PHOTOS: Stick Figure & Twiddle Honor Tom Petty, Cover The Beatles In Chicago

first_imgPhoto: Ojeda Photography Last night, the ongoing ‘Above The Storm’ tour arrived at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre for a night of reggae and dub. Headlined by Stick Figure, the show was supported by Iya Terra and well-known jam band Twiddle. It was interesting to see Twiddle play to an audiencethat was a bit different from their own, but ultimately the Rastafarian crowd that came to see Stick Figure left satisfied by all the musicians that played.Iya Terra opened up the show with a short and upbeat set. Twiddle was up next, dove right into their trademark style. Not catering to the crowd, they opened up with the authoritative power chords of “Nicodemus Portulay”. The reggae vibes then seeped in, as they followed that up with “Beethoven & Greene”. Fan favorite Plump: Chapter 1 track “Lost in the Cold” came next. “Doinkinbonk!!!” saw bassist Zdenek Gubb seemingly slapping his strings just short of their point of breaking. For the last song of their set, Twiddle brought out Stick Figure’s Johnny Cosmic on guitar for a rousing rendition of Tom Petty’s “You Don’t Know How It Feels”, perhaps not-so-coincidentally for the evening on which Petty’s autopsy results were made public and the world learned that his October death was caused by an accidental prescription drug overdose.The headliner of the tour, Stick Figure, then played a set filled with songs spanning their 10+ year career. The band’s leading force and frontman, Scott Woodruff, led the band through the set, bringing along his Instagram-famous tour dog, Cocoa, to join in the fun. At first, it was odd to see a dog on stage the entirety of their set. However, it quickly became clear that the dog was almost as much a member of the band as the other musicians. She had a great stage presence, and it was great to see that Tails of Love, a charity supporting animal rescue, had booths set up so fans could help support animals like Cocoa in need of a loving home.The band played plenty of old favorites like “White Fire” and “Livin’ It” as well as newer numbers “Fire on the Horizon” and “Easy Runaway”. They also invited Twiddle frontman Mihali out for a cover of Bob Marley‘s “Mellow Mood”. Perhaps the most special moment of the evening came during the show’s encore the encore, as Stick Figure worked their way through a sing-along rendition of The Beatles’ “Hey Jude”. Finally, a show-ending version of “Smoking Love” with a multitude of musicians from the opening bands brought a great night of reggae music to a close. The ‘Above the Storm’ tour is just starting so be sure to check it out if it comes near your town.For a full list of upcoming “Above The Storm” tour dates, head to Stick Figure’s website here.Below, you can check out a full gallery of photos from the evening courtesy of Daniel Ojeda.SETLIST: Twiddle | Riviera Theatre | Chicago, IL | 1/19/18SET: Nicodemus Portulay, Beethoven & Greene, Lost in the Cold, Daydream Farmer, Doinkinbonk !!!, You Don’t Know How It Feels**with Johnny Cosmic of Stick FigureSETLIST: Stick Figure | Riviera Theatre | Chicago, IL | 1/19/18SET: Lincoln Intro -> Shadow, Above the Storm, Fire on the Horizon, Weary Eyes, White Fire -> Bongs Jam, Think N Thin, Winds from the West, Coming Home, Mellow Mood^, Smiles on Faces, Boulevard, Livin It, Let the Music Play, Intro -> Choice is Yours, Weight of Sound, Easy RunawayEncore: Shelter, Breathe -> Hey Jude, Smoking Love^^with Mihali[Cover photo: Daniel Ojeda]Twiddle, Stick Figure | Riviera Theatre | Chicago, IL | 1/19/18 | Photos: Daniel Ojeda Photo: Daniel Ojeda Load remaining images Ojeda Photographylast_img read more

ALL IN: The best player in SU history has one last shot at winning the only award she wants

first_imgBanner photo by Sam Maller | Staff Photographer john bauman May 24, 2016 at 7:51 pm Emma Comtois | Design Editor well done guys She’s about to begin her last run at an NCAA championship, starting when the No. 4-seeded Orange host either Stony Brook or Boston College in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. For the last three years, Syracuse and Treanor have been unable to overcome the same obstacle in the tournament’s final weekend: Maryland. And again the Terrapins are undefeated, ranked No. 1 and in Syracuse’s path in the semifinal. Treanor has one final shot to rewrite the narrative that she’s great, but can’t win on the sport’s biggest stage.It’s do-or-die at this point. If there’s a year we could do it, it’s this year. We have everything we need. It’s championship or bust.”SU assistant coach Michelle TumoloSyracuse has a veteran backline, a brick wall goalie when she’s on and one of the nation’s deepest attacks. The team’s fourth-leading goal scorer was an All-American last season. Treanor is on pace to finish with her lowest career goal total, and she couldn’t care less.Usually when she scores — as she’s done a school-record 254 times — it looks like a pregame warmup line as she nonchalantly walks away to hug her teammates.SU predicates its success on buying into the team-first culture, something everyone from her family to former teammates believes to be true about Treanor. Those close to her say it might sound like an empty cliché, but she genuinely feels indifferent about personal performance unless it helps her team succeed.“You don’t score to get on stat sheet. You score to beat a team,” Treanor said. “It’s a culture thing here. You’re a part of something way bigger than yourself. You buy into all the things the coaches say because that’s the standard.”In Treanor’s first year at Syracuse, when she switched from natural midfielder to attack, she broke the school record for goals by a freshman. A season later, she led the nation in points. In her senior year, despite seldom taking them since high school, Gait asked Treanor to be on the draw. Sam Maller | Staff Photographer One Friday night in high school, during Alyssa’s senior year, the lacrosse captains were supposed to do a fundraising bake sale at a school concert. But Alyssa missed it because of a wake, and the other captains gave her a hard time for not being there. She felt like she’d let the team down and ended up crying at the big granite-topped island in the middle of the family’s kitchen.As Alyssa got more emotional, her sister looked up from dinner.“You know what I do for my team?” Kayla said calmly. “I score goals. I don’t bake (freaking) brownies.”Her parents still laugh about the deadpan remark and her inability to see how making brownies could somehow help a team be better at lacrosse. She always had a different understanding of how to improve.She refused to sit still at a young age unless it was to watch ESPN Classic documentaries with her dad. She ran laps around the house rather than play Barbie and watch Disney movies with Alyssa. She hasn’t changed. When her computer broke during finals week two years ago, she worked out instead. It’s not uncommon for her to do four- to five-hour shooting marathons with teammates, like freshman Nicole Levy, SU’s second-leading scorer who came to SU partly because of Treanor.In one game during eighth grade, her second season playing lacrosse, Alyssa remembered Kayla’s legs buckling because she was tired from running so much. She couldn’t really move and had to lean on her stick for support. Treanor subbed herself off, re-entered a minute later and scored three goals. Three years later she played her entire junior season with a torn tendon in her left foot, according to Niskayuna coach Peter Melito. Sam Maller | Staff Photographer The attention and awards throughout her lacrosse career make Treanor uncomfortable, her mom said. She doesn’t like to be singled out. The nation’s No. 2 recruit in 2013, offered a scholarship after her first year of high school, said she didn’t know that people knew about her especially before she arrived. Or that Gait talked her up long before she got to Syracuse.“(The attention) drives her nuts,” Alyssa said. “Her whole purpose is to draw a double so she can find an open teammate. It’s always been like that with her.”When her parents compliment her specifically, even in private, she lectures them about understanding the bigger picture. When Treanor won MVP of the 2015 ACC tournament for leading SU to the championship by scoring two double-overtime game-winners in four days, she put the award in a cardboard box and hid it out of sight in her apartment. When her parents visited later, she quietly had them take it home. The box for the Syracuse team MVP award she won this season, her mother said, didn’t even get opened.That can be viewed as she has so many accomplishments that she’s egocentric about it, but that’s not the case. She’s almost embarrassed.”Janice Treanor“She’s proud of it,” her father said. “But she doesn’t want it to be a distraction. If the whole team gets a ring, she wears it proudly. If she wins an individual trophy, it goes in a box and to us.”Treanor finds herself in the same rut that’s ensnared all of SU’s best. A career-ending loss, coaches and teammates said, won’t diminish her legend because no Syracuse team or player has ever won it all. Before Treanor came Katie Rowan, Alyssa Murray and Tumolo. Before Maryland it was Northwestern that Syracuse couldn’t beat.The cycle’s only remedy is to win the national championship.For four years, on the day before she returns to Syracuse from winter break, she’s met with her trainer, Ron Greenfield. They always write down a list of goals for the upcoming season. They keep two copies, one for Treanor and the other for Greenfield. Every year, the national championship has topped the list.If Syracuse doesn’t end the season with a win, the program’s best-ever ends her career without the only award she ever wanted from the game. Now she has one last chance to capture what’s eluded her so far. And no matter how she feels about it, the attention is on her to lead Syracuse there.