song capital – F-BOD http://f-bod.com/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 13:28:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://f-bod.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/fbod-150x150.png song capital – F-BOD http://f-bod.com/ 32 32 A Colorful Homecoming for The Clay People: Iconic NY Rockers Debut New Songs and New Comic Book https://f-bod.com/a-colorful-homecoming-for-the-clay-people-iconic-ny-rockers-debut-new-songs-and-new-comic-book/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 13:20:00 +0000 https://f-bod.com/a-colorful-homecoming-for-the-clay-people-iconic-ny-rockers-debut-new-songs-and-new-comic-book/ Capital region industrial punk/metal rock legends The Clay People came out of the underground this weekend, playing their first local gig in years on Friday June 17e at Albany empire live. The enduring icons not only gave fans a preview of their upcoming studio album, Cult Hypnotica, but also took the opportunity to launch his […]]]>

Capital region industrial punk/metal rock legends The Clay People came out of the underground this weekend, playing their first local gig in years on Friday June 17e at Albany empire live. The enduring icons not only gave fans a preview of their upcoming studio album, Cult Hypnotica, but also took the opportunity to launch his own comic.

The Clay People performing at Empire Underground on 6/17/22.

From humble beginnings on the underground Industrial Darkwave scene to making a splash on their eponymous debut label, it’s been a long and strange journey for these Albany rockers. Born from the unique creative bond of Daniel Dinsmore, Brian McGarvey and Daniel Neet, The Clay People began making music together in 1989. In the decades that followed, the band added guitarist Jared Weed and bassist Eric Braymer and continued to share the stage with internationally acclaimed tours such as Stained, Static X, Clutch, Rob Zombie, Disturbed, Filter and Stabbing Westward to name a few. In 2020, the band apparently rose from the dead and released Demonic Heroes and Other Extraordinary Phantasmagoric Anomalies and Fables, a bold and massive album that sent a clear message: this band is far from over.

Daniel Neet performing with The Clay People at Empire Underground on 6/17/22.

In fact, 2022 is shaping up to be one of The Clay People’s most prolific years in quite some time. After spending the pandemic unleashing their trapped energy and recording an extensive library of new material, the band have just put the finishing touches on their latest studio album, the highly anticipated Cult Hypnotica, which should fall on July 1st with support dates expected to be announced shortly thereafter. To help keep the hype train going a bit, The Clay People decided to give some of their oldest and most dedicated fans a taste of the new material during a hometown performance at the new, but familiar Empire Underground in downtown Albany, a venue strongly reminiscent of the old Clifton Park Northern Lights where TCP played some of its most legendary shows.

The Clay People are releasing their own comic “Colossus” in Albany, NY on 06/17/22.

Opening the performance with a somewhat muddled cover of Lo Fidelity Allstars’ “Battle Flag,” it wasn’t long before the ruckus resumed with “Colossus,” the song that inspired the band’s new comic of the same name. . The comic, which was produced in collaboration by Top Cow Productions, Inc and Epitome Studios, was sold for the first time at the bands merchandising table. After a squealing version of “NoW,” The Clay People then released a song everyone seemed to know, “Plug” from their groundbreaking 1998 self-titled album.

You can’t give in
Living in this guilt of sin
losing its grip
What can you do with it?
Are you part of it?
You can’t give in

“Plug” lyrics

Spending much of the show perched atop the front row barricade, frontman Daniel Neet’s stage presence was powerful and commanding. Dressed in black, wearing sunglasses, and looking a bit like the late Layne Staley (Alice in Chains), Neet’s unique voice shifted effortlessly from low baritone to speaking, going through all the tantrums. Still sounding great after all these years, Neet put everything he had into this performance and with enough vigor for a man half his age.

The Clay People performing at Empire Underground on 6/17/22.

After “Plug”, The Clay People would then launch a series of songs from their next album, including “Turn Me On”, “Cult Hypnotic”, “Drugs”, She Loves” and “Destroy All Humans”, before returning to them. TCP staples like “X-Ploding Head” and “Pariah” that had heads banging in unison and screaming “I don’t want to die here”. band then played the most commercially successful song in their catalog, the heavy and irresistible 1998 classic anthem, “Awake” and finally closed the performance with one of their oldest songs, “Pierre.”

A little older and wiser, but just as intense. While their sound has evolved over the years, The Clay People have always stayed true to their heavy punk roots and despite the odds have managed to stay relevant for over thirty years. Outlasting most of the bands they’ve started and with a new album around the corner, it almost feels like The Clay People have found the fountain of youth. With the physically demanding type of music they play and their equally demanding show, you have to wonder how long these guys can perform at this type of level. Pondering this question, singer Dan Neet simply smiled and said, “Like a cockroach. You can’t get rid of me. We will continue until we are dead. Cult Hypnotica comes out July 1st.

