The Revivalists Announce ‘Strangers In The Bright Lights’ Fall Tour

first_imgThe Revivalists are seriously no strangers to the road. The Men Amongst Mountains are tearing through the U.S. all summer long, making plenty of festival stops including Pleasantville, XPoNential, Vertex, and North Coast Music Festival. The New Orleans-based septet have added sixteen more dates for a full Fall tour, dubbed ‘Strangers in the Bright Lights,’ which will extend from September through November. The Revivalists will make their way through Buffalo, Detroit, and Indianapolis before reaching the homebase of frontman David Shaw for his second annual Big River Get Down, which will also feature solo performances from Shaw, Maggie Koerner, The Marcus King Band, The Wild Feathers, and others. You can read more about the lineup and why Shaw chose to curate this festival over here.David Shaw Unveils Initial Lineup For His Big River Getdown FestivalThe band will also be swooping through the major cities, hitting some of their favorite venues including 9:30 Club in D.C., The Georgia Theatre in Athens, The Music Farm in Charleston, as well as a few exciting appearances on Jam Cruise, Suwannee Hulaween, and the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival in Canada. Closing out their fall tour at the Playstation Theater in NYC, RevHeads will have plenty to look forward to from these guys.The ‘Strangers in the Bright Lights’ tour have limited pre-sale tickets available now, with the option to add a vinyl package or meet and greet option. General on-sale begins this Friday at 10AM EST. For a full list of dates, venues, and ticket links, head over to the band’s calendar. Check out the full schedule below:last_img read more

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England head coach praises Bermudian left-hander Rawlins

first_imgNAGPUR, India, (CMC) – England Under-19s head coach Andy Hurry has praised Bermudian left-hander Delray Rawlins for his role in helping his side force a draw on the last day of the second and final Youth Test against India at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here Friday.Rawlins, who is on the books of English county side Sussex, followed up his 140 in the first innings with 49 in the second, holding India at bay in a crucial third-wicket stand of 121 with George Bartlett, who made 76.Rawlins, on his England Under-19s debut, fell one short of 550 runs in total on the month-long tour.Both four-day Tests were drawn after India won the earlier five-match one-day series 3-1.“Rawlins and Bartlett were outstanding in closing out that (final) morning session,” said Hurry after the second Test was drawn.“The ball was turning and there was some uneven bounce as well. But they both showed great maturity as well as skill.“Like everyone else in our squad, they will go back home for the 2017 season and the rest of their careers having learnt so much from the experiences we have all enjoyed out here in India.”Rawlins, who is hoping his form in India will help him break into Sussex’s first team this season, ended the Tests with a superb average of 91.3 after accumulating 274 runs.This came after he finished the ODI series with a batting average of 68.7, having compiled 275 runs, which included an unbeaten 107 and 96.last_img read more

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Trojans deserve national attention

first_imgSaturday was a day of firsts all across the college football landscape. The first time redshirt freshman wide receiver Steven Mitchell caught a touchdown pass. The first time a USC quarterback threw seven touchdown passes in a game. The first time Alabama fans complimented the play-calling of Lane Kiffin. Most surprising of all, though: Saturday evening was the first time I found myself rooting for Notre Dame.Sark it to me · First-year head coach Steve Sarkisian has led the Trojans to a 5-2 record this season. This mark includes two wins over Top 25 teams, in then-No. 13 Stanford and then-No. 10 Arizona. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanI never thought there would come a time where I could actively root for the Fighting Irish. Yet, compared to the unbridled arrogance of Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly is practically a saint, and that’s really saying something. Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson’s fourth-and-18 prayer and subsequent (almost) touchdown to Corey Robinson actually had me out of my chair, cheering for the luck of the Irish to prevail yet again.While 6-1 Notre Dame is certainly for real this year, what I was really rooting for was the demise of Jimbo, Jameis Winston and Co. Fisher’s time at LSU must have convinced him that they don’t play football west of the Mississippi. That is the only possible reason I can think of for his comments to the media earlier this week. According to ESPN, he was quoted as saying  Florida State and Mississippi State are the only two teams with victories over two opponents currently ranked in the Top 25.I guess Jimbo in his infinite wisdom forgot about the University of Southern California. At the time of his comments, both Stanford and Arizona were ranked in the Top 25. It was probably just a careless mistake, but Fisher’s attitude is reflective of a seemingly national fetish for the SEC.Florida State is in a different conference, yet its coach succumbs to the allure of the vaunted SEC, with their hard-nosed, swarming defenses that “play football the way it should be played.” Fisher must be listening to the plethora of pundits out there who stand firm in their belief that football begins and ends in the Southeastern Conference.Though that may have been true in 2009, it certainly isn’t today. The only reason the SEC has so many ranked teams currently, is because of the conference’s hype in the preseason. Now that the dust has settled, Mississippi State’s wins against LSU and Texas A&M aren’t that impressive. The list could go on and on.All the while, the Pac-12 is practically ignored because the teams “don’t play defense out west.” Well, I would love to see how Ole Miss and Alabama’s defensive efficiency ratings would fare if you swapped the plodding schemes of Tennessee, Florida and Arkansas with Washington State, California and Oregon State.You have to look no further than Oregon and Alabama to see selective perception at work. Both teams were upset by ranked opponents, with Ole Miss admittedly being more formidable than Arizona. The Crimson Tide’s sole impressive victory is over a vastly overrated Texas A&M team, while Oregon ran roughshod over an elite Michigan State defense, thoroughly dismantling them in the fourth quarter. Yet, Alabama is two spots ahead of the Ducks.The problem with the bias is it just isn’t warranted anymore. The Pac-12 isn’t just USC and the nine dwarfs, nor is the Big 12 Oklahoma, Texas and the rest. College football has shifted, few dominating defenses remain and the team that can score at will is generally the victor.With an array of talented gunslingers and the brightest offensive minds in football running the show, it’s time the Pac-12 and, to a lesser extent, the Big 12, got their due. In any other industry, innovators who are ahead of the trends get praised. In college football, they get mocked.It may seem trivial to lament the biases in an attempt to change the narrative about the SEC and Pac-12, but doing so can have long-term repercussions. USC is probably not a playoff contender this year, but the Trojans certainly have the resources and talent to be a fixture in the conversation moving forward.If the committee were choosing between a one-loss USC team and a one-loss SEC team, it would stink if USC was passed over for competing in what is perceived to be a weaker conference. That is certainly a conceivable possibility as it stands now, which is the crux of my issue with the unjustified love affair the media and some coaches have with the SEC.Speaking of USC, the Trojans had a vintage blowout on Saturday. Though it is hard to put stock in their performance against that Colorado team, the victory showcased some maturity for the Trojans. Last time USC was coming off a road victory over a Top 25 opponent, they were upset by Boston College. To remain focused on the task at hand, and beat up on the Buffaloes was definitely a step in the right direction for this USC team.It was great to finally see the team open it up a bit. Most of the focus will be on the deep balls, but I was happy the Trojans finally started to utilize the middle of the field, throwing 15- to 20-yard passes between the hashes. Next week will be a better indication of the Trojan’s true offensive prowess, and hopefully it will power them to a victory at Rice-Eccles stadium. A third road win over a top-20 opponent would be very impressive. Even Jimbo might take notice. Jake Davidson is a sophomore majoring in accounting. His column, “Davidson’s Direction,” runs Mondays. To comment on this story, visit dailytrojan.com or email Jake at [email protected]last_img read more

