Last night, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies took the stage at the famed Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA, performing a “Masquerade of Light + Dark” performance along their fall tour. Each Masquerade performance has seen Hamilton and co. pay tribute to previous artists, including David Bowie and The Beatles. The band outdid themselves for their Grateful Dead tribute last night, recruiting the band’s own Bob Weir for an extended sit in at the Bay Area establishment.Weir and Hamilton were recently photographed together in preparation for their upcoming Los Muertos Con Queso performance in January. Before any of that, however, the two got together for an extended set of music at Sweetwater, with Weir joining Hamilton and his American Babies for a number of Grateful Dead classics and originals from his new acoustic album, Blue Mountain.Fortunately, thanks to openers Moonalice, you can watch the full show video here. The setlist can be seen below.Setlist: Tom Hamilton’s American Babies with Bob Weir, Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA – 11/18/16Set with Bob Weir: Only a River, Lay My Lily Down, Gonesville, Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo, Loser, Truckin’ > Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain
Ghana Midfielder Isaac Coffie says he is ready to fight for a place in the Black Stars team after receiving his maiden call up to the team for next month’s matches against Malawi and Liberia.The 20 year old midfielder who plays for Italian Serie A side Chievo Verona was a surprised inclusion in a 24-man squad released by Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah on Tuesday ahead of team’s 2013 Nations Cup qualifier against Malawi and an international friendly with Liberia next month.The former Genoa play maker is delighted with his shock call-up into the national team for next month’s double header and is hoping to make an instant impact.“Playing for the Black Stars is the highest level for me so I’m very happy for the call up”. He told JOY Sports“As a Ghanaian and a professional player I was expecting it because I have been working for this and I think the call up came at the right time. I’m going to work hard and stay in but I will leave everything to the coach”.The Black Stars will play Malawi in Accra on September 8 before travelling to Monrovia three days later to play Liberia in an international friendly.
Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed It’s probably a question Dwight Howard has heard a hundred times.How does a big man’s role change in an increasingly small league? Howard’s answer is pretty polished.“Well I’m 6-foot-9,” he laughed. “So I’m good.”Tell that to the rest of the NBA. Sporting a lineup with the 6-10, 255-pound Anthony Davis and another center, the Lakers are unapologetically big in a league that is more and more defined by outstanding guard play. “He wants us to be a physical team,” guard Alex Caruso said. “Anybody that comes and plays the Lakers, he wants to make sure that they know they’re playing us, and we leave a presence.”Vogel, an architect of top-level defenses in Indiana, has experience in this area. But will the twin towers lineup stand throughout the season? Against lineups that are unlikely to feature two bigs, the Lakers might be hard-pressed to guard certain opponentsRelated Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Even within the team, there are differing opinions. Veteran Jared Dudley said on media day during an appearance on Spectrum SportsNet that he believed Davis would play center during the postseason, whenever the Lakers were in “winning time.”The team leadership, however, has given every indication that they are moving forward with Davis playing the four position. It’s helped that Howard and McGee have been cited as early training camp standouts.The Lakers believe having multiple shot blockers will allow them – Davis included – to take risks they wouldn’t otherwise take.“We try to tell anybody who is guarding the ball, just be aggressive,” he said. “Because we have guys behind you who are going to protect you. So that goes for me as well. If I’m guarding the ball, I know that I have guys behind me who can block shots and also alter the offensive player’s shot.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThere are three top-tier shot blockers on the roster: The 6-11, 265-pound Howard (2.0 career blocks per game), Anthony Davis (2.4 bpg) and 7-foot, 270-pound JaVale McGee (1.6 bpg). With Howard or McGee likely to play alongside Davis for significant minutes this season, that skill set might seem redundant on defense.But Davis pushed back on that idea.“It’s hard to score,” he said. “It’s hard to score against us in the paint. So my role doesn’t change. I just don’t have to get every blocked shot now and every rebound. We have guys that can do the same thing.”That’s the potential of a double-bigs lineup: The Lakers figure to corner the market on blocked shots and defensive rebounds with Davis and another center. Davis’ fluidity makes him better at defending power forwards than the average 6-foot-10 shot blocker, and not playing true center could help protect him from the elbows and contact that generally hit harder in the paint.That lineup is being built into the Lakers’ identity that Coach Frank Vogel has outlined, one the players are internalizing. He’s made it clear to the team that he wants to play an imposing style with their size that leaves opponents feeling bruised. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions