With locations in Las Vegas, London, and, of course, Brooklyn, the beloved Brooklyn Bowl venue continues to be one of the more successful independently owned franchises in the 21st century. Much like Bill Graham’s beloved Fillmore venues, promoter Peter Shapiro continues to forge into new territory. While rumors of a new location in Chicago have been circulating, it seems that the Brooklyn Bowl crew are considering one more new location as well: Nashville.According to a report in the Tennesseean, the Brooklyn Bowl is scouting some locations in Nashville, TN, including spots “along the Charlotte Avenue corridor and… between the area south of Broadway and the Gulch.” The article quotes Jesse Mann, chief strategic officer of Dayglo Ventures LLC – the holding company for the Brooklyn Bowl – as saying, “We’re always on the lookout for unique opportunities to grow Brooklyn Bowl into exciting new markets, and Nashville certainly fits that bill… We love Nashville!”As Brooklyn Bowl locations range from 25,000 to 75,000 square feet, there are certainly a lot of options for the new locale. It will be exciting to see what a Brooklyn Bowl Nashville has to offer.Meanwhile, in a recent interview with Live for Live Music, Shapiro addressed the rumors of a new Chicago Bowl. He said, “I’ve heard the rumors of Chicago too and…I don’t want to get into the formality of confirming, but usually when there’s smoke, there’s fire.” You can read more from Shapiro, including his thoughts on Phish at Lockn’, Fare Thee Well, and more by following this link.
Gorillaz are coming off the release of their newest album, The Now Now, which features a number of guest appearances including Snoop Dogg and Jaimie Principle on the single “Hollywood”. You can watch the video for Gorillaz’ Snoop-assisted “Hollywood” here. See below for a full list of Gorillaz’ upcoming tour dates. Gorillaz‘ set at Denmark’s famous Roskilde Festival was cut short on Saturday evening after Del the Funky Homosapien took a fall off the stage during the set-closing performance of their smash hit 2001 collaboration, “Clint Eastwood”. As previously reported, the song was intended to be the last of their performance, but Del unexpectedly slipped just a couple lines into his first verse (“Finally, someone let me out of my cage; Now, time for me is nothing ’cause I’m counting no age”).Del the Funky Homosapien falls offstage, Damon Albarn addresses the audience[Video: thatguy]At the time, it appeared that Del’s injuries weren’t too serious, with the rapper tweeting, “Thank you all for the love! I’m doing alright but will be in the hospital for a bit, the care here is outstanding though. Much love to @gorillaz for having me out and I’ll be back soon yall.”Now, new info from Albarn, co-founder of the “animated group,” has shed some light on Del’s condition, and it sounds like he’s in rougher shape than he initially let on. In a new interview with Beats 1, Albarn assured fans that Del will be ok eventually, but noted that Del is still in the hospital following his stage fall, adding that he has “seven fractured ribs, and he punctured his lung on one side, lacerated it on the other.”Albarn also spoke about his initial onstage reaction to the fall, when he was still unaware of the extent of Del’s injuries: “Listen, guys. There’s a strange bit here…You know, unfortunately, Del, like, slipped down there. It’s a really weird way to end a beautiful night, but he’s gonna be okay.” As he explains to Beats 1,It was just a stage fall, and I’ve fallen off stage several times, off stages way higher than that and I’ve been so fortunate. When he fell down, I was looking at him like, come on get up there are 80,000 people out there and we need to finish. I thought he was going to be okay… But he really wasn’t.You can listen to Albarn’s interview with Beats 1’s Matt Wilkinson below:Damon Albarn – Beats 1 Interview [Audio]This morning, Del took to Twitter from his hospital bed to thank fans for their support. Watch the video message from Del the Funky Homosapien below. While a timeline for his return to the stage has yet to be determined, he notes in the video that he may be released from the hospital today. Gorillaz 2018 Upcoming Tour Dates07/11 – Bern, CH @ Gurtenfestival07/12 – Lucca, IT @ Lucca Summer Festival07/14 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live07/19 – Nyon, CH @ Paléo Festival07/21 – Carhaix, FR @ Vieilles Charrues07/22 – Paris, FR @ Lollapalooza Paris07/25 – Kiev, UA @ U-Park Festival07/28 – Moscow, RU @ Park Live Festival08/09 – Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival08/11 – Ovington, UK @ BoomTown Fair08/16 – St. Pölten, AT @ Frequency Festival08/17 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival10/08 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre *10/09 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre *10/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center *10/13 – New York, NY @ Barclays Center *10/14 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden #10/16 – Chicago, IL @ United Center *10/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Demon Dayz Festival* = w/ The Internet# = w/ Little DragonView All Tour Dates[H/T Billboard]
