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United SportsCar Racing unveiled; DTM affiliations explored

On March 14, 2013, United SportsCar Racing was introduced as the new premier North American sports car racing series beginning in 2014, combining the current GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron.  The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) will be the sole sanctioning body moving into 2014. Originally created in 1969 by John Bishop and NASCAR’s Bill France Sr., to produce high-level, professional sports car racing in Nort...

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The Jibbies & Loond Show - Episode 052 - SXSW Post Show

Greetings fellow Metallions and welcome to the J&L post SXW show. In this episode the guys fill us in with great detail on what they got into in Austin during this years SXSW conference. From antics at Mohawk, the Small Stone party at HeadHunters, Brooklyn Vegan, and the esteemed Converse/Thrasher event at The Scoot Inn.

Horns Up! – J&L

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Music featured this episode:

Trash Talk - Eat The Cycle

Skeletonwitch - Stand Fight and Die

Mello Bravo - Ridin

Supermachine - Heavy Bullet

Luder - Hot, Girl On Girl, Vampire Action

Freedom Hawk - Palomino

The Gates Of Slumber - Chaos Calling

Today Is The Day - Slave To Serenity

Hawk Eyes - Witch Hunt

Orange Goblin - If It Aint Broke, Break It

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dUNE TX: Houston's Garage Rock

SXSW is but a distant Los Alamos-like memory at this point, its half-life nowhere near expired, but enough decay having occurred that the feet feel normal and the mind can begin to wander to other musical experiences, both future and past. May is going to be an unbelievably full month of rock in greater Houston, with no less than the Dwarves, the Queers, Suicidal Tendencies, Sick Of It All, Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Kvelertak, Cancer Bats, Black Tusk, Torche, King’s X, Clutch, and The...

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SXSW Foot-Wash Girls: Love for all

While wandering around late Wednesday night during SXSW 2013 in Austin, Tex., I ran into these two young ladies offering free foot washing. I had been waiting for a while outside Buffalo Billiards, looking for a way to crash the badges/wristbands-only Ash showcase when they appeared, asking each and every passerby – regardless of size, geometry, color, gender, or generally observable hygiene level – if they wanted their feet washed for free.     After a few minutes on...

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Friday LinkFrogging - 3/29/13

#LinkFrogging...is half the battle.

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Goatwhore At Fitz

Louisiana’s sons of Blackened Death Groove – Goatwhore, tore through a blistering 1 hour set at Fitzgerald’s last night. My girlfriend and I got to meet and chat with Mr. Sammy Duet (guitar/vocals) at the bar before he hit the stage. Sammy was super nice, humble, and soft spoken. I’ve met and talked to Ben Falgoust (lead vocals) before and he was also hella-cool. Really great guys. It was quite a strange bill of bands last night. Most of the other bands were a cheesy blen...

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Posted in: Music

New Valient Thorr album 'Our Own Masters' out June 18, touring

  Chapel Hill, NC’s, mighty VALIENT THORR releases its sixth studio album (and first in 3 years) Our Own Masters June 18 via Volcom Entertainment. The band recorded at Ronnie Jone Sound Studios in Athens, Ga., with Kyle Spence (Harvey Milk) producing, engineering, and mixing.   Valient Thorr, as epitomized by front man Valient Himself, is the high point in the crossroads of party and thought. You cannot party harder while at the same time stretching your brain pan. If yo...

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Adventures of a Geek Dad - Zip Lining in Costa Rica

This month our adventures go international.

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Posted in: Lifestyle

Grand-Am of the Americas 2013: Video Special

Photo: Chris Smith/Gonzogeek Media Inc. With the Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., now less than 2 weeks away it seemed a good time to share some the sights and sounds of Grand-Am’s first visit to Circuit of the Americas earlier this month. First up is a clip from Rolex Series practice on Friday, Mar. 1     Here are the cars returning to the paddock post-practice     Next out are the Continental Tire Challenge participants, again obs...

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Formula 1 2013: Malaysian Grand Prix – Vettel wins, Webber not happy

Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus) won the season’s opening round in Australia, and starts seventh on the grid in Malaysia today for Race 2. Defending 3-time Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) won his second straight pole, followed by the Ferraris of Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso. In the run up the race both rain and rapid tire degradation featured prominently in conversation.   Most teams took to the track on intermediate tires, with rain on parts of the course and sunshine on o...

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