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Jeff Deacon

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Jeff joined the DSN crew in 2011 He is currently the Managing Editor of DSN, and also covers news from the NHL. He resides in Phoenix, AZ where is is pursuing a career as an airline pilot.

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week

Arcade Fire, St Vincent, Austra

Tigers Start 3-Game Series With Twins

Well it took 5 games, but the Tigers finally defeated arguably the hottest team in baseball on Sunday night, the Boston Red Sox. In the first game on Sunday, Andrew Oliver pitched a great game and received a quality start after allowing 3 ER in 6 innings and only 5 hits to a powerful Boston lineup. However, a costly David Ortiz home run given up by Jose Valverde in the 9th inning was the difference for the Red Sox. Game 2 featured a classic showdown featuring aces Josh Beckett and Justin Verlander. Verlander pitched outstanding and did everything a ball club asks from its ace; stop a losing streak and win a close game against a hot team. Verlander pitched 7.2 scoreless innings and the Tigers got 3 hits from Victor Martinez to win 3-0. It’s not often that Ortiz, Crawford, Pedroia, Gonzalez, and Youkillis all go without a hit. ...

Sizemore to A’s for LHP Purcey (who?)

When I found out second baseman Scott Sizemore was being traded to the A’s my jaw almost fell off. There hadn’t been any rumors or anything to suggest he was on the open market. After the 2009 season Sizemore was officially labeled the Tigers’ ‘second baseman of the future’. However he never got into a groove in Detroit and when President/GM Dave Dombrowski saw that the relief pitching needed help, he pulled the trigger on a deal to send Sizemore to Oakland and in return the Tigers received LHP David Purcey. WHO?! …Exactly. Purcey was drafted in the 1st round by Toronto and the plan was for him to develop into a starter. That plan never panned out and he was forced into the relievers role. Like Sizemore, Purcey was drafted to be an everyday (or every 5th day) type of player but it has just never worked out. He ...

Live Review: Radio 1 Big Weekend

Carlisle, Saturday, May 14th - Sunday May 15th

Album Review: Cults – ‘Cults’

The cutey-pie pair’s debut is doe-eyed enough to charm despite its sickly poses

Album Review: Death Cab For Cutie – ‘Codes’

The indie veterans continue their thrilling journey of self-discovery – even if they’re on cruise control

Album Review: Kitty, Daisy & Lewis – ‘Smoking In Heaven’

Bearing the joy of wonderful simplicity with the long awaited follow-up to their debut.

Album Review: Nerina Pallot – ‘Year Of The Wolf’

No doubt for some, this will make the guilty pleasure list

Album Review: Boris – ‘Attention Please’

They've got our attention, loud and clear

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week

Wu Lyf, Gwilym Gold, Com Truise

Streaky Tigers Avoid Sweep with 2-0 Win vs Pittsburgh

As we enter the heart of the Major League Baseball season, the Tigers have more questions about their team than they have answers. Their record might not show it though. Sitting at .500, 7 games behind the best team in baseball, and second in the division might not sound TOO bad…However if you were to look at a calendar of April and May something would for sure pop out at you… A bunch of W’s in a row..followed by a lot of L’s in a row, followed by a few more consecutive W’s, and then 3 or 4 straight L’s…and then 5 or 6 W’s…….well you get the picture. This team is just too inconsistant. Usually at this time of year you can start to get a picture of where each team stands against the rest of the league. This isn’t the case with Detroit. Following a great start to ...

This Week’s Singles Reviewed – 23/05/2011

Blondie, Villagers, Jessie J

Live Review: Rolo Tomassi

Arts Centre, Norwich, Monday 9th May

Live Review: Death From Above 1979

HMV Forum, London, Wednesday 4th May

Album Review: Mona – ‘Mona’

The arena wannabes need to up their game if they’re ever going to be more than just pretenders to the Kings’ throne

Album Review: Pete And The Pirates – ‘One Thousand Pictures’

They’ve left their indie beginnings to pen songs about death, domestic violence and shagging – and it’s great

Album Review: David Thomas Broughton, ‘Outbreeding’

He sees resentment, guilt and loathing, we see folk-song brilliance

Album Review: Cloud Control – ‘Bliss Release’

Not quite reaching the high expectations, an enjoyable passer by none the less

Album Review: The Lonely Island – ‘Turtleneck & Chain’

Continuing to party, but this time with devastating covers from auto-tuned lands

Album Review: Art Brut – ‘Brilliant! Tragic!’

When you're Art Brut, your eccentricity shouldn't be controlled

Album Review: Africa Hitech, ’93 Million Miles EP’

Few sounds of Africa, but the moral intention is there.

Album Review: Dom – ‘Sun Bronzed Greek Gods EP’

Their UK debut EP, just in time for the summer sun.

Album Review: Arnaud Rebotini – ‘Someone Gave Me Religion’

Robotini's style lives on in good fashion on his nostalgic new release

Album Review: Young Legionnaire – ‘Crisis Works’

An extension to the original collaboration and we're thrilled they got carried away

Album Review: Manchester Orchestra – ‘Simple Math’

Elevating their status to the mainstream recognition they deserve

Album Review: Sparrow & The Workshop – ‘Spitting Daggers’

A modern band with old folk vibes on their follow up to debut 'Crystals Fall'

This Week’s Singles Reviewed – 16/05/11

Alex Winston, Noah And The Whale, CocknBullKid

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week

Black Lips, Ema, Hard-Fi

Live Review: Glasvegas

Academy, Manchester, May 3rd

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