Formula 5 Reveals 30+ Dates For Summer Tour

first_imgUpstate New York-based funk jam band Formula 5 has announced a 31-show summer tour throughout the Northeast and stretching into the Midwest. The extensive tour, which will keep the quartet on the road through September, features multiple festival dates as well as shows alongside acts like Sprocket, Teddy Midnight, Pink Talking Fish, and more. After a pair of shows last week, the band will keep things moving in NY’s Finger Lakes region with a trio of shows in Rochester, Canandaigua, and Johnson City. Made up of guitarist/vocalist Joe Davis, drummer Greg Merek, bassist James Woods, and keyboardist/vocalist Matt Richards, Formula 5 has been attracting a rapidly growing fanbase with their mix of original, improvisational music and diverse and interesting covers. The band has been busy in 2016, opening for Twiddle in February, holding a month-long residency at Nectar’s in Burlington, VT, performing at a Bernie Sanders rally in Albany on April 11th, and sharing the stage with talented peers like The Jauntee, Strange Machines, Gubbilidis, Haley Jane and the Primates, Teddy Midnight, and Goose.Check out F5Jams.com for soundboard recordings of select shows throughout the tour. You can watch footage of the band’s 2/3/16 performance at Nectar’s below:Check out the full schedule below, and head to the band’s website for details.Formula 5 Upcoming Tour Dates:May 19 Flour City Station, Rochester, NY ?May 20 V Pub, Canandaigua NY$May 21 Ransom Steele Tavern, Johnson City, NYJune 3 Funk n Waffles, Syracuse, NY&June 9-12 Disc Jam Music Festival, Stephentown, NYJune 15 The Saint, Asbury Park, NJJune 16 The Acoustic, Bridgeport, [email protected] 17 89 North Music Venue, Patchogue, NY ++June 18 King Neptune’s, Lake George, NYJune 24 Olive’s, Nyack, [email protected] 25 The Press Room, Portsmouth, NY “”July 7 Ohana Music Festival, Fairfax, VTJuly 8 – Kings Rook, Erie, PAJuly 9 Irish Bob’s, Youngstown, OHJuly 11 Woodlands Tavern, Columbus, OHJuly 14 Beachland, Cleveland, OH%July 15 Stanley’s, Cincinatti, OH%July 16 James Street Gastropub, Pittsburgh, PAJuly 21 The Waterhole, Saranac Lake, NYJuly 22 Bellstock, East Jewett, NYJuly 23 American Beauty, NYC!July 28, Nectar’s, VT ()August 2 Dutch Apple Boat Cruise, Albany, NYAugust 5 BSP Lounge, Kingston, NY =August 6 Backwoods Pondfest, Peru, NYAugust 12 The Downtown Barn, Liberty, NYAugust 18 King Neptune’s, Lake George, NY >? with Stereo Nest$ with Haewa# with Triple Down and Ultra Vibe& with Michael Mwenso & the [email protected] with The Fluid Druids++ with Funkin A and Wild Adriatic“” with Revibe~ Phish post show with Pink Talking Fish% with Foto! with Sprocket() Tumbledown Pre-Party with Teddy Midnight= with The Other Brothers>< with Goose<> with lespeciallast_img read more

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NFF honours Okwaraji on 31st anniversary of death

first_imgRelatedPosts Ministry reads riot act to NFA, Clubs over resumption of league Super Eagles to unveil new Nike jersey in Portugal CAF, NFF celebrate Enyeama at 38 The Nigeria Football Federation marked the 31st anniversary of the death of Samuel Okwaraji, who died at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos on the August 12, 1989, during a match.The NFF posted an emotional message on its official Twitter handle in memory of the late energetic and all-round midfield monster. “Today, we remember former @NGSuperEagles midfielder, Samuel Sochukwuma Okwaraji who passed on to glory, in active service, on this day in 1989. His legend lives forever. Keep resting Soldier. #WeRememberOkwaraji. ” NFF said in a tweet.Okwaraji was born on May 19, 1964.He qualified as a lawyer and had a masters in international law from the Pontifical Lateran University of Rome.He made eight appearances for Nigeria and scored once in the process.He was a member of Nigeria’s Green Eagles squad that won silver at the 1988 African cup of Nations in Morocco. Before his death, Okwaraji played for several clubs in Europe, including AS Roma, NK Dinamo Zagreb, Austria Klagenfurt, VfB Stuttgart, and SSV Ulm 1846.Tags: National Stadium SurulereNFFSamuel Okwarajilast_img read more

