The Magic Beans Bring the Heat for their Hometown Celebration [Photos/Recap]

first_imgThe Magic Beans came out of the gates hot last night for their triumphant return to the historic Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado. The Boulder locals had the honor of hosting an unforgettable Saturday night throwdown alongside many incredible acts this month in celebration of the Fox Theatre’s 25th anniversary. For The Magic Beans, The Fox feels like home, and that energy and vibe resonated throughout the crowd over the course of the evening.The groovy Portland-based trio, Yak Attack, started the night off right, entertaining the crowd with synthy-dance beats and preparing to welcome the main event of the evening. The Magic Beans developed a connection with Yak Attack while out on tour, and have since developed an admiration for the trio, recently inviting them to play at the Bean’s festival, Beanstalk Music and Arts Festival this upcoming June.As the Magic Beans walked on stage at 10:15 sharp, the entire crowd erupted, fueling a fire that was blazing on all night long. Former Magic Beans drummer Will Trask (Great American Taxi, The Runnikine) accompanied the band on percussion the entirety of the evening. As the boys discussed prior to the show, they wanted to bring the FUNK! An extended version of a Magic Bean’s favorite, “Lazer Lady,” kicked off the evening in style, and the band quickly found their sound and started bringing the jams. The night was full of both new and old material, highlighted by an enormous “Kid Rocket,” “Five Points,” and “Lost and Found” to name a few.With an entire half-hour to utilize for encore, the Beans did what they do best; they conquered. Original tune “Casino Cabaret” highlighted the incredible talent that the Beans possess across the board. Bassist Chris Duffy threw down a monstrous, crunchy solo, before the band threw a curveball out of left field. The band decided that a cover of Ween’s “Monique the Freak” would be the best note to end the show on, and a sentiment that was clearly shared by the crowd. Keyboardist Casey Russell assisted on vocals with a Talk-box effect, trading licks back and forth with guitarist Scott Hachey until 1:30 on the dot. To say the boys are back in town would be an understatement! You can check out the setlist and photos from last night below, courtesy of Sam Berenson.The Magic Beans head out on a coast-to-coast tour starting at the end of the month, moving their way from Colorado, across the Midwest to the East Coast, and then head out to California and up the coast next month. Make sure to see The Magic Beans in a city near you, and if you’ve been contemplating attending Beanstalk Music and Arts Festival, you should definitely pull the trigger. 2017 is a year not to be missed, and if Saturday night was any indication of the fun to come in the Colorado mountains this June, start packing up your camping gear and get ready for an unforgettable weekend!Setlist: The Magic Beans | Fox Theatre | Boulder, CO | 3/18/2017Set 1: Lazer Lady, Alway Coo, Kid Rocket, As You Like It> Nothing from Nothing> Dr. BubblemanSet 2: Five Points>Mind Over Matter>Dirty Wook, Common Mind, Lost and FoundEncore: Casino Cabaret, Monique the Freak (Ween cover) Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Paysafe hires former Barclays UK platform lead Sujit Unni as new CTO

first_img Share Related Articles Risk mitigation sees Rightlander launch first US compliance tool February 14, 2019 SBC’s Year In Review: September’s big betting news December 27, 2019 Share Submit StumbleUpon Paysafe Group signals US betting intent with ‘Single Point API’ launch February 6, 2019 Online payments group Paysafe has confirmed the appointment of Sujit Unni as Group Chief Technology Officer (CTO), leading the firm’s product cycles, payment networks and innovation frameworks.A key leadership hire for Paysafe’s corporate strategy, Unni joins Paysafe from Barclays UK, where he served as a Managing Director overseeing the development of the firm’s retail and business lending platforms.Updating investors, Paysafe governance brands Unni as a best-in-class executive who holds extensive knowledge of leading product development, tech strategy and engineering for mass-market brands.Unni holds further tech leadership experience having served as an executive for Vantiv, JP Morgan, Travelex and HSBC.Paysafe confirms that Unni will be based in London, reporting directly to Group Chief Information Officer Roy Aston.Aston commented: “I am delighted to welcome Sujit to Paysafe at such an exciting time in our growth journey and I’m confident he will be a real asset to our technology leadership team as we drive forward our vision of being the world’s leading specialised payments platform. Sujit’s wealth of experience in the payments industry and strong technical knowledge will bring huge value to the team.”last_img read more

Schlupp ready for Black Stars challenge

first_imgBlack Stars defender Jeffery Schlupp says he is aware of the pressure that comes with playing for the team and has stated he is ready to live up to the billing if selected into the final 23 squad for next month’s World Cup.Schlupp joined the rest of the team to train at the Accra stadium as they continue with preparations ahead of the tournament.The 21-year-old striker-turned-left-back in an exclusive chat with Joy fm noted that he is happy to have made the squad and ready for the challenge ahead. “I was very happy of course we had a good season back at Leicester in England and the call up just topped up what was a good season for me,” said Schlupp“I just take each step as it comes so whatever happens I’m up for it, I was born to play football so I’m ready for any challenge.“It feels good to join this team because last time I came in 2011 this squad has got a lot of familiar faces so is now up to me to make friends with the people I didn’t know the last time I was invited.last_img read more