The Magic Beans Play Palindrome & Michael Jackson Sets At 9,000 Feet

first_imgThe Magic Beans returned to the place of their conception this past weekend, playing an unforgettable show in the mountains to close out their fall tour. Nederland, CO is a town that sits 20min west of Boulder at 9,000 feet above sea level. It’s best known for being home to bands such as String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon, and Yonder Mountain String Band as well as its quirky yearly event, Frozen Dead Guy Days. Ned’s rich musical history has prompted the creation of a beautiful new venue, The Caribou Room.The Beans helped break in this new hometown spot with a packed, two-set show featuring Amoramora as support. The first set included a huge palindrome song sandwich and a very appropriate set closing “We Are Family” cover featuring Rachel Hollingsworth on vocals. The second set featured fan favorite bustouts like “Pizza Baby” and non-stop music segued from first song to last. However, more notably there were multiple references to the King of Pop; including “Smooth Criminal” teases, an instrumental “The Way You Make Me Feel”, and a “Billie Jean” jam all encapsulated into improv sections of the set.Listen to the instrumental cover of “The Way You Make Me Feel” here.Next up for Magic Beans is their Hallow-Bean run at The Fillmore in Denver, Schmiggity’s in Steamboat Springs, and Barkley Ballroom in Frisco. Check out the setlist from Nederland, below.Setlist: The Magic Beans at The Caribou Room, Nederland, CO – 10/7/16Set 1: Five Points, Adonde > Space Cadet > Kid Rocket > Space Cadet > Adonde, We Are Family*Set 2: Pizza Baby^ > Dr. Bubbleman > The Way You Make Me Feel# > As You Like It > Common Mind > Lazer Lady”*w/Rachel Hollingsworth on vocals (FTP), ^w/Smooth Criminal jam, #Instrumental (FTP), “w/Billy Jean jam[Photo via ontheDL Photography]last_img read more

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Bo Daly – Super Evil Megacorp – Building Vainglory and being Super Evil

first_imgBo Daly is the Co-Founder and President at Super Evil Megacorp. It has been some year for Vainglory and, in turn, its California based developer. Ahead of the Vainglory Spring Championship on our turf in London, we caught up with Bo to gather some insight. Bo Daly, Super Evil MegacorpThis will be the first of a Vainglory series ahead of the Championship. Keep an eye on ESI’s social channels as there’ll be chances to win three pairs of VIP tickets to the event (May 19-21).Esports Insider: As a developer which is loved by the community of the players of its games, what advice would you give to a studio looking to create an esports title? Particularly a mobile esports title…Bo: That’s a great question, to which the answer is quite simple, and also hard to achieve: build a great game. I don’t think you can build an esports title by setting out to ‘make an esport’.  As a developer, your focus needs to be on building a great game that the player community will hopefully love, and eventually want to both play competitively.“Our Chief Creative, Stephan “CaptainNeato” Sherman, has begun working on the design for 5v5 but we’re a while out from being able to say more”Now, there are a few features that esports titles have in common – most importantly, they require skill and are hard to master.  Players at any level need to enjoy the game, but to making it to the top requires dedication, which makes it interesting to watch the pros play. Esports titles are also fun to watch; developers shouldn’t forget about the spectator experience for their title.Esports Insider: Why did you decide to bring the Spring Championships to London?Bo: The main reason is that we have a great community here. “I don’t think you can build an esports title by setting out to ‘make an esport’”We held our Winter Championships here in 2016 and had a great turnout! Also, Fnatic is one of the more recent esports organisations to join the competitive Vainglory scene, and we’re excited that they are co-hosting the event with us, as the home team. If you’re around, come join the fun in building six at the O2 May 19-21!Esports Insider: How impressed (and or surprised) have you been with the calibre of teams entering rosters in Vainglory in the past six months?Bo: We kicked off the Vainglory 8 structure in Spring last year (it was called Evil8 back then) and we’ve witnessed the level of play become significantly higher – the skill of the competitive players is incredible. What Vainglory 8 allows is regular matches (every weekend) between the top teams. This means the teams are dedicating more and more time into playing Vainglory, and the level that these players have reached is quite amazing. “Fnatic is one of the more recent esports organisations to join the competitive Vainglory scene, and we’re excited that they are co-hosting the event with us, as the home team”We’re thrilled that established esports organisations, like Cloud9, Fnatic, TSM, and SK-Gaming have come in to bring the teams more stability and resources to be able to play full-time.Esports Insider: Can you tell us any more information about the forthcoming 5v5 format?Bo: Ha! One of the most frequently asked questions by our community right now! Honestly, we don’t have much to share yet, and will gladly spill the beans once we can. I can say that our Chief Creative, Stephan “CaptainNeato” Sherman, has begun working on the design for 5v5 but we’re a while out from being able to say more.Esports Insider: What was the thinking behind the Home City Program? So far Fnatic have been confirmed as the London squad (hence our support)..has there been much interest in other locations?Bo: First of all, I think regional affiliation is a big part of why traditional “stick and ball” sports have achieved such pervasive, mainstream popularity. It’s probably a necessary component of the success. And, while we’re certainly not there today, I think esports (especially on mobile) can and will surpass many traditional sports in terms of global popularity. So, in a sense, this is a very early, tentative step toward that future.“I think regional affiliation is a big part of why traditional “stick and ball” sports have achieved such pervasive, mainstream popularity”That said, the real near-term value of the Home City Program lies in the strength of community. Vainglory, as a game, is all about bringing people together to hang out and compete as a team, and Vainglory is at its best when a lot of players have an excuse to gather and play together. So, we think it’s really more about cities (and local fans) really adopting teams than it is about teams adopting home cities. We’ll see how that plays out, but I expect that we’ll see more of this in the future.Esports Insider: Finally – predictions for this year’s Spring Championship finals?Bo: This is always the hardest question! The level of play is so high that it’s becoming harder and harder to predict! I’m curious to see how EU does against NA, as our community tends to think NA is more OP. I’d be excited to see an NA vs EU team final match. Let’s see!Thinking about attending the Vainglory Unified Spring Championship in London on the 19th May weekend? Use the code ESPORTSINSIDER for a 20% discountlast_img read more