“I’ve never thought about it before,” Treanor said about her legacy. “… because it’s not over. I’m not done.” Emma Comtois | Design Editor Liam Sheehan | Asst. Photo Editor Published on May 11, 2016 at 9:03 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TR,She’s about to begin her last run at an NCAA championship, starting when the No. 4-seeded Orange host either Stony Brook or Boston College in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. For the last three years, Syracuse and Treanor have been unable to overcome the same obstacle in the tournament’s final weekend: Maryland. And again the Terrapins are undefeated, ranked No. 1 and in Syracuse’s path in the semifinal. Treanor has one final shot to rewrite the narrative that she’s great, but can’t win on the sport’s biggest stage.It’s do-or-die at this point. If there’s a year we could do it, it’s this year. We have everything we need. It’s championship or bust.”SU assistant coach Michelle TumoloSyracuse has a veteran backline, a brick wall goalie when she’s on and one of the nation’s deepest attacks. The team’s fourth-leading goal scorer was an All-American last season. Treanor is on pace to finish with her lowest career goal total, and she couldn’t care less.Usually when she scores — as she’s done a school-record 254 times — it looks like a pregame warmup line as she nonchalantly walks away to hug her teammates.SU predicates its success on buying into the team-first culture, something everyone from her family to former teammates believes to be true about Treanor. Those close to her say it might sound like an empty cliché, but she genuinely feels indifferent about personal performance unless it helps her team succeed.“You don’t score to get on stat sheet. You score to beat a team,” Treanor said. “It’s a culture thing here. You’re a part of something way bigger than yourself. You buy into all the things the coaches say because that’s the standard.”In Treanor’s first year at Syracuse, when she switched from natural midfielder to attack, she broke the school record for goals by a freshman. A season later, she led the nation in points. In her senior year, despite seldom taking them since high school, Gait asked Treanor to be on the draw.,In her first game at the position, she broke the record for draw controls in a contest (19) and subsequently shattered the single-season mark (189 and counting).“We get (players) to buy in because, if you don’t, there’s no point in being here,” Tumolo said. “… They’ll believe the sky is green if we ask them to. Kayla is a fine example of that.”The entire Treanor family, including Kayla, doesn’t think she would’ve had the same success if she went to another school. Being told to trade in flip-flips for cleats was only the start. Treanor easily bought into Syracuse’s culture because she’d been sculpted by coaching philosophies all her life.It began with her father, Mark Treanor, when he cradled her in his backpack while coaching a third-grade basketball clinic on Saturday mornings. He coached three sports across two decades for Niskayuna High School. The only way the Treanor girls saw their dad, her mother Janice joked, was to go to all the games.She idolized her father, John Wooden and the work ethic it took for Bo Jackson to play two sports at once. She loved Roy Williams and read his book, “Hard Work: On and Off the Court.”She thinks hard work will take her the places she wants to go. She really believes that stuff.”Mark TreanorTreanor dragged anyone she could — family, coaches and neighbors — to the high school track where she ran sprints, did ladder drills and played endless wall ball. When Mark got home from work in the summer, he found her waiting by the door. He wanted a beer and his chair, but got lacrosse drills instead. They always started with 50 throws each, right- and left-handed.She did all this, she said, to be a dependable teammate. She didn’t know it then, but those games of catch groomed her to assume Tumolo’s position freshman year after the senior tore her ACL right before the NCAA tournament. Treanor had to play left attack, which would’ve been much more difficult if she hadn’t taught herself to be ambidextrous.“She was always out in the backyard practicing stick skills,” Ritchie Assini, her neighbor, said. “… Talking about the work ethic side of it, she was always putting in that extra minute.”,One Friday night in high school, during Alyssa’s senior year, the lacrosse captains were supposed to do a fundraising bake sale at a school concert. But Alyssa missed it because of a wake, and the other captains gave her a hard time for not being there. She felt like she’d let the team down and ended up crying at the big granite-topped island in the middle of the family’s kitchen.As Alyssa got more emotional, her sister looked up from dinner.“You know what I do for my team?” Kayla said calmly. “I score goals. I don’t bake (freaking) brownies.”Her parents still laugh about the deadpan remark and her inability to see how making brownies could somehow help a team be better at lacrosse. She always had a different understanding of how to improve.She refused to sit still at a young age unless it was to watch ESPN Classic documentaries with her dad. She ran laps around the house rather than play Barbie and watch Disney movies with Alyssa. She hasn’t changed. When her computer broke during finals week two years ago, she worked out instead. It’s not uncommon for her to do four- to five-hour shooting marathons with teammates, like freshman Nicole Levy, SU’s second-leading scorer who came to SU partly because of Treanor.In one game during eighth grade, her second season playing lacrosse, Alyssa remembered Kayla’s legs buckling because she was tired from running so much. She couldn’t really move and had to lean on her stick for support. Treanor subbed herself off, re-entered a minute later and scored three goals. Three years later she played her entire junior season with a torn tendon in her left foot, according to Niskayuna coach Peter Melito.,The attention and awards throughout her lacrosse career make Treanor uncomfortable, her mom said. She doesn’t like to be singled out. The nation’s No. 2 recruit in 2013, offered a scholarship after her first year of high school, said she didn’t know that people knew about her especially before she arrived. Or that Gait talked her up long before she got to Syracuse.“(The attention) drives her nuts,” Alyssa said. “Her whole purpose is to draw a double so she can find an open teammate. It’s always been like that with her.”When her parents compliment her specifically, even in private, she lectures them about understanding the bigger picture. When Treanor won MVP of the 2015 ACC tournament for leading SU to the championship by scoring two double-overtime game-winners in four days, she put the award in a cardboard box and hid it out of sight in her apartment. When her parents visited later, she quietly had them take it home. The box for the Syracuse team MVP award she won this season, her mother said, didn’t even get opened.That can be viewed as she has so many accomplishments that she’s egocentric about it, but that’s not the case. She’s almost embarrassed.”Janice Treanor“She’s proud of it,” her father said. “But she doesn’t want it to be a distraction. If the whole team gets a ring, she wears it proudly. If she wins an individual trophy, it goes in a box and to us.”Treanor finds herself in the same rut that’s ensnared all of SU’s best. A career-ending loss, coaches and teammates said, won’t diminish her legend because no Syracuse team or player has ever won it all. Before Treanor came Katie Rowan, Alyssa Murray and Tumolo. Before Maryland it was Northwestern that Syracuse couldn’t beat.The cycle’s only remedy is to win the national championship.For four years, on the day before she returns to Syracuse from winter break, she’s met with her trainer, Ron Greenfield. They always write down a list of goals for the upcoming season. They keep two copies, one for Treanor and the other for Greenfield. Every year, the national championship has topped the list.If Syracuse doesn’t end the season with a win, the program’s best-ever ends her career without the only award she ever wanted from the game. Now she has one last chance to capture what’s eluded her so far. And no matter how she feels about it, the attention is on her to lead Syracuse there.“I’ve never thought about it before,” Treanor said about her legacy. “… because it’s not over. I’m not done.”,Banner photo by Sam Maller | Staff Photographer,Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Kayla Treanor wore flip-flops. And Gary Gait didn’t like it.While working a summer camp on the grass field by Manley Field House, SU’s head coach thought Treanor’s footwear showed a lackadaisical effort. At the end of her freshman season weeks prior, Treanor posted a team-leading six points against an All-American senior defender in an 11-10 Final Four loss to Maryland. But that didn’t matter.The culture of Gait’s program was built on the bedrock of non-stop intensity, regardless of circumstance. Gait pulled Treanor aside for a conversation. About seriousness. About leadership. About how the younger girls looked up to the older ones in orange jerseys, just like she had four years earlier.“Gary’s word is God to Kayla,” her sister, Alyssa said. “Whatever (her coaches) say, that’s the law.”Treanor called her parents and said she was thankful Gait said something. The coaches were the biggest reason she’d chosen SU over North Carolina after a long deliberation. The next day, she wore cleats.