Eric Krasno And Scott Metzger Deliver Intimate Duo Show In New York City [Full Audio]

first_imgOn Tuesday night, fan-favorite Brooklyn-based guitarists Eric Krasno (Soulive, Lettuce) and Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead) came together for an intimate duo show a New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall.The show saw the two guitarists share vocal duties and switch back and forth between acoustic and electric guitars. The setlist for the evening featured a selection of songs from Krasno’s 2016 solo LP, Blood From A Stone (“Jezebel”, “Please Ya”, “Unconditional Love”), some songs written by Krasno for other artists (like Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s “Calling Out To You”), and more.You can listen to full audio of Eric Krasno and Scott Metzger’s duo show at the Rockwood below, taped, transferred, and uploaded by Eric McRoberts.Eric Krasno & Scott Metzger – 8/21/18 – Full Audio<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Next up for both of these guitarists is a trip to LOCKN’ in Arrington, VA this weekend, where Krasno will rejoin his old Lettuce cohorts for a tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band and Metzger will perform with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead as well as Chris Harford‘s Band of Changes. On Friday, August 31st, Eric Krasno will return to the Rockwood for an Eric Krasno & Friends Unplugged performance.For a full list of Krasno’s upcoming tour dates, head here. For a full list of Metzger’s upcoming shows, head here.Setlist: Eric Krasno & Scott Metzger | Rockwood Music Hall | New York, NY | 8/21/18Jezebel, I Knew The Bride [Nick Lowe], Please Ya, I’m Living Good [Louis Williams], That’s All Right [Jimmy Rogers], Halfway To Georgia, These Arms of Mine [Otis Redding], Calling Out To You, When I Was Young [The Wood Brothers], Love Is Strong, Unconditional LoveYou can catch Scott Metzger at the upcoming Brooklyn Comes Alive, set to take place simultaneously at three fan-favorite Williamsburg, Brooklyn venues on Saturday, September 29th. Scott Metzger will perform a very special set along with Cory Henry (Funk Apostles), Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power), MonoNeon (Prince, Ghost-Note), and Skerik at this year’s fourth-annual event.The one-of-a-kind event puts the focus on the artists, channelling the spirit of New Orleans Jazz Fest by night by curating unique collaborations, tributes, and passion projects for an unforgettable day of music. To check out the full artist and band lineups, or to grab your tickets today, head to the event website.***TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW***last_img read more

Spanish courses connect students and local community

first_imgSpanish classes at Notre Dame do not take place exclusively in the classroom.Since 2010, the department for romance languages and literatures together with the Center for Social Concerns (CSC) has offered various community-based learning (CBL) Spanish courses, in which students participate in service in the South Bend community to complement what they learn in the classroom.“The people that [Notre Dame students] are working with in the community not only put a face to the numbers and to the stories — which is something that we’ve heard over and over again from the students — but [they] make it very real and very personal, and it gives a sense of urgency or importance to what it is they’re learning,” Rachel Parroquin, the director of Spanish CBL courses at Notre Dame, said. “It really inspires them to do something.”Parroquin said in each CBL course, a class of Notre Dame students partners with a specific organization. Students attend class meetings in a traditional classroom setting in addition to spending a minimum of 10 hours doing service with their partner organization.“That’s really where the power of the pedagogy comes in — combining the experiential with the academic content,” she said.The program has grown since the introduction of the first CBL course in 2010, Parroquin said, and various teachers in the department of romance languages and literatures have piloted classes aimed at encouraging student engagement with the community.Associate professional specialist Maria Coloma is teaching the CBL course being offered this fall, in which students are traveling to Washington High School to mentor local high school students.Sophomore Geralyn Smith, who is currently taking Coloma’s class, said relationship-building is a key component of the course.“It is about focusing on their academics and helping them with school, but we also want to foster a relationship, which is why we’re paired with them,” she said. “So it’s about helping them with school but it’s also about being kind of a mentor, someone they can look up to.”Smith said the course marks a significant departure from her other classes, which dedicate a majority of their time to academics.“With this class, we discuss real issues that are affecting the Latino community, and that’s a big change,” she said. “Because it’s not just about me academically, it’s not about me growing academically, it’s also about me growing socially and being able to play a part in and have an impact on a community that’s not my own.”Senior Zach Wiley, who is also enrolled in Coloma’s course, said the service component of the course enables students to better understand the academic content taught during class meetings.“It’s real world,” he said. “In a lot of my science classes, you have the lecture and then you have the lab, and Spanish classes are pretty much just lecture. This [course] is sort of like a lab component.”The interactive nature of CBL courses also helps students understand complex topics and improve language skills through conversation with native speakers, senior Ray’Von Jones, who has previously taken three CBL courses, said.“The thing about CBL courses is they add another dimension to what you’re learning,” Jones said. “You learn theories in class, you learn things in a more abstract way, [but] then once you’re in contact with the community it’s easier to connect the dots, and it kind of brings the theory to life.“ … I overcame a huge threshold when I started taking my first community-based class. Because it’s one thing to learn Spanish and speak it in class — it’s more scripted — but to be talking with people? It’s a lot more difficult, and it’s a quicker, more efficient way to learn a language.”Tags: CBL courses, community engagement, Community Service, Spanishlast_img read more

