Cubs, Cardinals Close Out ESPN’s 2016 Regular Season ‘SNB’ Coverage

Courtesy:  ESPN

Courtesy: ESPN

ESPN wraps its 2016 MLB regular season coverage this weekend with a 1-2 battle in the National League.

The Cubs and Cardinals wil face off live Sunday night in the last regular season edition of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell. The game will be the closer in the NL Central foes’  three-game weekend series.  John Lester (18 – 4) is expected to get the start for the hosting Cubs while Carlos Martinez (15 – 8) will take the mound for St. Louis.

Martinez has been off the mound since Monday when the redbirds took on Rockies and beat them 5 – 3. Martinez was credited with the win in the game. He threw five innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits over that time and struck out 6. He walked 3 and allowed 2 earned runs but no home runs.

Lester’s last time on the mound was Monday against Cincinnati. he led Chicago’s charge as the Cubs defeated the Reds in that game 6 – 1, allowing only one run on six hits (the Reds’ only run in the game), one earned run, no walks and no home runs and picking up 5 more Ks along the way.

Chicago has already clinched a spot in the postseason and currently sits atop the MLB standings.  The Cardinals meanwhile are fighting to stay in the NL playoff picture.  So Sunday’s game, and the weekend’s series, holds a lot of weight for the Cardinals.

Coverage of Sunday’s game is expected to begin at 8pm ET.  Dan Shulman will have the call for the game.  He will be joined by analysts Aaron Boone and Jessica Mendoza for additional commentary.  Reporter Buster Olney will be on hand for all of the latest in-game news and interviews.

Sunday night’s broadcast of Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell will be preceded by Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown presented by Chevrolet at 7pm ET.  Karl Ravech will anchor the broadcast.  He will be joined by analysts Dallas Braden and Eduardo Perez for additional commentary.

Jon Sciambi and Chris Singleton will cover the game on the radio for ESPN Radio.  Dan Shulman will have the call for the Saturday’s game between the Cubs and Cards on ESPN Radio.  He will be joined in the booth by Chris Singleton for additional commentary.

More information on this weekend’s MLB coverage is available online now along with all of the latest MLB headlines at:

 

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Flobots Announces New Tour Dates

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Flobots recently announced it has a new album on the way in the New Year and just this week, the veteran hip-hop act announced it will hit the road this fall in support of its upcoming album.

The “Your Life Matters Tour” will launch October 27th in Wichita, Kansas and currently runs through January 2nd in Aspen, Colorado. The tour is sin support of the group’s upcoming album NOENEMIES.

No release date has been announced for NOENEMIES. The album will be the group’s first full-length release since 2012’s Circle in the Square.  Flobots drummer Kenny Ortiz said the band didn’t initially expect to tour until after NOENEMIES was released but the group felt, with the nation’s current state, there was a need to get out to the public again.

“Music has the power to bring people together, ” Ortiz said. “Right now we need that more than ever. We didn’t anticipate hitting the road again nationally until NOENEMIES is released next year. But with all that ‘s happening in the country and in the world right now, there is just too much to say and too much to do to not get out there.”

More information on Flobots’ upcoming tour, its new album and latest news is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.flobots.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theflobots

Twitter: http://twitter.com/flobots

 

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All Hail The Yeti Premieres ‘Mr. Murder’ Video

Courtesy:  Minus Head Records

Courtesy: Minus Head Records

All Hail The Yeti released the video for its latest single this week.

The band premiered the video for its latest single ‘Mr. Murder’ online this week exclusively through Music Choice. The song is taken from the band’s latest full-length studio recording Scream From a Black Wilderness. Front man Connor Garritty talked about the video, saying that while it gives fans a view of the band’s live show it also pays tribute to one of the band’s close friends, Matthew Berube.

“We are very excited to finally release the video for ‘Mr. Murder,” Garritty said. “This was shot over the last few tours compiled with live footage and tour antics while paying tribute to our brother Matthew Berube, who passed away in 2015.  it also features our dear friend Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists who flew out from Alaksa to join us on the Haunted and Damaged Tour to perform live and film the video. This song is very difficult for us to perform live given the subject matter, but it also brings us great happiness to immortalize our best friend. Hope you all enjoy…Hail ‘Mr. Murder’!”

All Hail The Yeti is preparing to join Max and Iggor Cavalera’s “Return to Roots Tour.”   they will join The Black Dahlia Murder, Combichrist, Allegeon, and Oni as support for the tour.  The tour launches this Sunday, Sept. 25.

Along with its dates on the “Return to Roots Tour,” All Hail The Yeti will also perform at a number of off-date shows with Combichrist during its October tour.

Fans can view All Hail The Yeti’s current tour schedule online now along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.allhailtheyeti.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/offialallhailtheyeti

Twitter: http://twitter.com/allhailtheyeti

 

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Green Day Unveils Third ‘Revolution Radio’ Single

Courtesy: Reprise Records

Courtesy: Reprise Records

Veteran punk outfit Green Day has premiered another single from its upcoming album Revolution Radio.

The band premiered ‘Still Breathing’ this week. The introspective song takes the band–Billie Joe Armstrong (guitar, vocals), Tre Cool (drums), Mike Dirnt (bass, vocals)–in a different direction than it has taken before.  That is because of the approach taken to its musical arrangement and even its lyrical content.  Audiences can hear the song now and see its lyric video online now here.

