Facebook Email Go inside the boy band’s prolific—and tumultuous—path to its big-time Texas homecomingRiley Van StewardGRAMMYs Oct 6, 2018 – 9:55 am Beneath the sweltering heat of the Texas sun, Zilker Park bristles with the tents, stages and sounds of the Austin City Limits Festival (ACL.) Every wristband and sign is a bright collage of colors and bold fonts, and every act comes onstage to the screams of fans so enamored by the music and culture of this festival that they are willing to brave the Texas sun. For fans and artists alike, ACL perfectly captures the feeling of Austin.No act better encapsulates this mix of emotions, feelings and spirit than Brockhampton. The Internet generation’s most prominent boy band has recently been rocked by controversy, album delays, album cancellations, and label signings, but they have come to the heart of the lone-star state triumphant on the heels of their No. 1 album, Iridescence.Nine months ago, they were a different band. They were focusing more on rap lead by the cover boy of all three of the Saturation trilogy, Ameer Vann. Their sound was not mainstream by any stretch of the imagination, yet its roots were clearly in the emerging anti-pop rap of Tyler, the Creator and Odd Future. On Iridescence, Brockhampton has escaped all comparison to their predecessors. The sound is experimentally shifting from rap to electronic psychedelia, tapping into the same teen-angst that built such a loyal fan base.Few other artists could claim a following so loyal—and at times impatient—as to complain about a nine-month wait between albums. The crowd made their thoughts clear: it was worth the wait. Twitter Behind Brockhampton’s Texas Triumph At Austin City Limits Festival News https://twitter.com/brckhmptn/status/1042989775983063041 Brockhampton’s Texas-Sized Triumph At ACL behind-brockhamptons-texas-triumph-austin-city-limits-festival Still prolific by most artists’ standards, the gap grew to nine months as Brockhampton met challenges and controversy. Their frontman and cover boy, Ameer Vann, often touted as the most talented rapper of the group by leader Kevin Abstract, faced a wave of allegations beginning on Twitter of physical and emotional abuse. The band was quick to respond, kicking Vann out and disavowing his actions. Vann had been an integral piece of the boy band’s image. They often stated that the quality of their music came from the quality of their friendship. So, fans were wary of the impact this would have on the mental-health and stability of the group. In many minds, this tour was Brockhampton’s response.Taking the stage in all black, Dom Mclennon lead the group out to “New Orleans.” A technical difficulty stopped his mic from working for the beginning of the song, but didn’t stop McLennon, who continued as if nothing happened. The show had begun, and Abstract proclaimed that Brockhampton is “The greatest boy band on earth” to the screams of the crowd.When Kevin asked his fans to put their arms up “Like you’re on a rollercoaster,” the simile was followed by thermal point-of-view images from a rollercoaster displayed on stage. The level of intricacy and detail on the screen behind the band was almost as exciting as the artists’ wild dances across the stage. On screen were shadow-puppets, close-ups, and cartoonish font spelling “peanut butter.” Visuals switched between highly saturated thermal imaging and black-and-white to fit the mood of the music. Often members of the band would kneel while they were not performing. And, then suddenly the group would erupt in monsterish, bold dance moves feeding off the energy of the crowd and each other.Some of the slickest twists were their performance of older songs. Instead of repeating the recorded renditions in a way that may clash with the new style of Iridescence, Brockhampton updated their classics to fit the tone of this new album and era. The greatest example was McLennon’s verse on “Bleach.” His call for moral action in an immobile society previously performed as pseudo-spoken word poetry turned to a soulful ballad.“Boogie” was the finale of this lively ordeal. The light swoon of a violin introduced what is easily the group’s most rambunctious, least-classically inspired single, and still the violin somehow fit into the larger narrative the group weaved on stage. They may be wild, they may be crazy as the Lone Star State itself, they may even be eclectic but their music speaks volumes beautifully and directly to the internet generation.Hozier Opens Up About “Nina Cried Power,” Reveals What’s On His PlaylistRead more
Road Accident logoThree auto-rickshaw passengers were killed and another one injured in a road accident in South Keraniganj, on the outskirts of the capital, in the small hours of Saturday.The deceased are Falan Mia, 25, Afzal Hossain, 28 and the auto-rickshaw driver Chan Mia, 32.The accident took place when a goods-laden truck hit the Postagola-bound CNG-run auto-rickshaw around 1:00am, leaving Falan and Chan dead on the spot and two others injured, South Keraniganj police station sub-inspector M Kawsar told Prothom Alo in the morning.Injured Afzal succumbed to his injuries at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital, he said.Another injured was taken to Mitford Hospital in Dhaka.Kawsar said police seized the truck but the driver and helper managed to flee the scene.No suit was filed in this connection, the SI said.
