Dave Schools & Holly Bowling Join Tom Hamilton’s American Babies At Sweetwater [Full Show Video]

first_imgLast night, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies took the stage at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA as part of their “Masquerade of Light + Dark” fall tour, where the band pay tribute to a different artist or group each night. Previous performances have seen has seen Hamilton and co. pay tribute to artists including David Bowie and The Beatles. This weekend’s double-nighter in the Bay Area included music of the Grateful Dead, with Bob Weir joining for an extended sit-in the previous night.The Saturday night performance included Dave Schools of Widespread Panic and the inimitable Holly Bowling, with incredible covers of “Shakedown Street,” “Tangled Up In Blue”, and more. Thanks to Chris from Jam Buzz, you can watch the full performance below:Hamilton, Weir, and Schools will join forces with Bill Kreutzmann and Jeff Chimenti this February to headline the Los Muertos Con Queso event in Mexico, and they have been rehearsing in California all week. This weekend served as a very special preview of this unique lineup!last_img read more

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Avian influenza deemed more humane than Dirty Birds’ inevitable beatdown at Vilas Park

first_imgAfter the Cardinal finally agreed on a date to engrave upon their tombstones, the greatest game ever played returns to Vilas Park Saturday afternoon for the fall classic between the Badger Herald “Gentle Clowns” and the Dirty Birds.On a day that will soon be known as the Hindenburg disaster of Daily Cardinal athletics, the Gentle Clowns will teach a group of filthy birds what it really means to be independent.(But in their defense, yes, The Daily Cardinal is probably the most independent student newspaper operated and housed rent free inside of any university-owned building on the University of Wisconsin campus.) While these delusional birds have been flying into windows trying to prove their independence, renowned local badass Riley “My Beard is as Long as My Hair” Vetterkind and the Gentle Clowns have been upholding the reputation of the nation’s largest fully independent student newspaper.Adorned in her iconic hoodie with the ripped sleeves, Hayley “Dear Leader, Who is a Perfect Incarnation of the Appearance that a Leader Should Have” Sperling will command a fearless clown posse to imminent victory.“We’re ready to play and we’re ready to drink,” Sperling said between chugging probably too many cans of Hamms. “But mostly drink.”The Dirty Birds’ excuse for a quarterback Ethan “Worst Bust Since Jamarcus Russell” Levy will have a hard time with the Gentle Clowns’ ruthless defense. An anonymous filthy fowl who whispered into the ear of the Gentle Clowns’ coaching staff reported that the Dirty Birds would be without a few players too. The Birds’ sports section’s self-proclaimed Editor-in-Douche, Tommy “One Beer” Valtin-Erwin, was placed on the permanently disabled list after failing to recover from a finger injury during the last meeting more than a year ago.“I think you’ve got a better chance of getting into a party with a SOAR lanyard draped around your neck than completing a pass on that defense,” Dan “Still in Da Club” Chinitz said.The Dirty Birds may have underestimated one of the Gentle Clowns’ new key weapons in quadruple-threat quarterback David “I ain’t come here to play school” Hayes, source said.With his Forrest Gump-type speed in the flat, look for the Alabama-native football deity to summon the Sweet-Home holy trinity of Nick Saban, the un-dead spirit of legendary head coach Paul Bear Bryant and the ever loyal Brandon Chicken to lead the Gentle Clowns to a decisive victory.“He’s a perfect cross between a Tom Brady and Bo Jackson-type, with the physicality of a 16-foot bayou alligator,” Gentle Clown Teymour “Check Out My New Boots” Tomsyck said.Under suspiciously coincidental circumstances, the Gentle Clowns will be without veteran talents Chris “I Would Have Started a Fight for the Third Straight Year” Bumbaca and Ben “Snapchat Stalking is Not Journalism” Cross.Cross recorded the only tackle between both teams in last year’s showdown, when he punished a defenseless receiver with the disregarding brutality of the Kool-Aid Man crashing through a wall.The Gentle Clowns will have to rely on new faces like class act Luke “Pacman Jones” Geistlinger to step up in crunch time. “I’ll tell ya what, I love this ‘L-Murder’ Geistlinger kid,” Managing Editor Nina “I Know the Names of Every UWPD Horse” said. “You can count on him so much that he might as well be a calculator, man. Wow. He equals something special.”The only way the Dirty Birds will have an advantage this game is if the number of players on the field equals the number of reporters they send to Wisconsin football media availability (20, conservatively).The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook gave the Gentle Clowns a slight advantage with a -74 line for those looking to cash out in Saturday’s game.last_img read more

