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Baer C00n the Ewokk

Music Monday: Goon Hand 2

0 - Published April 14, 2014 by in The Life

After a brief hiatus from Music Monday I’m back with a treat for you! Desmond Bailey aka Baer C00n The Ewokk’s Goon Hand 2. You may remember us mentioning Des in an October edition of End Caps. For those of you just hearing of Baer Coon for the first time, Bailey is a goalie for the Chicago Outlaws, a semi-pro box team which plays in the CILL. Des’ colorful and eccentric nature makes for a great character in the cage and on the mic.

Lax Hacks: How to Maintain Your Lacrosse Head

#LaxHacks: Stick Prep, Part 2

0 - Published March 27, 2014 by in Gear, Lax Hacks, The Life, Training, Videos

Athletic tape, a hair dryer, and a wine cork…these items enable some brilliant #LaxHacks! Today we’re hitting you with a Part 2 of a multi-part series that will teach you (or remind you of!) the best ways to take care of your lacrosse stick. Learn how to conquer rattle, how to re-shape the throat of your head, and how to deal with those annoying stripped screw holes on your lacrosse shafts.

Lax Hacks: How to Maintain Your Lacrosse Head

#LaxHacks: Stick Prep, Part 1

0 - Published March 13, 2014 by in Gear, Lax Hacks, The Life, Training, Videos

Balling on a budget, and enjoying the beautiful game of lacrosse… that’s what it’s are all about. Here are few important tips to help you maintain your lacrosse head throughout the season!

Oxymoron

Music Monday: Top Dawg Takeover

0 - Published March 3, 2014 by in General, The Life

Welcome back LAS faitHful!

I’ve been looking forward to this MM for a little wHile as ScHoolboy Q’s HigHly anticipated album OxyMoron was released on the 25th. To me, it was only rigHt to give you my insigHt into the project.

#LaxHacks: 3 Ways to Improve Your Gear Bag

0 - Published February 25, 2014 by in Gear, Lax Hacks, The Life

Balling on a budget, and enjoying the beautiful game of lacrosse… that’s what it’s are all about. Here are few important ways for you to get your gear bag ready for the 2014 season.

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Music Monday: A Storm of Music

0 - Published February 24, 2014 by in The Life

This Monday I’m bringing you a ton of new music. Let me say (type) that again, I’m bringing you TONS of new music! I know plenty of you have been dumped on with snow but I’m sending a flurry or music your way. Since there’s plenty to listen to, I’ll get straight to it:

Grammys

Music Monday: After Music’s Biggest Night

0 - Published January 27, 2014 by in The Life

Happy Monday LAS!

As most of you know, last night was the 56th annual Grammy Awards which celebrated the musical achievements of the past year. Now it’s time to look forward to some fresh music in 2014.

Sargent Sticks custom CFW shaft

Gear Showcase: Sargent Sticks

0 - Published January 22, 2014 by in Gear

Today we’re checking out a custom LAS CFW Shaft by Sargent Sticks.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Music Monday: Martin Had A Dream

0 - Published January 20, 2014 by in The Life

Today we remember the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose contributions to the social and political sphere of the United States are innumerable. And over the years, the global musical sphere has become filled with songs inspired by or dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Below you’ll find songs that pay homage to Dr. King.

Brotherly Love

Tune In Tuesday: Illadelphia

0 - Published January 13, 2014 by in General, The Life

Philadelphia hosted the annual #LaxCon this past weekend and I thought it was only right to pay tribute to the city of brotherly love. This week’s Tune In Tuesday features the legendary group, The Roots. To date, The Roots have put out 10 studio albums and have been the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon since ’09.

Music Monday: Iller Than Most

0 - Published January 6, 2014 by in The Life

Typically January is a slower month for new music but I think a trend is developing in music in which artists release surprise albums for fans to download and enjoy. First Beyonce did it, then the Lox and now Del the Funky Homosapien. This week, the goofy Bay Area rapper debuts ‘Iller Than Most,’ a collection of off-kilter rhymes over groovy computer beats.

RUN-DMC X-MAS

Music Monday: Laxmas!

0 - Published December 23, 2013 by in The Life

Happy Holidays LAS! Laxmas is all but here so I figured I’d spread a little Laxmas cheer and share with you a few Christmas songs. These aren’t your traditional carols or cliche’ tunes but rather a few songs that are a little less played out. So cozy up with your glass of eggnog and enjoy some Laxmas music!

Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip - The Abstract and The Dragon

Music Monday: 2013 Isn’t Done Yet!

0 - Published December 16, 2013 by in The Life

Welcome back LAS! This year has been a pretty good one for music (especially hip-hop) but it’s not quite over yet. Just when I started looking forward to some of next years releases, I ran into a project that slipped under my radar. Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip’s of A Tribe Called Quest recently collaborated and dropped a mixtape titled The Abstract & The Dragon.

Vinyl Records

Music Monday: The DNA of Music

0 - Published December 9, 2013 by in The Life

This week I decided to share a few songs that we’ve been listening in the office. Rather than throwing you guys some completely random tracks, I decided to pick a few with some prominent samples. I really enjoy samples because they can be a great way to discover new music, provide a sense of familiarity, shed some light on an artist’s influences, or simply give something new life. Samples can also cause headaches for artists as clearing them for albums is often a challenge. As you’ve probably noticed, some samples are more noticeable than others.

Big K.R.I.T. Music Monday Featured Image

Music Monday: King Remembered In Time

0 - Published December 2, 2013 by in The Life

Justin Scott aka Big K.R.I.T. is a rapper/producer hailing from Meridian, Mississippi. A member of the 2011 XXL Freshmen class, K.R.I.T. brings the flavor of the South along with passion and plenty of bass. One of my favorite quotes by K.R.I.T. is “If it don’t touch my SOUL, I can’t listen to it.” In other words, why bother listening to empty music with no message? Take a listen and be sure to turn up that sub!

Music Monday: Cover This

0 - Published November 25, 2013 by in The Life

Welcome back to another Music Monday LAS! A few weeks ago LAS contributor Josh Rottman passed a video along. It’s a cover of Allen Stone’s “Bed I Made” by Jules Houts. Jules played at UC Davis along with Josh. I really enjoyed the cover wanted to share it along with a few other covers. Take a listen!

Music Monday: Eyes Open

0 - Published November 18, 2013 by in The Life

Sol (Sol Moravia-Rosenberg) is a hip-hop artist based out of Seattle, Washington. His understated lyrics, exuberant performances, and diverse instrumentation have solidified him among the leaders of the northwest music scene. Last year, he released his first independent album, Yours Truly, which quickly rose to #1 on the iTunes US Hip-Hop Chart. Sol then decided to leave the United States on a ten month globe-trotting hiatus as part of the Bonderman Honors Travel Fellowship he was awarded at the University of Washington. Ten months and ten countries later, Sol returned to the United States, evolved and inspired. Now equipped with a world of perspective, Sol is ready to share his newest project, Eyes Open. If you haven’t caught wind of Sol’s music, you’re in for a treat.

Music Monday: Lorne Smith’s 2014 New Year’s Party

0 - Published November 11, 2013 by in The Life

As mentioned in a previous Music Monday, Lorne and The Wayhighs would be announcing show soon. They’ve got a pretty awesome event lined up for New Years. Is it too early to start thinking about New Years Eve?  Not when we’re talking about the Wayhighs first ever show in Yosemite at the 11th Annual Yosemite Bug New Year’s […]