Jam rockers Displace continue to take the scene by storm, bringing their infectious live show to venues and festivals nationwide. The Florida based band has a big summer ahead, starting with the release of their new album Undertow. Due out June 25th, the group’s sophomore effort shows a matured approach to the same energetic equation, expanding on their creative songwriting and musicianship on every track.To give fans a taste of the new music, you can stream their first single, “Friction,” below.The band has a major tour ahead of them, kicking off on June 21st for an album preview show at WMNF’s In The Groove radio program in Tampa, FL, before an official album release party on the 25th at Crowbar. The tour hits a number of dates in Florida, before hitting the Great Outdoors Jam in Mount Dora, FL on July 1st with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous and more. They’ll hit more Southern shows before heading to Colorado for an extended run in the state, bringing their shows to fans at venues throughout.The Great Outdoors Jam Will Welcome Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous And More For Florida ThrowdownCheck out the band’s summer dates below, and head here for more information.
Star Files Andy Karl Rocky Related Shows See Sylvester Stallone at his most adorable (yes, adorable!) as he talks to David Letterman about the Rocky musical. From poking fun at himself (“Das Musical? I thought I spelled it that way.”) to talking up star Andy Karl. (“We scoured the world! He has to fight and be in amazing shape.”) Watch to see the Hollywood heavy-hitter cheer on the Broadway show and offer up some amusing anecdotes about how it came to be. Oh, and did we mention the raw eggs???? Yo! They are great clips. Watch ’em!)) Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 17, 2014 View Comments
Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury A few weeks later the Angels waived him. They only got Yates the previous fall, when the Yankees waived him. He was pushing 30, not a good time to have so many ballclubs waive him goodbye.But San Diego picked him up, let him explore the dimensions of his new toy, and now the 32-year-old Yates has set an unofficial record for Oldest Overnight Sensation.The Padres had won 18 games going into Friday night’s series opener with the Dodgers. Yates had saved 14 of them. He had given up one earned run in 16 innings, with 25 strikeouts and five walks.“It’s hard to get better than perfect,” Manager Andy Green said.Yates became relevant last year, even though the Padres weren’t. He was the setup man who made San Diego feel comfortable with trading All-Star closer Brad Hand to Cleveland, thereby getting catching prospect Francisco Meija. Yates struck out 90 in 63 innings last year with an 0.921 OPS. SAN DIEGO — Kirby Yates felt a baseball career slipping through his fingers.So he split them.On April 13, 2017, he stood on a shivery mound in Salt Lake City, pitching for the Angels’ Triple-A team against Sacramento. Two innings, no hits, five strikeouts, almost exclusively on a split-fingered fastball that dove like a seagull.“I don’t know how many swings and misses I got that night, but there were a lot,” Yates said Friday. “Consistent movement, swings and misses. I thought, OK. I can work with this. I can run with this a little bit.” Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ The Padres haven’t had a winning season since 2010. But they brought in Eric Hosmer last year, bought Manny Machado this year, and were averaging nearly 30,000 paying fans per game before the three sellouts this weekend.This is a major transfusion of self-esteem for a city that still has abandonment issues over the Chargers. A fleet of prospects is approaching – agent Scott Boras calls it “hot lava” – and 20-year-old Fernando Tatis Jr. was already erupting, with a .300 average and a .910 OPS, when he hurt his hamstring last week.The average MLB crowd is down by 419 fans per game. Baseball isn’t the flavor of the millennium, or so we’re told, and the authorities think they can force-feed the game by changing long-standing rules. Kenley Jansen, the Dodgers closer, stares down that reasoning.“People have been coming out to watch this game for, what, 150 years?” he said. “They should just leave it alone and let us play. The reason people aren’t coming out is because a lot of these teams are losing 100 games, not trying to win. That’s the great thing about this team. Every year we’re committed to winning.”This year the Padres are, too. They can thank Kirby Yates, and how he followed the forkball in the road. Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching He had also closed before. He did that for the Durham Bulls in 2013, with numbers very similar to his 2017 performance here, and 20 saves besides.“I kinda thought my stuff was good enough,” Yates said. “But I got hurt in 2015 and I couldn’t really get the feel of my slider again, couldn’t recapture it. I didn’t know if trying to find it again was the right move. What if I couldn’t?”By then he was with the Yankees, and he noticed how Nate Eovaldi, Chasen Shreve and Masahiro Tanaka were using their splitter for carvery.He discussed grip techniques with them, and how the ball moved, and after the 2016 season he played a lot of catch with former Rays pitcher Alex Cobb. This April, nearly 46 percent of Yates’ pitches were splitters. You risk injury with that pitch, but Yates would reply that nine seasons in the minors aren’t a healthy choice either.“It’s exciting when they call in, and there’s all that noise,” Yates said, “but I try to create my own adrenalin on the mound. For some reason, I feel more relaxed when I get out there.”Yates grew up in Kauai, was drafted by the Red Sox in high school, turned them down, and then got hurt. He went to Yavapai JC in Prescott, Ariz., and signed with Tampa Bay, undrafted. His brother Tyler had put in 238 major league games, so it wasn’t just a trans-Pacific dream for Kirby.“It’s the old ‘brotherly love’ thing – if he can do it, so can I,” Yates said, smiling. “He taught me how to throw when I was 11, and when I saw him go through the ranks and get drafted and all that, it gave me some hope.”Because Kirby held that hope, the ninth inning at Petco Park suddenly means something.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error