Fans can get the song now as an instant download along with the previously premiered singles ‘Bang Bang’ and ‘Revolution Radio’ when they pre-order Revolution Radio.  ‘Still Breathing’ is available for download now.

Green Day is currently touring in support of Revolution Radio.  The band is currently wrapping up the current North American leg of its tour. That leg ends October, 20 in Berkeley, CA.  After finishing the North American leg of its tour the band will take the rest of the year to rest and recharge in preparation for the European leg of its tour.  That leg begins January 10 in Turin, Italy.

Audiences can see the band’s full tour schedule, hear its latest single and get all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://greenday.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GreenDay

 

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Yankees, Blue Jays Face Off Live On TBS This Weekend

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Courtesy: Turner Sports

Two AL East opponents will face off this week in the latest edition of TBS’ Sunday MLB on TBS.

The Yankees and Blue Jays will face off live at 1:00pm ET on TBS’ weekly MLB program Sunday MLB on TBS.  The game is the third in the teams’ four-game series.  The series’ closer is Monday night with first pitch set for 7:07pm.

Michael Pineda is expected to get the start for the Yankees in Sunday afternoon’s game while Marco Estrada (9-9) is expected to take the mound for Toronto.  Estrada’s last time on the mound was Monday against Seattle.  He was credited with the win in the Blue Jays’ 3-2 win over the Mariners.  Estrada shined in the game, fanning 8 while only allowing just 1 hit, 0 runs or earned runs, 3 walks and no home runs.  That was over the course of 7 innings pitched.

Pineda (6-11) last took the mound Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays.  Pineda pitched 5.1 innings in the Yankees 5-3 win over the Rays.  He had a rough time on the mound, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits 2 earned runs, 1 walk and no home runs while striking out 11.

The numbers seem to favor Toronto in Sunday’s game and the weekend’s series overall.  Toronto is almost as good at home as it is on the road so far this season, going 42-32 at home so far this season and 41-37 on the road.

New York meanwhile has been lackluster on the road going 35-42 on the road so far this season versus a home record of 44-31.  Even with both teams looking to get back in the “W” column this weekend – both teams lost their most recent games – Toronto’s chances are better having gone 5-5 in its last ten games versus New York going 3-7 in its last ten games.

Ernie Johnson will have the call in Sunday afternoon’s broadcast on TBS.  He will be joined in the booth by MLB on TBS analysts Ron Darling and Cal Ripken, Jr. for additional commentary.

MLB on TBS Pre-Game Show will precede Sunday afternoon’s broadcast of the Yankees and Blue Jays. Broadcast of the TBS Pre-Game Show begins at 12:30pm ET.  Casey Stern will anchor the program and will be joined by analysts Pedro Martinez and Gary Sheffield for additional commentary.

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Heaven Below Premieres ‘Renegade Protest Movement’ Video

Courtesy: EMP Label Group/eOne/ODonnell Media Group

Courtesy: EMP Label Group/eOne/ODonnell Media Group

Heaven Below has premiered the video for the latest single from its new album Good Morning Apocalypse.

The band premiered the video for ‘Renegade Protest Movement’ this week.  The video mixes footage of the band performing its new song with vintage footage from old military conflicts.  The footage presents bombs being dropped on targets, doctors looking at x-rays of patients and more.

For those who are familiar with the work of front man Patrick Kennison’s former band, The Union Underground, this latest offering from Heaven Below boasts a clear influence from that band.  The video can be viewed online now here.

Good Morning Apocalypse will be available in stores and online on Friday, October 14th via Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson’s EMP Label Group.  More information on Good Morning Apocalypse is available online now along with more information on Heaven Below’s new video, news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.heavenbelow.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/heavenbelowband

Twitter: http://twitter.com/heavenbelow

 

 

 

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Entertainment One, AMC To Release ‘Hell On Wheels: The Complete Series’ This Fall

Courtesy: Entertainment One/AMC

Courtesy: Entertainment One/AMC

This fall Entertainment One will release AMC’s hit western serial Hell on Wheels in its entirety in one complete set.

Hell on Wheels: The Complete Series will be released Tuesday, November 1st.  It will be released on DVD and Blu-ray.  The series’ 57 episodes will be spread across 17 discs in the set and total more than 40 hours.

Hell  on Wheels earned three Western Heritage Awards for Outstanding Fictional Drama over the course of its five seasons on AMC.  The new complete series set includes a number of bonus features including: “The Making of Hell on Wheels,” “Inside the Episodes” featurettes, and more.  The bonus material included in the set is noted in whole below.

 

BONUS FEATURES

 

HELL ON WHEELS: THE COMPLETE SERIES 

  • The Making of HELL ON WHEELS
  • “Inside the Episode” Featurettes
  • Character Featurettes
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Set Tour with Anson Mount

 

Hell on Wheels: The Complete Series will retail for MSRP of $149.98 on Blu-ray and $119.98 on DVD.  It will be available in stores and online on Tuesday, November 1st.  More information on Hell on Wheels is available online now along with all of the series’ news at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.amc.com/shows/hell-on-wheels

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HellonWheelsAMC

Twitter: http://twitter.com/hellonwheelsamc

 

 

 

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