Trojans are sorting out an identity crisis

first_imgThe horde of recruits had to be confused. Maybe everyone had mistakenly entered the wrong locker room.No, this had to be it. There were USC logos and colors plastered everywhere, but this was a far cry from the fun-loving, raucous atmosphere that they had heard so much about.This subdued scene wasn’t what the potential future Trojans had envisioned ­­— not that anyone had reason to suspect a party following Saturday’s embarrassment against Stanford.Mixed signals · Taylor Mays and the USC defense looked spectacular in the first five games, but have not been able to remain consistent. – Mike Lee | Daily TrojanBut as players and coaches floated around, it was undeniable that everyone was looking at a program in crisis.The postgame locker room usually feels like a grand reunion. On Saturday, everyone languished as though there had been a death in the family.“I’m not of a clear mind right now,” USC coach Pete Carroll said with a blank expression. “I’m not really sure how to deal with this.”Indeed, the Trojans are in a land largely foreign to them. In the past three weeks, the Trojans have been outscored 111-55 by their opponents. They have gone from national championship outsiders to potential Sun Bowl invitees in less than a month.Nearly every streak or staple of the program once thought to be invincible has wilted and died this year. There will be no eighth Pac-10 title, no BCS bowl, no top-five finish.“To be a senior and leave a legacy like this is sickening,” said senior safety Taylor Mays, who was expected to be the face of the Trojans this year.This team’s legacy is still undetermined with two games left, but more history is being etched into stone with each loss. But the key to salvaging what’s left of the season may be determining what the team’s true identity is.Carroll’s previous teams all had clear images of themselves that were reinforced by their performances on the field. Last year’s USC squad was perhaps the best example — an aggressive defense that, save for one game, repeatedly willed the team to victory regardless of circumstance.Trying to get a hold of the identity of the 2009 Trojans has been more difficult than tallying all the records set against them.It appeared at first as though the legacy of defensive units capable of carrying the Trojans as far as they needed to go would remain. At one point in the middle of the season, the defense was actually outpacing last year’s unit in almost every statistical category.But those days seem so far off now that it feels almost like a different era.The Trojans defense has been so maligned that it may become the eventual story of the season. The game against Notre Dame may be the hinge on which the season turned, as USC gave up its first (but certainly not last) touchdown pass of the season.From that point on, the Trojans’ offense frequently had to keep pace with the other team in frantic shootouts. And when it stumbled, things turned ugly.It made everyone wonder what happened to the defense and team we thought we knew.“I think we know who we want to be and who we represent,” Mays said. “We just have to find it, because this isn’t us.”He could have fooled me. Whatever the Trojans see themselves as, an entirely different picture is appearing on the field.The Trojans’ confused identity also applies to freshman quarterback Matt Barkley, whom fans were eager to make the face of the team since he was named the starter. Carroll was just as culpable in parading Barkley around, saying at one point that Barkley was playing as well as any quarterback that had recently come through USC.The act of pigskin hubris drew puzzled looks at the time and now seems so ridiculous that it is hardly worth examining. Barkley has embraced the position and all it entails to the best of his ability, but he remains a freshman quarterback playing at the highest level of college football.If a team has to take all of its cues from someone still finding his own way, it will falter more than once.“This isn’t what we’ve really grown up watching,” Barkley said after Saturday’s game.Barkley has not even been in the program for a full season but can already tell something is amiss with the team’s identity. For so long, USC’s image was derived from winning.Now, it will have to establish something outside of that formula.With two regular season games and a bowl game remaining, USC has the chance to right the ship to the best of its abilities. If it does, the salvaging effort may be the team’s legacy, which hardly seems appealing to players accustomed to Rose Bowls and conference championships.But better to have an imperfect identity than none at all.“Tackling Dummy” runs Tuesdays. To comment on this article, visit or email Michael at [email protected]last_img read more

