One weekend ago, The String Cheese Incident hit the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, NV, hosting a trio of Sin City Incidents for eager fans. Among the many, many highlights from the run came in the first set of night two, when the band broke out into their rendition of “Midnight Moonlight.” The classic Peter Rowan song came to life in the cheesy enthusiasm of the Brooklyn Bowl crowd, and, thanks to SCI, we now have pro-shot footage to share.Watch “Midnight Moonlight” from Las Vegas below:Setlist: The String Cheese Incident at Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV – 3/19/16Set One: Sweet Spot, Rhum N’ Zouc, Eye Know Why, Midnight Moonlight, Smile, Turn This Around > In a Cold Sweat > Turn This AroundSet Two: Desert Dawn, Bumpin’ Reel, I Wish > Piece of Mine, Until the Music’s Over, Miss Brown’s Teahouse > I’m Your Boogie Man > Miss Brown’s Teahouse > Colorado Bluebird SkyEncore: Shaking the Tree[Cover photo via Erik Kabik]
PASADENA Family and friends Wednesday of a shooting victim held a car wash fundraiser to help pay for the funeral of the young man, slain in a mid-day double homicide in Pasadena in early May. “We’ve had too many of these fundraisers for senseless killing like this,” said Carla Canada. Her nonprofit organization, A Stop Along The Way, which works with at-risk youth in Pasadena and Altadena, sponsored the event. “This is one of the ways we help families in these situations,” she said. “Jamal was like a son to me,” said Karl Dean, 45, a member of the association since the 1970s. “He was the lead drummer at an event we won first place in in 2004. We won $5,000 largely because of Jamal.” Eric Meeks, an instructor in the association, remembered Varcasia as the “hardest worker in the bunch.” The volunteers and association members said Varcasia had no gang ties known to them. Police said the shooting along with two others and a stabbing within a 24-hour period over May 6 and 7 – was definitely gang-related. Varcasia’s mother, Vinia Varcasia, said her son and Walker were strangers, but had met to discuss the sale of a car. “This is a total surprise,” she said with a noticeable Panamanian accent. “How can I feel? My son is dead. He’s not no gang person. He was always around the house.” [email protected] (626) 578-6300 Ext. 4461 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! All proceeds from the fundraiser will be donated to help the family of Jamal Varcasia, 21, who died after being shot several times on May 7 around 1:53 p.m. in the 100 block of East Washington Boulevard. Four suspects three men and woman were arrested in connection with the attack, in which Tony Walker, 37, also died, according to Pasadena police Lt. John Dewar. Throughout the afternoon, cars and SUVs lined up at Joe’s Mobil gas station at Woodbury Road and Fair Oaks Avenue to receive a $5 hand wash. Canada said Varcasia’s mother, Vinia, spent Wednesday working with authorities to allow three of her son’s organs to be donated. Many at the event remembered Varcasia from the John Muir Drummers Alumni Association, which he had been involved with since his high school years.