Mantras w/ Russel from UV HippoThe co-engineer/secret-agent-man of “Jambands Ruined My Life”, Jim Leep surprised us at the show — Jim is our tour manager Lindsay’s inspirado. He lives by the “there’s no such thing as Problems, just Solutions” method. Jim tour managed Ali Baba’s Tahini (Jake’s side project – our keyboardist, Justin Powell, joined ABT for their most recent album/tour)Russell from UV Hippo sat-in with us – we like to play.February 1, 2013 @ Abbey Pub – Chicago, IL w/ Ultraviolet HippopotamusWhile en route to Chicago from Lansing, and listening to “Chicago” the band, we see that the “Reel Feel” is going to be -5 degrees in Chi-town. Our witty drummer, Justin Loew, chimes in saying, “Man, I wish I had brought some pants”. Justin Loew – is better known to us as “#”, “Pasta”, or “J-Lo” — He has gone by the nickname of J-Lo since he was a kid, long before that no-talent ass clown became famous and started winning Grammys. When asked why he doesn’t just go by “Justin” instead, he responds with, “No way! Why should I change? She’s the one who sucks!” But hey, not as bad as Michael Bolton.It started snowing during our Soundcheck. Businesses and people still go by their regular daily routine in places like Chicago if it snows. In the south, everything shuts down if one flake falls from the sky. Later on that night, our bass player accidently ate some yellow snow. Well, we hope it was an accident.This was our 3rd time playing at the Abbey Pub, and thanks to UV Hippo, this was by far the biggest crowd we have had there to date. Happy to see the guys from Strange Arrangement make it out in time to see us too.Covered Megadeth’s “Symphony of Destruction”February 6, 2013 @ The Pour House – Charleston, SC w/ Big SomethingAfter a couple of days off in our hometown of Greensboro – we got scared of the massive blizzard in the Northeast, so we decided to head south.Celebrated “Weird Wednesday” with our good friends (and NC neighbors) Big Something.Our new fan Woke up the next morning with this photo in our inbox. I think we made a new fan last night. Why, hello there.February 9, 2013 @ Dub’s Pub – Savannah GABest turn-out ever in Savannah – was scheduled to be at the Live Wire Music Hall, but the venue was shut down randomly a week beforehand. That didn’t stop Live Wire’s production team though. They moved the show a couple doors down on the second level of Dub’s Pub.Want to give a shout out to our FOH man Matt Gordon – he somehow finds a way to make each and every show sound superb, no matter the obstacles.On the way back to Greensboro, we decided that the band deserves a Sheetz sponsorship. If you don’t know what a Sheetz is, then you have been living under a rock somewhere, but it’s a WaWa…with a deep fryer. Sheetz does give you the sheetz, however.February 15, 2013On the road again headed back to the Northeast. Of course we stopped at Biscuitville one last time, and said our goodbyes. Goodbye to Biscuitville that is. You can only find these fine establishments in North Carolina, and of course there happens to be one located 500 yards from the band house in Greensboro.We start a run from Frederick MD (2/15) > Baltimore MD (2/16) > Pittsburgh PA (2/17) > Williamsport PA (2/18) > Boston MA (2/19) > Portsmouth NH (2/20) > Burlington VT (2/21) > and ending at the Sullivan Hall in NYC (2/22) with our good friends Turbine. Want to know what life is like on tour for your favorite band? Want to hear what the musicians have to say about your favorite festival? How about getting an idea of what is going through the mind of a front man when he is looking back at you from the stage? If you want to get inside the mindset of the musician, we’ve got you covered! In this installment of L4LM Artist Direct Connect we get a glimpse at a small slice of the hectic tour life of Southeast natives The Mantras.Since 2005, the band has been perfecting their unique and infectious sound characterized by high energy and precision. It is fusion of jam, metal, funk, and rock ‘n roll that grabs you by the balls and gets your groove going. The Mantras continue to impress their peers, and win over new fans at every turn with their instrumental prowess, positive lyrics, and unending drive to put on an amazing show every night! This rising profile has resulted in an incredible year, seeing The Mantras and their members sharing stages in double-bills and direct support for the likes of Umphrey’s McGee, Eoto, George Clinton and P-Funk, Kyle Hollingsworth Band and many more.Tour DiariesJanuary/February 2013 The MantrasWe have been out on the road for the past couple weeks pushing our brand new album, “Jambands Ruined My Life”, and decided to keep tabs on some of the play by plays, day by day. We have eight people in our crew – this includes the five band members — Keith Allen on guitar, Brian Tyndall on bass, Justin Powell on keys, Justin Loew on drums, and me, Brent Vaughn on percussion. We also travel with a FOH sound engineer (Matt Gordon), a projectionist (Dustin Klein) and a tour manager/merch slinger/ band mom (Lindsay Harris). Here’s a run-down of what we have been up to lately. Enjoy! – Brent Vaughn The Mantras / percussionBrett Vaughn of The MantrasJanuary 22, 2013 – Album ReleaseOur much-anticipated album “Jambands Ruined My Life” via the internets.In