first_imgIn advance of a fall tour that kicks off next month, San Diego jam band Brothers Gow took the stage at the Music Box, a venue new to the band and relatively new to the San Diego music scene. Throughout their one solid set, the band managed to showcase their diverse musical aptitude and took seriously their responsibility for rocking.The quintet’s undeniable musical chemistry paved the way for fresh takes on classic covers, conquered clever mash-ups which have been a mainstay of recent performances, breathed new life into long-forgotten originals, and finished strong with sit-ins by Dela and AG of the Stoopid horn section.With a ceremonial welcome and cheers from rhythm guitar and vocalist, Ethan Wade, the boys blazed out of the gate with “Good Clean Fun,” a multi-part progressive original that kicks off upbeat and danceable on the outset before melting into a relaxed and comfortable groove. The original appeared in multiple teases throughout the night’s tightly-woven, exploratory set.Grunge-infused “The Well” illustrated the band’s decisive transitions, and their deep understanding of intentional musical dissonance infused by Wade’s deep, infectious vocals. Soon after, things took a turn to the downright funky with “Atomic Snoop,” an ingenious fusion of George Clinton’s “Atomic Dog” and Snoop Dogg’s “Who Am I (What’s My Name),” with spirited vocal interplay between Wade, lead guitar Kyle Merrill, and keyboardist Alex Gow Bastine.“Good Clean Fun” made its second appearance of the night during a reinvigorated instrumental section of “Whiskey Sunday” where the cohesive rhythm section – drummer Nathan Walsh-Haines and bassist Carson Church – joined forces deep in the pocket. Merrill took the vocal reins on “Tangerine,” a touching debut original followed by lick-heavy “Reflections,” the title track from Brothers Gow’s fourth studio album.The highlight of the night came when horn players AG and Dela from the Stoopid horn section joined Brothers Gow for a duo of songs, original “Wake and Bake” and a clever mashup dubbed “Bad LA Coke,” encompassing Escort’s “Cocaine Blues” (with Walsh-Haines making a rare appearance on lead vocals), Umphrey’s McGee’s “Bad Friday,” and the Grateful Dead’s “West LA Fadeaway.” Watch the band’s official video below.The night wrapped up with “Articulated Mush,” a driving, metal-esque, uptempo instrumental, ripe for improvisation with dueling talk box solos from Merrill and Bastine before diving back into “Good Clean Fun” one last time. A “Shadow” encore closed the night, with a Beatles’ “With a Little Help From My Friends” chorus to send friends off in the the downtown San Diego night.Brothers Gow weren’t the only ones in the venue to dig deep: fans at the show helped to raise more than $200 for the band’s eponymous music foundation, which helps to put instruments into K-12 classrooms in San Diego.You don’t want to miss Brothers Gow on their fall tour, which kicks off next month. Follow them on Facebook or visit the band’s website for upcoming dates in your area.Setlist: Brothers Gow at The Music Box, San Diego, CA – 9/9/16Good Clean Fun >The WellAtomic SnoopWhiskey Sunday (with Good Clean Fun tease)TangerineReflectionsWake and Bake (with Dela and AG from Stoopid Horn section) >Bad LA CokeArticulated MushGood Clean FunEncore: Shadow > With a Little Help From My Friendslast_img read more

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » This year’s “unprecedented times” may have lasted a lot longer than we all originally imagined — and it’s now clear that, at least for the foreseeable future, member engagement will be digitally driven.The good news? Credit unions are already a step ahead: credit unions and community banks have higher customer and member engagement levels than national banks, according to Gallup. But there’s no need to rest on your laurels, especially when it comes to the rapidly changing online world. Here are three ways your credit union can increase digital member engagement:1. Meet them on mobile By now, we all know the importance of your credit union’s mobile banking app. But it’s equally important to provide your members with a seamless, enjoyable mobile experience. This is a key tool for connecting with younger members: millennials are three times more likely to use mobile banking services than other generations, and Gen Z likely won’t be far behind.But these days, it’s not just young adults who are banking from their smartphones. Take this opportunity to create a mobile experience as pleasant and frictionless as a trip to your physical branch — because that’s likely the main kind of “visit” most of your members will be making these days.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke has warned critics not to underestimate the importance of Mahendra Singh Dhoni to the Indian team following their 2-3 One-Day International (ODI) series loss to the men from Down Under. India surrendered a 2-0 lead in the recently concluded 5-match series as the Australians made a superb recovery by winning three consecutive matches to claim the series.Incidentally, Dhoni did not feature in the last two matches with young wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant struggling to fill the former India captain’s shoes.Clarke took to social media to underline Dhoni’s importance to the Indian team. “Never underestimate the importance of MSD — experience in the middle order is so important,” Clarke tweeted on Thursday.Apart from his skills as a wicket-keeper, Dhoni also guides the bowlers with his instructions from behind the stumps.Left-hand spinner Kuldeep Yadav was one bowler who missed Dhoni’s guidance as he struggled in the last two matches. IANSAlso Read: Sports Newslast_img read more