Aqueous Releases Wave 1 Of New Album, ‘Color Wheel’, Leads River Cleanup Initiative In Their Hometown Of Buffalo

first_imgToday, Buffalo-based groove rock quartet Aqueous has released the Wave 1 EP, following their announcement last week that their newest studio album, Color Wheel, is on its way. Wave 1 includes the first three tracks off of Color Wheel; “Second Sight”, “How How You Fly”, and “Realize Your Light”, with two more Waves expected to be released before the formal release of the band’s LP. The new album, the band’s first full-length studio effort since 2014’s Cycles, is set for an October 12th release. Aqueous’ Color Wheel will be released via digital platforms as well as on vinyl.The first track, “Second Sight”, opens up with a cosmic, groovy intro, before guitarist Mike Gantzer jumps in with his smooth vocals, backed by a steady beat laid down by Evan McPhaden on bass and Rob Houk on drums. Aqueous then moves into a heavy rock segment with Gantzer shredding away on guitar, as multi-instrumentalist David Loss continues to lay down the cosmic synthy-grooves, before Ganzter brings it all back together with the chorus. The second track, “How High You Fly”, starts off with a heavier tone, as Gantzer continues to shine on vocals and displays his dynamic range, hopping around from different keys as his band provides the perfect harmonies. Coming out of the main theme of the song, Aqueous moves in and out of their blissful twilight zone, with hints of hard-rock sprinkled in with Gantzer’s badass guitar work. The third and final track of Wave 1, “Realize Your Light”, opens up with an upbeat, trancey groove, moving into the verse’s slow and powerful buildups into the chorus. Gantzer soars into a solo, with some angel-like harmonies layered behind McPhaden and Houk’s infectious rhythm section, as the song slowly fades out.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Aqueous shared the following about the first three tracks off Color Wheel, dubbed as Wave 1.“Second Sight” deals with the concept of doing everything one can to put aside petty differences and looking for those linings of hope and connection that every human inherently shares, despite living in such divided times. It’s also about appreciating and feeling grateful just to be alive and using that level of gratitude to try to shed cynicism; it’s about connecting with people and recognizing each of our roles in the division and working towards bridging those gaps where possible.”“How High You Fly” is a tribute to a friend we lost to the grips of addiction. The song, lyrically and musically (re-worked entirely for Color Wheel), represents the concept of this person, after passing away, finally being free of their worldly struggle and suffering from addiction; how they could somehow “start again” unshackled by that experience. It goes on to conceptualize that they could, in some way, even connect with other people they knew in life that also passed, but ultimately recognizes that this thought might simply be a comfort to those still here, dealing with the loss themselves.”“Realize Your Light” is a hopeful message of positivity that life is far too short to not live it to the fullest potential, and that if one can recognize their purpose, they could likely achieve anything. It considers the idea that regardless of one’s circumstance, where they have been, and where they are going, that somewhere in the struggle, there’s a path and a calling out there for each person.”Guitarist Mike Gantzer explained regarding the band’s decision to present the new album with three waves of batched releases,There’s a certain continuity to this entire album, and it unfolds in a way that makes the track order important for the experience – there’s an underlying narrative happening throughout the lyrics and themes, and the overarching theme of the story is a strong sense of optimism through the struggle of the realities of life. For this reason, we wanted to release the album in waves, ultimately, to give people a chance to settle into each section of the album and digest it thoroughly before diving into the next.Aqueous is also up to some good charity work, joining forces with their hometown Buffalo Niagra Waterkeeper, for an event promoted as the “Give BAQ” river cleanup. The event takes place Saturday, September 15th at Buffalo’s Cazenovia Park, starting at 10 a.m. The community is invited to help pick up trash and debris along the banks of the river, along with hometown heroes, Aqueous. With a $20 donation, fans will receive an exclusive “Give BAQ” t-shirt, with all profits from the day benefitting Buffalo Niagra Waterkeeper. For more information on the event, head here.You can pre-order for Color Wheel on vinyl now via the band’s Bandcamp page here. See below for a full track listing:Aqueous Color Wheel Tracklist:1. Second Sight2. How High You Fly3. Realize Your Light4. Split The Difference5. Color Wheel6. Good Enough7. Half In, Half out8. Weight Of The Word (feat. Turkuaz Horns)9. Mandela Effect10. In It (For Me)View Track ListingIn support of the new record, Aqueous will also embark on their most extensive headlining tour to date. Find a full list of dates below with more information available via the band’s website. You can check out a list of Aqueous’ upcoming tour dates below:Aqueous Upcoming Tour Dates:9/7 – Utica, NY – Saranac Brewery **9/20 – Thornville, OH – Resonance Music and Arts Festival9/21 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater *10/6 – Roaring Ranch, PA – Liberty Pumpkin Ball10/19 & 10/20 – St. Paul, MN – The Palace Theater >10/24 – Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom ^10/25 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Showcase Lounge ^10/26 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair ^10/27 – Albany, NY – The Hollow ^10/31 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory ^11/1 – Asbury Park, NJ – Wonder Bar ^11/2 – Washington D.C. – Union Stage ^11/3 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry at The Fillmore ^11/4 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry #11/6 – Raleigh, NC – The Pour House Music Hall #11/7 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House #11/8 – Orlando, FL – The Social #11/9 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits #11/10 – Tampa, FL – The Crowbar #11/14 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco #11/15 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5 #11/16 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall #11/17 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In #11/28 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig +11/29 – Chicago, IL – Chop Shop11/30 – Milwaukee, WI – The Miramar Theatre +12/5 – Ft. Collins, CO – Hodi’s Halfnote ^12/6 – Frisco, CO – 10 Mile Music Hall ^12/7 – Steamboat Springs, CO – Old Town Pub ^12/8 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre ^12/11 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room $12/12 – St. Louis, MO – The Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy $12/13 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi $** w/ moe.* w/ ELM> w/ Umphrey’s McGee^ w/ Mungion+ w/ EGI# w/ The Heavy Pets$ w/ GooseView Upcoming Tour Dateslast_img read more