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDuring the Niskayuna, New York, native’s time at Syracuse, she switched positions, bought into Gait’s mindset and will soon leave the program as the most accomplished player in its history. She’s a three-time Tewaaraton Award finalist, broke the record for program goals and became the first to win three consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year awards.But the player who’s won almost everything still doesn’t have the one thing she came to college to get. Comments In her first game at the position, she broke the record for draw controls in a contest (19) and subsequently shattered the single-season mark (189 and counting).“We get (players) to buy in because, if you don’t, there’s no point in being here,” Tumolo said. “… They’ll believe the sky is green if we ask them to. Kayla is a fine example of that.”The entire Treanor family, including Kayla, doesn’t think she would’ve had the same success if she went to another school. Being told to trade in flip-flips for cleats was only the start. Treanor easily bought into Syracuse’s culture because she’d been sculpted by coaching philosophies all her life.It began with her father, Mark Treanor, when he cradled her in his backpack while coaching a third-grade basketball clinic on Saturday mornings. He coached three sports across two decades for Niskayuna High School. The only way the Treanor girls saw their dad, her mother Janice joked, was to go to all the games.She idolized her father, John Wooden and the work ethic it took for Bo Jackson to play two sports at once. She loved Roy Williams and read his book, “Hard Work: On and Off the Court.”She thinks hard work will take her the places she wants to go. She really believes that stuff.”Mark TreanorTreanor dragged anyone she could — family, coaches and neighbors — to the high school track where she ran sprints, did ladder drills and played endless wall ball. When Mark got home from work in the summer, he found her waiting by the door. He wanted a beer and his chair, but got lacrosse drills instead. They always started with 50 throws each, right- and left-handed.She did all this, she said, to be a dependable teammate. She didn’t know it then, but those games of catch groomed her to assume Tumolo’s position freshman year after the senior tore her ACL right before the NCAA tournament. Treanor had to play left attack, which would’ve been much more difficult if she hadn’t taught herself to be ambidextrous.“She was always out in the backyard practicing stick skills,” Ritchie Assini, her neighbor, said. “… Talking about the work ethic side of it, she was always putting in that extra minute.”last_img read more

Harmeet claims Indonesia Open TT Championship

first_img Written By 9 months ago Patrick refuses to disavow PAC money in Dem presidential bid Press Trust Of India LIVE TV COMMENT WE RECOMMEND FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE First Published: 18th November, 2019 13:02 IST Last Updated: 18th November, 2019 13:02 IST Harmeet Claims Indonesia Open TT Championship Indian paddler Harmeet Desai staved off a strong challenge from compatriot Amalraj Anthony to win the ITTF Challenge Indonesia Open in Batam, Indonesia on Sunday. SUBSCRIBE TO US Indian paddler Harmeet Desai staved off a strong challenge from compatriot Amalraj Anthony to win the ITTF Challenge Indonesia Open in Batam, Indonesia on Sunday.In an all-Indian men’s singles final, it was Harmeet who started on a positive note winning the opening game 11-9 but he lost the next game 9-11, allowing Amalraj to draw level.World no 104 Harmeet, however, took control of the proceedings and won the next two games by an identical margin of 11-9 to go 3-1 up in the match.Amalraj reduced the lead by winning the next game 12-10, but the reigning Commonwealth TT Champion did not make any further mistake and won the 6th game 11-9 to seal the match 4-2 and win his second international title of the year.Both the players looked in ominous form in the previous rounds getting past their respective opponents with consummate ease.Harmeet trounced Yuto Kizikuri of Japan and Siu Hang Lam of Hong Kong by the same scoreline of 4-2 in the quarters and semifinals respectively, while Amalraj recorded identical 4-0 victories over Joao Monteiro of Portugal and Ibrahima Diaw of Senegal in the round of eight and four.Harmeet and Amalraj also teamed up in the men’s doubles event and made it to the semifinals of the championship.Playing against the talented pair of Man Ho Kwan and Siu Hang Lam of Hong Kong, the duo came up with a spirited challenge but unfortunately capitulated 3-0 (7-11, 9-11, 9-11) to bow out of the tournament. 9 months ago Murray will do ‘great job’ at Davis Cup, says British captainlast_img read more