first_imgThere are a number of horror stories that come along with a rigorous tour schedule, as any established band will tell you. It’s something all up-and-coming bands must go through in order to “make it” to a point of respect, almost like a fraternity/sorority’s “rush” to becoming part of the music industry’s universe. Sometimes that means getting stuck in stand-still traffic on the side of the highway in the middle of North Carolina on Mother’s Day. What else to do, but to break out the drum kit and put on a show?The Main Squeeze, Spafford, Aqueous, And More To Play First Ever Canyon Jam At The MishawakaThat’s the direction The Main Squeeze were heading until the cars finally started to move. Drummer Reuben Gingrich delivered the commuters who were also stranded on the highway with just over a minute of rock solace. Watch the impromptu pop-up jam below:The Main Squeeze recently released their fourth studio effort, Without A Sound. The album serves as a musical snapshot for the band, capturing their experience of relocating from The Windy City to the City of Angels. Listen to the album here.Coincidentally, it’s also Reuben’s birthday today AND he just released his debut solo album Blue Island. You can purchase it here, and stream it below:The Main Squeeze are just over half way through with their tour, heading toward Washington, DC on May 17th, then making their way up the east coast. Check out the full schedule below:last_img read more

first_img England right-back Glen Johnson will miss the World Cup qualifying double-header against Montenegro and Poland as he has been sidelined by an ankle injury sustained a month ago against Manchester United. However, when the squad reassembles next Thursday Rodgers hopes to have him and others available for selection. Press Association Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hopes to come out the other side of the international break with his team’s injury problems almost cleared up. “It will give an opportunity for someone else to come in. Hopefully that will prove seamless and they can come in and continue with a good performance. “Whoever plays in there has to understand the dynamic of what is required and they may have to curtail their game a little bit. “If you move freely and empty that space it leaves it too open. “Our movement and fluidity in the other half of the field is getting better but you have to make sure you have that tactical discipline and whoever plays in there will have to have a similar function.” Aly Cissokho has been out with an ankle knock since the end of August, while Joe Allen has a hamstring problem, Philippe Coutinho a shoulder blow that has required surgery and Sebastian Coates a knee injury. “Glen’s out on the field and hopefully after the international break he’ll be ready to come back into the squad,” said the Reds boss. “Aly Cissokho trained over the course of the last week or so, so I think after the international break he’ll be fine and fit. Joe Allen likewise – he should be ready for the Newcastle game. Glen Johnson and Coutinho will not be long after. “Obviously Sebastian Coates will be that bit longer and has a bit more to do yet but apart from that we’re getting back to our numbers now.” Rodgers’ immediate concern is not injury but suspension with Lucas Leiva suspended having already accumulated five bookings, which means he sits out Saturday’s visit of Crystal Palace. With the Brazil international Rodgers’ only genuine defensive midfielder, he will have to do some tinkering with Jordan Henderson the most likely option to fill the position. The Reds boss admits someone will have to adapt their game to fill the role occupied by Lucas, who is almost back to his best after a surgery on a cruciate knee ligament problem in 2011. “There’s no doubt Lucas has started the season well. He’s a very honest, committed player who understands what it is we’re trying to do,” Rodgers said. last_img read more

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappNorth Florida (19-11, 12-3) vs. Stetson (15-14, 9-5)Edmunds Center, DeLand, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: North Florida looks for its seventh straight win in the head-to-head series over Stetson. North Florida has won by an average of 13 points in its last six wins over the Hatters. Stetson’s last win in the series came on Jan. 28, 2017, an 88-74 win. February 26, 2020 SUPER SENIORS: North Florida has benefited heavily from its seniors. Ivan Gandia-Rosa, Garrett Sams, Wajid Aminu and JT Escobar have combined to account for 63 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 67 percent of all Ospreys points over the team’s last five games.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Gandia-Rosa has either made or assisted on 47 percent of all North Florida field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has 23 field goals and 41 assists in those games.UNBEATEN WHEN: North Florida is a perfect 8-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 41.8 percent or less. The Ospreys are 11-11 when allowing opponents to shoot any better than that.STREAK STATS: Stetson has won its last four home games, scoring an average of 61.8 points while giving up 53.3.DID YOU KNOW: North Florida as a team has made 11.9 3-pointers per game this season, which is tops among Division I teams. The Ospreys have averaged 14 3-pointers per game over their last three games. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img Associated Press N. Fla. looks to extend streak vs Stetsonlast_img read more