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_imgKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the suspension of a multimillion-dollar fund backed by European nations that supported the work of local groups focusing on democracy and good governance. Museveni, who was re-elected last month in a disputed vote, in a letter to his finance minister charges that money withdrawn from the Democratic Governance Facility has been “used to finance activities and organizations designed to subvert Government under the guise of improving governance.” Museveni charged that he was never consulted on the establishment of the fund with cash reserves of up to £100 million and “operated exclusively by a foreign mission” in the East African country.last_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThree games into his NBA career, Ball is shooting 34.8 percent from the field and has made just 5 of 17 3-point attempts. However, he buried 41.2 percent of his shots from distance as a freshman at UCLA.Miller is the former Indiana Pacers Hall of Fame guard whose 2,560 career 3-pointers are second most all-time to Ray Allen. His form has often been mimicked and mocked, much like Ball’s cross-body windup.“I’m obviously not calling him Reggie Miller,” Walton said, “but (Miller’s) shot probably could have been fixed by a thousand people who wanted to fix it and he is one of the greatest shooters our league has ever seen.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error EL SEGUNDO — Luke Walton has a message for anyone who thinks Lonzo Ball needs to abandon his unorthodox shooting form.“I’d tell them to go study Reggie Miller’s career,” he said. “It doesn’t look great. It can be an issue, yes.”But?“He has a track record of being a really good shooter,” Walton said. “So for us to try to mess with it would be silly.”last_img read more