New Zealand folksters Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement delighted longtime fans by announcing their first US performances since 2013. The duo plan to share music both new and old, making for quite the intriguing concert series. We can’t wait.Since the demand for their shows is so high, the band has added a handful of additional tour dates to appease their fanbase. The shows mainly include additional performances in cities where they were previously scheduled to perform, like Portland, OR, Mountain View, CA, Austin, TX, Queens, NY, and Los Angeles, CA.Check out the full schedule below, with new dates in bold. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 1st, at 10 AM local time.Flight of the Conchords 2016 Tour Dates:06/11 – Cleveland, OH @ State Theatre 06/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for Performing Arts 06/13 – Washington, DC @ Wolf Trap Filene Center 06/14 – Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre 06/16 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre 06/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum 06/18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre 06/19 – Chicago, IL @ Pritzker Pavilion 06/22 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park 06/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum 06/24 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium06/25 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium 06/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic06/28 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater 07/01 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl 07/02 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre 07/03 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre 07/05 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre 07/07 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre 07/09 – Austin, TX @ Bass Hall07/10 – Austin, TX @ Bass Hall 07/11 – New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre 07/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre 07/14 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater 07/16 – Boca Raton, FL @ Mizner Park Amphitheatre 07/17 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre 07/18 – Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre07/20 – Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium 07/22 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival 07/23 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 07/24 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage07/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre07/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
33SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Four days in November. Not the beginning of an epic tale, just the amount of time we spent gorging ourselves on Fried Turkey and Honey Baked Ham. There’s a fair chance that you gained a little weight over Thanksgiving, and you’re probably looking for some easy ways to drop a few pounds over the next couple weeks. If this is you, here are a few things you can try.Drink water: The easiest calories to cut out of your diet are the liquid ones. Maybe you love coffee and soda or sweet tea, but merely committing to drinking only water for a couple weeks can be the easiest and safest way to drop weight quickly.Switch it up: We all have that one not-so-healthy favorite meal that we eat quite often. Now is the time to make the sacrifice to avoid eating it for a couple weeks. Replace those meals with a salad each time and see the difference a few meals can make.Cut back: Take a good look at the food portions you normally eat and find easy ways to cut back. If you’re a chronic over-eater, you may have gotten used to the way you feel when you eat a little too much. Give your body some time to adjust to the change and see how much better (and lighter) you’ll feel. Plus, you can save money by turning one meal into two.Dust off: …that gym membership. You remember at the beginning of the year when you were excited about going to the gym a few times a week? It’s time to regain that excitement and get back on a regular workout routine.
Freshman defensive lineman Drake Jackson leads USC in both tackles for loss and sacks this season. (James Wolfe | Daily Trojan) Friday’s outcome will seriously affect the trajectory of the Trojans’ season, and losing would certainly add fuel to the fire surrounding head coach Clay Helton’s job security. A win and the squad will be riding high with momentum going into the thick of its very difficult schedule. However, a loss could provide a huge blow after a hot start to the season led many to believe the mighty Trojans were finally back. Sophomore defensive lineman Brandon Pili is ready for the challenge amidst USC’s many doubters. The loss to BYU this past Saturday stung. USC came into the weekend ranked in the Top 25 for the first time since Week 2 of last season only to fall right back out. Short week, tall task Freshman cornerback Chris Steele has seen his reps continually increase, and that trend is likely to continue after two tackles and a pass deflection against BYU. Getting to play a significant role as a true freshman, Steele is still adjusting to the college game. Steele said he is “not used to losing,” so the BYU game will serve as a chip on his shoulder going into this week’s test. “Everybody has got to trust in our players, just trust what we can do, and trust our athletic ability,” he said after practice Tuesday. “[It’s a] short week, so we’ve got to come out and make sure we play disciplined and do our job.” Next came the Stanford game and an early 17-3 deficit. So what? Led by a brilliant performance from standout true freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis, USC scored on six of its final seven drives and won 45-20 — dominating as an underdog. “I’ve never played in an environment that big,” he said, noting that in practice he’s been trying to “compete against [the scout team] like I’m going up against Utah’s top receiver.” “We’ve been working tackling drills in practice, so that’s how we’ll get him down,” freshman defensive lineman Drake Jackson said. “Shortened stride, widen your base, just like that.” In spite of the pair’s success, Houston emphasized that the opponent doesn’t matter — what matters is how USC performs. Through all the adversity, however, no obstacle looms larger than a Friday Pac-12 South showdown vs. Utah, a red-hot team ranked No. 10 in the country after breezing to a 3-0 start. This unit will be tested now more than ever coming off of a heartbreaker in Provo. Redshirt senior inside linebacker John Houston Jr. is ready to answer the call in a must-win game. USC’s defense struggled to stop BYU sophomore quarterback Zach Wilson from making plays with his feet. Facing another mobile quarterback in Utah senior Tyler Huntley, it has to do a better job of getting pressure and finishing tackles — which is difficult to do against an offensive line that’s yet to give up a sack all season. “I love it when people talk trash,” he said. “That makes me want to go harder, it makes me want to be better … This is definitely — if not the biggest, one of the biggest games of our season and I think how we respond from that loss is going to determine what kind of team we’ll be this season.” The mantra “so what, now what?” for this year’s USC football team is continually proving its relevance. It started with high expectations of a very talented roster after a disappointing 2018 season. Then, sophomore starting quarterback JT Daniels went down for the season in the first game of what was supposed to be his breakout year. The Trojans stayed resilient, though and finished victorious. “We came back in on Sunday and really got to work, so everybody was focused, and there wasn’t too much goofing around, you know — everybody just seems locked in,” Steele said. “Preparation is the same every week,” he said. “Everybody has to come out and have a strong Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday because that’s how you win the game. We’re just trying to do our job and stay disciplined to our technique and our cause.” Huntley isn’t the only handful on the Utah offense. His partner in the backfield, senior running back Zack Moss, has been torching defenses this season, averaging 6.5 yards per carry.