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Glenn Hoddle ‘worried’ about England captain’s fitness for semi-final

first_imgSpeaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast ahead of Wednesday’s crunch clash against Croatia, Hoddle said: “Yes, Croatia looked dreadfully tired in their last game, but it’s late in the tournament for us as well…“… and I’m a little bit worried about Harry Kane.“I watched Kane in the second half and extra-time against Colombia and in the second-half against Sweden, and I hope he’s not carrying a knock.“He looked absolutely shattered. There wasn’t a run in him.“I’m just hoping he’s recuperated really well for this one.” Harry Maguire scored another England goal from a corner in the 2-0 win over Sweden The Three Lions will play at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, on Wednesday night for a place in the final against France – and you can hear LIVE commentary on talkSPORT!Gareth Southgate’s side go into the game as favourites, with many giving England the advantage after Croatia’s last-16 victory over Denmark and quarter-final win against Russia both ended in extra-time and penalties.But former manager Hoddle says the Three Lions will be similarly fatigued having got this far in the tournament, and revealed his concerns about Kane’s fitness in particular.The Tottenham striker remains the World Cup top scorer with six goals, but missed his chance to increase his lead for the Golden Boot in the quarter-final against Sweden, where he was unusually quiet. Kane failed to add to his World Cup tally against Sweden “I’m a little bit worried about Harry Kane”Former #ENG manager Glenn Hoddle explains why here ⬇️📻 https://t.co/nOCybh8ExD | #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/SdVIh0MTNt— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 11, 2018Hoddle is backing the Three Lions to reach their first World Cup final since 1966 and, like some many times so far in Russia, he believes set-pieces will be crucial. Glenn Hoddle has told talkSPORT he is ‘worried’ about the fitness of England captain Harry Kane heading into their World Cup semi-final against Croatia. 3 The former England boss says Southgate’s tactics have made opposing teams ‘petrified’ at corners, and believes that will play to their advantage against Croatia.“We’ve scored a lot of goals from set plays and that is a fantastic feeling to have – that you’re going up one end, your centre-backs and strikers going into the box and believing they will score,” he added.“Their opponents are worried, they are fearing we are going to score.“They are absolutely petrified this England team is going to score from corners – that’s why you see them holding onto shirts and us getting some joy with penalties because of the fear factor in them.“I’m so looking forward to the game, it’s amazing to think we’re in touching distance of the final.“But it’s not going to be easy. England never make it easy, whatever we do.” 3 Harry Kane looked exhausted after England’s quarter-final win over Sweden 3last_img read more

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