SM SirajuddoulaThe case filed against SM Sirajuddoula, principal of Sonagazi Islamia Senior Fazil Madrasa for sexually harassing his student Nusrat Jahan Rafi before burning her to death, was shifted to Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal on Thursday.Feni senior judicial magistrate Zakir Hossain shifted the case fixing 9 July for the next hearing.On Wednesday, the court took cognisance of charges brought against SM Sirajuddoula after Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) submitted the charge-sheet.The PBI submitted the 271-page charge-sheet 98 days into the sexual harassment of the madrasa girl. A total of 29 people were made witnesses in the case.Meanwhile, night guard M Mostafa of the madrasa testified before the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal on Thursday in murder case filed over the killing of Nusrat.Tribunal judge Mamunur Rashid fixed 7 July for the next hearing.On 27 March, Sirajuddoula sexually harassed Nusrat in his office. Her mother filed the case against the principal the following day.On 6 April, Nusrat was set afire at an examination centre allegedly by people loyal to the principal after he was arrested and subsequently suspended following the filing of the case.She lost her battle for life on 10 April at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the capital.
Share Conner CliftonFormer Houston Fire Department Cpt. William Dowling died Tuesday due to complications from injuries he suffered in the devastating Southwest Inn fire nearly four years ago.Four other Houston firefighters were killed in the fire that broke out on May 31, 2013 in southwest Houston. The fire is considered the deadliest day in Houston Fire Department history, HFD officials said. Dowling joined the Houston Fire Department on March 21, 2000 and retired on June 1, 2013 after he was severely injured in the fire. He suffered severe burns and had both of his legs amputated. “Captain Dowling left us on the day we were honoring our first responders at the Houston Rodeo,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a statement released Tuesday evening. “He was truly a hero whose service to the city will not be forgotten. I ask all Houstonians to pray for his family and friends.”
The Capital gears up for the fourth edition of India on Canvas that opens tomorrow. It is an endeavour that brings together some of the most eminent personalities with some of the greatest names in the art fraternity to jointly produce canvas that will be auctioned for Khushii (Kinship for Humanitarian, Social and Holistic Intervention in India), a non-governmental organisation led by a team of committed philanthropists and headed by legendary cricketer, Kapil Dev. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The artworks are open for preview from January 9 till 15. India on Canvas, with its unusual concept, has been a successful platform in all its previous three editions, helping merge the divide between the underprivileged and the privileged. The auction will take place on January 15 at the residence of the British High Commissioner, New Delhi.India on Canvas Edition IV will also see a work created by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in collaboration with celebrated artist Satish Gupta. The painting titled Om NAMO Shivay is a tribute to Lord Shiva and is a beautiful melange of sculpture and painting on a single canvas. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThis edition of India on Canvas has also produced some extremely unique works of art ever created in India. Personalities such as the Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, MC Mary Kom, Shahrukh Khan, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, Sister Shivani Brahamkumari, Chetan Bhagat, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Rekha Vishal Bhardwaj and many respectable others spared their valuable time to paint for the cause just as they enjoyed discovering the creative side of their personality. India on Canvas is also being supported by India Inc with names like Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Pinky Reddy, Harsh Neotia, Tarini Jindal, Amit Kalyani, Arti Kirloskar, Bindu Kapoor and many others lending their support. Some of the biggest names in Indian art such as Akbar Padamsee, Satish Gupta, GR Iranna, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Anjolie Ela Menon, Ranbir Kaleka, Paresh Maity, Jayasri Burman, Mithu Sen, TV Santosh, Bose Krishnamachari, Manu Parekh, Seema Kohli and others have put in their best efforts to accommodate the eminent Indians’ creativity and blend it with their own creative styles.When: January 9 – 15 Time: 11 am- 6pm Where: Khushii 45, Silver Oaks Farm, Vasant Kunj
Namaste Thailand Festival, organised by Royal Thai Embassy, New Delhi, is coming back with loads of fun-filled activities and workshops from March 15 – 17, 2019 at Select City Walk, New Delhi. The cultural fiesta is being organised to commemorate 72 years of Indo-Thai diplomatic relations.The formation of bilateral relations between Thailand and India has witnessed immense growth since 1947. The religious, cultural, mythological and commercial exchanges between the two countries have existed since centuries. Therefore a festival of Thai food, products, music, performances, and culture is all set to further strengthen the cultural bond and enthrall the Delhiites. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe three-day event will offer a range of wonderful activities and workshops where one can enjoy with Mulberry paper mini umbrella, body painting, button badge activities, posing with Thai costumes and a lot more. The festival will bring a diverse range of stalls which include women’s fashion, paper flowers, accessories, jewellery, home decorations, relaxation aromas and souvenirs to add extra Thai cultural flavor to the festival. Three quiz competitions about Thailand and its culture are going to be the highlight of the festival. Also, visitors can also experience the exquisite Thai cuisines from the much-popular ‘Nueng Roi’ by Radisson Blu. Renowned Thai artists like Asia-7 and a Thai Jazz-fusion band will culminate the festival on a musical note.