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McGrath Institute modifies “Saturdays with the Saints” into online lecture series

first_imgIn light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the McGrath Institute for Church Life is launching virtual programming this fall to adapt to health and safety restrictions. One such series is “A Season with the Saints,” a digital take on the traditional “Saturdays with the Saints” lectures.The online edition of the perennial lecture series will offer participants the same opportunity to get to know six holy women and men venerated by the Catholic Church, but this year, the program will be a self-paced set of digital lectures. “A Season with the Saints” is free for all and accessible nationwide until Dec. 20.The modified programming is one of a number of digital offerings that the McGrath Institute has created in response to restrictions on in-person programming due to the pandemic.Program director of communications Amy North said that, despite the cancellation of in-person events, the McGrath Institute’s virtual courses have reached a broad audience among schools and parishes across the country. “A Season with the Saints” is anticipated to have a similar impact.The program is suitable for a range of audiences, from parish groups to Catholic schools. North said the digital format offers flexibility for ministers to adapt to their particular needs.“We wanted to release this entire series all at once, so that these folks could schedule their own gatherings to meet virtually to discuss the saints,” North said. “One of the main hopes is that we would reach those working as administrators, who would be able to then use this as a tool for their gatherings.”“A Season with the Saints” is part of a new initiative, the Sullivan Family Saints Initiative, at the McGrath Institute. Leonard DeLorenzo, director of undergraduate studies for the McGrath Institute, said the initiative is geared toward fostering both scholarship and devotion around the lives of the saints, in the campus community and in dioceses nationwide.“As part of our devotion and growth and love of the saints, this [initiative] can nourish the Catholic imagination and hopefully renew the church,” DeLorenzo said.Through the series, participants can learn from Notre Dame faculty and staff about St. Teresa of Calcutta, St. Padre Pio, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, St. John Henry Newman, St. Gertrude the Great and St. Nicholas. DeLorenzo said that all the saints chosen for the 2020 virtual series have feast days between Sept. 5 and Dec. 6, enabling participants to engage with the Catholic Church’s liturgical calendar through the lecture series.“It’s a way for people to not just learn about the saints, but to actually be moved toward prayer with the saints and the Church,” DeLorenzo said. “We wanted to direct people who are interested in learning about the saints towards the prayer with the saints that the liturgical calendar invites.”The McGrath Institute hopes that its online lecture series will, like the traditional in-person lectures, inspire participants through the lives of saints.McGrath Institute director John Cavadini said in an email that learning about the lives of the saints, through programs like “A Season with the Saints,” has the potential to impact people today.“The lives of the saints are a vision of hope,” Cavadini said. “The beautiful thing about the saints is that they are all different, so we find a vision of hope refracted through a myriad diversity of lenses.”Cavadini said that the saints’ responses to darkness in their own times can help people make sense of the current moment.“[In] a period like our own where we find isolation, sickness [and] political maneuvering at the expense of the common good, and narrowness of heart seemingly everywhere … the saints can help us see it through their eyes, to see through to a vision of hope and to have the courage to act on it,” he said.Tags: 2020 football season, COVID-19, mcgrath institute, McGrath Institute for Church Life, saturdays with the saints, Season with the Saints, Sullivan Family Saints Initiativelast_img read more

