Get Psyched For Fool’s Paradise With These Pump-Up Playlists

first_imgOn April 1 & 2, 2016, Lettuce, Purple Hat Productions, and Live for Live Music will host Fool’s Paradise, a funk-fueled destination beach event taking place in the heart of one of America’s most historic cities: St. Augustine, FL. For all the Funk Fools getting ready to meet us in St. Augustine, we’ve put together two playlists for your listening pleasures.Whether you’re sitting at a desk, driving down the highway, or en route to the festival itself, these tunes will surely help make the wait well worth the while. We’ve separated the playlist between two days, as to account for the uniquely diverse vibes expected from each day’s respective lineups. Friday’s playlist features the thundering funkitudes of Lettuce, GRiZ, Break Science, Goldfish, Marvel Years, and more. Take it for a spin:Saturday’s playlist features the undeniable soul drenching sounds of Lettuce, Vulfpeck, Chris Robinson, The Meters, Dumpstaphunk, The Nth Power, Neal Casal’s Circles Around The Sun, Brasstracks, and more. Get lost here:In case the sounds aren’t enough to get you excited, here are ten more reasons why you should attend Fool’s Paradise. Peep the full schedule below!last_img read more

Badgers bounce back in double-digit win over Nebraska

first_imgLast season the Wisconsin men’s basketball team lost three straight games in the month of January and after a loss to Rutgers last Sunday, UW was bound and determined to not let it happen again this season.Led by senior forward Frank Kaminsky, who returned from a one-game absence due to a concussion, the Badgers (16-2, 4-1 Big Ten) were able to knock off the likes of Terran Petteway and Nebraska (10-7, 2-3 Big Ten) for a 70-55 victory in front of 17,279 at the Kohl Center Thursday night, avoiding a two-game losing streak.Kaminsky scored a team-high 22 points on 7 of 11 shooting including 4-for-5 from three. He was one of five Badgers in double figures on the night along with Nigel Hayes (13), Sam Dekker (11), Bronson Koenig (11) and Duje Dukan (10).“It was good to have him back on the court,” Dekker said of Kaminsky. “He obviously opens up the court for everybody both on the offensive and defensive end of the court.”Despite the plethora of scoring from Kaminsky and the rest of the Badgers, Nebraska hung around in the first half and into the second half before UW finally pulled away.Walter Pitchford cut the Wisconsin lead to 40-36 with 16:46 left in the second half but Wisconsin went on a 22-4 run to put the game out of reach from Nebraska at 62-40. Twelve of UW’s 22 points in that stretch came via the three-ball with Dukan, Dekker, Koenig and Kaminsky all knocking down shots from beyond the arc.The Badgers were 11 of 21 (52.4 percent) from three on the night, going 21 of 43 (48.8 percent) overall. Wisconsin’s ability to stretch the Nebraska defense allowed them to not only knock down shots, but made things more open in the lane.“The way [Wisconsin] made three pointers was really the difference,” Nebraska head coach Tim Miles said. “When five different guys combine for 11 threes and Frank [Kaminsky] goes 4-for-5 and hadn’t made one in three or four games; it was hard.”Koenig made just his second career start Thursday night in his new role as the starting point guard as he fills in for the injured Traevon Jackson. He played 37 minutes – including every minute of the first half – scoring 11 points on 4 of 5 (3-for-4 three-point) shooting with four rebounds and an assist.“[Koenig] played well,” Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan said. “We know he has the ability. His teammates know and they trust him and he’s been on the floor in a lot of big situations in his two years here.”“Bronson passed the test in his first home start,” Dekker said of Koenig. “He did a great job tonight running the offense. He was very poised and just very relaxed out there.”While he knew he would have an increased role with Jackson out, even Koenig was surprised with his playing time Thursday night, sitting out just three minutes in the second half. Most of that time on the bench came with Wisconsin holding a large lead over the Cornhuskers in the final minutes of the second half.“I expected to play more than my average [minutes] but not quite 37 [minutes],” Koenig said. “But it felt good to have some freedom out there and I thought we did a good job of just running our offense.”While Koenig was running the show for the Badgers, Petteway was putting on a show of his own for Nebraska in the first half. The preseason All-Big Ten selection scored 20 of Nebraska’s 27 first half points including the final ten Cornhusker points of the half.The majority of the first half went back-and-forth but the Badgers gained a 34-27 halftime lead after three straight three-pointers to end the half from Kaminsky and Koenig.In the second half Wisconsin was able to slow Petteway and the rest of the Cornhusker offense as he managed just seven points on 3 of 7 shooting. No other Nebraska player scored in double figures Thursday night.“His shots just weren’t going down the same way,” Ryan said of Petteway’s second half performance. “He hit some tough shots in the first half.”Thursday’s victory over Nebraska was a pivotal one for Wisconsin as they are now in a tie with Maryland for first place in the Big Ten at 4-1. A double-digit win over a quality conference opponent was just what the Badgers needed to get back on the winning track.“Obviously beating a team like Nebraska the way we did is pretty positive and it’ll give us some confidence going forward,” Kaminsky said. “And Bronson stepped up and played really well and ran the offense really well so we’re excited about the opportunity we have in front of us.”Wisconsin returns to the court for the next time on Tuesday, Jan. 20 for another home game against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Tip is scheduled for 8 p.m. from the Kohl Center.last_img read more

