YOB bio: Epic, crushing, and heavy beyond words, YOB has achieved legendary status in recent years due to their unmatched aesthetic and incredible body of work. Formed in 1996 in Eugene, Oregon under the leadership of doom metal mastermind Mike Scheidt on guitars and vocals, the group initially released a three song demo tape in 2000 that garnered them international attention. Drawing comparisons to groups like Neurosis, Sleep and Electric Wizard, YOB succeeded in developing modern sounding doom metal that hearkened back to the classics. In 2002, YOB released their debut album Elaborations of Carbon followed by Catharsis in 2003, a three song record that clocked in at a colossal 50 minutes. The buzz about YOB was beginning to grow and the trio began to tour more extensively. Remaining quite prolific during this period, YOB continued to release an album each year with The Illusion of Motion coming in 2004 followed by The Unreal Never Lived in 2005. Despite all the momentum, YOB … [Read more...] about YOB • Acid King • doom metal, stoner • Chrch • drone
Lincoln Beachey, renowned as “the world’s greatest aviator” in the early 20th century, was a barnstorming stunt pilot who invented many of the daring maneuvers performed at aerial shows today. His feats were seen by millions of people from San Francisco (where he “bombed” a fake battleship) to the White House (which he dive-bombed in another mock attack). More than 200,000 people are said to have witnessed his final flight at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in March 1915. The strain of a new maneuver tore the wings off his monoplane, and the fuselage plunged into San Francisco Bay. Strapped into the cockpit, he drowned before rescuers were able to reach the wreckage. Beachey performed at least four times in the Twin Cities. Here’s an account of his show at the state fairgrounds in July 1914, eight months before his death. Ace pilot Lincoln Beachey was evidently a snappy dresser. Twenty Thousand See Beachey and Popular … [Read more...] about July 19, 1914: Speed king defies death at fairgrounds
It will be a pretty beat-up Kings team the Wolves will host tonight. Starting center DeMarcus Cousins will be out with a bruised right knee and Ben McLemore (finger fracture) will also be out. Guard Rajon Rondo (turf toe) is available, as is Willie Cauley-Stein, who has been bothered by the flu. Still, it will be hard for coach George Karl’s Kings to make up for the loss of Cousins’ 27.1 points per game. And he knows it. “We score less points with him out, and we’re worse defensively,” Karl said. “I think the big thing – my thought process this afternoon – is how to score. He scores 27 a night, he’s pretty efficient, gets to the line for us. How we distribute that situation is a bit of a concern.’’ As for the Wolves, after playing well in close losses to Houston and Golden State, they need to take care of a beatable team. In their last 23 games, the Wolves are 6-7 against teams with winning records but just 2-8 against … [Read more...] about DeMarcus Cousins, Ben McLemore out for Kings tonight
Of course it won’t do the Wolves any good, but in the NBA’s two-minute report of Minnesota’s game with Golden State Monday, it turns out officials made three mistakes in the closing seconds. This was the key one: With the Wolves down two points, Golden State’s Dramond Green missed a shot with 35 seconds left. In the scramble for the rebound after that miss, according to the league, Golden State’s Harrison Barnes got away with grabbing Wiggins’ jersey, affecting Wiggins’ ability to retrieve the rebound. Why is this such a big non-call? After all, Wiggins did eventually get the rebound anyway. Here’s why: Had Barnes been called for a foul, it would have been the Warriors second in the final two minutes and Wiggins would have gone to the line knowing two free throws could tie the game. Instead, with 16 seconds left, Wiggins missed a difficult, well-contested shot. The Warriors got the rebound and the Wolves were forced to start fouling. With … [Read more...] about Did blown calls doom the Wolves in loss to Golden State? NBA weighs in
GIGI Hadid and Zayn Malik confirmed their split yesterday, but a series of cryptic clues suggest the romance was doomed months ago. The Sun confirmed the break-up yesterday, but it looks like they were dropping huge hints about their problems for quite a while. From cryptic messages on social media to their disappearing act - it looked like the relationship hit the skids at the start of the year. Zayn hasn't posted a picture of Gigi since November, when he uploaded a picture of the couple in fancy dress to Instagram. After that he flooded his timeline with solo snaps of himself looking glum. Many of the pictures show him sitting alone and looking miserable as he stares into the distance, while others just show him looking glum. His last appearance on Gigi's Instagram timeline was in on his birthday on January 12th. She shared a love-up post of them cuddling and a clip of Zayn dancing. However, he then disappeared from her feed completely and has not been seen on there since. On … [Read more...] about Are these the clues that Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik’s romance was doomed TWO months ago?