The funk and groove powerhouse that is Lettuce proves unstoppable once again. Following their 2015 Crush release, the band has committed themselves heavily to the future and, most importantly, to the road. After a summer of hitting virtually all of their market festivals, headlining Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and throwing their own two-day Fool’s Paradise, the band has spent the better portion of 2016 on tour. Moving closer to psychedelic hip-hop, while remaining true to their funky roots, Mr. Crushmore musically demonstrates their explorative characters and line-stepping attitudes, and officially comes out this Friday. Today, we get an early listen to the EP via Red Bull. Turn it up:Yesterday, we sat down with drummer Adam Deitch to discuss the EP and Lettuce’s upcoming dates. “Well, we recorded 20 songs for Crush, and unfortunately only a few of those could go on the record,” he explained. “Some of the songs that didn’t make the album were some of our favorite songs, but they just didn’t fit in the sequence the right way. So, Mt. Crushmore, a lot of the tracks are definitely some of my favorite songs we’ve ever recorded.”You might recognize some of these tunes, played previously under different monikers, but you’ve never heard them like this in the studio. “The title track, we used to call it ‘Wu Tang’ or ‘Lettuce Wu’ or something along those lines, so it kind of has that hip hop feel, that psychedelic-hip-hop feel that we’re moving closer and closer to, so we’re really excited to drop that song and the rest of the record too, of course.” Read the full interview here.Lettuce will be letting loose at NYC’s PlayStation Theater this weekend, on November 11th and 12th, with The Floozies and Red Baraat. Tickets and more information about those shows can be found here. Don’t miss out!Lettuce Tour DatesNov. 9: Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KYNov. 11: PlayStation Theater – New YorkNov. 12: PlayStation Theater – New YorkNov. 26: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San FranciscoDec. 1: Dominican Holidaze – Punta Cana, Dominican RepublicDec. 30: State Theatre – Portland, MEDec. 31: House of Blues – Boston
Briefs April 1, 2005 Regular News B riefsIN MEMORY OF HENRY LATIMER, a former member of the Bar’s Board of Governors, Broward County Bar President Steve E. Moody recently presented a $2,500 check from the association to Deana Holiday, president of the T.J. Reddick Bar Association, to help establish a scholarship fund in the name of Latimer, who was a founding member of the T.J. Reddick Bar.PARTICIPANTS FROM THE Dade County Bar Young Lawyers eMentoring Program recently enjoyed a pizza party at Miami Senior High School and will next visit the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The DCBA YLS eMentoring Program is in its fourth year. Pictured from the left are mentee Kimberly Robinson with her mentor, Karen Stewart.
BIG FACTOR After a number of years in the shadows as an assistant, the much-improved coach, Omar Edwards, will hope to once again lead his charges, Tivoli Gardens, to the top of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) table. What would make such an occurrence even more special for Edwards is the fact that to achieve this, they would have to defeat the defending champions and current leaders, Montego Bay United (MBU), at Wespow Park, Montego Bay United’s home ground. A victory would also avenge their first-round loss. “In the first game, they beat us 1-0 at home, but that was not a true reflection of the game. (Today) we expect a tough game from them. We know that they have been the most consistent team in recent times and they have a pretty good squad, but we are going there for maximum points,” said Edwards, who took over as coach in the off season. Key to a Tivoli Gardens’ win is former national representative Jermaine Johnson, Elton Thompson and youngster Tevin Shaw. “Teddy is a top-class player and we know that if he is demotivated, then he will lose interest, so we keep the communication with him open and keep him motivated. He has played professionally overseas and he is the first at training every day and he has never backed out of training, which shows in his performance. Today’s Games: “He will be a big factor for us as will Tevin Shaw and Elton Thompson. Shaw is only 19, but he has a lot of vision, tackles well and can score. He is the modern central midfielder, he does everything,” Edwards added. Montego Bay United are a star-studded team with no fewer than seven players recently invited to the national squad. Veteran midfielder Dwayne Ambusley, goalkeeper Jacomeno Barrett, defender Ladale Ritchie, and the attacking band of Dino Williams, Allan Ottey, Owayne Gordon and schoolboy Jourdaine Fletcher are the national invitees. That is a dangerous bunch and, if they click, could blow away any opposition. Coach Dillon Thelwell will be taking nothing for granted. “Although we are playing at home and are always confident there, it won’t be easy,” Thelwell said. At the Mona Bowl, second-year team UWI FC will seek to maintain their distance from challengers Humble Lion, who are only three points behind. A draw would be good enough for that. – 6 p.m.: Waterhouse vs Harbour View – Drewsland Stadium – 3 p.m.: Portmore United vs Arnett Gardens – Prison Oval – 3 p.m.: Montego Bay United vs Tivoli Gardens – Wespow Park – 3 p.m.: Jamalco vs Reno – Wembley Centre of Excellence – 3 p.m.: UWI FC vs Humble Lion – UWI Bowl, Mona – 3 p.m.: Boys’ Town vs Maverley-Hughenden – Barbican Complex