Clay People | June 17, 2022 | Albany, NY | Underground Empire

Set list: Battle Flag (intro), Colossus, Now, Plug, Turn Me On, Cult Hypnotic, Drugs, She Loves, Destroy All Humans, X-ploding Head, Strange Day, Pariah, Awake, Stone

Check out the show’s full photo gallery and fan-recorded video of “X-ploding Head,” “Awake” and “Stone,” below from NYS music photographer Zak Radick.

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Spoon Shares Adrian Sherwood’s “My Babe” Video And Remix https://f-bod.com/spoon-shares-adrian-sherwoods-my-babe-video-and-remix/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 16:06:48 +0000 https://f-bod.com/spoon-shares-adrian-sherwoods-my-babe-video-and-remix/ Spoon released “My Babe” as the new single from this year’s excellent album Lucifer on the couch. The video was directed by Jamie-James Medina and stars Brad Lelandwho you may know as Buddy Garrity on Friday night lights. It’s based on a short-lived ’70s variety show starring “Cowboy” music producer Jack Clement, and you can […]]]>

Spoon released “My Babe” as the new single from this year’s excellent album Lucifer on the couch. The video was directed by Jamie-James Medina and stars Brad Lelandwho you may know as Buddy Garrity on Friday night lights. It’s based on a short-lived ’70s variety show starring “Cowboy” music producer Jack Clement, and you can watch that on Spoon’s Facebook.

They also entrusted “My Babe” to the dub maestro Adrian Sherwood, which delivers a very cool “reconstruction” of the song, with echoing drums, bass and lots of flutes. Listen to that below.

Spoon will soon be back on tour, with headline dates in July, then the Lights Camera Factions tour with Interpol and The goon sax. This includes a show at Asbury Park’s Stone Pony Summer Stage August 25. All dates are listed below.

SPOON HEADLINE TOUR DATES
7.7 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom *
7.8 – Albany, NY @ Empire Live*
7.9 – Quebec City, QC @ Quebec City Summer Festival
7.11 – London, ON @ London Music Hall #
7.12 – Kalamazoo, MI @ State Theater #
7.13 – Madison, WI @ Le Sylvee #
7.15 – Urbana, Illinois @ Canopy Club #
7.16 – Iowa City, IA @Englert Civic Theater#
7.18 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theater ^
7.19 – Regina, SK @ Conexus Arts Center ^
7:20 p.m. – Saskatoon, SK @ Coors Center ^
7:22 – Edmonton, AB @ Calgary Folk Fest
7:25 p.m. – Victoria, BC @ Capital Ballroom ^
7.26 – Vancouver, BC @Commodore^

* Water your eyes
# Bodega
^ Speaks of widow

SPOON + INTERPOL “LIGHTS CAMERA FACTIONS” TOUR
8:25 a.m. – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
8.26 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage #
8.27 – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point
8.28 – Providence, RI @ Bold Point Pavilion
8:30 a.m. – Columbus, OH @ KEMBA LIVE! Outside
9.1 – Cincinnati, OH @ Andrew J. Brady Music Center
9.2 – Atlanta, Georgia @ The Eastern %
9.3 – Asheville, NC @ Lapin Lapin
9.4 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium *
9.6 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Outdoors
9.8 – Indianapolis, IN @ TCU Amphitheater at White River Park
9.9 – St. Louis, MO @ Stifel Theater
9.10 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion
9.13 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
9.14 – Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheater
9.16 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
9.17 – Portland, OR @ Pioneer Courthouse Square
9.18 – Portland, OR @ Pioneer Courthouse Square

# Metric, Interpol, Spoon
% Interpol only
* Spoon only
All dates with The Goon Sax except 08/26

Check out the photos from Spoon’s spring show at the Hammerstein Ballroom:

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Alive at 5: Spafford and Annie in the Water Jam Out at Jennings Landing https://f-bod.com/alive-at-5-spafford-and-annie-in-the-water-jam-out-at-jennings-landing/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 15:12:00 +0000 https://f-bod.com/alive-at-5-spafford-and-annie-in-the-water-jam-out-at-jennings-landing/ Making their first visit to Albany since October 2017, Spafford returned to the capital region with a vengeance on Thursday, June 16. Headlining the second week of Albany’s beloved Alive at 5 concert series, organizers couldn’t have booked a more fitting act for “Jam Night” than the improvisational quartet of the Arizona; a band that […]]]>

Making their first visit to Albany since October 2017, Spafford returned to the capital region with a vengeance on Thursday, June 16. Headlining the second week of Albany’s beloved Alive at 5 concert series, organizers couldn’t have booked a more fitting act for “Jam Night” than the improvisational quartet of the Arizona; a band that has cemented its reputation in recent years by sometimes surprising audiences with unannounced one-song shows.

