GRiZMAS Brings Holiday Magic To Detroit With Brasstracks, SunSquabi & More [Review/Photos]

first_imgOn December 16th and 17th, Future Funk mastermind GRiZ graced his hometown of Detroit with the 3rd annual GRiZMAS. The sold out event returned to the Masonic Temple with the addition of an extra day, making it a two-night run full of holiday cheer and celebration.Heavy excitement was brewing for GRiZ on the second night, with Freddy Todd, SunSquabi, and Louis the Child serving as supporting acts, keeping the crowd energy high before GRiZ took the stage of the Temple around midnight.The commencement of the main act was mystical and alluring. GRiZ and Brasstracks took center stage with saxophone and trumpet in hand, respectively, battling their beautiful sounds to “The Anthem”. Performing both old favorites from Rebel Era and new styles from Good Will Prevail, GRiZ was able to encompass both die hard fans and those new to the family affair. Grant’s diversity of genre enticed a wide range of music lovers, ranging from classic funk to heavy dubstep, with a little bit of everything in between.It is clear that GRiZ’s love for the music leads and the event reflected his hard work, though the night at the Masonic Temple would not have been possible without the aid of other artists in All Good Records and beyond. Throughout the night, Muzzy Bear, Brasstracks, and IDA Hawk graced the vivid stage to perform alongside their friend and fellow talent. The crowd begged for more as the evening concluded with an encore featuring their take on “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, with Muzzy Bear on guitar, GRiZ on saxophone, and IDA Hawk providing vocals. The production of the event was top notch, each move executed flawlessly, and the passion kept the crowd in complete awe until the very last minute.Though the weekend has come to a close, the presence of GRiZMAS lingers on in the streets of Detroit and around the world. The 12 days leading up to the event were dedicated to a variety of fundraising activities, 100% of proceeds going to the free instrumental music program Little Kids Rock. The team’s dedication did not stop at the music and production, but served a greater good for society as a whole in the process and created great memories doing so.All in all, you don’t want to miss Grant’s next installment of GRiZMAS in 2017.Words by Andrea Hnatievych, photos by Sage Thomas. Full gallery: Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Canada Edge Out Russia to Reach ‘Historic’ First Davis Cup Final

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Madrid: Denis Shapovalov and Vasek Pospisil led Canada to their maiden Davis Cup final with victory in a deciding doubles rubber against Russia in Madrid on Saturday.The 20-year-old Shapovalov had drawn Canada level by beating Karen Khachanov after Andrey Rublev’s win over Pospisil in the opening match. The Canadian pair then edged out Khachanov and Rublev in a dramatic deciding-set tie-break to set up a final clash against either Britain or hosts Spain on Sunday.”I thought both teams played phenomenal,” Canada captain Frank Dancevic said.”The Russians threw everything they had at us, it was just a matter of who came up with the better shots. There was no room for error today -– they went for their shots, went big in the big moments, and here we are into the final.”It was their third Davis Cup semi-final, after previous last-four defeats in 1913 and 2013.”We’ve got a huge day, a historic day for us tomorrow, and we’re going to leave it all out there,” said world number 150 Pospisil.They secured a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5) victory on their second match point to finish a tie which lasted six and a half hours.Earlier, Shapovalov had seen off Khachanov, Russia’s leading player in the absence of world number four Daniil Medvedev due to exhaustion, in a dramatic match.The left-handed rising star, who reached his maiden Masters final in Paris earlier this month, saved three successive break points while serving for the match.The in-form Rublev had made it four singles wins from as many matches this week by brushing aside Pospisil 6-4, 6-4.Canada have reached the final despite being without the injured Felix Auger-Aliassime, the world number 22, with Pospisil stepping up instead.”I’m at a loss for words,” Shapovalov said. “It’s incredible how far we’ve come this week, with me and Vasek playing on a different level.”It’s unbelievable to see. And to clinch it like this, in the doubles, I wouldn’t have it any other way.”Later on Saturday, Rafael Nadal’s Spain take on Britain in the second semi-final.British captain Leon Smith again decided to leave out three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray, instead selecting Kyle Edmund and Dan Evans for the two singles matches.Edmund will face Pablo Carreno Busta before Evans takes on world number one Nadal and Jamie Murray teams up with Neal Skupski to play Marcel Granollers and Feliciano Lopez. canadadavis cupDavis Cup FinalsFinal First Published: November 23, 2019, 10:46 PM ISTlast_img read more