Has it been twenty years already? Phish released their classic album Billy Breathes on October 15th, 1996, and the album launched the band in new directions. Released during the height of the band’s most creative period, Billy Breathes contains absolute classics like “Free”, “Theme From the Bottom”, “Character Zero”, “Taste”, and “Waste”, marking a shift towards the band’s more generally-accessible songwriting.With that in mind, beloved venue Brooklyn Bowl has teamed up with Brookladelphia to put together the ultimate 20th birthday party for Billy Breathes. Twenty Years Later: A Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Phish’s Billy Breathes will find six up-and-coming jam bands performing original sets of music, all while weaving the entirety of Billy Breathes into the night’s setlist. The bands–Aqueous, Jimkata, Teddy Midnight, Cousin Earth, Escaper, and Bad Faces–will divvy up the album and spread its songs throughout the night, with each band delivering their unique take on tracks from the classic album.The show will take place on Sunday, November 6th, and tickets are on-sale now (and can be purchased at this link). You can find more info on the show and the artists involved at Brooklyn Bowl’s website.We can’t wait to get to the Bowl to celebrate one of our all-time favorite albums!
Organisers of the International Champions Cup are expected to confirm United’s involvement and the names of the other clubs involved, but the tournament will be on a smaller scale. It means United’s tour will last around two weeks rather than three – United manager Louis van Gaal has made it clear he does not favour a lengthy pre-season trip. Press Association Manchester United are expected to announce on Wednesday they will return to the United States for their pre-season tour this summer – but on a significantly shorter schedule than last year. The time available is also an issue – this season does not finish until June 14 for United’s England players, who will travel to Slovenia for a Euro 2016 qualifier on that date. The congestion is increased by the 2015-16 Premier League season starting on Saturday August 8, a week earlier than usual and cutting the time available for pre-season activities. Last summer United played Los Angeles Galaxy and then the International Champions Cup facing Real Madrid – in front of a crowd of more than 109,000 – plus Inter Milan and Roma before beating Liverpool in the final. Real Madrid will not be involved this time – the Spanish current Champions League holders will be taking part in a sister tournament in Australia along with Manchester City.
NEW DELHI: In what comes as a major boost for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), in a majority decision, an Arbitral Tribunal consisting of Supreme Court Justices (Retd) Sujatha Manohar, Mukunthakam Sharma and S.S. Nijjar have upheld the termination of the media rights agreement for overseas territories with World Sports Group (WSG) by the BCCI on June 28, 2010.Speaking to IANS, a former BCCI official said that the verdict vindicates the stand of the BCCI. “It is relevant that the Award has accepted the case of BCCI that Lalit Modi was guilty of concealing the agreements that had been entered into and also the defaults committed by WSG Mauritius, from the then office bearers,” he said. The BCCI had accused the then chairman of its IPL Governing Council Lalit Modi of committing fraud on BCCI in collusion with WSG officials to the tune of Rs 425 crore. In a complete vindication of the hard stand taken by the BCCI office bearers including N. Srinivasan then Secretary, the Arbitral award has allowed the BCCI to appropriate the amounts lying in escrow pending the arbitration. This sum is to the tune of over Rs800 crore. P. Raghu Raman Senior Counsel who represented the BCCI said: “Now that a binding arbitration award has clearly pointed out the fraudulent conduct of Lalit Modi and others from WSG group, the police complaint given by BCCI to prosecute these persons at least at this stage should be acted upon.” IANS Also Watch: High Court Rejects BPF Plea Against Governor’s Ruled In BTAD