regards to the title of the new album, there’s a story behind it all. Several years ago, a friend of ours decided to bail on work, just so he could make it to one of our shows. After being fired due to missing the shift, he called Keith saying, “man…..jambands“Jambands Ruined My Life” Cover Artruined my life”. He was just being sarcastic and funny, but we’ve been saying that one liner ever since. We have now realized that the clever statement has multiple interpretations. “Jambands” hardly ever make it, or get big, but this impossible dream has kind of “ruined” all of our lives in the eyes of the generic population out there. We’ll never be doctors, or lawyers, or stock brokers. Oh well, we are just going to roll with it. What have we got to lose?Definitely knew the album-title choice would create some chatter amongst the live music scene—that was a no-brainer – so we’re ready to hit the road and rawk.January 25, 2013 @ Peasant’s – Greenville, NCIce, Ice, Baby – the Southeast is both scared – and un-prepared – for ice/snow. When it happens here in eastern NC, people freak out like the world is going to end. Therefore, the show was cancelled.January 26, 2013 @ The National – Richmond, VA w/ Umphrey’s McGeeWe knew this gig was going to be a party when it sold out the day before the show at 9 a.m.Venues rarely put the opening act up on the marquee > so it was cool showing up in Richmond and seeing our name up there.We had an excellent crowd in front of us for our set. Spotted some familiar faces out in the crowd, but most of them were brand new – #crusheditUM’s guitar master, Jake Cinninger, sat in for the final three songs of our set. We actually recorded the new album at Cinninger’s studio (Boondock Studios) in Michigan and he was kind enough to add some shreds to two of the tracks on the album, “Kinetic Bump” & “House of Cards”.We wrapped up our set at The National with “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys. Bruce “The Shark” Sharky tried to eat Jake during the tune, but he only got a“Sharky”tiny nibble. Bruce travels with us from show to show, collects super heady hat pins, flirts with all the ladies, and has his very own Facebook page. If Bruce is not on the stage while we are playing, we do not have a good show. We have definitely jinxed ourselves on that one.January 30, 2013 @ Headliners – Toledo, OH w/ Ultraviolet HippopotamusDetails from this show are fuzzy because it was so freaking cold/windy/icy that night – our brains froze.However, this was our first show with UV Hippo. Most of us had only heard them once before (at AURA 2012 – our set was right before theirs – so they were forced to listen to us as well:) Anyways, these guys are pros. Very complex instrumentation with strong lyrics – and makes you shake your booty.The Hippo guys got a real kick out of our use of the word “yall”. Guess that word isn’t very popular with y’all people from the North.Jambands Ruined My Life finally added to Spotify – our previous album, Dharland, was released in early 2010 – so the Spotify selection was very out of date. Many, many, many things have changed in this band, for the better of course, since 2010.January 31, 2013 @ The Loft – Lansing, MI w/ Ultraviolet HippopotamusWe rolled up to the venue a bit early — pulled up next to Hippo’s van/trailer in the alley behind The Loft. They invited some of us into their van to hang and we immediately realized that their method of transportation is much nicer, and more comfortable, than our 2006 Chevy Express. If their van is reported missing anytime soon, it wasn’t us. Don’t miss the Mantras NYC tour stop:Friday, February 22nd – The Mantras @ Sullivan Hall 214 Sullivan Street – New York, NYw/ Turbine, Newton Crosby, Chromatic, and Tweed$10 in advance // $12 day of showDoors: 7:00pmShow: 7:30pm(Turbine headlines – The Mantras play right before them)Brand new album titled “Jambands Ruined My Life” available for “name your own price” download at www.themantras.com
A few months ago, former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir abruptly cancelled all of his tour dates without any specified reason, causing waves of concern throughout Deadhead communities. The only person to share any information was Weir’s friend Tim Flannery, who posted a note saying that Weir was just taking some time off from the road.Thanks to a report from Jambase, we’ve learned that Weir has been announced as a speaker for the 16th SF MusicTech Summit in San Francisco, on November 11th. The event “brings together visionaries in the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem, along with the best and brightest developers, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, journalists, musicians, and organizations who work with them at the convergence of culture and commerce. We meet to do business and discuss, in a proactive, conducive to dealmaking environment.”Weir isn’t the only famous musician to speak at the summit, as former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlain is also on hand. However, a majority of the speakers are involved in the music business, including the founder of Bandcamp, and the CEO of Weir’s TRI Studios, Chris McCutcheon.Hopefully this is an indication that Weir is feeling up to his old self, and will come back to tour again soon!