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FAI chief Delaney defends title

first_img He went on: “I think the turnover of the FAI in the mid-90s, 1996,97, was about seven million euros. Last year it was north of 40 million euros. “We are in a tough economy here in Ireland at the moment and anybody who is on a big salary is going to grab media attention.” Football Association of Ireland chief executive John Delaney has defended his lucrative salary. Press Associationcenter_img Delaney, who has presided over stringent cutbacks which have affected even Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni and his coaching staff, reportedly earns around 340,000 euros a year. However, he has revealed he could have left for a better-paid post, and told Sky Sports News: “I was offered a job three times the salary that I’m currently on, and that’s a fact. I didn’t take the job, I didn’t want the job. I’m very happy in this job.” last_img read more

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What channel is Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State on today? Time, schedule for 2019 rivalry game

first_imgOne of the many rivalry matchups available Week 14 of the college football season is No. 7 Oklahoma vs. No. 21 Oklahoma State, a reliably high-scoring affair with the Cowboys looking to spoil the Sooners’ playoff hopes.The Bedlam Series has been a reliable source of drama in recent years, with close games in each of the past two meetings and plenty of points. What channel is Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State on today? TV channel (national): FoxLive stream: fuboTV (7-day free trial)Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State caps off a college football triple-header Saturday on Fox. The first of those games, No. 2 Ohio State at No. 10 Michigan, is one of the biggest games on the schedule alongside No. 5 Alabama at No. 16 Auburn.Joe Davis, Brock Huard and Bruce Feldman are on the call for Fox’s broadcast.Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State: What time is kickoff?Date: Saturday, Nov. 30Start time: 8 p.m. ETOklahoma has a huge 88-18-7 win in the all-time series against Oklahoma State, though the Cowboys won twice in a four-year span beginning in 2011. Still, that gives the Sooners a four-game win streak over their in-state rivals.Week 14 college football schedule (top 25)GameTime (ET)TV channelNo. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 13 MichiganNoonFox, fuboTVNo. 3 Clemson vs. South CarolinaNoonESPNNo. 4 Georgia vs. Georgia TechNoonABCNo. 5 Alabama vs. No. 15 Auburn3:30 p.m.CBS, fuboTVRutgers vs. No. 10 Penn State3:30 p.m.Big Ten Network, fuboTVNo. 12 Wisconsin vs. No. 8 Minnesota3:30 p.m.ABCNo. 14 Baylor vs. Kansas3:30 p.m.ESPNOregon State vs. No. 14 Oregon4 p.m.Pac-12 Network, fuboTVNo. 16 Notre Dame vs. Stanford4 p.m.Fox, fuboTVTulane vs. No. 25 SMU4 p.m.ESPNUTexas A&M vs. No. 2 LSU7 p.m.ESPNNo. 23 Iowa State vs. Kansas State7 p.m.FS1, fuboTVColorado vs. No. 6 Utah7:30 p.m.ABCFlorida State vs. No. 11 Florida7:30 p.m.SEC NetworkNo. 7 Oklahoma vs. No. 21 Oklahoma State8 p.m.Fox, fuboTV MORE: Watch Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Last season, unranked Oklahoma State scored a touchdown to cut No. 6 Oklahoma’s lead to 48-47, but a failed 2-point conversion and failed onside kick allowed the Sooners to avoid a second loss, which was crucial to eventually reaching the College Football Playoff semifinal.This year, both teams are ranked. And with both teams still being in the Big 12, there’s sure to be plenty of offense on display in Stillwater.Below is all the information you need to watch Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State on Saturday, including kickoff time, TV channel and a full Week 14 college football schedule.WEEK 14 PICKS: Straight up | Against the spreadlast_img read more

