Brooklyn, NY based funk & soul outfit Pimps of Joytime are set to release a new studio album, Third Wall Chronicles, on March 24th. The new release comes at a pivotal time, employing a positive message of peace, love, and music on every track. It’s an intoxicating dance party from cover to cover, truly indicative of the band’s energetic style.The album has some hard hitters throughout, including collaborations from artists like Anthony Cole and Ivan Neville. Band leader Brian Jay even teamed with Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin to help produce the album, though he’s no stranger to the studio himself. He’s produced albums for a “who’s who” of New Orleans heavyweights, including such stars as Cyril Neville (The Neville Brothers), James Andrews, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie (The World’s Most Recorded Drummer), and Corey Henry (Galactic). He’s shared the stage with Art Neville, George Porter and Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters), Eddie Bo, and he’s currently working on an album with GRAMMY Award-nominated blues artist Cedric Burnside (grandson of legendary blues musician R.L. Burnside)!“Brian Jay is a bit of a genius,” says Steve Berlin. “It was a blast just coming in and making a few things larger and more colorful. He has the remarkable ability to get an idea, get a sound and make it real at a speed that I’ve never seen before.”To get the party started, we’re excited to host the first track premiere from Third Wall Chronicles. Titled “Mud,” the song was written in response to the shocking election results, and features work from New Orleans royalty, Ivan Neville. “This track began because I wanted a vibey grimey funk track,” said Brian Jay. “Then I just sang some shit that was on my mind in the midst of these twisted times. Somehow it morphed into a song and I hit up Pete Shand and Ivan Neville to put their badass stamp on it.”Listen to “Mud,” streaming below.Pimps of Joytime will headline venerable West Coast venues in February and March 2017 with MarchFourth before heading to the East Coast for their album release event at The Bowery Ballroom on March 25, 2017. Check out the full tour schedule below, and head to PoJ’s website for all the latest.Pimps Of Joytime Spring Tour Dates2/23 — Aggie Theatre — Fort Collins, CO*2/24 — Fox Theatre — Boulder, CO*2/25 — Ogden Theatre — Denver, CO2/28 — Pink Garter Theatre — Jackson Hole, WY*3/1 — The Top Hat — Missoula, MT*3/2 — The Showbox — Seattle, WA*3/3 — Crystal Ballroom — Portland, OR*3/4 – Volcanic Theatre Pub — Bend, OR3/7 — HiFi Music Hall — Eugene, OR*3/8 — Arcata Theatre — Arcata, CA*3/9 — The Miners Foundry — Nevada City, CA*3/10 — Crystal Bay Club Casino — Crystal Bay, NV*3/11 — The Fillmore — San Francisco, CA*3/22 — Gypsy Sally’s — Washington, DC3/23 — Ardmore Music Hall — Ardmore, PA3/24 — The Wonder Bar — Asbury Park, NJ3/25 — The Bowery Ballroom — New York, NY4/1 — The Sinclair — Cambridge, MA5/20 — VA Beach Funk Out — Virginia Beach, VA* w/ MarchFourth(photo credit Shervin Lainez)
A MESMERISING spell from 11-year-old leg-spinner Rafeek Azeez and 14-year-old medium-pacer Yugendra Samaroo spearheaded Enterprise Primary Top to a 15-run victory over Cummings Lodge Secondary when the 2016 edition of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) National Secondary Schools Cricket League continued yesterday at the Enterprise Community Centre ground.Chasing 320 for victory the visitors folded for 104 in 17.5 overs. Azeez claimed 4-19 while Samaroo took 3-22.Earlier, skipper Himnauth Dindyal stroked a fighting 42, which eventually guided his team to 119-7.Deciding to bat first in brilliant sunshine, the hosts were given an opening stand of 33 between Dindyal and Mark Ramanad, but careless stroke playing and reckless running between the wickets saw them reduced to 50-4, at halfway through the innings.Medium pacer Shankar Sahadeo provided the visitors with the first breakthrough when he removed Ramanad for 12. Three balls later he claimed the wicket of Edmon Pearson without scoring, at 34-2.The hosts then lost Dinesh Phagoo (0) and Rafeek Azeez (4), via run-out, but opener Himnauth Dindyal stood firm at the other end and singlehandedly took the attack to the opposition.He buckled down to his task on a slow, dry-looking pitch and added 26 for the fifth-wicket with Jash Paul before the latter was bowled by Sahadeo for two.It soon became 79-6, when Ricardo Niranjan was bowled by off-spinner Andrew Samar without scoring.However, the 15-year-old Dindyal never looked in trouble and frustrated the visitors, showing the perfect attitude for such a situation, before he was dismissed in the final over. His innings was laced with both aggression and temperament, counting five fours.Yugendra Samaroo was left unbeaten on 17. Sahadeo was the best bowler on show, claiming 3-28.In reply, Cummings Lodge Secondary found scoring difficult, and as a result lost wickets at regular intervals, with only Devanand Khemraj (24), Andrew Samar (13) and Anand Puran (12), offering any resistance with the bat.Meanwhile, in the other semi-final game played on Thursday at the same venue, IBE edged President’s College by seven wickets.The final is scheduled for Wednesday at the same venue.
Statement from Suns President & CEO, Jason Rowley: pic.twitter.com/WoQmRnBDdA— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) December 12, 2018″We have learned that a request has been made to continue the agenda item on the arena renovation until a council meeting on Jan. 23,” Rowley said.”We very much look forward to publicly discussing the many ways in which Talking Stick Resort Arena benefits Downtown Phoenix and our community at large, and answering any questions the Council and their constituents may have about the arena and the proposed renovation. Our priority remains being in Downtown Phoenix long term, and we’re excited about the opportunity that lies ahead.”Sarver, 57, purchased the Suns for $401 million in 2004. The Suns are the latest sports franchise that could soon be on the move.According to The Arizona Republic, team owner Robert Sarver is threatening Phoenix city officials with a move to Seattle or Las Vegas if Talking Stick Resort Arena is not renovated. Phoenix mayor Thelda Williams and councilwomen Laura Pastor and Debra Stark asked to postpone Wednesday’s City Council vote on contributing $150 million to the $230 million arena deal given that it was unlikely to pass. The vote will now take place in late January.The Suns have already pledged $80 million to the renovation should it garner enough votes.Still, the arena deal reportedly had three confirmed “no” votes, with one more dissenting vote set to scuttle the project.BREAKING Phoenix mayor will ask City Council to delay today’s vote on $230M @Suns arena renovation till Jan. 23. Two public meetings will be held before then. #12News pic.twitter.com/8V9bDJCEuc— BrahmResnik (@brahmresnik) December 12, 2018Suns president and CEO Jason Rowley released a statement on the matter later Wednesday, saying the goal is to keep the team in the city.