Today, retired NFL greats, Carl Eller, Lem Bailey, Deacon Jones and other NFL Hall of Famers, announced the launch of the Retired Players Association (RPA). The launch will take place at the NFL Enshrinement Festival at the NFL Hall of Fame Ceremony in Canton Ohio on August 7th 2010.
VICE ANNOUNCE THE SIGNING OF OFF! PUNK OUTFIT BOASTS INCREDIBLE PEDIGREE: MEMBERS OF BLACK FLAG, CIRCLE JERKS, REDD KROSS, BURNING BRIDES, AND EARTHLESS
OFF!, the LA-based punk/hardcore quartet formed in 2009 by Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks), Dimitri Coats (Burning Brides), Mario Rubalcaba (Earthless/Hot Snakes/Rocket From the Crypt) and Steven McDonald (Redd Kross), have signed with New York based Vice Music. The initial output of the band will be issued this Fall as four EPs comprising a total of 16 songs. The first release, the succinctly titled 1st EP, will be issued as a limited edition 7-inch on October 12th with artwork and exclusive poster courtesy of Raymond Pettibon, the living legend responsible for Black Flag’s overall visual aesthetic (OFF! sport a similar arrangement with the artist). The full collection, First Four EPs, will follow on November 23rd as a four 7-inch EP box set, with each EP in the box featuring its own Pettibon sleeve art.
The first EP gives a concise indication of what can be expected from the group: four songs clocking in at just over four minutes, all as urgent and immediate as imaginable. Paint stripping intensity at ferocious tempos tempered with an ear for melody and structure. This is the sound of four veteran musicians honing their craft to razor-edged perfection, then boiling it down to bare essentials.
A few select dates are planned in the coming months with further touring expected in the following year.
OFF! CONFIRMED SHOWS:
September 4th – Los Angeles – FYF Fest
October 9th – Chicago – Riot Fest
November 7th – Austin – Fun Fun Fun Fest
Montreal based Tanuki Project will be bringing their unique audio / visual show to Montreal’s Mode et Design on August 4, 2010 at 10:00 p.m.. The electro-rock-visual band are currently redefining the indie electronic scene through their dance-floor rhythms, trip-hop beats and hypnotic visuals. The Tanuki Project will be joining a roster of talented acts at Mode et Design including, Amylie, Pinup Saints and Mistress Barbara.
A performance to be seen live, The Tanuki Project offer audiences a genuine and unique live experience with their jaw-dropping image projections, an intense electronic sound and their keen sense of style.
- The Tanuki Project’s debut album, Playground for Everyone, is available digitally on iTunes worldwide, with a physical version to be released on August 3, 2010.
- As a bonus, a link to an additional 52 minutes of visual experience for each song will be included with the upcoming album.
- Songs from the album were featured in Browns shoes’ Celebrities for Charity videos, as well as Spring shoe company’s web ads in 2009-2010.
- Beginning as a collaboration between founders Nady (vox) and Legyl (machines, bass) in their native France, the band has expanded to include drummer David Duclos, art director Etienne Tallard and VJ BlindMan.
Plus, renowned coach Shawn Tompkins to lead seminar
Fans in the Boston area would probably love the opportunity to learn how to throw a fastball like Red Sox star pitcher Josh Beckett. They’d be equally excited to shoot from beyond the arc with Celtics’ sniper Ray Allen too. Well, at this summer’s UFC® FAN EXPO™, the opportunity to learn strategy and techniques from the most influential figures in mixed martial arts presents itself. The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that the UFC Fan Expo Boston will feature five Training & Development sessions sure to thrill UFC fans.
On Friday, Aug. 27, former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin heads to Boston to teach an intense session starting at 4pm. Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz, will also lead a Training & Development session sure to reflect The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’s aggressive ground and pound style, as well as renowned coach Shawn Tompkins.
The action continues on Saturday, Aug. 28 with Training & Development sessions featuring UFC lightweight star Clay Guida and former World Extreme Cagefighting® featherweight champion Urijah Faber. With five of the sport’s most respected individuals offering Training & Development sessions, the UFC Fan Expo Boston continues to become the can’t miss fan event in the Northeast this summer.
“Fans have watched guys like Tito and Forrest coach on The Ultimate Fighter® and now this is their chance to train with them,” White said. “Whether you have been training for a long time or just beginning the sport, there is something for everyone at these Training and Development Sessions. Each one of these guys brings something unique to the table and it makes this a cool experience for fans.”
Tickets for UFC® FAN EXPO™ and Training & Development sessions are on sale now and can be bought exclusively at UFCFanExpo.com. Please note that tickets for each Training & Development Session are limited; the cost to participate in a session is $100 per person, per session.
Training & Development Session Schedule
(All Times Eastern)
Friday, Aug. 27
10am-12pm – Tito Ortiz
1pm-3pm – Shawn Tompkins
4pm-6pm – Forrest Griffin
Saturday, Aug. 28
10am-12pm – Clay Guida
2pm-4pm – Urijah Faber
Congrats to PLG for making history this weekend by winning his 3rd consecutive X-Games Vert gold medal! Pierre also won the gold medal in Vert Best Trick! Killing it!
Check out this ESPN video/profile on PLG.
On Saturday, Aug. 7, Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) legend Randy “The Natural” Couture will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Oakland A’s vs. Texas Rangers 1:10 pm game. First pitch is set for 12:55 pm and will be caught by A’s first baseman and die-hard UFC fan, Daric Barton.
Couture, a three-time former heavyweight champion and two-time light-heavyweight champion, is the only five-time champion in UFC history. He is also the only athlete in UFC history to win a championship after becoming a Hall of Fame member and one of only two men to win UFC titles in two weight classes. At 47 years old, Couture is still one of the top fighters in the sport today.
Couture is town promoting UFC 117: SILVA vs. SONNEN held that night at Oracle Arena. His next fight is scheduled for Aug. 28 when he takes on boxing legend James Toney at UFC 118: EDGAR vs. PENN 2 at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass.
Saturday, Aug. 7
Oakland A’s vs. Texas Rangers, 1:10 pm (Ceremonial first pitch set for 12:55 pm)
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621