Just a couple months ago, The String Cheese Incident announced a brand new studio project called the SCI Sound Lab. As guitarist Michael Kang explained to us in an interview, the Sound Lab was the band’s first-ever studio owned and operated entirely by themselves; a creative space for SCI and its band members to not only create and produce new music, but to release said music to the fans with immediacy.Among the band’s members, none has taken more of a shining to the Sound Lab than Kyle Hollingsworth. The keyboardist has worked on a number of singles with SCI, and released a series of his own solo band music through the new creative space. Hollingsworth has had a prolific summer, sharing fun songs like the Grateful Dead inspired “Tumbling” and the funky “Let Me In.”Today, we’re delighted to share the third and final in Kyle’s Summer Sounds From The Lab playlist series. Titled “So Fine,” the keyboardist tells us about the inspiration behind the track: “This is a song that KHB worked up in the new SCI Sound Lab. I grabbed Keith Moseley to help finish up the lyrics. It’s a bit of a happy-end-of-summer tune. Yes…Sorry…Sometimes I write happy songs.”Listen to the premiere of “So Fine,” streaming below exclusively via L4LM.The String Cheese Incident finished their summer tour last night at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre, and will spend the next few months working in the studio before their Hulaween festival in Live Oak, FL from October 27-30. The band’s only other scheduled tour dates for 2016 are a New Years run at the 1stBANK Center in Broomfield, CO, as the group aims to work on creating new music throughout the rest of the year. Of course, Kyle Hollingsworth has a few dates of his own on the books, including his annual Hoppy Holidays benefit on December 3rd! Information about that Conscious Alliance event can be found here.As a bonus, here’s Kyle telling fans about his new single!
Mrs. Juanita Ann (Brown) Richards, age 67, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on January 16, 1949, in Madison, Indiana, the daughter of the late, Carl Clayton and Hazel Gertrude (Carver) Brown. She was raised in Switzerland County where she was a 1967 graduate of the Switzerland County High School. Juanita earned her License Practical Nursing Degree in 1970 from Valdosta Technical University in Valdosta, Georgia. After graduation at 11:00 p.m., Juanita was employed where she served as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the Emergency Room at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana. Juanita was united in marriage on April 16, 1980 at the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay, Indiana, to the late, Ricky D. Hinman. Juanita and Ricky shared nearly 10 years of marriage together until Ricky passed away on January 2, 1990. Juanita was later united in marriage on October 1, 1994, on their Chapel Ridge Farm to Robert H. “Bobby” Richards. Juanita and Bobby shared nearly 22 years of marriage together until her death. In February 2011, Juanita was presented with a plaque for serving 40 years of dedication as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital. She was a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church in Vevay, Indiana. Juanita enjoyed traveling and crocheting and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Juanita passed away at 11:38 pm, Sunday, April 10, 2016, at her residence in Vevay, Indiana.Juanita will be dearly missed by her loving husband of nearly 22 years: Robert H. “Bobby” Richards of Vevay, IN; her sons: Dale Richards & his companion: Lynn Schmatz of Vevay, IN, Troy Richards & his wife: Georgia of Vevay, IN, Shane Richards & his wife: Crystal of Carrollton, KY, Todd Richards & his wife: Tracie of Kent, IN & T.J. Richards & his wife: Natasha of Vevay, IN; her grandchildren: Bryan Levell, Justin Levell, Joey Richards, Jaclyn Richards Riley, Matthew Richards, Michael Hall, Brett Hall, Taylor Rowlett, Kassandra Richards, Gabriella Vaught, Chase Rowlett, Zachary Richards, Shalynn Richards, Ty Richards, Teegan Richards & R.J. Cunningham; her great-grandchildren: Carter Levell, Ashton Levell & Kahleigh Riley & her brother: Gordon Brown & his wife: Deanne of Maryland Heights, MO.She was preceded in death by her parents: Carl Clayton Brown, died August 21, 1989 & Hazel Gertrude (Carver) Brown, died August 2, 2010; her 1st husband: Ricky D. Hinman, died January 2, 1990; her paternal grandparents: Anthony Aaron Pete & Rosa Belle (Himelhauer) Brown; her maternal grandparents: Everett Kelso & Marie Gertrude (Cochran) Carver & her cousin: Naomi Blanche Pettit.Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 14, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Rev. Ron Lee at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Chapel Ridge Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Moorefield Community Fire Department, Bear Branch Volunteer Fire Department or to the Switzerland Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Trippie Redd performed at USC’s annual Springfest concert Saturday. Redd was announced as the headliner Friday, following rumors that the Concerts Committee had tapped Lil Uzi Vert. (Shaylee Navarro/Daily Trojan) Trippie Redd, who was announced as the headliner Friday, performed songs like “Topanga” and “Love Scars” as concertgoers moshed and danced to the beat of blaring music. The announcement, which did not occur until the day before the concert, followed rumors that Lil Uzi Vert would be headlining at this year’s Springfest. “If you paid to get into college, raise your hand!” Taco said. “Whose parents paid? Whose parents are going to jail?” The event also featured booths from sponsors such as AT&T, Apple Pay, Shein, United Airlines and Global Inheritance, which hosted an interactive playground that allowed students to charge their phones by using playground equipment. “I think this year’s Springfest was a lot more diverse and a lot more immersive,” Concerts Committee Director Kira Stiers said. “We had a really wide-ranging roster of artists that I think kind of touch on every genre.” Though some students were disappointed that Lil Uzi was not the headliner, others expressed their excitement for Trippie Redd. Students also lined up for a virtual and augmented reality installation called The Immersive Experience. The installation, which was created by Merciv, an experimental design company co-founded by Iovine and Young Academy seniors Cam Lindsay and Jacob Fishman, allowed users to enter an inflatable igloo and virtually paint on the side of Von KleinSmid Center. Students screamed as Still Woozy took the stage to perform “Goodie Bag” and “Vacation.” They crowded around him as he hopped off the stage and over the barrier to perform the hit “X” while singing along with the audience. Mystery guest artist Gunna then took the stage and performed “Drip too Hard.” After a few songs, he brought out Young Thug and performed “Oh Okay” and “Chanel.” “[Lil Uzi Vert] was an artist that we’ve considered for our Springfest show for some time now,” Stiers said. Before Trippie Redd took the stage, rappers Taco and J.I.D, indie artist Still Woozy and electronic music artist TroyBoi performed their respective sets. Rapper Gunna took the stage as the concert’s mystery act. Trippie Redd’s set was energetic — the audience jumped and danced along while he performed songs like “Love Scars” and “Take a Walk.” Atlanta-based rapper J.I.D. followed Still Woozy and performed several songs from his 2018 album “DiCaprio 2,” including “Off Deez.” Once the event reached the 5,500-person capacity, entrances were shut down by the fire inspector, Stiers said. Some students who were not admitted to the event watched the show from the second and third levels of McCarthy Parking Structure. Bright flashing lights and strings of colorful balloons engulfed McCarthy Quad as nearly 5,500 students danced to performances by rappers Trippie Redd and Gunna at Springfest. The annual concert, hosted by the Concerts Committee, invited students to interact with an augmented reality art piece featuring a large, geometric dome and pose in front of a virtual reality mural. In addition to introducing the immersive art experience, Concerts Committee also established new guidelines to ensure the safety of students, including a no-guest policy. Once the venue reached capacity, students were only admitted as other students left. Taco, a member of Odd Future, opened the concert with a quick jab at the recent college admissions scandal before starting his DJ set to a sparse crowd. “We’ve worked really closely with DPS … They vet all of our artists and they provide the security they think is necessary for the event and we worked really closely with USC Fire Safety to make sure the quad is safe for attendees,” Stiers said. “They’re really taking security into the measure here. As you can see they shut down the festival because of capacity,” said Drew McGrane, a senior majoring in sociology, said as he stood in line to enter McCarthy Quad. “My friend got us all into this song ‘Topanga’ back in September … and we’ve been blasting that song every single weekend,” said Amelia Katz, a freshman in the World Bachelor of Business program. “When they announced Trippie Redd [as the headliner,] we all screamed.” Students jumped and danced to the beat as Troyboi performed his hit single “Grimey.” He also played “Afterhours” and “Do You?” Stiers said Concerts Committee typically does not confirm artists until the week before the event due to logistical issues. Before securing an artist Stiers said they must address risk management and insurance issues and have the performers approved by the University.