Brooklyn’s Evolfo Gets Wild To Release Their Debut Album ‘The Last Of The Acid Cowboys’

first_imgOn Saturday night, the savage princes of Brooklyn’s DIY scene stepped out onto the stage at Alphaville, one of the borough’s better-established venue-bars and delivered a raucous and floor-shaking performance. Evolfo was there to celebrate the release of their first full-length record, The Last Of The Acid Cowboys after years of gigging in every basement that would have them. Recently signed to Royal Potato Family Records, home of Holly Bowling, Marco Benevento, The New Mastersounds, and Stanton Moore, among others, the album represents a clear and coherent artistic statement from Evolfo about the direction they’re headed, and it’s a tantalizing glimpse at the potential the band represents.Seamlessly interweaving classic soul themes—performed with punch by their three-piece horn section—and the gypsy-punk sensibilities that have come to define Evolfo’s sweat-soaked performances, the songs present a twisted, smoky world of deception and isolation in the lawless American west. There’s something anachronistic about the music, though perhaps it is not so much their subject matter as the sincerity with which the whole affair is presented, where the fuzzy driving riffs and off-kilter lyrics of “Bloody Bloody Knife” really fill you with enough adrenaline to inhabit the mindset of the on-the-run outlaw at the center of the song’s narrative.The set’s early-going showed off the band’s ability to get a crowd moving, featuring “Bloody Bloody Knife,” “Science,” and an older number called “They’re Gonna Know I’m High” that highlights the big band’s ability to really get swinging once they’ve all crammed on-stage. After sparking a full-on mosh pit during “Vision Of Sin,” the new album’s most intense track, they segued into some more evocative and mysterious tunes including “When The Moon Eclipsed The Sun,” the album’s unexpected hit that has found its way to Paste Magazine and countless Spotify playlists since its release this fall.The more contemplative portion of the show came to an end with the opening chords of “Rat City,” a fan favorite since the band’s Boston days, featuring lead guitarist and resident wild man Matt Gibbs gyrating about stage in glittering gold spandex underpants and a decrepit rat mask that’s clearly been on the road for more than a few miles. The energy ratcheted up further with a cover of The Sonics’ “Have Love Will Travel” before reaching a fever pitch with The Last Of The Acid Cowboys’ titular track. After a few minutes of chanting, the band returned to deliver a high-energy rendition of Devo’s “Whip It,” before sauntering back off into the cloud of smoke they entered through, and the crowd stumbled back out into 2017.[Photo credit: Liz Maney]Setlist: Evolfo | Alphaville | New York, NY | 4/22/2017Set One: Intro, Bloody Bloody Knife, Science, They’re Gonna Know I’m High, Vision of Sin, Right Back (Shannon Cannon), Moon Eclipsed the Sun, Frank the Fiddler, Peachy, Rat City, Luv Like a Freak, Have Love Will Travel (The Sonics), Last of the Acid CowboysEncore: Whip It (Devo)last_img read more

Alexandre Lacazette not happy with ‘naive’ Arsenal players after Sheffield United draw

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Alexandre Lacazette tells ‘naive’ Arsenal teammates they need to be ‘nastier’ after Sheffield United draw The French striker was disappointed to drop points late on against the Blades (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Lacazette says Arsenal are too ‘naive’ and need to find their ruthless side quickly after forfeiting another lead in Saturday’s Premier League draw with Sheffield United.The Gunners went ahead on the stroke of half-time at the Emirates through Gabriel Martinelli but, despite dominating the match for large periods, were pegged back by John Fleck’s 83rd-minute strike.Arsenal also gave up leads against Crystal Palace and Chelsea recently – with the Blues scoring two late goals – and Lacazette didn’t hold anything back as he criticised the team’s mentality. Fleck struck late as Arsenal were denied all three points on Saturday (Picture: Getty)‘They were not very dangerous but this match summarises how we are this season. We are winning the match but don’t get it over the line,’ Lacazette told RMC Sport.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘We are quite naive at the moment. We need to be nastier and more consistent in the 90th to 93rd minutes of matches.‘Especially when we can do better than this. We have the players required. It is a shame.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalSpeaking about the result, and conceding another late goal, head coach Mikel Arteta said: ‘I’m very disappointed today. I think the performance deserved three points and we lost two points.‘In the Premier League if you don’t put the game to bed in the last 10-15 minutes, these types of teams just need a long ball, second ball or set piece and you can give the points away.’center_img Arteta was very disappointed to drop more points at home (Picture: Getty)Asked whether he has to correct issues from the previous regime, Arteta continued: ‘I don’t know. What was done before, they tried to do their best possible thing. I inherited a team in a difficult situation that was trying to improve as much as possible but I don’t know.‘In the second half they didn’t generate anything to the goal, just one long ball, a second ball and someone from an incredible angle put it in the top bin. It’s difficult to control.’MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang explains why Gabriel Martinelli will become an Arsenal superstarMORE: Mikel Arteta sends subtle message to Arsenal board over Layvin Kurzawa transferMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Metro Sport ReporterSunday 19 Jan 2020 7:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.6kShares View 4 commentslast_img read more

