first_img Twisted Highway Erika Wennerstrom 3:32 Best Days Lissie Strongest Son Madam West Missing Pieces Mermaid Motor Lounge 3:44 3:13 3:48 Presidential Silver Lining John Craigie American High The Barons Let’s Go To Mars Barrence Whitfield & The Savages 4:03 2:59 5:30 Sound of the South Whiskey Wolves of the West 4:02 How Long (Until I See The Sun Again?) Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints 3:37 3:20 4:35 3:05 4:57 4:03 Untitled God Song Haley Heynderickx 3:30 For fifteen years, Erika Wennerstrom has been traveling the roads with Austin-based roots rockers The Heartless Bastards. She and her mates in the Bastards have been drawing critical praise since they first played a note, playing to big crowds across the country, but Wennerstrom felt the call do something more with her music.Later this month, Sweet Unknown, Wennerstrom’s aptly named debut solo release, drops on Partisan Records. This new record, which pushes her into the unknown territory of solo artist,  marks Wennerstrom’s hiatus from The Heartless Bastards, though the band is not breaking up. Instead, this solo endeavor simply allows her to explore some songs that were ready to be written and sung outside of the Bastards’ dynamic.Featured this month on Trail Mix is “Twisted Highway,” a bad ass rocker that certainly proves Erika Wennerstrom made the right call in chasing her muse.A killer addition to this month’s Trail Mix is acoustic dynamo Hot Club Sandwich. Hailing from Olympia, Washington, the band released it’s fifth record last month, and the mix is happy to include “New Gravy Waltz,” one of many tracks from the record featuring the crazy good licks of mandolin maestro David Grisman.It’s always fun to discover songwriters who are the top of their craft, and this month’s features many artists new to my ears. Allman Brown, Jeff Hyde, Lissie, Courtney Marie Andrews,and Jeff Bryant are all artists on constant shuffle now that they have crossed the Trail Mix radar.The mix welcomes back some good friends this month, too. Returning with new cuts are soulful rockers Barrence Whitfield & The Savages, rootsy grass act Parsonsfield, and singer/songwriter John Craigie.Be sure check out new tunes from Echo Bloom, Whiskey Wolves of the West, Haley Heynderickx, The Barons, Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints, and Madam West.Lots of great stuff coming up this month on the Trail Mix blog, too. Chats with 6 String Drag, Vivian Leva, Mermaid Motor Lounge, and Toubab Krewe are all in the pipeline.And, of course, be sure to spread the word about all of the great artists you are hearing on Trail Mix. Don’t be shy. Don’t keep it a secret. These tunes are too good to be kept on the down low. Get out and buy some of these records and support the artist who keep Trail Mix in your ears each and every month. Audio PlayerBirch Pereira & The Gin JointsHow Long (Until I See The Sun Again?)Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 3:56 Henry Ford Jeff Hyde Song for Steven Echo Bloom Bury My Heart Allman Brown 2:53 3:59 New Gravy Waltz Hot Club Sandwich Grace Jeff Bryant Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. 4:35 Kick Out The Windows Parsonsfield Time Is Everything (Featuring Riley Calcagno) Vivian Leva Kindness Of Strangers Courtney Marie Andrews 3:56 3:07 Embed Ghost 6 String Drag That Damn Squash Toubab Krewelast_img read more

first_imgPresident Donald Trump said Monday he will announce his nominee for the empty Supreme Court seat at the end of this week, kickstarting a political fight set to upend the already nail-biting US election.Down in the polls against Democratic opponent Joe Biden and widely criticized for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the Republican is seizing on the sudden vacancy at the constitutional court as a way to change the subject and super-charge his right-wing base.”We’ll make a decision probably Saturday, maybe Friday” between five female candidates, Trump told reporters. The death last week of Ruth Bader Ginsburg stripped the court, which was already tilted to the right, of one of its steadiest liberal votes.With a chance to name his third new justice since entering the White House, Trump is now on the cusp of installing a firmly conservative majority for many years to come.Biden is leading calls for the Republican-controlled Senate to delay voting on a nominee until the results of the November 3 election are known, arguing that to rush through confirmation before would be an “abuse of power.”But Trump made clear Monday that he has no qualms in flexing his political muscle and his allies in the Senate have said they intend to deliver. There is “overwhelming precedent behind the fact that this Senate will vote on this nomination this year,” said Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, dismissing comparisons to when GOP members refused in 2016 to vote on a replacement nominated by President Barack Obama for the late Justice Antonin Scalia.Ginsburg is to lie in repose for public viewing at the Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday, and will lie in state Friday in the national statuary hall of the US Capitol, where an invitation-only ceremony is planned. She will be buried next week in a private ceremony in Arlington, near the capital Washington.Trump said his nominee announcement will wait until after memorial services are completed, but after that he wants to move full speed ahead. Topics : Election politics “The final vote should be taken before the election. We have plenty of time for that,” Trump said earlier Monday in an interview with Fox news.Trump cited fears that a court with only eight judges left could end up in a 4-4 split on rulings following what is likely to be a close and contentious election.”We don’t want to have a tie,” Trump said.He rejected Democratic complaints, saying if they “were in the same position there is zero chance that they wouldn’t do it.””They wouldn’t even talk about it. They’d say ‘you’re crazy.'”Trump confirmed that two women — Judge Amy Coney Barrett and Judge Barbara Lagoa — feature prominently on his short list. He also noted Lagoa is a Hispanic-American from Florida, a state that by some projections he