Shut-In Champs Reveal Their Go-To GearThe beauty of living in the Southern Appalachians is that it’s always trail running season. Aside from a few rogue storms, trail conditions are amicable year-round. Still, it’s safe to say that spring is prime time for hitting the dirt. You’re coming off of winter and looking to get back into fighting shape, the leaves are budding, and you’ve got a full slate of races to train for. It’s time to hit the trails, hard, so we talked with the reigning champs of the Shut In Ridge Trail Run, one of the most respected trail races east of the Rockies, about their favorite running gear.Last year, Luke Paulson took the men’s title during his first year running the Shut In. “There’s so much hype around that race, which makes it a lot of fun,” Paulson says. “And it’s an interesting distance—it’s long (17.8 miles) but not too long, and most of the runners know the trail really well, so people are moving fast.”Anne Wheatly has won the Shut In two years in a row, but says winning the race gets tougher each year. “I love the fact that the women’s field grows and gets more competitive,” Wheatly says. “There was a pack of 10 women right behind me this year, which I thought was fantastic.”Wheatly and Paulson guided us through their favorite pieces of running gear as they prepare for another season of trail racing.Shut-In champ Anne Wheatly photos by Andy WickstromAnne WheatlySalomon Advanced Skin 5 I like to use a pack during longer runs. The Advanced Skin fits so well, and Salomon makes a lot of sizes so you can find the right fit for your torso. There’s room for a bladder and handhelds on either side, so you can customize it the way you want. I’ve had this pack for a long time, but when you love a piece of gear, you don’t want to let it go. $155; salomon.com Tracksmith Grayboy Tank Amateur Tracksmith’s stuff is really fantastic, with a classic New England style. Their stuff is cut a little better to fit a woman’s body, too. I love this tank, which I think is so funny. $52; Tracksmith.comStance Snowboarding SocksThese aren’t technically running socks, but they’re made with a wool blend, and really comfortable and really funky. I pull them up high on colder runs to add some color and variation to the wardrobe. $18; Stance.com Oiselle Homerun Half Zip Oiselle only makes women’s running clothing and they do a fantastic job at it. I love just about everything they make, but the Homerun Half Zip stands out. It has thumb holes, a rear zipper pocket and is made from a soft and stretchy polyester and spandex blend. $78; oiselle.comShut-In champ Luke Paulson photos by Andy WickstromLuke PaulsonON CloudventureMy shoe preferences fluctuate with the terrain and mileage I’m doing, but recently I’ve been into these shoes from ON. The Cloudventure is nothing too fancy, but it’s a lightweight shoe with good tread. And it’s really responsive. $150; On-running.com The North Face Flight Better Than Naked Jacket This jacket is so lightweight, it feels like nothing at all, but it’s windproof and water resistant so it can keep bad weather at bay when you’re on a run. $60; thenorthface.com Garmin Forerunner 25 I always run with a Garmin GPS. The 25 isn’t the fanciest watch they make, but I like that it only has a few functions. I don’t want a map or heart rate or anything like that. I want to know how fast I’m going and how far I’m going. That’s it. And that’s what this watch does. $99; garmin.com More GearMaloja Rica Women’s JacketYou may not have heard on Maloja on this side of the pond, but this European company produces some of the world’s best technical ski and winter apparel. Made of superfine nylon and wool with Primaloft paddling, the windproof and water-resistant Rica is both rugged and beautiful, featuring two zip front pockets, and elastic cuff and waistband binding. It is the perfect winter jacket for outdoor adventure in Southern Appalachia, providing breathable warmth, durability, and mobility on the slopes, on the trail, or in the backcountry. $265LEKI Micro Flash CarbonThese foldable trail running poles feature lightweight but rugged carbon shafts, cork grips, carbide trail running tips, and push-button release mechanisms for fast and simple assembly. They take up a mere 37 centimeters in your pack, and the added speed, stability, and support they provide are worth all 192 grams. $179.95Garmont Ushuay GTX Hiking BootNamed for the adventure hub and gateway to Antarctica, these winter boots provide lightweight, insulated performance for cold, snow, and ice. The Vibram outsole is super-grippy, even on ice and frozen terrain, and the waterproof outer kept feet dry even in soggy Southern Appalachian slush. $175Vasque St. Elias Full-GrainGORE-TEX BootLooking for the go-to boot for big adventures in 2019? The updated St. Elias provides long-distance durability and all-day comfort right out of the box. The waterproof, rugged boot can handle any technical trail and is perfect for tackling Southern Appalachian summits this spring. $129