A heart-wrenching video has gone viral this week, in which a grieving father sings “Blackbird” to his dying newborn son following the sudden and tragic death of his wife, Ashley, during childbirth. The video has amassed almost a million views and conjured up worldwide support in Chris Picco and son Lennon’s time of need.Chris said that during Ashley’s pregnancy, she would often feel baby Lennon move to music, so Chris asked if he could bring his guitar into the NICU and play for Lennon as he fought for his life.Tragically, Chris announced yesterday that baby Lennon did not make it. He “went to sleep in his daddy’s arms” just one day after this video was filmed. His statement reads:“Dear friends, family, and supporters; it is with an unbelievably heavy heart that I write this.My little fighter, Lennon James Picco went to sleep in his daddy’s arms late last night.He was surrounded by family, friends, and the best doctors, nurses and hospital staff in the world.He was dressed in an outfit that Ashley bought for him, with little guitars on it, and wrapped in a blanket made by a dear friend.I am so thankful for the four unforgettable days I got to spend with him.His mommy would have been so beyond joy to see him and to hold him, touch him, bathe him, sing to him – as I have had the privilege of doing.I have been so blessed and honored to love him before he was formed, to cherish him while mommy carried him, meet him face to precious face, and hold his perfect little body while we said “goodbye for now”.There are no words, but I wanted to keep you updated, as your love and support has meant more than anything in the world.All you need is love.”Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris in this terrible time, and we hope the power of music will help get him through it.
Pretty Lights Announces First Two Non-Festival Dates of 2015; Will Be First Electronic Act To Play There
Pretty Lights has announced a two-night run in Telluride, CO, August 28-29. The Colorado native will be the first ever electronic act to perform at Telluride Town Park. Set amongst a scenic natural environment amidst the mountains and underneath the stars, it’s the perfect spot for two magical evenings of music and camping. PL has teamed up with CID Entertainment to offer many options for VIP packages, travel and lodging. Review all your options to maximize your experience here.Derek Vincent Smith (aka Pretty Lights) expressed his excitement over the upcoming run:“I’ve thought a lot about what a perfect place to throw a Pretty Lights concert might be, and what that actually means. I think that Telluride Town Park might be a place like that. The energy that resonates there is beyond the cusp of my own understanding but it is powerful and undeniable. I think that the seclusion of Telluride creates a real opening to focus on getting in touch.. with each other, ourselves, and the vibrations we experience as music, light, and life. PLUS the stars shine incredibly bright and the mountains are jaw dropping. These two nights in Telluride will be an awesome and historic opportunity to experience a live Pretty Lights show in what may be the perfect venue.”Presale begins on Friday, February 20 with general onsale kicking off on the 27th. Get tickets here.
