Oteil Burbridge Releases Magical Studio Record “Water In The Desert” [Stream]

first_imgOteil Burbridge‘s long-awaited studio record, Water In The Desert, is here. The album was produced by David Ryan Harris (who spent much of 2017 on the road with John Mayer), and features some of Burbridge’s favorite players, including brother Kofi Burbridge on keys, Lil’ John Roberts and Sean O’Rourke on drums, Mark Rivers and Alfreda Gerald on vocals, Dave Yoke on guitar and Miguel Atwood Ferguson on strings.“I started writing the songs on this record about ten years ago,” says Burbridge, two-time Grammy-winning bassist, in a statement. “They are all songs about love in some way; finding out how to love yourself, hoping that another loved one will love you just as you are, believing in someone when they find it hard to believe in themselves, love gone wrong, or finally finding the “perfect fit.” I feel like every problem we have on earth in some way comes back to the lack of love. That’s really what this record is about.”“Let Oteil Sing” Campaign Brings $4K To The Gorilla Doctors Following Dead & Co’s 2017 Summer TourWith elements of funk, soul, jazz, and beyond, the concept of love is beautifully executed on the 9-track record. Even better, Oteil is bringing the music on the road with him next month for a mini Oteil & Friends tour. During his time off from Dead & Company, the bassist will be joined by JGB keyboardist Melvin Seals, Lettuce/Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno, Furthur guitarist John Kadlecik, Primus/RatDog/Electric Beethoven drummer Jay Lane, former Nth Power and current Trombone Shorty percussionist Weedie Braimah, and vocalist Alfreda Gerald for a 9-date tour this November.While Oteil & Friends were previously slated to perform a sold-out show at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on November 9, the show was rescheduled for Dead & Company’s appearance at Band Together: Benefit Concert For North Bay Fire Relief.You can purchase Oteil Burbridge’s fantastic new record, Water In The Desert, on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, and listen to it below on Spotify:Oteil & Friends 2017 Tour October 31 — The Ardmore Music Hall; PANovember 1 — Pour House; Charleston, SCNovember 2 — Georgia Theatre; Athens, GANovember 3 — Salvage Station; Asheville, NCNovember 4 — Neighborhood Theater; Charlotte, NCNovember 5 — The Lincoln Theatre; Raleigh, NCNovember 6 — Fillmore; Silver Spring, MDNovember 7 — The Rex Theater; Pittsburgh, PANovember 8 — Soundstage; Baltimore, MDlast_img read more

Boxing: IBF orders purse bid for Degale vs Uzcategui

first_imgAdvertisementDegale (24-2-1, 14KOs) is coming off of a razor close decision win over Caleb Truax in a rematch this past April. Some felt as though DeGale looked sluggish at times but he was able to eke out a victory and regain his IBF super middleweight title.Uzcategui (27-2, 23 KOs) is coming off of a very impressive performance in which he stopped Andre Dirrell in the eighth round. That fight was a rematch after their first fight ended in controversial fashion with Uzcategui being disqualified.DeGale is a talented guy but is inconsistent and a guy that some consider being a “frontrunner”.  Uzcategui, on the other hand, could be considered an underrated fighter with big power and confidence to match. No doubt this fight could be intriguing.However, it must be noted that DeGale is currently in talks to possibly face WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders. That could be a reason why negotiations between himself and Uzcategui haven’t went very far.Advertisementlast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ top list of best performing smartphones: Consumer Reports

first_imgSamsung once again takes the top two spots in Consumer Report’s list of best performing smartphones with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ taking the top two spots. The ranking sees Apple’s latest iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus taking the fourth and fifth place.Interestingly, Samsung’s Galaxy S7, which was launched in 2016, managed to beat the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus as well, claiming the third spot. Meanwhile, the recently launched Galaxy Note 8 phablet managed to claim the sixth spot. Consumer Reports cited weak durability and heavy weight as some of the problem points that places the phablet at number six.The report leaves out the LG V30 smartphone as it was released in the US market this month. Despite the fact that Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus failed to take the top two spots, Consumer Reports has positively reviewed both the models, lauding the cameras and battery life for both.It will be interesting to see where the iPhone X stands once the phone launches in November. The iPhone X features a brand new design language for the Cupertino giant as it sports an edge-to-edge display and packs a faster processor, improved cameras, and a larger battery life.Also Read: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018), Galaxy A7 (2018) appear in leaked rendersSeperately, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ could get a Portrait Mode similar to the Pixel 2, based on the company’s reply to a customer query. While not stating it explicitly, Samsung’s response in a customer support page provides some hint that it could launch a Portrait Mode for the smartphones, both of which feature single rear cameras. The Portrait Mode enables one to capture bokeh shots. Samsung has already introduced a version of its Portrait Mode, called Live Focus with the Galaxy Note 8.advertisementlast_img read more