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Done Deal: Manchester United reach agreement for Di Maria

first_imgManchester United have agreed a £65 million deal with Real Madrid for winger Angel Di Maria, Goal understands.Goal reported on Saturday that United had made a breakthrough in their attempts to bring the 26-year-old to Old Trafford, with the player having decided that he wanted to join the Premier League club.And with talks between the two sides having accelerated in the last 24 hours, Di Maria has now arrived in Manchester and is expected to agree personal terms and complete a medical on Tuesday.Goal understands that Louis van Gaal’s side will offer Di Maria a wage packet that will eclipse Wayne Rooney’s £300,000-per-week deal, including the Argentine’s £5m signing-on fee and additional bonuses.United will pay Madrid a British record fee in the region of £65m, including add-ons, for the former Benfica star, surpassing the £50m that Chelsea shelled out to Liverpool to take Fernando Torres to Stamford Bridge in 2011.Goal revealed back in July that an agreement between the Premier League club and Real Madrid was close and Ancelotti confirmed on Sunday that Di Maria had said his goodbyes ahead of a move to Manchester. Di Maria will add to the signings of Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw and Argentina international defender Marcos Rojo,who joined from Sporting Lisbon earlier in August.As revealed by Goal, the deal for Di Maria, including bonuses, salary package and various other add-ons and bonuses, could surpass the £150m mark.The 26-year-old, who fell down the pecking order at Madrid following the summer arrivals of Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez, could go straight into the United squad for the Premier League meeting with Burnley on Saturday.last_img read more

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Soccer great Pele remains in intensive care

first_imgSoccer legend Pele remained in an intensive care unit Monday, a week after he was hospitalized with a urinary tract infection.The 74-year-old has no fever and is receiving antibiotics intravenously, according to doctors at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil.They are planning tests on Tuesday to analyze the need for possible renal support.Pele, who was born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, was admitted to the hospital November 24. He had recently undergone surgery at the same facility to remove kidney stones.The athletic icon had one kidney removed during his days as a player, said his aide, Jose Fornos Rodrigues.Known as “The Black Pearl” and “The King,” Pele is one of the best known names in all of sports. He burst onto the scene as a teenager, helping lead his native Brazil to the 1958 World Cup championship.Pele went on to star on two other World Cup title teams, in 1962 and 1970. He also had a breakthrough career with the Brazilian club Santos and later with the New York Cosmos of the now-defunct North American Soccer League.In 2000, Pele and Argentina’s Diego Maradona were named co-Players of the Century by FIFA, the international soccer governing body.Since retiring from soccer, Pele has remained in the public eye as a product pitchman, ambassador for the sport of soccer and advocate for Brazil’s poor, having grown up as one of them in the inland city of Tres Coracoes.last_img read more

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World number one Barty beaten in Brisbane

first_imgWorld number one Ashleigh Barty lost her first match of the year as she was beaten by qualifier Jennifer Brady at the Brisbane International.Australia’s Barty, who had a first-round bye, lost 6-4 7-6 (7-4) to Brady in the second round.Barty did not create a break point during the match and won just one point on the American’s first serve.Brady, who beat Maria Sharapova in the first round in Brisbane, will play fifth seed Petra Kvitova next.Czech Kvitova, who reached the Australian Open final in 2019, breezed past Russia’s Liudmila Samsonova 6-3 6-2 in 61 minutes.Barty was knocked out in the first round in her previous appearance at Brisbane in 2018. The 23-year-old said she did not feel any extra pressure because of her top ranking.“It doesn’t change the way that I practise. It doesn’t change me as a person,” Barty said.“I think that you guys [journalists] enjoy the fact that you get something to write about and you have something to talk about.“So hopefully I make it interesting for you, but I don’t look at it beyond that.”Williams survives scare in AucklandSerena Williams was knocked out in the second round in Auckland in 2017 Serena Williams fought back from a set down to beat fellow American Christina McHale and reach the quarter-finals of the Auckland Classic.Williams, who reached the doubles semi-finals with Caroline Wozniacki on Wednesday, eventually came through 3-6 6-2 6-3.“I really need to play matches like that to get to my goals,” the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion said.“Tournament time is super important. After losing that first set I’m just glad to be still in the event.”Williams has also put a dress she wore earlier in the week up for auction to raise money for the bushfire relief fund in Australia. She will face Laura Siegemund next after the German beat 15-year-old Coco Gauff 5-7 6-2 6-3.American Gauff jokingly told off her father and coach, Corey, for swearing during an on court during a change of ends.last_img read more

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