Con Brio Shares Powerfully-Reimagined Cover Of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” [Listen]

first_imgSoulful San Fran septet Con Brio has shared a brand-new, reimagined take on a grunge classic: Nirvana‘s “Heart-Shaped Box”. To Con Brio, their take on the smash hit track from Nirvana’s third and final album, 1993’s In Utero, hold more significance than just simply being a fun cover. As Billboard explains, the idea for the cover came as the band was plotting an entire EP of reworked grunge classics. While the project never came to fruition, the band’s experience arranging and recording the cut last year in Atlanta gave them the creative spur they needed to begin work on their next full album, Explorer, due out July 6th.As frontman Ziek McCarter tells Billboard:We had a day off and I thought of a way I wanted to remake it and we came up with that (version) within two or three hours. … Right after that, we wrote a few more songs to propel our writing process in a positive way. We were touring a whole lot at that time and it’s hard to find time to really get seven people in a room to pump out the hits. But after [‘Heart-Shaped Box’] we were able to really dial in the writing process a little bit more. It served us wellI really feel like we’ve honored the life of not just Kurt Cobain but also Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington,” he explains. “Those were people I was listening to growing up. I loved ‘Black Hole Sun.’ I loved Chester Bennington; I loved his voice. And I feel like we have some of that same resilience they possessed in their performances if not necessarily the same way.The fantastic Con Brio take on “Heart-Shaped Box” lends the song an almost Thriller-era Michael Jackson aesthetic, layered with downtempo breaks, swelling brass accents, and powerful psych-pop peaks as the song barrels into its cathartically howling chorus. Give it a listen below via the Con Brio SoundCloud page:Con Brio – “Heart-Shaped Box” [Nirvana cover]For a list of upcoming Con Brio tour dates, head to the band’s website.[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

Members of Presidency of BiH to open European Youth Olympic Festival 2019

first_imgChairman of Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik and members of the Presidency Zeljko Komsic and Sefik Dzaferovic, will attend the ceremony of the opening of the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF 2019) on Sunday, February 10th, at 7 pm at the Olympic Stadium “Asim Ferhatovic Hase” in Sarajevo.BiH Presidency Chairman Milorad Dodik will address the audience and open the EYOF 2019.Held under the patronage of the IOC, and the pride of the European Olympic Committees with 25 years of tradition, the EYOF is the first top European multi-sport event aimed at young athletes aged 14 to 18. There is a winter and a summer edition, which take place in two-year cycles, in odd-numbered years. The EYOF belongs to the European Olympic Committees (EOC).The event takes place under the Olympic flag, and is rich with Olympic traditions: from the burning flame to athletes’ and officials’ oaths. It is at the EYOF that many of Europe’s inspiring sports stars of tomorrow take their first steps on the international stage. And while some may enjoy EYOF as a stepping-stone to Olympic greatness, all who participate take home friendships and experiences to last a lifetime.Approximately 3,600 young people and their officials take part in the summer festivals, while there are around 1,600 participants at the winter editions.The EYOF symbolically unites the youth of Europe in one Athletes’ Village. It is a gateway to the Olympic Games, with many medallists having gone on to win medals at an Olympic Games, and gives top young athletes a first taste of what an Olympic event is like, at the same time encouraging more youngsters to practise sport and lead a healthy lifestyle.From Feb.10-16, 2019, EYOF will bring 750 members of national Olympic Committee delegations and 1,600 athletes aged 14-18 competing in eight sports: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, short track speed skating, snowboarding and curling.last_img read more