Despite a tornado warning in parts of western New York, mother nature played well, and so did the band. Indeed, the jams at Jennings Landing that night went on long and loud and judging by the looks of many newbies in the crowd, it was as if the music was hitting them on the head like a sonic hammer, and they loved it.

The opening band and local legends Annie in the Water started the evening as only they can. The whole band was thrilled to play for Alive at Five and it showed from the first note. Although not the heavy sets fans may be used to, Annie’s boys threw a well balanced set that had a large part of the people on their feet. They chose original songs along with a great cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” that made their fans fall in love with the band.

set list: Time to Play, In the Sand, Lights up, River, Dreams (Fleetwood Mac), Seeds, Dancing the Night Away

At a time when “jamming” is often considered a dirty word, Spafford no doubt what type of group they are. Consisting of Brian Moss (guitar/vocals), Jordan Fairless (bass), Andrew “Red” Johnson on keyboards, and Nick Tkachyk on drums, their social media bio simply says, “We Jam.” But while this week’s theme was “Jam night”, it was anything but your typical Spafford show. On the one hand, it was completely free, thus attracting many curious and novice listeners. Second, due to the city’s 8 p.m. curfew, the band only had time to play one set and no encores. Another key element missing was the bands elaborate light show, which due to the time of day was an impossibility.

annie spafford in the water

Well aware of these limitations, Spafford played smart and opted for an almost “festival-like” setlist. With ears for the first time on them, they decided to offer a collection of some of their best known and most accessible compositions. Kicking off with one of the songs that put them on the map, the opening riff of “Electric Taco Stand” made it clear that despite the constraints, these Arizona cats came to Albany to boogie down. . After a beautiful, contemplative version of Andrew “Red” Johnson singing “Slip and Squander,” bassist Jordan Fairless got his chance to shine on what was perhaps the highlight of the night, “Leave the Light On.” Shifting gears from its reggae-style structure, this version would drift into a delicate and wondrously sublime space before Jordan rolled it up and led fans through the call-and-response portion of the song, so even beginners could be seen speaking the words. unison.

annie spafford in the water

It should be noted that the guys seemed to be having fun on stage. Smiles all around, Jordan in particular seemed more jovial than usual, even making all sorts of “bassy faces” and playing Brian’s tasty tongue-sticking licks during an absolutely epic version of “Back Door. funky”. Showcasing their versatility and displaying their ability to blend various genres seamlessly into one, the night had everything from dirty funk and up-tempo jamtronica, to rump-shaking reggae, introspective instrumentals and all the rock n’ shredding festivals. roll courtesy of Mr. Brian Moss and his custom Thomas Milana: The Raven guitar. In fact, if there was an actual way to keep track of such things, I’d bet that Moss played more notes during this set than any other performer in Alive at 5 history.

After running through “Mind’s Unchained”, the show would gloriously end with the anthem “Salamander Song” in which the audience was encouraged to “dance all the way home”. Judging by the look on some of the freshly melted faces of the Albany debutants, that’s exactly what they were able to do. While this might not be your typical two-set Spafford show, there was still a lot to love about this performance. Savoring every minute, Albany fans can only hope that it won’t be another 5 years for this very talented band to return.

annie spafford in the water

06/16/22 | Living in Five | Albany, NY

Set list: Electric Taco Stand, Slip and Squander, Leave the Light On, Backdoor Funk, Mind’s Unchained > Salamander Song

Next up in the Alive at 5 concert series is the Classic Rock night with Lita Ford headlining and up-and-coming New York band Candy Ambulance opening. The event is scheduled to take place June 23 at Jennings Landing on Thursday, June 23, 2022 and, as always, is completely free.

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The week that was: news and features around Harrisburg https://f-bod.com/the-week-that-was-news-and-features-around-harrisburg/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 20:11:21 +0000 https://f-bod.com/the-week-that-was-news-and-features-around-harrisburg/ Owners Bryanna and Anthony Graham of Midtown Juice Lab, which is set to open in Harrisburg next week After the downpour on Thursday evening, warm and sunny days are forecast for the weekend. Be sure to celebrate Juneteenth, share some love with your dad on Father’s Day, and catch all the local news of the […]]]>

Owners Bryanna and Anthony Graham of Midtown Juice Lab, which is set to open in Harrisburg next week

After the downpour on Thursday evening, warm and sunny days are forecast for the weekend. Be sure to celebrate Juneteenth, share some love with your dad on Father’s Day, and catch all the local news of the week, below.

Bob’s art blog has plenty to share about upcoming local arts events, including the relighting of a Broad Street Market sign and the Metropolis Collective gallery’s anniversary party.

The big street market will solemnly relight its emblematic sign on Friday, for 3rd in the Burg, reported our online story. The panel was refurbished and reinstalled in April, after suffering severe wind damage.

