Five games since the Grizzlies’ post-Thanksgiving coaching change is a pretty small sample, but enough from which to generalize. Based on early returns, do the Grizzlies look any different?Not on the surface, where interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff inherited a team that was on a 2-11 skid since a 5-1 start and which was mired in a then 11-game losing streak. Since the change, the Grizzlies have broken that streak but have only been 1-4.But in terms of playing style and player usage, there have been some differences.Comparing the Grizzlies in five games since Bickerstaff took over to their performance during the eight-game losing streak he inherited shows a team that’s been a little bit better offensively and a little bit worse defensively. An already slow-paced team, relative to a faster league, has slowed to a crawl, with more post feeds for Marc Gasol and significantly fewer three-point attempts.It’s interesting that a slower pace and fewer threes has generated better … [Read more...] about The Grizzlies have been different since the coaching change, but have they been any better?
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Hailing from Australia, Vance Joy is no stranger to the main stage. In fact, the singer-songwriter just kicked off his nationwide tour in the wake of his most recent project, Nation of Two, his sophomore album, and it has already peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Album chart. In addition to his multiple platinum certifications, Joy’s music is perfect for all audiences, with relatable lyrics and a strong sing-along appeal. It came as no surprise when he was promoted to this year’s Coachella Stage from the Mojave Tent, where he made his first appearance. Fans were over-Joyed to hear songs like “Riptide” and “Mass Is Mine,” which were picked from his breakthrough debut, Dream Your Life Away. L.A. Weekly: For those who don’t know, who is Vance Joy? I am a singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. I’ve been making music that people have been knowing about for the last five or six years. I just released my second album, called Nation of … [Read more...] about Coachella 2018: Vance Joy Brings Good Vibes
In the early 1990s, Liz Phair started getting letters. At the time, she was living with her parents outside Chicago as a recent college graduate, figuring out her next move. “I didn’t know what was going on,” she says. People were mailing her $5, $10, asking her for a copy of her cassette. But Phair hadn’t advertised any cassette, especially not the cassettes of songs she had recorded alone in her bedroom as “Girly-Sound” and passed along to musicians Chris Brokaw and Tae Won Yu, the latter of whom circulated the tapes. “I just kind of pocketed the money because I was like, what, am I going to start sending back all these tapes?” she says. “And I was kind of a shit back then, let’s be honest.” The cassettes were just the beginning of Phair’s career as one of the more polarizing singer-songwriters of the early 1990s. Ever since she released her debut, Exile in Guyville, in 1993, much of the songs pulled and … [Read more...] about A Conversation With Liz Phair on Guyville, Growing Up, and Getting a Woman’s Life Into History
Entertainment & Arts By Matt Everitt BBC 6 Music News 20 June 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-44551937 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel "This is it - the actual one!" Sir Paul McCartney is holding the double bass that belonged to Elvis Presley's original bassist Bill Black. It's leaning in the corner … [Read more...] about Sir Paul McCartney: ‘Retire from what?’
Beto O’Rourke hasn’t had his coffee yet. It’s 7:30 in the morning in Austin, and the El Paso congressman and Democratic contender for Ted Cruz’s Senate seat looks tired. He should. Just 10 hours ago, Hurricane Harvey made landfall over the Texas coast, where it would hammer cities like Corpus Christi, Houston, and Victoria, one of the congressman’s recent campaign stops. When he gets in the truck, he sets the radio to the local Austin NPR affiliate for an update. He tells the young volunteer behind the wheel to drive through a Starbucks as he gets his bearings for the day. It’s a Saturday morning, and he’s 29 days into a planned 34-day road trip. The staffers in the month-old Toyota Tundra (built in San Antonio, naturally) have rotated, but O’Rourke, of course, has been there the whole trip. He’s been criss-crossing the state, hitting up coffee shops and breakfast spots in small towns, in a way that feels more like a presidential … [Read more...] about If This Punk-Rock Democrat Can Win in Texas, Maybe We’re Not Totally Screwed