Hernandez put on disabled list with ribcage injury

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Pederson suffered an AC joint injury two years ago as well while making a diving play in Triple-A. He said the pain and poor range of motion he woke to on Wednesday was “pretty similar.” He went on the DL for two weeks that time.“I can’t really put deodorant on. It’s tough to get dressed — all pretty much as expected,” Pederson said of the day after. “I’m doing treatment and stuff, and the training staff is going to get me right as soon as possible.”Rotation worriesDodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was scheduled to have his back examined by Dr. Robert Watkins onn Wednesday afternoon. Given that Kershaw has not thrown his usual between-starts bullpen, it becomes increasingly unlikely that he will be able to make his next scheduled start on Friday — regardless of the results of Wednesday’s exam.“I think we’re still holding out hope,” Roberts said before Wednesday’s game. “Things can always change. But that’s where we are now.”With Hyun-Jin Ryu and Brandon McCarthy each scheduled to make at least one more rehab start, Mike Bolsinger now pitching as a reliever and Ross Stripling and Carlos Frias still building up their pitch counts, the Dodgers might have exhausted all of their internal options to replace Kershaw in the rotation Friday if necessary.That has sent the Dodgers’ front office shopping outside the organization. One report has linked them with Erasmo Ramirez, a 26-year-old right-hander currently pitching out of the Tampa Bay Rays’ bullpen. Ramirez won 11 games for the Rays last season and has made 63 starts for the Seattle Mariners and Rays over five seasons. Overall, he is 25-24 with a 4.18 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in the major leagues.“That’s a possibility. I think anything’s possible,” Roberts said of a trade being made to add an option for the rotation. “If something comes to fruition, it does. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t. But obviously somebody has to start Friday if it’s not Clayton.”Urias staysThe kid stays in the picture.Circumstances have overtaken the Dodgers’ plan to shut down 19-year-old rookie Julio Urias in mid-season to cap his innings and save him for later in the season. With the Dodgers struggling just to fill out a five-man rotation, Roberts acknowledged that Urias will continue to start for the Dodgers for the time being.“I think that Julio has continued to earn the right to have some starts here,” Roberts said. “With where we’re at with this rotation, he’s given us valuable innings.“I would say the odds of Julio being in the rotation up until the All-Star break are very high.”Urias is 1-2 with a 4.09 ERA in seven starts. He threw a career-high 100 pitches and went six innings for the first time Tuesday to earn his first major-league win. MILWAUKEE >> Joc Pederson hit the wall at Miller Park so hard it injured Kike’ Hernandez’s ribs.A day after Pederson suffered a shoulder injury on his game-saving catch, it wasn’t Pederson but Hernandez who went on the DL to clear a roster spot for right-hander Brock Stewart. Hernandez was placed on the DL with left ribcage inflammation and won’t be eligible to return until after the All-Star break.Hernandez said he “tweaked something” in his left side while making throws from the outfield during some extra defensive work with coach George Lombard during the Dodgers’ most recent homestand. He got treatment but the pain flared up again during the series in Pittsburgh.“I guess I shouldn’t have played those games in Pittsburgh,” Hernandez said. “But when you only play once or twice a week, you don’t really want to say, ‘No.’ ”center_img Hernandez walked three times when he started Monday’s day game and joked that was only because it hurt to swing.He said he had X-rays taken in Milwaukee on Tuesday, which were negative. If there is no improvement before the Dodgers return to Los Angeles this weekend, Hernandez will likely undergo an MRI.“We had to make a move (to add Stewart), so it was either Joc or me,” Hernandez said. “I guess my thing can get worse (by playing). Joc really can’t.”Pederson could still land on the DL depending on how quickly his shoulder recovers. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts acknowledged that as “a possibility.”“It’s going to be a two- or three-day thing and then at that point in time we’ll make a decision,” Roberts said.last_img read more

Tottenham 0-3 Liverpool: Sterling shines as Reds wrap up easy victory

first_img1 Raheem Sterling celebrates his goal against Tottenham Tottenham’s troubles against the Premier League big boys continued as they were humbled 3-0 by Liverpool at White Hart Lane.Spurs picked up just one point from their matches against Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea last season, and that poor form continued in north London.Mario Balotelli, making his Reds debut, had an early chance to open the scoring but saw his strong header saved by Hugo Lloris, and then pushed the rebound wide of the post.But Liverpool were to open the scoring, in the eighth minute, when Raheem Sterling tucked home Jordan Henderson’s superb cross across the front of goal.Emmanuel Adebayor had the chance to equalise, moments later, but his lob over Simon Mignolet landed on top of the goal, rather than in it.Balotelli was handed another opportunity to open his account, with Hugo Lloris floundering outside of his box, but the Italian couldn’t direct his shot towards goal.Tottenham came back into the game during the latter stages of the half. Nacer Chadli had a superb chance to score, but was foiled by Simon Mignolet, who parried his close range shot to safety.Liverpool doubled their lead on 49 minutes when Steven Gerrard coolly slotted home a penalty awarded for Eric Dier’s light challenge on Joe Allen.It was another Spurs star though who was at fault for Liverpool’s third. Andros Townsend’s first touch after coming on gave the ball straight to Alberto Moreno, who stormed half the length of the field and unleashed an unstoppable drive past Lloris to wrap up the match.The result sees Liverpool move up to fifth in the Premier League table, while Tottenham drop to sixth.last_img read more