first_imgMike Gordon is currently on the go to release his next solo album, OGOGO. The album, set to be released through Megaplum/ATO Records this Friday, September 15th, was recorded earlier this year in Boston and LA with Gordon’s regular touring band (guitarist Scott Murawski, keyboardist Robert Walter, drummer John Kimock, and percussionist Craig Myers) and produced by GRAMMY-winning engineer Shawn Everett. Following the releases of “Steps” and “Victim,” “Up And Down,” the Phish bassist and vocalist has released the fourth single, “Whirlwind,” a groovy approach to his newly identified indie pop side.Listen to the “Whirlwind” below:Mike Gordon’s fall tour behind the album will begin on September 22nd at The Georgia Theater in Athens, GA, and will feature performances in Toronto and Chicago as well as a two-night tour-closing run in Boulder, CO on October 13th and 14th.OGOGO Tracklist1. Equilibrium2. Steps3. Victim4. Crazy Sometimes5. Whirlwind6. Marissa7. Up And Down8. Pendulum9. Stealing Jamaica10. Go Away11. So Far Gone12. Let’s Go13. Victim 3DYou can see a full list of Mike Gordon fall tour dates below.Mike Gordon 2017 Fall TourFri 9/22 Georgia Theatre, Athens, GASat 9/23 Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NCSun 9/24 Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh, NCTue 9/26 The National, Richmond, VAWed 09/27 College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CTFri 9/29 The Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NYSat 9/30 Phoenix Concert Theatre, TorontoSun 10/1 St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MITue 10/3 Bells Eccentric Cafe, Kalamazoo, MIWed 10/4 20th Century Theater, Cincinnati, OHThu 10/5 The Vogue, Indianapolis, INFri 10/6 The Metro, Chicago, ILSun 10/8 Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, WITue 10/10 Slow Down, Omaha, NEWed 10/11 Madrid Theatre, Kansas City, MOFri 10/13 Boulder Theater, Boulder, COSat 10/14 Boulder Theater, Boulder, COlast_img read more

first_imgAndy Murray has told Maria Sharapova she must accept any ban that is handed out by the International Tennis Federation after the former world No 1 admitted on Monday she had failed a drugs test.“It’s not up to me to decide the punishment, but if you’re taking performance-enhancing drugs and you fail a drugs test, you have to get suspended,” Murray said yesterday in Indian Wells, where he is playing in the BNP Paribas Masters.Sharapova failed a test in January for Meldonium, a drug used to help heart conditions, which went on the proscribed list at the start of the year.Murray said it was ethically wrong to take a drug just for performance. “I think taking a prescription drug that you don’t necessarily need, but just because it’s legal, that’s wrong, clearly. That’s wrong. If you’re taking a prescription drug and you’re not using it for what that drug was meant for, then you don’t need it, so you’re just using it for the performance-enhancing benefits that drug is giving you. And I don’t think that that’s right.”Murray cast doubt on the validity of Sharapova’s statement that she took Meldonium for a series of health reasons. “I read that 55 athletes have failed tests for that substance since 1 January,” he said. “You just don’t expect high-level athletes at the top of many sports to have heart conditions.”Murray also said he was disappointed with a statement by tennis equipment firm Head that it is to stand by Sharapova and even extend her contract. “I think it’s a strange stance, given everything that’s happened the last few days,” he said. “I don’t really know what else to say on that, but that’s not something I believe. At this stage it’s important really to get hold of the facts and let things play out, like more information coming out before making a decision to extend the contract like that, in my view. I wouldn’t have responded like that.” The Scott thought it was good that it was “out in the open” but said Sharapova should have known what she was taking. “Some people put a lot of trust in the team around them so it’s hard to say what’s the right thing for everyone, but it’s almost kind of part of her job to know everything that’s going into her body and not just rely on what a doctor is saying or a physio is saying,” he said. “You check yourself to make sure, double-check to make sure, that anything that’s going into your body is safe.“I think all sports can do more,” he said. “It’s better than it was a few years ago, last year I got tested a lot but this year I’ve been tested twice so far this year, three months into the year, which is clearly not enough.”—last_img read more