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Iowa to launch statewide rape kit tracking system

first_imgDES MOINES — After a recent survey found thousands of sexual assault evidence kits were left untested in Iowa, the state is launching a plan to keep close track of such rape kits in the future.Lynn Hicks, communications director for the Iowa Attorney General’s Office, says a sample-tracking software company is being hired to roll out its Track-Kit system to all regions of the state by mid-2020.Hicks says, “Basically, it will follow the rape kits from the time a kit is at the medical facility or hospital and used in an exam, and then all the way through the final disposition of the case.”According to Hicks, the system will connect more than 1,200 users at Iowa medical facilities, law enforcement agencies, crime laboratories, and county attorney’s offices.“Most important, it will allow that sexual assault survivor to be able to get information on the status and location of the kit,” Hicks says, “so they would be able to follow it throughout the process.”A survey in 2017 by the Iowa Attorney General’s Crime Victim Assistance Division found more than 4,200 untested rape kits in police departments and sheriff’s offices across Iowa. Efforts are being made, Hicks says, to tackle that backlog, but the new tracking system is also crucial.“We think this is going to be a big step forward,” Hicks says. “This software will increase the accountability and transparency throughout the process and ultimately will empower survivors of sexual assault.”Of the 4,200 untested rape kits found statewide, more than 1,600 have been sent to private labs for testing. From those, Hicks says 235 DNA profiles have been entered into CODIS, the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System. Of those, 127 were hits, or matches to DNA in the database, enabling the information to be forwarded on to prosecutors.last_img read more

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Women’s Tennis Blanks SIUE, 7-0

first_imgThe Bulldogs made quick work of the Cougars in doubles to go up 1-0. Summer Brills and Kenya Williams rolled past Raillane Kamdem and Katherine Laue, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles, while Alex Kozlowski and Mela Jaglarz secured the doubles point with a 6-1 win at No. 3. Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (5,6,4,3,1,2) Match Notes 1. Brills, Summer (DU) def. Lara Tupper (SIUE) 6-2, 7-5 In singles, the Bulldogs continued to roll as they won the first set on all six courts. Doubles competition 1. Herder, Tess/Petushkova, Liza (DU) def. Lara Tupper/Ann-Christine Link (SIUE) 4-1 6. Kozlowski, Alex (DU) def. Angel Ikeda (SIUE) 6-0, 6-0 2. Brills, Summer/Williams, Kenya (DU) def. Raillane Kamdem/Katherine Lahue (SIUE) 6-1 Drake 7, SIUE 0Mar 03, 2018 at Edwardsville, Illinois (SIUE Tennis Courts)  3. Petushkova, Liza (DU) def. Raillane Kamdem (SIUE) 6-2, 6-1 Freshman Liza Petushkova clinched the Bulldogs’ victory as she cruised past Kamdem 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3. Jaglarz and Kozlowski both didn’t drop a game to win 6-0, 6-0 at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively and put Drake up 3-0. Singles competitioncenter_img Story Links Wiliams topped Lahue, 6-4, 6-0, at No. 4, while Brills and Tess Herder each earned their eighth win of the season at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, to secure the sweep of the Cougars. Drake returns to the Roger Knapp Tennis Center next weekend and will host Montana State on Friday, March 9 and Grand Canyon on Sunday, March 11. 3. Kozlowski, Alex/Jaglarz, Mela (DU) def. Anna Talley/Angel Ikeda (SIUE) 6-1 2. Herder, Tess (DU) def. Ann-Christine Link (SIUE) 7-6, 7-5 5. Jaglarz, Mela (DU) def. Anna Talley (SIUE) 6-0, 6-0 4. Williams, Kenya (DU) def. Katherine Lahue (SIUE) 6-4, 6-0 Box Score SIUE 0-8 Drake 9-2 EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – The Drake University women’s tennis swept SIU-Edwardsville, 7-0, Saturday afternoon in Edwardsville, Ill.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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