The Capital Region Greenbelt Association held its 2022 Tour de Belt on June 5 and raised $59,425 to support its beautification efforts, our story online reported. Nearly 1,200 people walked the 20-mile loop around the Greenbelt.

Cordier auctions and appraisals will hold another in a series of auctions of artifacts acquired by longtime Harrisburg Mayor Steve Reed, according to our information. The auction, featuring many items related to the historic American West and the US military, will open next week.

Eniola African Food Store recently opened at Allison Hill in Harrisburg, our online story reported. The shop offers a wide range of African products, which the city previously lacked, according to owner Eniola Iruaregbon.

Midtown Friends announced the schedule for its summer free outdoor movie series, our story online reported. Throughout the season, animated, action and cult films will be shown on the big screen in front of the Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg.

Harrisburg City Council voted to approve the use of approximately $15.6 million in federal COVID relief dollars, our story online reported. The city will use these funds to fund an HVAC upgrade for its public safety building and for employee benefits for the fire and police bureaus.

The Harrisburg School District appears likely to remain in receivership as the Pennsylvania Department of Education filed a petition for a three-year extension, according to our information. If the extension is approved by the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas, catcher Dr. Lori Suski would stay on until mid-2025.

The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra announced that it will offer free concerts during July 4e weekend, our story online reported. The tour will visit five local venues from June 30 to July 4 and conclude at Reservoir Park in Harrisburg.

Immigrant Heritage Month was celebrated in Harrisburg this week as Dauphin County commissioners recognized several immigrant-owned businesses, our online article reported. Business owners also participated in a roundtable.

The Jewish Federation of Harrisburg moves into the old Dixon Center with big plans for the space. In our magazine feature, learn about the organization’s goals for its future and how it hopes to impact Central AP.

Jubilee Day returned to Mechanicsburg this week with vendors, music, food and carnival rides. Read more about the meaning and history of the day, in our magazine article.

June 19 will be celebrated by Harrisburg and Dauphin County on June 18 with food trucks, vendors and music, our Story Online reported. According to Mayor Wanda Williams, this is the first time the city has held a festival for the holidays.

Loe Badget, a Harrisburg rapper, has released a new song in partnership with the city to promote gun violence, our online story reported. Harrisburg Police Commissioner Thomas Carter hopes the song “Break the Cycle” will inspire young people in the area.

Lofts officially opened the former Salvation Army building at Green and Cumberland streets in Midtown Harrisburg, our story online reported. The project, developed by Wormleysburg-based Integrated Development Partners, will include 16 apartments.

Midtown Juice Lab will open in Harrisburg on June 25, offering juices, smoothies and acai bowls, according to our information. Owners Bryanna and Anthony Graham hope to inspire people to eat healthy.

Sara Bozic has a long list of events this weekend, including ways to spend Juneteenth and Father’s Day. Find out what’s happening in the Harrisburg area here.

Rhubarb compote with red fruits is on the June menu in the cooking section of Rosemary. Find out how to make the simple dessert, here.

Harrisburg Theater the season ends with “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”, which depicts the family dynamics of three disgruntled middle-aged siblings. The show runs until June 19. To learn more, see our online article.

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Our goal is to remove ‘K’ from ‘K-content’: Brian Koo, Founder of MCG https://f-bod.com/our-goal-is-to-remove-k-from-k-content-brian-koo-founder-of-mcg/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 06:01:28 +0000 https://f-bod.com/our-goal-is-to-remove-k-from-k-content-brian-koo-founder-of-mcg/ Kim Do-soo (left), CEO of Showbox, and Koo Bon-woong, chairman of Silicon Valley-based investment firm Maum Capital Group, pose for photos during a media day at Seoul Dragon City in Yongsan-gu, Seoul on Wednesday. (presentation box) On Wednesday, Showbox CEO Kim Do-soo held a media day at Seoul Dragon City in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, to share […]]]>

Kim Do-soo (left), CEO of Showbox, and Koo Bon-woong, chairman of Silicon Valley-based investment firm Maum Capital Group, pose for photos during a media day at Seoul Dragon City in Yongsan-gu, Seoul on Wednesday. (presentation box)

On Wednesday, Showbox CEO Kim Do-soo held a media day at Seoul Dragon City in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, to share the company’s vision for global expansion with investment firm Maum. Capital Group based in Silicon Valley.

The event came after Showbox – one of Korea’s “big four” film investment distributors – announced in April that it had secured 140 billion won ($108 million) in funding from MCG.

The American investment company was established last year by Koo Bon-woong, also known as Brian Koo. The founder of MCG is the son of the late LS Group Chairman, Koo Ja-hong.

Marc Andreessen, co-founder of the American venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, and Jerry Yang, co-founder of the Yahoo portal, are shareholders of MCG.

Kim first began her speech on Wednesday by noting that Showbox will further bolster support for creators producing original content.

