Orgone Is Coming To The Cutting Room in NYC 10/18

first_imgReady for some California funk? Los Angeles based funk rockers Orgone are heading to NYC’s The Cutting Room on October 18th for a late show full of sexy, soulful tracks. Orgone is one of the hottest names in funk rock, making a name for themselves through several solid festival gigs and consistent touring. This is a band you won’t want to miss.Since their formation in 1999, Orgone has steadily risen to the forefront of the modern funk movement. They’ve played festivals like Bonnaroo,  Wakarusa, High Sierra, Montreal Jazz Fest, and Equifunk, among others. Their latest album, New You, has received critical acclaimed, and the band recently brought original singer Fanny Franklin back into the fold.Superhuman Happiness, who most recently served opening duties for Rubblebucket, as well as played the Celebrate Brooklyn Music Festival, will be providing support.Check out the new track “Don’t Stop” from New You:L4LM’s Chris Meyer caught Orgone’s last show at Brooklyn Bowl and gave it rave reviews. You can read his full write up, here.Tickets and more info are available, here.last_img read more

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Japan claims four gold medals on first day of Paris Grand Slam

first_img RELATED PHOTOS Naohisa Takato squares off with Kazakhstan’s Yeldos Smetov in the men’s 60-kg final of the Paris Grand Slam judo event in Paris. Takado won to claim one of Japan’s four gold medals on Saturday. | KYODO GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES “The world level (of competition) in the 60-kg division is fairly low, so it’s typical for me to win. I stayed calm and was able to find my opponent’s weak spot,” Takato said. “I think I can start a winning streak from here out going into 2019 and 2020.”In the men’s 73-kg weight class, former world champion Soichi Hashimoto also took gold at AccorHotels Arena after throwing Mongolia’s Tsendochir Tsogtbaatar right-sided seoi-otoshi for ippon. He earned his first individual win on the IJF World Judo Tour since 2017.On the women’s side, Rio de Janeiro Olympic bronze medalist Ami Kondo earned her first win in Paris and sixth Grand Slam title by beating 48-kg opponent Distria Krasniqi of Kosovo with an inner leg reap for ippon.“I had put my whole heart into gradually getting a gold medal. (The time I couldn’t win) was incredibly difficult,” said Kondo, who is one step closer toward selection for the Aug. 25-Sept. 1 world championships in Tokyo. “I’ve seen the bottom, so now I want to go up.”Ai Shishime rounded out Japan’s gold medal winners with a victory in the women’s 52-kg division against compatriot Natsumi Tsunoda, who settled for silver after earning a third shido penalty for passivity.Among other results at the first Grand Slam of the year, Japan’s Momo Tamaoki and Nami Nabekura took respective bronzes in the women’s 57-kg and 63-kg divisions. center_img PARIS – Reigning world champion judoka Naohisa Takato led Japan’s haul of four gold medals on Saturday, the first day of the Paris Grand Slam in the French capital.Takato picked up his fourth win at the prestigious event after defeating former world champion Yeldos Smetov of Kazakhstan in the men’s 60-kilogram division. The 25-year-old countered a last-ditch effort from Smetov with 13 seconds left in the final for a waza-ari and a record ninth Grand Slam title. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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