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV First Drive Review

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Now On Sale In Japan Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on September 11, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News 17 photos Source: Electric Vehicle News Mitsubishi Updates 2019 Outlander PHEV With More Of Everything First Batch Of 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs Arrive In UK Britain’s favorite plug-in hybrid is as compelling an option as ever.In the four short years since Mitsubishi introduced the Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle, or PHEV, the unassuming family SUV has become a trailblazer. As the Qashqai brought SUVs into the mainstream 10 years ago, the Outlander has brought plug-in hybrids to the fore. It was the car that taught us environmentally friendly family cars needn’t be oddly shaped boxes like the Leaf or Prius. It was a planet-friendly, congestion charge-busting eco box, but one without the compromises of range or space or image.**This review comes to us via our partners over at Motor1 UK.It was a stroke of genius, and one that paid dividends for Mitsubishi – a brand that had previously been a small fish in a big pond. More than 100,000 Outlander PHEVs have been sold to date, and with the tide turning against diesel, its stock might be about to rise even further.More Outlander PHEV Info Mitsubishi certainly hopes so, and the Japanese company has refreshed its big hitter to ensure it continues to lead the plug-in charge.2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVFirst impressions?It might not look like Mitsubishi has changed all that much for the new Outlander, and there’s good reason for that – on the outside, at least, they haven’t. Yes, there’s a little bit of nip-tuck surgery here and there, with a new grille, lightly modified bumpers and a fresh rear spoiler, but that’s pretty much your lot.The cabin hasn’t changed much either, with a few new buttons and a revised instrument cluster joining the party, but it’s largely a case of same old, same old. It’s well put together and everything seems to work quite well, but it’s a bit bland.Don’t be fooled by the aesthetic consistency, though – the Outlander’s oily bits have had a near-total overhaul.A series of changes, including updated steering and revised suspension, are designed to improve the car’s handling, but the biggest changes involve the hybrid system.For those not yet initiated in the black art of the plug-in hybrid, the old Outlander PHEV used electric motors to power the front and rear wheels, while a 2-liter petrol engine could be used to charge the batteries once the 30-mile electric range had been used up or provide a bit more power.The newcomer works on much the same principle, but the old 2-liter engine has been replaced with a larger, more powerful 2.4-litre unit, while the electric motor on the rear axle has had a power boost, too. There’s also a slightly bigger battery, which enables the 2019 Outlander to manage 28 miles on electricity before the petrol engine kicks in.Official fuel economy figures have fallen slightly, too, although most drivers would still be delighted to manage 139 mpg, and all will be pleased to know that 46g/km CO2 emissions mean the Outlander PHEV is still exempt from paying London’s Congestion Charge.And for those wondering why the new car, complete with its larger battery, is less economical than its predecessor, it’s all down to the testing procedure. The new ‘real-world’ WLTP economy test, is far more stringent than its predecessor, and it’s brought the figures down noticeably.2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVHow does it drive?If you get the cars on the road (and refrain from driving as though your hair’s on fire), you’ll find that both the new car and its predecessor are capable of 30 miles on a charge. If anything, in fact, the new model might have slightly more range and possibly better economy. It’s difficult to tell on a single road test across varied terrain.What it definitely does have is more power. The engine’s only 14 bhp more powerful than before, and the rear motor has an advantage of just 13 bhp over its predecessor – it doesn’t sound like much, but it results in a half-second reduction in the 0-62 mph time.The seemingly small changes to the car’s steering and suspension have had a sizeable effect, too. The newcomer feels tauter and more composed than its predecessor, with the steering eliciting a sharper response from the front wheels.Sadly, the changes to the suspension have been less positive. The car’s lost some of its composure on uneven surfaces, and it feels a little wallowier than before.It’s quiet and refined in zero-emission electric mode, and the more potent motor allows the big SUV to travel at motorway cruising speeds without employing the help of the petrol engine. At those speeds, though, you really notice the absence of internal combustion, with wind and road noise becoming more prominent.At such speeds, though, the battery will soon run dry and the engine will kick in to provide assistance. It isn’t an especially noisy powerplant – certainly no worse than most four-cylinder diesels – but it does drone when it’s under load, particularly if you’re in ‘Sport’ mode.2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVShould I buy one?The plug-in hybrid Outlander is a slightly more capable car than its predecessor, but it still has its flaws. The cabin quality is reasonable, without being brilliant, and the looks are still neither here nor there. The 2019 car isn’t a massive step up from its forebears, either, so if you’re thinking of trading in a year-old PHEV, there’s no great rush.If you’re new to the hybrid market, though, or tempted by the prospect of an electric car but worried about range, the PHEV is as attractive a proposition as ever. If you have one of these and a short-ish commute (say 10 miles each way), as well as somewhere to charge overnight, you need never use petrol from Monday to Friday. But unlike a Renault Zoe or a Nissan Leaf, if you need to travel further afield at the weekend, the petrol engine makes that stress-free.Add in a relatively desirable SUV image, cheap company car tax and the bags of space on offer, then it’s easy to see how this car could tick an awful lot of boxes.2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVBASE PRICE £34,255*ENGINE 2.4-litre, four-cylinder petrol, plus two electric motorsTRANSMISSION Multimode eTransmissionOUTPUT 133bhp / 156lb ftDRIVE TYPE Four-wheel drive0-62 MPH 10.5secTOP SPEED 106mphFUEL ECONOMY 139mpg / 46g/kmSEATING CAPACITY 5CARGO VOLUME 463 litres read more