PREMIERE: Vinegar Mother Shares Delightfully Spacey Debut Record, ‘PHASES’

first_imgIn a sonically inspiring middle group where space rock and jazz fusion meet, you’ll find Vinegar Mother, the high-octane quintet hailing from Brooklyn, NY. Coming together in 2015, the lineup is comprised of Julia Zivic (vocals/lyrics), Itamar Gov-Ari (keyboard), Jason Zivic (drums), Mike Roninson (bass), with Chris Mazuera joining as lead guitarist late last year. Today, Live For Live Music is pleased to share their debut record, PHASES, ahead of its official release tomorrow. Listen below:<a href=”http://vinegarmother.bandcamp.com/album/phases”>PHASES by Vinegar Mother</a>For PHASES, the band wanted to keep true to a collaborative spirit and they revel in their ability to meld genres seamlessly. Take the opening track, “Moon Tomb,” for example; from the get-go, Vinegar Mother pulls the listener in with a groovy, R&B atmosphere, but by the 3rd track, “NEXUS,” they’ve gone and added spacey electronic elements. “Palm Sweat,” the album’s 5th track is a breezy first-date anthem for the modern millennial, as Zivic’s sultry vocals croon “Palm sweat / I’m in debt / I’m in a dilemma I just do not get.” “Shame” is reminiscent of Hiatus Kaiyote with elements of prog-rock elevating the band’s individual style.Throughout the record, Zivic’s powerhouse vocals swirl above the virtuoso talents of the band. The themes and lyrics on PHASES are definitely clever and encapsulates the human experience in modern times.Zivic shares: “In PHASES, Vinegar Mother believes it has a perfect blend of impressive instrumentation and honest emotion. The band would like all to journey through the album in song order to hear the interesting transitions and thoughtful flow of PHASES. In that way, Vinegar Mother hopes each composition reaches out to the listener and invites them inside the world of the leading lady. The lyrics, the musicality, and the ever-changing mood will hopefully make you go through ‘phases’ of your own.”For more information on Vinegar Mother, and for a list of upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.last_img read more

Reports: Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio with Lakers his top destination

first_imgThe San Antonio Express-News and ESPN.com were the first to report the 26-year-old Leonard’s desire to leave the Spurs, with each citing unnamed sources. Leonard’s relationship with the Spurs soured last season over the treatment of a quadriceps injury that limited him to nine games.Leonard has asked San Antonio to trade him, the Express-News reported. Leonard graduated from King High School in Riverside and had two standout seasons at San Diego State before the Spurs drafted him 15th overall in the 2011 draft.It’s unclear who the Lakers would send the Spurs in order to acquire Leonard, who is eligible for a five-year, $219-million contract extension from San Antonio. The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers also could be in the mix in a trade for Leonard, who has averaged 16.3 points and 6.2 rebounds during his NBA career.The Lakers have a number of talented young players who could be attractive in a trade for Leonard, including Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and Julius Randle. The deal might make more sense for the rebuilding Lakers than for the Spurs, however.San Antonio has been a fierce rival of the Lakers during Coach Gregg Popovich’s tenure with the Spurs. Popovich and Phil Jackson disliked each other after so many tense playoff battles, and it’s not clear the bitterness between the franchises has subsided since Jackson’s retirement from coaching in 2011. Related Articles Video highlights, social media reaction after Blazers shock Lakers, 100-93 On Mamba’s day, councilmen aim to create Kobe Bryant Boulevard Jubilation, anguish as race for NBA’s Western 8th seed gets as close as ever PreviousThe Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard drives past the Lakers’ Brandon Ingram during a 2017 game at Staples Center. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)The San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard pauses during their game against the Clippers Thursday. ///ADDITIONAL INFO: clippers.0220.kjs — Photo by KEVIN SULLIVAN / Orange County Register — 2/19/15 The Los Angeles Clippers take on the San Antonio Spurs Thursday night at Staples Center. 2/19/15Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard reacts as he gives a high five to teammate Patty Mills as they defeated the Clippers in overtime with the score of 111 to 107 of game two of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday. //ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Clippers0423Ð 04/22/15 Ð ED CRISOSTOMO, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER- Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard (2) celebrates after hitting the game-winning shot with seconds left on the clock against the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. The Spurs won, 98-96. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)NBA basketball player Kawhi Leonard answers questions from children attending his 4th Annual Kawhi Leonard Skills Camp on Saturday, Aug. 15 2015 at the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center.FILE- In this April 5, 2017, file photo, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard reacts to a play as he waits to enter the game during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in San Antonio. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press, Friday, June 15, 2018, that Leonard has told the Spurs that he would like to be traded this summer, the clearest sign yet that the relationship between the team and the All-Star is in disrepair. (AP Photo/Darren Abate, File)NBA basketball player Kawhi Leonard is approached by children attending his 4th Annual Kawhi Leonard Skills Camp on Saturday, Aug. 15 2015 at the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center.Clippers’ Chris Paul drives the lane against Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard during the second half of the game during the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday. Clippers wins with the score of 107 to 92. //ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Clippers0420– 04/19/15 – ED CRISOSTOMO, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER- Clippers vs. San Antonio SpursSpurs’ Kawhi Leonard applies defense against Clippers’ Blake Griffin during the first half of game five of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday. //ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Clippers0429– 04/28/15 – ED CRISOSTOMO, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER- Clippers vs. San Antonio SpursSpurs’ Kawhi Leonard drives the lane against Clippers’ Matt Barnes during the 4th quarter of game five of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Spurs wins with the score of 111 to 107. //ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Clippers0429Ð 04/28/15 Ð ED CRISOSTOMO, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER- Clippers vs. San Antonio SpursClippers’ DeAndre Jordan battles for the ball against Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard during the second half of the game during the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday. Clippers wins with the score of 107 to 92. //ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Clippers0420Ð 04/19/15 Ð ED CRISOSTOMO, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER- Clippers vs. San Antonio SpursThe Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard drives past the Lakers’ Brandon Ingram during a 2017 game at Staples Center. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)The San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard pauses during their game against the Clippers Thursday. ///ADDITIONAL INFO: clippers.0220.kjs — Photo by KEVIN SULLIVAN / Orange County Register — 2/19/15 The Los Angeles Clippers take on the San Antonio Spurs Thursday night at Staples Center. 2/19/15NextShow Caption1 of 11The San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard pauses during their game against the Clippers Thursday. ///ADDITIONAL INFO: clippers.0220.kjs — Photo by KEVIN SULLIVAN / Orange County Register — 2/19/15 The Los Angeles Clippers take on the San Antonio Spurs Thursday night at Staples Center. 2/19/15ExpandKawhi Leonard dressed in the Lakers’ purple and gold?A much-speculated trade to the Lakers from the San Antonio Spurs could be closer to reality, according to multiple reports on Friday. Leonard is said to be ready to sever ties with the Spurs, with Los Angeles as his preferred destination and the Lakers as his top team.The Lakers’ interest is believed to be mutual.The Clippers also could have interest in Leonard.center_img Plus, there are questions about the Spurs’ willingness to help create a Lakers superteam that could challenge the Golden State Warriors for NBA supremacy. After all, the Lakers are among the leading suitors for LeBron James and perhaps Paul George, another Southern Californian who would like to return.Additionally, it’s possible Leonard and the Spurs could settle their differences before the NBA draft Thursday and he could sign an extension in the coming weeks. Leonard and Popovich were scheduled to talk in the next few days, according to the Express-News report.The Spurs are the only team that can offer Leonard the five-year, $219-million deal.Meanwhile in Playa Vista, a few miles north of the Lakers’ training facility in El Segundo, the Clippers have two first-round draft picks, Nos. 12 and 13, and several intriguing players on their roster, which could be attractive should the Spurs grant Leonard’s trade demand.The Clippers are poised to begin their own rebuilding effort after missing the playoffs for the first time in seven seasons. They granted Chris Paul’s wish to be traded to the Houston Rockets last spring and dealt Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons in the summer, clearing the way for a remodel.Doc Rivers agreed to a contract extension last month and it’s believed he returned to coach the team because management is determined to return the franchise to playoff form without tearing apart the roster and starting from scratch. Acquiring Leonard would play a big part in that regard.For what it was worth, and that’s probably not a whole lot, one oddsmaker on Friday put the chances of Leonard joining the Lakers next season at 5/7. The Boston Celtics were next at 15/4, followed by the Spurs and 76ers at 5/1 and the Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers at 10/1.Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error How social media reacted after Lakers rout Blazers on Kobe night, 135-115 VIDEO: Watch Kyle Kuzma’s game winner and what he said about it last_img read more

