The 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Tour was an international 3x3 basketball between 3x3 basketball teams. The tournament is organized by FIBA; the Grand Final of the 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Tour was held in Japan on 11 -- 12 October. The winners of an event organised in Japan, the winners of the Beijing Masters and the best two teams from the other Masters fought for two days for the pride to represent their city, the 20,000 USD winners' cheque and a chance to be crowned FIBA 3x3 World Tour Champions. A win at the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final means a guaranteed spot at the 2014 FIBA 3x3 All-Stars, held in Doha, Qatar on 12 December and whose prize money and appearance fee reached a grand total of 120,000 USD; the fans get to see a Dunk Contest and the Samsung Shoot-Out Contest, exhibition games and live performances from DJs, dancers and other street artists. Six Masters Tournaments were held in six different cities in six different countries. 12 teams participated in the finals to be, held in Sendai, Japan on October 11–12.
Best teams from each masters tournament qualified for the finals
Christopher Lane "Chris" Conley is an American musician and composer. He is the lead-singer/rhythm guitarist in Saves the Day, he is the only remaining original member as well as major artistic contributor. Conley formed a band with a group of classmates at Princeton Day School; the band was titled Indifference, but renamed Sefler. Conley has cited some of his early influences as the Smiths, Led Zeppelin, Billy Joel, the Smashing Pumpkins, Sunny Day Real Estate, Archers of Loaf, Screeching Weasel, Gorilla Biscuits and Lifetime. Sefler was composed of Conley, Bryan Newman, Chris Zampella and Justin Gaylord, they recorded a 3-track 7" entitled "13 Hours of Everything" one afternoon in a friend's basement. They recorded a nine-track demo at Trax East Studio in New Jersey. While recording, a friend of the band, Sean McGrath, suggested that they change their name to Saves the Day, which they did. Saves the Day signed to Equal Vision Records and recorded their first album Can't Slow Down, released in 1998 during their first US tour alongside bands Bane and Countervail.
Lyrically the album included idealistic dreams, feeling inadequate and unhappiness, which reflected Conley's life at the time. The style of music is considered similar to that of the band Lifetime. In 1999, the band released their second album Through Being Cool. With this album, Conley's lyrics started becoming morbid and corporeal, the style of music changed into a more pop punk sound. Aged 19 and 20, he started listening to the Beatles and has cited them as the main influence for In Reverie. During the writing of Sound the Alarm, Conley was influenced by Bad Brains, The Damned, The Misfits and The Stooges. Conley, with Saves the Day, has released four other albums. Lyrically, all are considered similar except for In Reverie, a more positive album. Conley cites a lack of turmoil in his life at the time as the cause of the change in tone, he commented in Rolling Stone magazine that Saves the Day's release Sound the Alarm, is "about the black clouds inside my mind. It was utter insanity." in regards to the failure of In Reverie and subsequent release from DreamWorks.
While there are no plans for any solo recordings and David Soloway have toured throughout the USA, playing acoustic versions of Saves the Day songs. Conley, an army of committed fans have posted performances via the band's website, the band's official YouTube account and elsewhere on the YouTube site. Conley finished up a solo three week acoustic tour with Matt Pryor of The Get Up Kids. Beginning in 2009, Chris joined fellow front men Dustin Kensrue of Thrice, Matt Pryor and Anthony Raneri from the band Bayside to form the Where's The Band? tour, where each play acoustic renditions of fan favorites. On December 1, 2010, Conley announced he would be opening as a solo act for Dashboard Confessional, on the West Coast end of the "swiss army romance tour" In January; this is Following his East Coast touring on the "Where's the band? Tour" in December. In 2008, Conley lent his voice to Forgive Durden's musical project Razia's Shadow: A Musical as the character "Toba The Tura". Two Tongues is a collaborative project between Chris, former guitarist of Saves the Day David Soloway, Max Bemis and Coby Linder of Say Anything.
Their debut album hit shelves February 3, 2009. Three tracks on their album releasing in February 2009 are available for listening on their Myspace page. In Fall of 2010, Two Tongues made their first performances as a surprise in the middle of Say Anything's set each night of the Motion City Soundtrack, Say Anything, Saves the Day tour, they performed the song "Crawl". Arun bali played guitar, Kenny Vasoli played bass, Jake Turner played guitar as well, Coby Linder played drums, while Chris Conley, Max Bemis sang. Conley worked with The Promise Hero to record a demo at his home studio "The Electric Ladybug". Conley has co-produced albums such as Dr Manhattan's album Jam Dreams. Can't Slow Down on Equal Vision Records I'm Sorry I'm Leaving EP on Immigrant Sun Records Through Being Cool on Equal Vision Records Stay What You Are on Vagrant Records In Reverie on DreamWorks Records Ups and Downs: Early Recordings and B-Sides Bug Sessions Volume One Sound the Alarm on Vagrant Records Under the Boards on Vagrant Records Bug Sessions Volume Two and Three Daybreak on Razor & Tie Saves the Day on Equal Vision 9 on Equal Vision West Coast Hardcore vs.
East Coast Hardcore on Black Cat Recordings The Rebirth Of Hardcore:1999 on Supersoul Records, Good Life Recordings, Temperance Records Punk Uprisings: Incompatible, Vol. 2 City Rockers: A Tribute to the Clash Equal Visions Records Sampler Vagrant Records: Summer Sampler Another Year on the Streets Another Year on the Streets Vol. 2 Welcome To Vagrant Records Living Tomorrow Today: A Benefit for Ty Cambra Another Year on the Streets Vol. 3 A Compilation to Beat Cancer Tony Hawk's American Wast