McLovins are gearing up for a tour-closing, headlining show at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory with Bronx psych-funk act The Lvnguage on Friday, November 24th. The band initially hit the scene back in 2008 with their viral cover of Phish‘s “You Enjoy Myself”, a rendition that was truly impressive considering that its members were between 14 and 16 years old at the time. Subsequently, McLovins quickly rose the ranks in the following years, earning fans with their solid performances highlighting their improvisational talents and eclectic musicality.Since their breakout success in 2008, a lot has changed for the Hartford, Connecticut-based act. The group has graduated college—with its members already in their mid-20’s—and has forged ahead full throttle with the project. Now, McLovins have begun to focus on their songwriting craft more so than ever. As the band moves into the second decade of their career, they are diverging from their jam beginnings and moving toward a quintessential rock n’ roll vibe.Tom Marshall Welcomes McLovin’s Jake Huffman On Latest Under The SkinOver the years, McLovins have worked closely with Phish lyricist Tom Marshall, collaborating on the track “Cohesive”. The band has also previously teamed up with Sesame Street musical director and Hamilton soundtrack producer Bill Sherman for 2015’s self-titled album (aka The Red Album). With plenty of buzz surrounding their upcoming tour closer, McLovins released their latest single “Anxious”, a melodic groove with a driving beat accented by drummer Jake Huffman‘s ever-improving vocals. Take a listen for yourself below.McLovins, “Anxious”[via McLovins]Coming out of the Boogie-Down Bronx, The Lvnguage is an indie-pop act with plenty of psychedelic grooves to grab the attention of even the most staunch of funk heads. With the release of their 2017 album, Movement, the quartet is quickly gaining a name for themselves in the New York music scene. Keep an ear out for The Lvnguage in the near future, as these guys undoubtedly have something special going on. Take a listen to the organ heavy journey that is “A Major Funk Odyssey” below:The Lvnguage, “A Major Funk Odyssey”[via thelvnguage]Tickets for the McLovins show at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory on Friday, November 24th, with The Lvnguage are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For event updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.Enter To Win A Pair Of Tix + Merch:
Members of the women’s boxing program, Baraka Bouts, directed their physical and mental toughness toward raising funds for East African Holy Cross Missions this past weekend in their signature event, the Power 24 Hour. With the hope of raising more funds and increasing awareness of the club and charity, the team changed and intensified the structure of this year’s event, senior captain Jen Coe said. “For a few years now, we’ve had a ‘power-hour’ where the boxers are split into two teams and try to beat each other in the number of pushups, sit-ups and jumping jacks that could be completed in the hours,” she said. “We wanted to double the amount of money raised, so we spread it over an entire day in the hopes of garnering more funds and raising more awareness about our club, the tournament and the Holy Cross missions.” The longer time period allowed the boxers to test their creativity and come up with unique approaches to their workout, senior captain Carleigh Moore said. “At one point we were doing push-ups for every dollar raised,” Moore said. “It was a great way to get in shape for the Bouts all in the name of a great cause.” Coe said there was an advantage to working out in one-hour shifts over the previous structure of one 24-hour period. “Since everyone had a one-hour shift, the energy was kept high as people were rotating in and out, then coming back later to visit and cheer their fellow team-members on,” she said. “We were working out for a good cause, so it wasn’t hard to keep up the spirit.” While the team has not yet totaled the funds raised from the Power 24 Hour, both Coe and Moore said they are extremely grateful for the outpouring of support. “The response was incredible. Students, faculty, alumni and fans were so generous and receptive to our cause,” Moore said. “Thank you to everyone who donated to help us support the efforts of the Holy Cross Missions in Uganda.” The women’s boxing team will fight in the Baraka Bouts tournament in the beginning of November to raise additional funds, which will benefit two secondary schools in Kasese and Jinja, Uganda. The women’s boxing team is changing the structure of the Baraka Bouts tournament this year as well, Moore said. “For the first time, women’s boxing will be holding a two-day tournament,” she said. “Our vision for this year’s season has been double the bouts, double the donations.” This year’s Baraka Bouts event will take place on Monday, Nov. 7, and Thursday, Nov. 10. Tickets for entry on both nights can be pre-purchased from any Baraka Bouts participant for $10 until the night of the tournament.
Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletters To access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week.