Buckinghamshire end on a high to deny champions a five-star finish

first_img Champions Gloucestershire got their hands on the silverware – but only after Buckinghamshire ended their chances of a clean sweep at the Women’s County Finals.Gloucestershire ensured they would retain their title with a 5 ½ – 3 ½ triumph over Yorkshire on Thursday  – their fourth straight win of the week.However, on another glorious day at Delamere Forest in Cheshire,  they were not able to make it five out of five after narrowly losing out to a determined Buckinghamshire team by a slender 5-4 margin.Buckinghamshire began the morning by taking a 2-1 lead after the foursomes. Olivia Lee and Rosie Bee Kim were the first pair to put a point on the board for Buckinghamshire when they beat Grace Connelly and Claudia Ovens 5 & 3. They doubled their advantage when Georgina Bowers and Daisy Kennedy secured a one-hole victory over Jess Brown and Sam Round before Gloucestershire got themselves back into it when Megan Bartlett and Alex Saunders defeated Susanna Mitterer and Ella Betteriss 3 & 2.Buckinghamshire started the singles with two further victories by Alice Kozlowski and Amelia Curtis over Bartlett and Issy Hopkins but Hannah Cash, Jessica Pilgrim and Grace Rigby-Walden lost against Jess Brown, Connelly and Ffion Tynan before Thalia Kirby secured an emotional win for her team with a 2 & I victory over Alex Saunders.“It’s a fantastic result,” said Buckinghamshire captain, Gail Sharp. “We were hopeful we might do something today, but we decided we’d play all 12 of our players, so I think it was just a case of waiting to see what the results might bring.“It proved to be a good decision because one or two of the girls brought in wins we weren’t necessarily expecting.“It’s been a great week,” she added. “We beat Lincolnshire 7-2 in the first match and had some really good matches yesterday in our draw with Surrey but it’s just nice to finish the week with a win against the champions. That makes it all a bit more special.”Gloucestershire had won all four of their matches on their way to clinching their third title in four years but they came up just short against Buckinghamshire after also electing to bring in some of their less experienced players.“Today we were able to play all of our team which was just lovely,” said Gloucestershire captain, Su Mallon. “In fact, they (the less used players) won and the ones we’d worn out earlier in the week didn’t. So, yes, it was a brilliant day, actually. They played to really enjoy it, which was good.“We’re still up there, we’re high and enjoying it all. They (the team) just keep giving. They’re such a nice group of people. I’ve just loved being their captain.”The final day of this year’s championship was all about the battle to finish second behind Gloucestershire and in the end it was Lincolnshire who were to claim that spot after a 5 ½ – 3 ½ victory over Yorkshire. Lincolnshire went into lunch 2-1 up in the foursomes and wins from India Clyburn, Ellise Rymer and Tilly Garfoot plus a half point from Sophie Beardsall was enough to see them over the line.Surrey moved up to third with a 5 ½ – 3 ½ win over Norfolk while Buckinghamshire’s last day heroics saw them climb to fourth ahead of Yorkshire and Norfolk.Photograph credit: Leaderboard 20 Sep 2019 Buckinghamshire end on a high to deny champions a five-star finish Tags: Buckinghamshire, Cheshire, Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Surrey, Yorkshirelast_img read more

“Run with a Soldier” 5K to be held at The Evergreen…

first_imgSubmitted by Hoddle & AssociatesRun with a Soldier honors service men and women and was conceived and planned by Olympia native Brian Hoddle.November 8 and 9, 2014 has been declared National Run with A Soldier Day in America, by USA Track and Field, the national governing body for track and field, running and race walking in America. Locally, The Evergreen State College has decided to host a 5K on November 9, 2014 on their Olympia, campus where the public can run/walk right along with soldiers who are active or retired.   This is a great event to show our support for our military men and women locally and is just 1 months away. Click here for more information. Bryan Hoddle of Olympia, a  Tenino Middle School Teacher, having taught 33 years in the State of Washington, is spearheading the effort as the National Chairman to bring this event, to not only the Olympia area, but also nationwide.  Bryan was the 2004 Head Coach for the USA Paralympic Track and Field Team, a 2013 Runners World Hero of the Year and he was also honored by the Washington State House of Representatives on February 11, 2014 for his work with disabled athletes and soldiers returning from combat in the Middle East.   He currently serves as Vice Chair for the Invictus Foundation, a foundation to  help heal the invisible wounds of war.  He has traveled back east 15 times helping our wounded men and women.Our soldiers need our help.   Estimates say there are over 350,000 soldiers coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan alone with some form of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI),  not to mention the soldiers returning as amputees, blind, or paralyzed as well as soldiers dealing with PTSD.   We need to be proactive in whatever way we can to help our heroes.  Run with a Soldier Day is one huge way to help our soldiers and anyone can join in.For more information contact Cherie Mortensen at [email protected] or 812.360.6533.  Or visit Bryan’s web page here. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more