As the intellectual property holder of various films and dramas, including “The Host” (2006), “The Thieves” (2012) and “Itaewon Class” (2020), Kim said the company now values ​​“Super IP ” – an intellectual property that is created for use on various different platforms.

“By creating a team of directors, writers and producers, we will try to support creators,” said CEO Kim. “This opportunity will be open to all creators.”

Kim then gave Koo the stage, allowing him to talk about their partnership goal.

“Our goal is to remove ‘K’ from ‘K-content’,” Koo said during his presentation.

Koo explained that he views true globalized content as one created from the start to target the global market, not one created for the local market and then exported overseas. The CEO of the Silicon Valley-based company added that he believes Showbox’s Korean content can go global in this way, and said the company aims to support the achievement of this goal by connecting content to technology. future based on Web3.

Koo also explained why the company partnered with Showbox rather than other competitors in the local market.

“If we only consider financial factors, we might have had different standards (for choosing a partner). That doesn’t mean Showbox’s financial situation isn’t good,” Koo said. “If the two companies are not on the same page, we can fail. Talking with leading Korean companies in the (film) industry, we found that due to workplace politics and Korean cultural elements, it seemed difficult to become partners. But Kim Do-soo had a strong will to do a new project.”

Showbox CEO Kim Do-soo speaks during a media day held at Seoul Dragon City in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, on Wednesday.  (presentation box)

Showbox CEO Kim Do-soo speaks during a media day held at Seoul Dragon City in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, on Wednesday. (presentation box)

Meanwhile, Showbox also revealed over 40 new movies and TV series at the event.

Among them, the CEO of Showbox notably highlighted three films.

“First of all, the most anticipated work is the ‘Emergency Declaration’, as it is scheduled to be released on August 3,” Kim said.

Directed by Han Jae-rim, “Declaration of Emergency” had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last year. The star-studded cast, which includes Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, and Jeon Do-yeon, also makes it one of the most anticipated movies in Korea this year.

“Filming for director Kim Seong-hun’s ‘Kidnapped’ (working title), starring Ha Jung-woo, is nearing completion. Filming will wrap in August and will likely hit local theaters next summer. I’m also excited by “Exhume” (working title) by director Jang Jae-hyun, who has his own universe. I think we can develop this into “Super IP”.

By Song Seung-hyun (ssh@heraldcorp.com)

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Eddie Benjamin shares new song “Only You” with Alessia Cara https://f-bod.com/eddie-benjamin-shares-new-song-only-you-with-alessia-cara/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 17:11:19 +0000 https://f-bod.com/eddie-benjamin-shares-new-song-only-you-with-alessia-cara/ Up and coming Australian singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Eddie Benjamin releases his new single, “Only You” ft. Alessia Cara. You understand HERE via Epic Records/Vol 1 Records. Equal parts airy, funky and propulsive, “Only You” is an R&B knockout that evokes inner conversations between lovers. “Slowly chasin’…falling into your dreams”, belts Eddie on the […]]]>

Up and coming Australian singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Eddie Benjamin releases his new single, “Only You” ft. Alessia Cara. You understand HERE via Epic Records/Vol 1 Records.

Equal parts airy, funky and propulsive, “Only You” is an R&B knockout that evokes inner conversations between lovers. “Slowly chasin’…falling into your dreams”, belts Eddie on the bridge before the two artists embrace in hypnotic harmony, “It’s only you, it’s always you”, on chirping flutes . “It’s an intimate love song about my relationship,” Eddie says. “I’m not exactly the most manageable boyfriend, just because of my energy and extreme extreme.”

Along with the song, Eddie Benjamin shares the official music video today. Directed by Machine Operated (MF DOOM, Lucky Daye), the visual perfectly encapsulates the essence of the song, featuring a couple as they experience the complexities of different stages of love in a surreal world. See the video HERE.

Earlier this week, Eddie gave fans a taste of the song via a special performance for Vevo DSCVR. Vevo’s DSCVR series alerts music fans to the hottest new talent every week of the year, which has featured everyone from Sam Smith to Billie Eilis. Watch Eddie perform “Only You” and “Weatherman” HERE.

Currently, Eddie Benjamin is finishing his first studio album, which should be released soon.

“All the songs are pretty upsetting experiences that I’ve had,” Eddie says. “I wanted to tap into the real meaning of art. This body of work represents for me the most monumental and significant moments, and I just had to bring them out. It was not always an easy trip. “It was painful. It was exciting. I felt like I had grown. It was an interesting and beautiful process.