Our founder Kunj Shah had a nice little chat with Erick “Danger” Coomes, aka Jesus, aka Lord of the Strings, aka the funky bassist of Lettuce. He divulges on the killer Winter Tour they just wrapped up as well as what upcoming events he’s super stoked on, including The Fort with Umphrey’s McGee and Red Rocks with The Motet. Read more about what’s going on in the always amazing life of Jesus Coomes here!Photo by Brandon XuerebL4LM: You just wrapped up a massive winter tour, how did that go?Jesus: It was phenomenal. It was beyond my expectations, it was just awesome. We’re getting somewhere musically and I’m having so much fun playing every night, it’s incredible.L4LM: What were some of the highlights, which cities really kicked ass, where were the crowds poppin’?Jesus: We had a bunch of really good shows. Aspen was a really nice show, Detroit was a great show. LA was the best, we hit LA harder than we’ve ever hit it in my whole life. I live here and we hardly ever play here. We actually sold out the El Rey, which is a cool venue and a classic LA theatre. I’ve seen Dilla play the El Rey, I’ve seen a lot of really great shows there, so to be able to play it and have people come out and support us was awesome. Everyone turned up and it was a great party and a really good time. I think that’s a rare thing too, people talk about LA nightlife and it’s hit or miss. But when it hits, it’s so good, you can have the greatest night ever in LA and I think that’s what we did.*10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jesus From Lettuce*L4LM: What was it like having Break Science on tour with you guys? What was the vibe like having an electronic band open up for Lettuce?Jesus: That was a major blessing, it just completely adds to our party. Borahm is family, so it was great to be able to bring one more person on to the crew that we really love and have known well for years. We really link with them musically too. I’m a big Break Science supporter and fan, so you’ll see me in the front row of those shows rocking out! So to be able to have that and bring the party vibe even harder was great.Jesus raging Break Science with an inflatable bass on Jam Cruise. Photo by Chad SmithL4LM: So L4LM was there from the inception of the forthcoming album, we even had the opportunity to get a glimpse of your writing process in the studio in New Orleans before fall tour which was really something. How has the new material been shaping up the more it gets played live, and what has the crowd reaction been?Jesus: It’s been great. The reaction from the crowd is like…there’s no words to even express the way it feels to play some ill music and see their faces light up and see people just start jamming. There’s no way to express that. But I think in terms of the new material and how that’s playing into it, we know the material pretty well now so it’s just a matter of creating the setlist. So I think when Shmeeans and Zoidis and Deitch and I create the setlist, now we have a lot more to work with. So it’s really cool, we can bookend the show in a hip-hop way, like the other night in Detroit we put “Double Header” at the start and then our hip-hop medley in the end. It’s not gonna be called that…the thing is we don’t have definite names for all the songs yet, we’re just focused on the music, so focused on the music. But when you bookend the show you can make it really hip-hop, or really psychedelic, or super old-soul motown, or more James Brown.Photo by Brandon Xuereb[Be sure to catch Jesus and the Lettuce crew performing at James Brown’s hometown, Augusta, GA, for the Major Rager!]L4LM: Have you been doing different variations of each song, testing them out?Jesus: Oh yeah! We’ve been freaking them out, totally expanding on them and being able to go freestyle heavy.L4LM: What’s your favorite new track?Jesus: Lett Zeppelin. Between that and Phyllis.L4LM: So you’re set to play this 19th century fort in April that normally hosts Civil War re-enactments. Are you psyched to take the funk army to battle with Umphrey’s, and what can we expect in such a cool, different venue?Jesus: It sounds like a trip, I can’t wait! It’s gonna be really fun for sure. I like old places. We’ll bring new energy into a really old place. Joel and I have been texting and I’m pretty excited about it, I can’t wait. I’m glad we finally get to play with Umph’s cause they’re our boys.L4LM: Awesome. So you’ve also got the Red Rocks date coming up with The Motet. Are you stoked to be returning to one of the most spectacular venues in the country as a headliner?Jesus: It’s all I think about all the time. Every day. I can’t wait to go back. I can see it filling up with people in my mind, walking in and on the steps. I can’t wait. We’re gonna go super hard on it and make it a really fun night for sure.Jesus raging Red Rocks with our founder, Kunj ShahL4LM: What’s been your experience playing that venue and what have been some of your best Colorado experiences in general?Jesus: Playing Red Rocks changes life for sure…in case that ever happens to you you’ll be able to know what I’m talking about. Then being able to take that new you and go up into the mountains and go for a hike….I spent a few days up in Carbondale and around different areas hiking and going to hot springs, and it’s just a beautiful feeling like you’re one with nature. And I think that’s really important. I love that place so much. Denver’s great, Boulder, everywhere.L4LM: So you’ve got a bit of a break from touring at the moment, what have you been up to in your downtime?Jesus: I’m making some tracks right now actually, sitting here