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Last year, L4LM featured a young up and coming instrumental band, TAUK, that really struck a chord with us. At the time, the foursome was already on fire, blazing down a path of success that had them opening for such acts as Robert Randolph & The Family Band, moe., 311, and Teal Leaf Green. The foursome from Long Island have their own unique blend of jazz, rock, and funk that combine to deliver compositions and improvisation that is both experimental and extremely cohesive. A heavy touring schedule in 2012 had the band closing out the year on the road with Perpetual Groove and performing at the peak of their musicianship. With a new year comes new endeavors, and for TAUK that meant a commitment to hitting the studio. The result is a brand new full length album to follow up their debut EP Pull Factors. Entitled Homunculus, the album is a perfect embodiment of the talent and infectious groove that the band has already characterized themselves by on stage.Upon digging into Homunculus, you’ll find that the initial track, Dead Signal, is anything but a reflection on its title. The listener is immediately grabbed by an upbeat groove that will have you bobbing your head and playing your knees like a drum kit. High energy riffs and complex guitar work forewarn that this album will be a showcase of the undeniable talent of guitarist Matt Jalbert. Bassist Charlie Dolan’s prowess is evident on the subsequent track, Afro Tonic, a baseline dominant song which plays like a series of sweeping melodic breakdowns. Here, and through the next two tracks on the album the tempo is considerably lighter. Hello Narwhal seems almost the perfect background track to a blissful sunrise after a night raging live music. The Spot has a darker almost No Quarter-esque feel to it before we are treated to outstanding Jazz piano work from A.C. Carter halfway through the track. The Chemist and Carpentino’s Rebirth are high energy, fun tracks with super catchy hooks. They also show off a bit of that experimental side I was referring to earlier. In fact, all throughout this album you can hear elements of electronic and synth influence. At certain moments, tracks can sound downright spacey. The sound is often unique and definitely original.In When In Doubt, as with most tracks on the album, drummer Isaac Teel provides outstanding drum work. Dolan and Teel’s bass lines are literally the backbone of the album. Wrapping things up is my personal favorite offering from Homonculus. Titled In The Basement of The Alamo, the song clearly references the movie classic Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. The song has an amazing energy. It combines all the elements you find spread among the tracks that precede it. Outstanding Drum lines and guitar work with spacey keyboards make for a powerful statement.When it comes to music that is entirely instrumental, it is more of a challenge to give the audience a melody or hook they can latch onto. If the music fails at doing so then all of the songs sound the same and might as well be playing in the elevator of your apartment building. With Homonculus, TAUK has produced something that fans will be humming in their head well after the album has stopped playing. The studio effort is just as good as the talent and musicianship we have seen from the band in the live setting.L4LM is proud to be throwing TAUK’s Album Release Party at NYC’s Sullivan Hall on Wednesday, April 24th. Please join us and see what this band and this album is all about. You do not want to miss it!Show InfoBand/s: TAUK (Opener to be announced)Date: Wednesay, April 24thVenue: Sullivan HallTickets: This is an 18+ event. $12adv/$15dos Get your tickets here!
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The Premier League enters its Match Day 2 this weekend across England.Arsenal play their first home fixture of the season, when they host Burnley in the early kick off.Watford travel to Everton, Brighton welcome West Ham and Liverpool are away to Southampton.The late kick-off will see Manchester City clash with Tottenham Hotspur.Saturday, August 1712:30 Arsenal vs Burnley15:00 Aston Villa vs AFC Bournemouth15:00 Brighton & Hove Albion vs West Ham United15:00 Everton vs Watford15:00 Norwich City vs Newcastle United15:00 Southampton vs Liverpool17:30 Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur
Hard-hitting opener, Brandon King, is “ecstatic” about returning to the Guyana Amazon Warriors for the 2020 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). King was one of eight players retained by the five-time finalists ahead of the draft.In an interview with this publication, King stated, “it was always my intention to return to Guyana for this year’s CPL so I’m ecstatic that I’ve been retained. Looking forward to it.”The 25-year-old Jamaican, finished last season as the leading run-scorer with 496 runs and led Warriors into their fifth final but was unable to steer them to a maiden title. Despite being unable to lift the trophy, the explosive right-handed opener, who scored his side’s lone century last year confidently admitted: “The ultimate goal is always the trophy but that can only come if I perform my role for the team.”Reflecting on the 2019 campaign, King reminisced, “I would say last year’s competition had a big impact on my career for sure. I think my performances propelled my name in T20 cricket which led to me being selected for West Indies shortly after…it definitely played a major factor.”King has since played eight T20 Internationals for the Caribbean side and currently strikes at 134. Like his breakout season in 2019, King is hopeful this year’s performance can land him a spot in the West Indies’ squad for the T20 World Cup later this year.When asked about the prospects of a World Cup selection he replied, “Yes World Cup selection is one of my goals and I think CPL comes at the right time for anyone looking to put their name forward.”King pointed out that he understands the dynamics of the sport and acknowledged that the Caribbean is loaded with talent and that he will need to work hard this year in order to secure a place in the squad. “As a professional, you always want to keep improving and raising the bar so knowing that I had a good tournament last year, I definitely want to show consistency and give the team strong performances again.”However, preparation for the ‘biggest party in sport’ and cricketers across the globe been plagued by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and King says his training has been affected.“Covid has made it difficult for us as cricketers to have the same type of training we are used to. But it also gives us an opportunity to focus on improving ourselves,” King reckoned. He added, “I’ve been focusing primarily on fitness work during this time along with some batting drills that I can do at home.”With the uncertainty surrounding the tournament, King weighed in on some of the regulations that are being touted under which the competition could be played.On the possibility of playing without fans in the stands, King opined, “It is unfortunate as the fans are the ones who provide the atmosphere in the stadiums, especially in CPL. That being said the safety of the people comes first and I have no issue if it is deemed unsafe for there to be fans. It is just something we, as players, will have to adjust to.King added that it would be regrettable for the overseas players to be absent from the tournament. “The overseas players bring a lot of quality to every team and the tournament altogether,” he said adding “it can be seen as an opportunity for more local talent to be on display which could help the development of cricket in the region.CPL authorities have submitted a proposal to host the entire tournament in Trinidad and Tobago. As part of the proposal, the CPL has said it would want to host the entire tournament, comprising 34 matches, at Trinidad’s two main grounds, the Queen’s Park Oval and the Brian Lara Academy. Games might be played back-to-back on the same day at 10am and 6pm local time, meaning the tournament would be played over 25 days rather than last year’s 39. The tournament had initially been due to take place between August 19 and September 26.