PREMIERE: Vancouver’s Five Alarm Funk Debuts Sinister Music Video For “Widowmaker”

first_imgFive Alarm Funk is an eight-piece funk band out of Vancouver that for the better part of a decade has become known for their hard-hitting performances. With deep-rooted grooves complemented by larger-than-life horns and shred-heavy guitars, Five Alarm Funk continues to plot their United States takeover. Earlier in the spring, the band released their 6th studio album, Sweat, which sees the band imbuing their dance-oriented funk sound with tastes of psychedelic rock, ska, prog-metal, Latin, and more.Today, Five Alarm Funk has just dropped a brand-new music video for a number off their new album titled “Widowmaker”. The song itself boasts a massive, heavy sound, taking on a dark, rumbling tone after the song’s initial climactic build. As drummer and vocalist Tayo Branston detailed, “‘Widowmaker’ is a hard-hitting groove that mixes intense horn melodies with punchy, driving bass and sinister guitars. We wanted to create a show starter when writing it, something that immediately catches your attention and directly lets you know what kind of night you’re in for. I can say the same for this video. Our director Matt did an awesome job, as well as the dancers Navid and Kelanie, setting this beautiful dance to the death into motion.”The new video for “Widowmaker” was directed by Matt Leaf, and riffs off the dark tone of the track. Focusing on two dancers, Navid Charkhi and Kelanie Rose, their dancing captures the passion and portrays the dangerous undertones to the tune. As the critically acclaimed director told us, “I’ve always wanted to make a video that focuses heavily on dancing and making dancing feel dangerous. Beautiful and violent. We went for a vintage look and feel and had the best of the best dancers for this style of movement. Our producers at Boldly found us a fantastic cinematographer (Cole Graham), who instantly shared the vision and brought the visuals to life in a way I would never have expected. Shot in cinemascope, the cinematic look and feel are both subversive and delicate, often the two feelings occur in the same frame.”You can check out the Live For Live Music premiere of the video for Five Alarm Funk’s “Widowmaker” below. Following Sweat‘s release, Five Alarm Funk has been plotting a promotional tour, which sees the band hitting venues across the U.S. and Canada. You can check out their tour dates below or on the band’s website. Upcoming Five Alarm Funk Tour Dates:Tue/Oct 31, 2017 – Crystal Bay, NV – Tahoe BiltmoreThurs/Nov 2, 2017  -Whistler, BC – Maury Young Arts CentreSat/Nov 4, 2017 – Kamloops, BC – Bottoms Bar & GrillSat/Nov 18, 2017 – Rossland, BC – Miner’s HallThu/Jan 25, 2018 – Sandpoint, ID – The HiveFri/Jan 26, 2018 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat LoungeSat/Jan 27, 2018 – Bozeman, MT – Filling StationSun/Jan 28, 2018 – Moscow, ID – John’s AllySat/Feb 17, 2018 – Seattle, OR – NectarWed/Feb 21, 2018 –  Kamloops, BC – Blue GrottoThu/Feb 22, 2018 – Jasper, AB – LegionFri/Feb 23, 2018 – Grand Prairie, AB – Better Than Fred’sSat/Feb 24, 2018 – Grand Prairie, AB – Better Than Fred’sTue/Feb 27, 2018 – Golden, BC – RockwaterWed/Feb 28, 2018 – Revelstoke, BC – TraverseThu/Mar 1, 2018 – Red Deer, AB – Bo’sSat/Mar 3, 2018 – Edmonton, AB – The NeedleSun/Mar 4, 2018 – Banff, AB – Wild Bill’sFri/Apr 27, 2018 – Campbell River, BC – The Tidemark TheatreSat/Apr 28, 2018 – Victoria, BC – Capital Ballroom[Photo: Maggie MacPherson]last_img read more

FIFA considering changes to transfer windows system

first_img At present, teams are permitted to sign players in two windows, in summer and winter but that now seems likely to change as a result of the pandemic. read also:FIFA Ranking: Covid-19 declares operation stay where you are! FIFA’s director of football regulations said: “We could see the opening of a third transfer window,” to German TV channel ARD Sportschau. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 FIFA could introduce a third transfer window to help clubs to recover when football resumes. If some leagues continue well into the year then FIFA are considering a flexible approach to transfers to allow teams to buy and sell players at different times.Advertisement Loading… FIFA are considering changes to the transfer windows system due to the coronavirus suspension. Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldSuperhero Castings That People Hated But Were AmazingA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?last_img read more