England FA sacks manager Sam Allardyce

first_imgSTATEMENTThe FA can confirm that Sam Allardyce has left his position as England manager.Allardyce’s conduct, as reported today, was inappropriate of the England manager. He accepts he made a significant error of judgement and has apologised. However, due to the serious nature of his actions, The FA and Allardyce have mutually agreed to terminate his contract with immediate effect.This is not a decision that was taken lightly but The FA’s priority is to protect the wider interests of the game and maintain the highest standards of conduct in football. The manager of the England men’s senior team is a position which must demonstrate strong leadership and show respect for the integrity of the game at all times.Gareth Southgate will take charge of the men’s senior team for the next four matches against Malta, Slovenia, Scotland and Spain whilst The FA begins its search for the new England manager.The FA wishes Sam well in the future. London, United Kingdom | AFP | Sam Allardyce has left his role as England manager by mutual consent, the Football Association (FA) announced on Tuesday.Allardyce and the FA felt his position was untenable after he was caught making a series of controversial comments in an embarrassing newspaper sting.“The FA can confirm that Sam Allardyce has left his position as England manager,” an FA statement read.“Allardyce’s conduct, as reported today, was inappropriate of the England manager. He accepts he made a significant error of judgement and has apologised.“However, due to the serious nature of his actions, The FA and Allardyce have mutually agreed to terminate his contract with immediate effect.” Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

What Does An Olympia Kitchen Designer’s Kitchen Look Like?

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0 Having removed the wall, Trivonna placed the refrigerator in what was the family room, making room for a gas range. She moved the wall ovens only slightly, thus saving the cost of moving the electrical and making room for a pantry.I love my new kitchen – but not as much as I love my kitchen designing wife – Trivonna!!Cabinets by Trivonna444 Lacey Boulevard SE, Suite GLacey, WA 98503360.539.5057 Our refrigerator would not fit in the hole provided. I had to chop of the cabinet above, and take about an inch off the cabinet to the left. When the dishwasher was open, one couldn’t open the freezer door without hitting it.The cook top was on the end of the Island near the refrigerator (couldn’t open it while someone was standing at the cook top).It was hard on Trivonna to come home to that kitchen for over five years!center_img Submitted by Cabinets by TrivonnaOriginal kitchen during first stages of remodelingFor Cabinets by Trivonna, the answer to that question begs another question: When?We bought a 70’s vintage fixer-upper in 2005. Before we could remodel the kitchen, we decided to open our business – thus delaying our dream kitchen.The original kitchen was so bad that I didn’t take any “before” pictures until after we had begun to tear out the wall separating our kitchen and family room.last_img read more