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Here are the college football games canceled by SEC’s conference-only schedule

first_imgTennesseeSept. 5: vs. Charlotte Sept. 12: at Oklahoma Sept. 19: vs. Furman Nov. 21: vs. Troy Texas A&M Sept. 5: vs. Abilene Christian Sept. 12: vs. North TexasSept. 19: vs. Colorado Oct. 10: vs. Fresno State Vanderbilt Sept. 5: vs. Mercer Sept. 19: at Kansas State Sept. 26: vs. Colorado State Nov. 21: vs. Lousiana Tech For the SEC, that means each team lost four nonconference games. That included some traditional ACC-SEC season-ending rivalries such as Kentucky-Louisville, Florida-Florida State, Clemson-South Carolina and Georgia-Georgia Tech. Those are staples of rivalry week.Alabama’s opener at Jerry World against USC on Sept. 5 had already been wiped out, but the Crimson Tide will not have another nonconference opponent in that matchup. Big-ticket matchups with the Big 12, including Tennessee-Oklahoma and LSU-Texas, also were canceled. Here is a look at the nonconference schedule each SEC schools loses as a result of the conference-only model: SEC football games cancelled for 2020Alabama Sept. 5: vs. USC (Arlington, Texas) Sept. 12: vs. Georgia State Sept. 26: vs. Kent State Nov. 14: vs. Tennessee-Martin Arkansas Sept. 5: vs. Nevada Sept. 12: at Notre DameOct. 3: vs. Charleston-Southern Nov. 21: vs. Louisiana-Monroe Auburn Sept. 5: vs. Alcorn State Sept. 12: vs. North Carolina (Atlanta) Sept. 26: vs. Southern Miss Nov. 14: vs. UMass Florida Sept. 5: vs. Eastern Washington Sept. 19: vs. South Alabama Nov. 21: vs. New Mexico State Nov. 28: at Florida State Georgia Sept. 7: vs. Virginia (Atlanta) Sept. 12: vs. ETSU Sept. 26: vs. Louisiana-MonroeNov. 28: vs. Georgia Tech Kentucky Sept. 3: vs. Eastern Michigan Sept. 19: vs. Kent State Oct. 10: vs. Eastern Illinois Nov. 28: at Louisville LSUSept. 5: vs. UTSASept. 12: vs. Texas Sept. 19: vs. Rice (Houston) Oct. 3: vs. Nicholls Mississippi State Sept. 5: vs. New Mexico Sept. 12: at N.C. State Sept. 26: vs. Tulane Nov. 21: vs. Alabama A&MMissouri Sept. 5: vs. Central Arkansas Sept. 26: vs. Eastern Michigan Oct. 10: at BYU Nov. 21: vs. Louisiana Ole MissSept. 6: vs. Baylor (Houston) Sept. 12: vs. Southeast Missouri Oct. 24: vs. UConn Nov. 21: vs. Georgia Southern South Carolina Sept. 5: vs. Coastal Carolina Sept. 12: vs. East Carolina Nov. 21: vs. Wofford Nov. 28: at Clemson  The SEC joined the Big Ten and the Pac-12 in moving to a conference-only football schedule for the 2020-21 college football season Thursday, according to a report from Sports Illustrated. The SEC will now play a 10-game conference schedule and moved its conference championship weekend to Dec. 19. That move contradicts the ACC’s scheduling model, which left room for a plus-one outside of 10 conference games. last_img read more

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