WBB : Tyson-Thomas serves as catalyst for Syracuse’s early-season success

first_img Published on November 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected] Kayla Alexander missed an easy layup on the right block early in the first half against Lafayette on Nov. 19. The ball fell back off the rim past Alexander, where Carmen Tyson-Thomas’s outstretched right hand got a piece of the ball to tip it in from right of the hoop.The follow by the SU guard demonstrated the athletic ability and instincts on the court that have made her one of the team’s top playmakers early this season.‘I have a nose for the ball. I like to locate the ball,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘So I mean whether I’m boxed out or whether I’m supposed to be boxing out, I’m going after the ball at all times. And I just happened to always know where the ball is, and I’m in the same area.’Tyson-Thomas has solidified her place in the starting lineup through five games this year after coming off the bench in all but one of Syracuse’s 35 games last season. The junior has gone from being the team’s spark plug to leading its new up-tempo style of play. In her increased role, Tyson-Thomas set a career high with 21 points against Lafayette and then topped that total three nights later with 23 against Buffalo.The Philadelphia native will look to continue her strong start to the season when Syracuse (5-0) plays Boise State (4-2) at 9 p.m. Tuesday in Boise, Idaho.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTyson-Thomas is currently second on the team in scoring with 13.8 points per game and tied for third in rebounding with 7.8 per game — increases from her scoring average of 8.6 and rebounding average of 6.7 as a sophomore.On the season, the guard has played with a fearless attitude, taking 65 shots — the most of any Syracuse player. She has connected on 40 percent of her shots overall, including 6-of-22 from 3-point range. That improved shooting ability coupled with her ability to make plays on the glass has made her a dynamic threat for the Orange.‘Me, Carmen and Iasia, we can all be forwards, we can also play wings,’ SU guard Elashier Hall said. ‘So I think that’s good, and it shows our versatility.’That knack for rebounding is something Tyson-Thomas has had since she was in high school. She grabbed 1,052 boards in her career at Conwell-Egan Catholic (Pa.) High School, averaging 11.2 rebounds in four years there.And she continued to excel on the glass when she arrived at Syracuse. Last season, she finished third on the team in rebounding despite playing just 23.9 minutes per game. SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said she has picked up right where she left off, causing problems for opponents on the offensive end.‘Last year, she was an awesome rebounder for us, and obviously she has continued on the same trend,’ Hillsman said. ‘She’s a tough box-out on the weakside of the floor, so when you can get her into space and where she can really crash the boards and a running start, you’re going to have a hard time keeping her off the glass.’Tyson-Thomas said she is a ‘leaper’ and considers her jumping ability to be her biggest asset as a rebounder. She has worked on her vertical leap by doing hurdles, lunges and squats during workouts.And she also does 100 calf raises every night before she goes to bed.‘I do calf raises and people think I’m a little neurotic when it comes to that,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘But I value my calves and I like to get up, I like to have some bounce.’It’s a ritual Tyson-Thomas said she first started when she was 12 years old. She first learned about the advantages of calf raises when she was 10, when a friend told her she should do the exercise every night.Tyson-Thomas said her friend was 12 at the time and was able to grab the rim, so she started doing them, too.‘He was grabbing the rim, so when I got to 12, I was grabbing the rim also,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘So ever since then, I never let it go. I do calf raises every night, and I keep my bounce, and I grab offensive rebounds, and I’m everywhere on the floor.’Those calf raises that turned her into a dominant rebounder in high school have remained a part of her routine at SU. And that rebounding ability has remained Tyson-Thomas’ calling card at Syracuse.‘It’s a knack. I have a real good knack for rebounding the ball,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘That’s something I like to do.’[email protected]  Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more