Released earlier this year, the album’s lead single “Meteorologistset the tone for Eddie Benjamin’s breakout year. Catching the attention of publications like Rolling Stone, Time and many more, the song has been listened to nearly 12 million times and reached the top 40 on pop radio. Plus, the fan reaction has been monumental. This spring, “Weatherman” was one of the top 10 songs used on TikTok in the United States at No. 8 and hit the Spotify Viral (US) charts. Equal parts infectious and soulful, the 20-year-old makes his desire clear on the song: “Go tell the weatherman I said I want the weather outside today,” Eddie sings on a piano pounding before the track unfolds into a groove that packed dance floors in the 70s. The song demands blue skies and sunshine – an uplifting beacon of hope in a tumultuous time.

The next album follows Eddie’s 2021 debut EP, Emotional, which received widespread critical acclaim. Upon his rise he was featured and featured in publications such as Interview, GQ Australia, Paper, Flaunt, WWD, GOAT/The Greatest, Ones To Watch, MTV and covered magazines like Wonderland., BASIC and Harper’s BAZAAR SG. People Magazine called him an artist to watch, exclaiming that the newcomer “will leave you ‘speechless'”. With the new single and Eddie’s stellar performance on Bieber’s Justice World Tour, which continues through July, it’s easy to see why.

Eddie Benjamin Tour Dates:

6/12: Summer Capital Ball at Wembley Stadium @ London, UK
6/14: Courtyard Theater @ London, UK
6/28: T-Mobile Arena @ Las Vegas, NV ^
6/30: Gila River Arena @ Glendale, AZ ^
7/02: The Forum @ Los Angeles, CA ^
7/03: The Forum @ Los Angeles, CA ^

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Vice President Kamala Harris makes a surprise appearance at Capital Pride https://f-bod.com/vice-president-kamala-harris-makes-a-surprise-appearance-at-capital-pride/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 23:37:47 +0000 https://f-bod.com/vice-president-kamala-harris-makes-a-surprise-appearance-at-capital-pride/ Vice President Kamala Harris at Capital Pride Festival 2022 – Photo: Joseph Reberkenny/Metro Weekly Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff took to the main stage at the Capital Pride Festival 2022 concert late Sunday, June 12, where Harris addressed a massive LGBTQ crowd with passion and emphasis. and enthusiastic. It was a […]]]>
Vice President Kamala Harris at Capital Pride Festival 2022 – Photo: Joseph Reberkenny/Metro Weekly

Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff took to the main stage at the Capital Pride Festival 2022 concert late Sunday, June 12, where Harris addressed a massive LGBTQ crowd with passion and emphasis. and enthusiastic. It was a historic first for a national Pride event.

“What a glorious day!” beamed Harris, who wore a pink blazer, after being introduced by Capital Pride Alliance Executive Director Ryan Bos. “We have so much to celebrate – and we celebrate each other every day! We celebrate the progress we have made!…

“No one should be afraid to go to a Pride celebration because of a white supremacist,” she continued, making a pointed reference to the day before, where 31 masked members of a white nationalist group, allegedly armed, were arrested by the police in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, suspected of conspiring to riot at a nearby Pride celebration.

“No one should be afraid to love who they love!” said the vice president. “Our kids in Texas and Florida shouldn’t be afraid of who they are! Black and brown women and women of color – transgender women – shouldn’t pay [with] their lives! We shouldn’t have to deal with three hundred laws in states across our country that attack our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters!…

“We will continue to build unity, we will continue to build coalitions, we will always be fueled by the knowledge that we have so much more in common than what separates us,” she concluded. “We will be fueled knowing that we are all in this together!

“And we will fight with pride. Happy pride, everyone!

Leaving the stage, she warmly embraced RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13 winner Symone, who had joined the band on stage, along with Bos and Capital Pride Alliance President Ashley Smith and longtime Capital Pride hosts Jerry Houston and Destiny B. Childs.

Watch the full speech in the video below.



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Actress Deepali Chauhan is soon to hit the Bollywood industry https://f-bod.com/actress-deepali-chauhan-is-soon-to-hit-the-bollywood-industry/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 06:19:35 +0000 https://f-bod.com/actress-deepali-chauhan-is-soon-to-hit-the-bollywood-industry/ NNA | Updated: June 11, 2022 11:48 a.m. STI New Delhi [India] June 11 (ANI/GPRC): Astonishing actress Deepali Chauhan will soon enter the Bollywood industry. She was featured in a few songs as the lead. Her unique songs have made her grow in the industry these days and made her well-known among common people. Charming […]]]>



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June 11, 2022 11:48 a.m. STI

New Delhi [India] June 11 (ANI/GPRC): Astonishing actress Deepali Chauhan will soon enter the Bollywood industry. She was featured in a few songs as the lead. Her unique songs have made her grow in the industry these days and made her well-known among common people. Charming actress Deepali Chauhan hails from the capital city of India, Delhi. His songs like “JOBAN” which is a popular Haryanvi song which gave him a big break in his film career. Deepali also worked on a single song named “BANDOOK” which also featured, along with Deepali, Khesari Lal Yadav with whom she had great chemistry throughout the song which is why the song became a huge hit.
After such an amazing job Deepali did, she also worked on a song named “BEWAFA” which turned out to be her best song for her debut. Deepali is a born star and makes her co-actors feel comfortable around her on and off screen. Deepali Chauhan also worked in her latest Punjabi song named “Chak Dene” which proved that Deepali is a multilingual actress who has worked in Haryanvi as well as in the Punjabi industry. Performing in different industries, in different languages ​​is a clear example of his talent and perfection.
Deepali’s dashing and sexy poster has helped her develop in this film career. Although she has only worked on a few projects, she has received immense love and a huge fan following. Her attractive and glamorous looks turned out to be her best gift to compete in this tough film industry.