has to win if he has any hope of securing a second term.Lagoa is “excellent, she’s Hispanic, she’s a terrific woman,” he said. “We love Florida.”Analysts say that a Supreme Court nomination saga could also shift attention away from the coronavirus pandemic, which has already killed nearly 200,000 Americans, and inspire Republican voters who want the Supreme Court to reflect their conservative views on issues like immigration, abortion and healthcare.There are risks for Trump, though.Ginsburg was an icon to the left and the fight to replace her with a conservative during an election race that Biden is currently leading might stir Democrats even more than Republicans.A Reuters/Ipsos poll found that 62 percent of Americans, including one in two Republicans, think the vacant court seat should be filled only after the election.In another potential warning sign to gung-ho Republicans, the Democratic fundraising group ActBlue reported Sunday that small donors had given a total of $100 million since Ginsburg’s death.Trump, however, signaled he’ll play hardball, repeatedly rejecting reports that, in the days before her death, Ginsburg told her granddaughter that her final wish was for her seat to be filled by the new president.”I don’t know she said that,” Trump told Fox, suggesting the statement was “written out” by Democratic leaders. “That came out of the wind.”He later told the press conference the report seemed “just too convenient.”last_img read more

first_img “In Staples Arena, where Kobe created so many memories for all of us, preparing to pay tribute to another brilliant man we lost too soon, Nipsey Hussle,” John Legend wrote on Twitter. “Life can be so brutal and senseless sometimes.” Lil Nas X posted a simple “r.i.p.” message with a sad face accompanying a photo of Bryant. On Instagram, Demi Lovato posted a photo of herself alongside Bryant and said that he was “always so sweet to me.” “You’re a legend with wings now,” she wrote, adding an update after she heard that one of Bryant’s daughters also died in the crash. “This whole family was so sweet and now they’re in my prayers heavy,” Lovato said. “R.I.P. Gigi beautiful girl.” Lil Nas X performing “Old Town Road” at the Grammys with a Kobe Bryant jersey in the background.Credit…Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Read Also: Messi, Ronaldo pay tribute to Kobe Bryant after NBA legend dies Billy Ray Cyrus, who, with Lil Nas X won best pop duo/group performance for “Old Town Road” — which also won best music video — dedicated both of the awards to Bryant and his daughter. “Sending my thoughts and prayers to his family and friends during this difficult time,” Cyrus said on Twitter. The producer and D.J. Diplo, speaking to Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet, called the deaths “devastating.” He said Bryant “transcends iconic, so he’s going to live forever.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Amazing Movies You Need To Watch On Amazon Prime12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Why Do Americans Consider Him To Be The Best President? Loading… center_img Alicia Keys addressed the death of the retired NBA legend and Lakers star Kobe Bryant as the awards ceremony began at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Alicia Keys performs a tribute to Kobe Bryant with Boyz II Men at the Grammys on Sunday.Credit…Mario Anzuoni/Reuters “Tonight is for Kobe,” Lizzo declared at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, belting out the lyrics to “Cuz I Love You” as the show kicked off. The “Truth Hurts” singer’s performance gave way to Alicia Keys, who is hosting the show for the second time and took a moment to honor the retired Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant. He was killed in a helicopter crash earlier in the day with his daughter Gianna and seven others near Calabasas, Calif. “We’re all feeling crazy sadness right now,” Keys said. “We’re literally standing here, heartbroken, in the house that Kobe Bryant built.” The Grammys are held at the Staples Center, where Bryant spent most of his N.B.A. career. The Recording Academy, which presents the Grammys, said on Twitter: “Remembering Kobe Bryant tonight while we honor music in the house that he built.” Throughout the night, Bryant’s jersey appeared during performances, including an Aerosmith and Run DMC show of “Living on the Edge” and “Walk This Way” and Lil Nas X’s ensemble remix of “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, BTS, Diplo, Mason Ramsey, Young Thug and Nas. Bryant was also mentioned during the performance tribute to Nipsey Hussle. Hussle, who was shot and killed outside his clothing store last year, won his first Grammy earlier in the night for “Racks in The Middle” featuring Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy. Earlier, outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, fans dressed in Lakers gear and shades of purple dropped off flowers at a makeshift tribute honoring Bryant.A moment of silence was held for Bryant during the show’s pre-telecast ceremony, where many of the awards are handed out. Harvey Mason Jr., the chairman and interim chief of the Recording Academy, called for the gesture “since we are in his house,” The Associated Press reported. Online, some of the artists set to appear at the Grammys posted tributes to the Lakers star.last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Secondary School Grizzlies Junior Basketball teams have some action coming up for this weekend.The Junior Girls are at home this weekend in the Bert Bowes New Years Classic, with their first game at 4:30 p.m. on Friday at Bert Bowes Middle School.Last weekend, the Junior Girls went undefeated in their first tournament of the season, with wins over Fort Nelson Senior Huskies and Chetwynd.- Advertisement -The Junior Boys will be on the road this weekend as they travel to Prince George at DP Todd Secondary School.Last weekend, Junior Boys went undefeated in Fort Nelson against Fort Nelson Senior Huskies and their Alumni team.NPSS Grizzlies Junior Boys Basketball Team. Source NPSS AthleticsAdvertisement For updates on the Grizzlies, you can visit the NPSS Athletics website.last_img read more