working on a new project which has yet to be named. I’m working on my computer in Ableton, and my brother Tycoon is gonna come over and help on the drums. We’re making some dance music. For people to dance to!Photo by Patrick HughesL4LM: Nice! So have you been living for live music lately? Seeing any good shows?Jesus: Totally. Umphrey’s is coming next week, so I’m gonna go see them. I’ve only been home in LA for two days but I’ve already been out once and saw this little jam session thing. Yeah, I totally Live for Live Music all the time, that’s my motto!L4LM: What’s on your playlist right now? What’s motivating you these days?Jesus: Aw man, everything’s motivating me man! It’s hard to say…I listen to a lot of DJs, that’s for sure. I’ve always listened to a lot of electronic music, but definitely going on Holy Ship helped me discover more new cool shit. There was so much good music and different genres within EDM, it definitely opened my eyes to some new cool stuff. Rudimental was great on there, Odesza in the Theater, Flume, Disclosure. We’ve got the Break Science Live Band coming up at Aura Music Festival, I’m starting to go over the material for that. Borahm just sent me an e-mail full of stuff I have to learn.L4LM: Are you going to be playing an actual bass or are you going to be playing an inflatable guitar like on jam cruise?Jesus: I will be playing both! That particular inflatable guitar has an incredible tone. Anyway, I’m about to go check out Diplo and Skrillex, they’re playing down in LA right now and it’s free and they’re having a skate competition right there. I’m just sitting by the beach in Long Beach, so I figure I’ll drive over there and check out the party down there. What day is it? Thursday? Friday? Wednesday? Who knows! It’s time to start the weekend.*Lettuce Members Share Real Time Experiences From The Road (Fall Tour)*L4LM: Enjoy that! So anything crazy happen on tour? Everyone was safe this time around, no injuries?Jesus: No injuries, Adam was working hard, everyone kept healthy and in good spirits the whole way through. It was a great tour dude. We had a lot of pu-erh tea and smoothies and actually checked out a lot of fine dining on this one too. It’s getting more and more comfortable to bring the funk around. Cause the funk is funky…when I say comfortable I still mean rough and rugged, but more comfortable. It’s a wonderful life we get to do, waking up in a new city every day and playing music for those people. We sold out places we’ve never even been! That just made us feel so good to get out of that bus after that travel and people already know all about the show and can’t wait. And with that energy to get the day started, by the time you actually get on stage you’re just feeling it. So we just really got to vibe out and get to know each city and then get on stage and be blessed by them.-Kunj ShahCover photo by Joshua Timmermans
Just recently, Umphrey’s McGee revealed a new live video release of their coveted 2015 New Years run at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA. UM pulled out all the stops on the five night run, including a bath robe-laden encore, bringing in some horns, and the debut acoustic cover of the Crosby Stills and Nash hit, “Southern Cross,” to close out a rockin’ first set.Umphrey’s McGee’s Mammoth Five-Night NYE Run at The Tabernacle In AtlantaPlayed for the first time ever, both Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger donned acoustic guitars for the momentuous performance. Unsurprisingly, the band absolutely nailed the cover, mastering the challenging harmonies and making it look easy in the process.Watch this debut performance from the band’s January 2nd, 2015 performance below, exclusively via L4LM:If you want to relive this whole extended run, head to TourGigs to find out more information about purchasing the DVD/Blu-Ray/digital release!Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA – 1/2/15Set 1: You Got the Wrong Guy > Higgins, Der Bluten Kat > The Message > Der Bluten Kat, 2×2, Uncle Wally, Nemo > Sweetness > Nemo, Southern CrossSet 2: Hurt Bird Bath -> Upward > Hurt Bird Bath, Push the Pig > The Fussy Dutchman, Conduit, In the Flesh > Another Brick in the Wall, Mail PackageEncore: Glory, Slacker with (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life (Medley/Warnes) teases with Brendan and Jake on acoustics debut, Crosby Stills & Nash; with Brendan and Jake on acoustics with Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty) tease with Dave Murphy replacing Ryan on bass with Jake on keys; with The Message (Grandmaster Flash) jamNotes:the band came out wearing robes for the encore
Back from a beloved performance on Jam Cruise, the jam super group Electron has announced some fresh dates for 2016. The group will hit the Brooklyn Bowl on March 11th and 12th, and promise to perform with a “VERY special guest” during the run. The band’s lineup includes Disco Biscuits members Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner, guitarist Tom Hamilton, and Lotus drummer Mike Greenfield.Electron previously played the Brooklyn Bowl back in June of 2015, where they collaborated with Todd Stoops on a special “Home Again” cover. Watch video of that below:The two shows will see support from Tom Hamilton’s American Babies, who will be pulling double duties with his own band and with Electron. Hamilton recently spoke about Electron & more in a new interview with L4LM, which you can read here.Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 29th, and can be found on the Brooklyn Bowl website! They will go on sale this Friday, January 29th.
