Watch Lawrence Perform Unreleased New Song “Limbo” At Sold-Out Brooklyn Show [Video]

first_imgThis past weekend, NYC-based soul-pop upstarts Lawrence completed the east coast leg of their ongoing New Stuff Tour, which saw them play to packed houses at large venues in Washington, D.C., Brooklyn, Boston, and Philadelphia. The shows saw the band, led by the brother-and-sister duo of Clyde and Gracie Lawrence, feature a mix of material from their critically acclaimed debut, 2016’s Breakfast, reimagined covers like their jazz-funk arrangement of Sean Paul‘s reggaeton smash “Get Busy” and, of course, new material that will be featured on their highly anticipated sophomore LP, Living Room, set for a September 14th release.Below, you can check out a full fan-shot video of Lawrence’s opening number at their sold-out hometown show at Brooklyn Steel on Friday. “Limbo”, the thoroughly catchy, fast-paced, Latin-tinged track, saw Gracie put her powerful pipes to work on lead vocals as Clyde (on keys and claps) led the band through the tune’s dynamically complex accompaniment. By the time they were finished playing it, “Limbo” was already stuck in everyone’s heads—a familiar quality of Lawrence originals that’s just as true of the new material they’re road-testing as it is of the songs from their debut.“Limbo” – LawrenceAhead of the New Stuff Tour‘s launch, the band also released their first studio single from Living Room: the smooth, sincere brass-bolstered ballad, “Try”. Give a listen to the official studio version of Lawrence’s “Try” via Spotify below:Lawrence – “Try” <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>According to a quote from the band in the album announcement,We wrote Living Room over the course of the past two years in our family’s living room. It’s important to us that when you hear the songs we write, you feel like you are getting to know us as people. In short, this album is about growing up, and everything that comes with it.  So each song is a little window into a moment in our lives, whether that be a fight we had with a loved one, a night of insomnia, or a bite of spicy food that we weren’t prepared for.You can view a full tracklist for Lawrence’s Living Room and check out a list of their upcoming New Stuff Tour dates below. For more information, head to the band website.Lawrence – Living Room – Track List”MoreFriend or EnemyLimboTryMake A MoveTry (Reprise)The Heartburn SongAlmost GrownToo EasyWhoever You AreThe Last Song.And Many MoreView Track ListLawrence will head to California this week for performances in Los Angeles (May 24th) and San Francisco (May 25th). From there, they’ll head to Illinois for a club sate at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall on May 26th before hitting the stage at Summer Camp Music Festival on May 27th. See below for a full list of upcoming dates. For more information, or to grab your tickets, head to the band website.Lawrence Upcoming New Stuff Tour DatesMay 24—Los Angeles, CA—Teragram BallroomMay 25—San Francisco, CA—The IndependentMay 26—Chicago, IL—Lincoln HallMay 27—Chillicothe, IL—Summer Camp Music FestivalJune 2—Ft Worth, TX—Plaza PaloozaJune 24 & July 1—Rothbury, MI—Electric Forrest Music FestivalJuly 22—Lancaster, PA—Long’s Park Summer Music SeriesView Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Track team headed to Drake Relays

first_imgAfter finishing up the indoor season with a solid 26th-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships last month, the Wisconsin men’s track and field team is hoping to put together an even better outdoor season this week.With the weather warming up and the outdoor track and field season now fully underway, the team is hoping for a strong performance this weekend at the Drake Relays.A massive event, with over 7,000 athletes combined heading to Des Moines, Iowa on both the men’s and women’s sides, this meet could give the Badgers a better idea of where they stand on a national level.Despite the size of the meet, the team is most concerned with seeing how they compare to the other Big Ten teams competing in the event.“Minnesota is going to have teams in all the events, and I think just taking it to them is kind of the goal this weekend hopefully and beating up on some of the other Big Ten teams there,” senior distance runner Ryan Gasper said.School rivalries aside, this meet is an ideal time for the team to fix any issues before its more important upcoming meets. Falling several weeks before the crucial Big Ten Outdoor Championships and the NCAA Outdoor Championships, UW is using this event for valuable preparation time.While still recognizing the importance of the Drake Relays, the team understands its whole season does not depend on this meet. Especially for experienced runners such as Gasper, who expect to compete in the NCAA Outdoor Championships in June, much of the season still lies ahead.“This is kind of just a meet along the way to get ready for some bigger meets,” Gasper commented. “We just [try] to prepare like any other meet and kind of keep it in perspective where we are in the season. A lot of us are trying to go well into the summer with competition.”Although it might not be the Big Ten Outdoor Championships or NCAA Outdoor Championships, this event still features one of the strongest fields the Badgers will encounter this season. A famous event known as “America’s Athletic Classic,” the meet is stacked with a field that includes several Big Ten opponents.Such difficult competition guarantees that a top finish in Des Moines will be no easy task for Wisconsin. However, the team still feels that their key to success at this event is a strong sense of confidence. After posting some very fast times this season in other meets, the Badgers believe their training has really paid off and that this confidence is well warranted.“The other teams are tough out there, you know, there’s a lot of good Big Ten teams so it’s always challenging to go against those teams,” Gasper said. “But we’re pretty tough, we’ve dealt with it all, so it shouldn’t be anything we haven’t seen before.”Even though the Wisconsin faces a challenging field this weekend, it still has high expectations. For the Badgers, this meet could be a momentum builder that gives them even more confidence in their abilities heading into the second half of the outdoor season.Currently ranked No.24 nationally, the team feels like they have the talent to come away with an impressive finish at the Drake Relays.“We have some events that we should do very well in, possibly vie for some titles,” head coach Ed Nuttycombe said. “And we have other events that we hope to be able to place in.”Ultimately this meet could be a preview for how the Big Ten men’s track and field standings will end up this year and how Wisconsin’s team fits into that mix.In what could be an overwhelming event with teams from 115 schools, the Badgers are heading in with lofty expectations while still keeping the meet in perspective.For Wisconsin, it is all about making those crucial adjustments that will prepare them for the meets that really count.“It is a lot of fun, it’s a great, festive event,” Nuttycombe said. “Just go and do the best you can and use it as a stepping-stone towards more important meets later on.”last_img read more

