: Was Hibbert getting the ball because he was scoring, or was he scoring because the Pacers were getting him the ball?It seems unlikely that Hibbert’s scoring barrage in Game 2 will become a trend; he’s scored more than 25 points just twice in his playoff career and just 16 times in 457 career games. But keeping him involved can pay dividends in other ways. Going back to the SportVU Player Tracking Box Scores, we see that Hibbert contested nine of the Wizards’ shot attempts at the rim, the most he’s contested in any game in these playoffs. In addition, 57 percent of the Pacers’ shot attempts in this game were uncontested by the Wizards, suggesting Hibbert’s success in the post was forcing the Wizards to leave shooters open elsewhere. That 57 percent figure is by far the highest percentage of open shots Indiana has seen during the playoffs. If we narrow the focus to the four Pacers starters besides Hibbert, the percentage of uncontested shots rises to 69 percent.The Pacers don’t need Hibbert to score 28 points in every game to extend their playoff run. But they do need him to be engaged and active at both ends of the floor. Even when he’s not scoring, getting him touches helps bend the defense to open shots for others and gives him the confidence to do the dirty defensive work that is crucial to their success. Get that man the ball. read more

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