The best thing that fans find about Deepali is that she is very down to earth and fully cares about her life and a positive soul. She wants her fans to love her like they do now.
When asked, Deepali said, “I am a very happy and confident girl and looking towards a film career with positive responsibility for my career.”
This story is provided by GPRC. ANI will not be responsible for the content of this article. (ANI/GPRC)

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War rap: in Ukraine, an angry voice for a furious generation | Economic news https://f-bod.com/war-rap-in-ukraine-an-angry-voice-for-a-furious-generation-economic-news/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 06:28:00 +0000 https://f-bod.com/war-rap-in-ukraine-an-angry-voice-for-a-furious-generation-economic-news/ By JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — From the battlefronts of Ukraine comes rap music — filled with the anger and outrage of a young generation who, once the fighting is over, will surely never forget and forgive maybe never. Ukrainian rapper-turned-volunteer-soldier Otoy puts the war into words and hits the baselines, typing […]]]>

By JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — From the battlefronts of Ukraine comes rap music — filled with the anger and outrage of a young generation who, once the fighting is over, will surely never forget and forgive maybe never.

Ukrainian rapper-turned-volunteer-soldier Otoy puts the war into words and hits the baselines, typing lyrics under Russian bombardment on his phone, the light dimmed to avoid becoming a target. It helps numb the nervous stress of combat.

“Russian soldiers drink vodka, we make music,” says the rapper, real name Viacheslav Drofa, a sad-eyed 23-year-old who didn’t know he could kill until he he had a Russian soldier in his sights and pulled the trigger in the first weeks of the war.

One of the ironies of the invasion launched on February 24 by Russian President Vladimir Putin is that by ordering the destruction of Ukrainian cities, he is fueling one of the very things he wanted to extinguish: a rising tide of Ukrainian nationalism. fierce, forged in the blood of tens of thousands of Ukrainian dead and the misery of millions who lost loved ones, homes, livelihoods and peace.

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Just as many people in France found it impossible to absolve Germany after two invasions a quarter of a century apart in World Wars I and II, young Ukrainians say more than three months of brutality filled them with burning hatred for Russia.

In France, the antipathy for all things German lasted a generation or more. It wasn’t until 1984 – four decades after Nazi Germany’s surrender – that French and German leaders Francois Mitterrand and Helmut Kohl were able to hold hands in reconciliation in front of a World War I monument. in France filled with the bones of the dead.

In Ukraine, the younger generation born after the country’s declaration of independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 also say they can’t imagine feeling anything but distaste for Russia for the duration of their lives. .

Otoy’s lyrics, with choice swear words directed at Russia and stark descriptions of Russian war dead, speak from the heart – he lost his elder brother, a soldier, in the siege of the steelworks of Azovstal in the devastated port city of Mariupol.

But they also give voice to the cold fury shared by many of his peers, which now spills over into song, art and tattoos, online in hashtags proclaiming “death to enemies” and memes targeting Putin, and in fundraising activism for the war effort.

In “Enemy,” one of four new tracks Otoy wrote between and during his stints on the battlefield delivering ammunition and weapons to front-line troops, he grumbles at Russian soldiers: “We don’t We are not afraid, but we are nauseous, because you feel stale even when your heart is still beating. The bullets are waiting for you, sinners.

He imagines a sly conversation with the widow of a dead Russian soldier, singing, “Well, Natasha, where is your husband? He is a layer in a swamp, face down. Natasha, he’s not coming home.”

Others laugh at war too.

In the furious heavy metal track “We will kill you all”, the band Surface Tension shouts: “We will dance on your bones. Your mother will not come for you.” The swear-filled track has racked up over 59,000 views since its April 5 release on Youtube.

Iryna Osypenko, 25, was among the spectators at a fundraising music festival last weekend in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, where Otoy gave a fiery performance. She broke down in tears as she explained how the growing reservations she had about Russia before the invasion turned into rage.

“I hate them and, I’m sorry, that will never change,” she said. “I’m going to explain it to my kids and I hope my kids explain it to their kids.”

Otoy says that if he has children, he will do the same, telling them: “The Russians were killing my family, killing my brothers, my sisters, bombing our theatres, our hospitals.

