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Who Loves the Sun 

Wednesday, May 21 2008

When Sun City Girls' Charles Gocher Jr. died of cancer in February 2007, the underground music world lost one of its most enigmatically talented drummers. Gocher's talents were hardly limited to his kit, though: he was a wildly creative multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and video auteur, not to mention a beat poet with a never-ending font of provocative insight. With his passing, the uncompromising, stylistically variegated Sun City Girls ceased to exist as a band. Fellow Girls Alan and Rick Bishop considered Gocher their "other brother," and are honoring him with The Brothers Unconnected: A Tribute to Sun City Girls and Charles Gocher. Local Asiaphile band Neung Phak starts things off, followed by a 40-minute film of Gocher's video work, The Handsome Stranger, and an acoustic set of the Bishop brothers playing select Sun City Girls songs.

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