For the first time in 15 years, surviving members of The Doors will perform together. Titled “A Celebration For Ray Manzarek,” the newly-announced concert will feature the reunion of John Densmore and Robby Krieger, performing with an all-star band in honor of the group’s late keyboardist.Manzarek passed away in 2013, and the tribute will serve as a fine honor for one of the best keyboardists ever. Imagine having to keep up with Jim Morrison on a nightly basis!The all-star performance will feature contributions from Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters), Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), John Doe and Exene (X). Held on February 12th at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, this is sure to be a one of a kind celebration of all things Doors.Check out the flyer below for more details, or head to the official event website.
The East Asian Legal Studies (EALS) program at Harvard Law School (HLS) is accepting submissions of papers for the Yong K. Kim ’95 Memorial Prize. The prize is awarded to the author of the best paper concerning the law or legal history of the nations and peoples of East Asia or concerning issues of law as it pertains to U.S.-East Asia relations. The author should also embody Yong Kim’s interest in and enthusiasm for fostering U.S.-East Asian understanding, plan a career that will further advance this understanding, and have made contributions to EALS while a student. The paper can be written in conjunction with a course, seminar, or independent study project at the Law School.The prize includes a cash award and will be announced at Commencement.Submissions (two bound or stapled copies) must be received at the EALS office, Pound Hall, Room 426, HLS, by May 2 and should include the student’s name, School, class level, e-mail address, and phone number. Contact Juliet Bowler at [email protected] with questions.
Women’s golf whizzes by Lions, Tigers to land Ivy titleThe Harvard women’s golf team topped reigning Ivy champion Columbia by 10 strokes to capture its first-ever league title this past weekend (April 19-20) at the Atlantic City Country Club.Thanks to a hole-in-one from senior Jessica Hazlett and two blistering rounds of golf, the Crimson shot an even round of 297-288-585 to outpace second-place Princeton by 10 strokes heading into day two. On the second day of action, the Crimson posted the second-best score of the afternoon to wrap up the title, securing the team a spot in the NCAA regionals May 8-10 (details forthcoming on http://www.gocrimson.com).A trio of Crimson golfers collected All-Ivy honors for finishing among the top five golfers in the league. JuniorEmily Balmert (68-72-78-218) finished in second place, sophomore Claire Sheldon (74-68-81-223) took third, and Hazlett (76-74-75-225) tied for fifth. Princeton’s Susannah Aboff claimed the individual title, finishing nine shots under par.Men’s lacrosse finale approachingThe Harvard men’s lacrosse team (5-7; 0-4 Ivy) will hold its final home game of the 2008 season on May 3 against Dartmouth (5-7; 1-3 Ivy). The opening face-off at Harvard Stadium is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children. Call 877-GO-HARVARD or visit http://www.gocrimson.com to purchase tickets.Additionally, the Harvard University Athletic Department and the Boston Local Organizing Committee will host the 2008 NCAA men’s lacrosse championships at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., over Memorial Day weekend (May 24-26). To purchase tickets for the 2008 Division I, II, and III championships, visit http://www.gillettestadium.com.Ski team honors past and futureThe 2007-08 Harvard ski season came to a ceremonious end April 18 as the Alpine and Nordic teams joined for their annual banquet. Held at the Harvard Club of Boston, the season-ending event paid tribute to outgoing Nordic head coach Peter Graves, who is stepping down after six years at the helm.Additionally, captains for the upcoming season were announced. Rising juniors Christopher Kinner and Tess Wood will captain the Alpine team, while future seniorsAnna Schulz and David McCahill will lead the Nordic team.Stone selected to mentor U.S. at Four Nations CupHarvard women’s hockey coach Katey Stone has been slated to coach the U.S. women’s select team at the Four Nations Cup this November in Lake Placid, N.Y. The annual tournament features the national teams of Canada, the United States, Sweden, and Finland.In January 2008, Stone served as head coach of the U.S. women’s national under-18 team that captured the first-ever International Ice Hockey Federation world women’s championship. She also led the U.S. women at the 2007 under-18 series and previously guided the U.S. under-22 women’s select team in 2006.