“It’s not just that I don’t like Russia, I hate this country and I hate Russians as much as I can,” he said in an interview at his apartment in Kyiv, where he records and stores his weapons and combat gear.

“If I had the ability to save the life of a dog or the ability to save the life of a Russian soldier, I would choose the dog.”

His older brother, Dmitry Lisen, is missing, believed dead in the bombed-out ruins of the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol. He was a fighter in the Azov regiment, among the units that stubbornly clung to the surrounded factory for nearly three months, becoming an enduring symbol of Ukrainian resistance.

Otoy dedicated his song, “Find My Country”, to defenders of Azovstal – rapping in English in a bid, he says, to reach “people all over the world”.

“This is my land, you should leave,” he sings, holding a rifle and dressed in combat gear in the YouTube video for the track. .”

In recent times, he has notably helped in a military hospital to sort the bodies of Azovstal, handed over by the Russian forces during an exchange. His brother’s remains are still missing.

He is also working on his collection of songs largely written during repeated rounds of munitions being fired at troops in the east, where fighting has raged since Russian forces were pushed back during their initial assault on Kyiv.

Themes include life on the front lines and the camaraderie of soldiers, wartime life for civilians, enmity and the struggle for Ukrainian freedom. He says the mini-album reeks of “the smell of war dust”.

“I was actually lying on the ground under the airstrikes and shelling,” he said. “You can actually smell, you know, like bombs, corpses, dust, blood and stuff.”

“It’s the best way to show your hate, I think.”

Hanna Arhirova contributed to this report.

Follow AP’s coverage of the war in Ukraine at https://apnews.com/hub/russia-ukraine

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Mauro Icardi reacts angrily to claims ‘career hangs in the balance’ ahead of transfer window https://f-bod.com/mauro-icardi-reacts-angrily-to-claims-career-hangs-in-the-balance-ahead-of-transfer-window/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 07:00:22 +0000 https://f-bod.com/mauro-icardi-reacts-angrily-to-claims-career-hangs-in-the-balance-ahead-of-transfer-window/ Paris Saint-Germain striker Mauro Icardi has denounced media reports that he could leave the French club this summer by posting an angry Instagram story Mauro Icardi has denied reports he could be sold by PSG this summer ( Image: Getty Images) Mauro Icardi has described reports that his career is on the line at Paris […]]]>

Paris Saint-Germain striker Mauro Icardi has denounced media reports that he could leave the French club this summer by posting an angry Instagram story

Mauro Icardi has denied reports he could be sold by PSG this summer

Mauro Icardi has described reports that his career is on the line at Paris Saint-Germain as ‘a load of c***’ in an angry social media post.

Icardi has become a peripheral figure at PSG, with the front three starring Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe frequently keeping him on the bench. The 29-year-old striker started just 10 Ligue 1 appearances last season and managed just five goals in 30 appearances in all competitions.

Its location in the French capital led the Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport to claim that Icardi’s career was “at stake” before the opening of the summer transfer window. This prompted a furious reaction from Icardi, who posted a screenshot of the article on his Instagram Story alongside a lengthy caption.

“I’m in Africa, next year I’ll let you organize my vacation, if you want,” he wrote. “These stories are a load of c*** like every year. When I scored 30 goals per season, it was the same thing. My career in the balance? I have two years left on my contract.

“I don’t think it hangs in the balance as you suggest with that c***. At 29, don’t worry, having scored 200 goals, I think everyone knows me quite well. So I decide to stay and make myself available. Thank you very much and a big hug from Africa with the gorillas, lions and all my friends who have more respect. See you soon.”

Icardi has a respectable record of 38 goals and 10 assists in 92 games for PSG since joining the club from Inter Milan in 2019 on a first loan deal before his move became permanent in a £51m transfer. But his goalscoring tally has dwindled every season, dropping from 20 in his debut campaign to 13 in the 2020/21 campaign to just five this time around.

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His time at PSG wasn’t just defined by struggles on the pitch – his love life regularly made headlines too. Icardi’s relationship with his wife Wanda Nara, a well-known Argentine media personality and model, has been tumultuous to say the least .

In October, Nara announced that she had signed divorce papers after accusing her husband of cheating. Icardi missed PSG training and games, only for the two to rekindle their romance before the end of the month. The story has created a regular sideshow at PSG.

As Icardi said, he still has two years left on his contract with PSG, but the news that Mbappe is staying, rather than leaving for Real Madrid, means the Argentina international will remain second fiddle. His compatriot Angel Di Maria has already confirm exit this summer, when the rumors keep circulating about PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino.

The arrival of Luis Campos as a replacement for sporting director Leonardo means changes could be on the horizon in the French capital. Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, Roma manager Jose Mourinho and Nice manager Christophe Galtier have all been linked with the job.

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