NCAA Tournament notebook: It’s madness even before the madness

first_imgST. LOUIS – Right now it’s 3:54 p.m. central time and there’s a plate of loose lettuce and a tomato with a food pick stuck through it to my left. To my right is our traveling photographer, Margaret Lin, who has been editing our video preview of Syracuse-Dayton for what has to be over an hour. We’ve got some spare orange peels and cords weaving in and out of each other along the table lined with beat writers from different schools, different parts of the country and distances certainly closer than the one we traveled all day Wednesday to a Holiday Inn 30 minutes away from the arena we’re in now.The day is dwindling down, for us at least, since Syracuse was the first team to speak to media and hold open practice inside Scottrade Arena. We’ve been fixed on three NCAA Tournament games on the two plasma TVs in the media workroom – first Duke-UNC Wilmington, then Iowa State-Iona and now the tail end of the smartest school in the country about to pull the classic 12-5 upset over Baylor.Earlier in the day, my credential was almost revoked because I hopped a railing from the first row of the stands to floor level because there was no other way to get to the court. One security guard threatened me before calling over another who did the same. But I’m still here, along with fellow beat partners Jesse Dougherty and Sam Blum, as we listen to the distant vacuuming and occasional “oohs” and “ahhs” as Baylor now closes the gap against Yale.For all three of us, it’s our first time covering Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament. For some of the guys sitting across from us, they’re clearly veterans. Writers from USA Today, ESPN, the Detroit Free Press and The New York Times have probably looked at the sticker on my laptop that says the name of a college newspaper. They’re talking about asking Jim Boeheim about Derrick Coleman, a Syracuse great that played for the Orange before any of us were even born, for a reason unbeknownst to us, aged 20, 21 and 22.“Syracuse locker room quotes?”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Dayton locker room quotes?”“Middle Tennessee locker room quotes?”Hands pop up across the room and we can tell which reporters cover which teams, the desire for voices to fill the bulk of stories that are about to go online – and that’s just for one region of arguably the most entertaining three weeks in sports.Now the light fixture above us is buzzing and some band is blasting music in the arena, which was preceded by Nick Jonas, Justin Bieber and probably some Selena Gomez. None of the teams here have even played a single game and it’s already so hectic that the New York Times reporter is hugging a yellow pole with one hand inches away from the Yale-Baylor game that is now only a one-point contest with 6.8 seconds left.The vacuum in the distance traces over every inch of the rug horizontal to our working space and another staff member at the arena wears a green shirt and headband. Oh yeah, it’s St. Patrick’s Day, but that seems secondary to the day before Syracuse and seven other teams start their NCAA Tournament runs on Friday, since clearly nobody here has had much free time to think about drinking and celebrating… yet.Yale finally closes out its first-ever NCAA Tournament win and it seems like the band in the arena, still blasting some fight song, is playing for them. But they’re not. They’re just rehearsing for the main event tomorrow, which is pretty much what today was about for everyone – players, coaches, Scottrade Arena staffers, media.All that’s left for us here is for Margaret to touch up some photos for the gallery. She asks how many pictures we want in it. I say 15. She responds, “Can it be less?” I say sure. She asks, “Like is 10 OK?”Of course it is. Let’s finally close our laptops – especially Sam’s delayed feed on NCAA.com that he insists on watching instead of following the real-time scores on the TV. It’s almost been seven hours since we navigated our way to the credential pickup after asking a St. Louis Blues staff member with a hockey stick where to go. She looked at us like you’d expect, like we were three 20-year-olds from Syracuse just trying to find our way half a country away.The light has finally stopped buzzing and the only food left is chips, nuts and an array of fruit. I think the band has finally stopped playing… nope I’m wrong. It was only seven seconds of silence. Still rehearsing.“This is a really weird gallery,” Margaret says.This day has been weird in some ways, too. But I guess it’s all just part of the madness before the madness. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on March 17, 2016 at 6:20 pmlast_img read more