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Colts vs. Texans odds, prediction, betting trends for ‘Thursday Night Football’

first_imgFirst place in the AFC South will be on the line when the Colts (6-4) travel to play the Texans (6-4) on “Thursday Night Football” (8:20 p.m. ET, Fox, Amazon Prime Video, NFL Network). Indianapolis leads the division because of beating Houston at home earlier. Houston right now would make the playoffs as the AFC No. 6 seed.Should the Colts win, they would go from the No. 4 behind the Chiefs to No. 3. Should the Colts lose, they would drop to No. 7 behind the Raiders, to whom they lost. Should the Texans win, they would go from No. 6 to No. 3. Should the Texans lose, they would drop to No. 7, too, hoping the Raiders lose to the Jets on Sunday to get back to No. 6.Here’s everything to know about betting on Colts vs. Texans in Week 12, including updated odds, trends and our expert’s prediction for “Thursday Night Football.”MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting advice at Sportsbook ReviewColts vs. Texans odds for ‘Thursday Night Football’Spread: Texans by 3.5Point total: 45Odds: Colts -103, Texans -107The Texans are basically a little more than home-field favorites here after getting crushed on the road by the Ravens. The spread has gone up to 4 points in their favor for some sportsbooks. The Colts are coming off a convincing home win over the Jaguars.Colts vs. Texans all-time seriesThe Colts have dominated the series since it began in 2002 when the Texans entered the NFL, going 28-8. The Colts have won three straight and five of six, including the teams’ wild-card playoff meeting last January, 21-7. The Texans beat the Colts in overtime in Indianapolis last September.Three trends to know— 57 percent of spread bettors are going with the Texans. 57 percent of moneyline bettors are going with the Colts.— With Deshaun Watson and Jacoby Brissett as the quarterbacks, despite injury concerns on both offenses, 55 percent of bettors like the game to go over the point total.— The Texans are 2-5 against the Colts over the past three seasons. Only 3 of the past 8 games between the teams have gone over.Three things to watchWill Fuller return?The Texans need some wide receiver pop downfield to help DeAndre Hopkins and Watson. Will Fuller was close to coming back from his hamstring injury against the Ravens and is a game-time decision to see his first action since Week 7. Should he go, it would be a huge needed boost to Watson against the Colts’ secondary.No Mack — but likely yes HiltonThe Colts will be without Marlon Mack, who fractured his hand against the Jaguars. That means they turn to a committee of Jonathan Williams, Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines for the eary-down and receiving load. Williams was great against the Jaguars, but the Texans are a better run defense. But Colts wide reciever T.Y. HIlton, a noted Houston killer, looks like he’s returning from his calf injury. The Colts will need to throw more often and effectively with Brissett to win.Frank Reich vs. Bill O’BrienReich’s aggressive coaching staff has gotten the better of O’Brien’s early in their sideline rivalry. The Colts play a lot of close games are are good at winning battles of attrition, despite recent losses to the Dolphins and Steelers. O’Brien needs to have his team push the right buttons late to avoid a mild upset. Stat that mattersThe Texans are the No. 13 run defense in the NFL, allowing on average 102 yards per game, but they give up 4.7 yards per carry. The Colts rank No. 9, at 96.8 yards per game at 4.3 yards per carry. This game will likely be won through the air by either Watson or Brissett. The Colts are No. 11 there, while the the Texans are No. 29.Colts vs. Texans predictionWatson had a rough outing in Baltimore but will rebound at home to lift his team in a crucial game. The Colts’ offense is missing its top power back Mack, and although Brissett will grind and deliver some big pass plays to Hilton and others to keep the Colts in it, Watson will deliver the game-winning drive late.Texans 24, Colts 20last_img read more

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