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Men’s basketball looks to bounce back from early loss

first_imgRedshirt junior guard Derryck Thornton dribbles the ball against Vanderbilt. (Ling Luo | Daily Trojan)After men’s basketball’s 82-78 loss to Vanderbilt on Sunday, head coach Andy Enfield said that his team is looking for an identity amidst multiple injuries to start the season. The Trojans will face Stetson Wednesday night at home in an opportunity to establish themselves on ball movement and defense, both focuses for Enfield.“That’s who we are and who we try to be,” Enfield said. “We’ve been very successful the last three years doing so. We just need to get healthy and have everybody gel together.”With such a tight margin of defeat, it’s worth wondering if USC could have beaten a talented Vanderbilt team if the Trojans were at full strength. Freshman guard Elijah Weaver is still recovering from ankle surgery, and senior Bennie Boatwright has yet to return from his knee injury. He will be a gametime decision on Wednesday.“Bennie looks good; he’s getting in shape, and we hope to have him play this week at some point,” Enfield said. Boatwright said he felt good about his knee and his chances to play Wednesday. Stetson would be a good opponent for Boatwright to make his return against if he’s fully healthy, as he could have the time to find his rhythm in a game USC should win handily. Boatwright also said that when he does return to the court, he will focus on providing leadership for a Trojan squad that has occasionally seemed out of sorts during the first two games.“It’s just about making smart plays,” Boatwright said. “Everybody makes mistakes, but we’re just trying to limit those.”USC has suffered from poor starts in the early going, averaging 36.5 first half points as opposed to 44 in the second frame. In both games, the Trojans struggled with sloppy turnovers and missed shots, but became a more cohesive offensive unit as the game progressed, exemplified by an 11-3 run early in the second half against Vanderbilt that gave the Trojans a lead.“We just needed to start running our sets and getting shots that were open for us, better shot selection and rebounding,” sophomore forward Jordan Usher said. “And it’s pushing it and doing stuff that’s under control.”The Trojans said they were confident that continued game reps would polish their offense and make them one of the most dangerous teams in the country.“The first two games are always tough, people are trying to figure out what their role is, how many shots you’re going to take throughout the whole season,” junior guard Jonah Mathews said. “It basically happens every year. After the third or fourth game you get rolling, you get comfortable, you know what your role is, you know what you have to do to help the team win. I feel like that’s going to happen [in] the next few games for us.”Stetson shouldn’t provide much of a challenge. Hailing from Florida, the Hatters are 1-1 and play in the Atlantic Sun Conference. They can’t match the Trojans’ talent, but they shouldn’t be taken lightly.“They’re long and athletic, and they play an up-tempo game,” Enfield said. “They play very well together. So we can’t just focus on one player because all five guys can beat you at any time.”The Hatters are led by sophomore guard Christiaan Jones and junior forward Ricardo Lynch, who have combined to average 32.5 of the Hatters’ 93 points per game thus far. Although listed at 6-foot-4 and only 175 pounds, Jones has averaged eight rebounds per game and will be a factor on the glass.Stetson was dominant in a 116-66 win to open the season against Johnson University, but it fell flat in an 83-70 loss to Missouri State. The Hatters shot just 26-of-74 from the field, including 8-of-31 from deep. However, they did have 18 offensive rebounds, which could be an advantage against a Trojan team that allowed 19 offensive rebounds to Vanderbilt.USC and Stetson tip off at 7 p.m. at the Galen Center on Wednesday.last_img read more

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Szcezesny could play despite smoking incident

first_imgThe Poland international has been punished by the club after being caught smoking following their recent top flight defeat to Southampton.But Wenger insists that hasn’t damaged his relationship with the player.last_img

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