BANDGEEK!: It Feels like Every Musician In Fresno Is Playing This Weekend

Before we see what bands are playing this weekend, let's not forget about the Fresno Film Festival, NOtown's first Fresno bout of the year and Creative Fresno's Annual Meeting happening at the new CMAC.

Alright, heads up: Friday's music pattern is definately full… LET'S BANDGEEK!:

FRIDAY

STARLINE: We want to give this one the Show Of The Night award but there's too many other good ones. You've got Los Angeles' The Hangmen plus a CD release party from Fresno's The Backstabbers, the very good Third Rail Power Trip (Fresno) and more:

Starline

AUDIE'S OLYMPIC: San Jose ska band, Monkey, comes to town and is joined by Fresno's King Sugar and Checkered Past:

Audie's

FULTON 55: Damn dude, a lot of Fresno talent coming out to support local musician, Keeney, whom was recently in a bad skateboarding accident and needs some support. All performing are Patrick Contreras, From the Fallen, HammerDown Sindrum, Merduh the Innocynce, E-Rose, Beal Street, Joe Davis, Dislodic and Soul Intact. Plus a special set by Keeney:

Keeny

THE CYC: Valley metal and hardcore rule the night with Blackwoods, Cursed, Failed Creation, Doloris Clairbourne, Evisceration and Obsidian Seraph:

Cyc

THE LAMP POST: Fresnan rock with The Dirty Stomp + NoGenre:

Thedirtystomp

C.A.F.E. INFOSHOP: Humbolt's Creepy Marbles, Nicole Kidman (Oakland), Sci-Fi Caper, Lover Boy, Glamour Tronic and Restaurnaut:

Pinkteeth

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SAVE THE DATE!: F.U.S.E. Fest 2012 Is…

FUSE 2012

The dates have been decided, local music festival the Fresno Urban Sound Experience is happening September 6th, 7th and 8th this year!

Like last year, there will be two nights (and some day time stuff too) of music. There is also a new third night, a special preview night, during September ArtHop (that's Thursday night the 6th).

There will be a nice mix of new and returning venues this year. Frank's Place at Warnors will return as will Fulton 55 and Tokyo Garden. And there is a nod to year-one as the old Milano's (now the Fresno Brewing Company) returns, plus a couple new spots you'll find out more about later.

Gettin' pumped already. What bands do you want to see play this year?

BANDGEEK!: Record Store Day and Another Action Packed Weekend Of Fresno Music

National Record Store Day is Saturday so you know you'll have to hit up Spinners and maybe even Rasputin's this weekend. Also don't forget to hit up some of these shows:

FRIDAY

FULTON 55: New York City's OUTERNATIONAL, whose latest album features collaborations with Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers & Chickenfoot) and nine-time Latin Grammy winning-band, Calle 1. Also playing is Firecat (Fresno) and Chencha Berrinches from Los Angeles.

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KUPPAJOE'S: They feel like a Fresno band because they're here all the time, Pitcture Atlantic. It's cool, visit as often as you like, guys, San Jose sucks anyways, right?! Playing with them tonight is Sahab, Golden Youth (Sac) and The Thomas Confession:

Kuppa

TOWER THEATRE: Fresno welcomes THE Ozomalti, plus our own 40 Watt Hype. Also there is the After Party at the Tower Lounge with DJs from the Soulflower Group, only $5 with show ticket Рproceeds go to support Arte Am̩ricas. Tickets. [$20-$30, 8pm, All Ages]

40 watt hype

AUDIE'S OLYMPIC: Who cares that it's 420, any day is a good excuse to have Trey Tosh playing Audie's:

Treytosh

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BANDGEEK!: A Busy Weekend Like This Just Makes Fresno That Much More Kick Ass

Welcome to our Bandgeek post, friend. Hope you can get your ass out there this weekend and put all this info to use. Now is the time when we Bandgeek:

FRIDAY

THE CYC: We usually try to lead off with our favorite flier of the particular day, this show has our favorite for sure… too killer. Plus it also has The Milford Higgins, Mane Horse, Remember Me In Therapy, Indian Taker, A Place Called Home and Hella Down!:

Cyc

KUPPAJOE'S: The venue is back from vacation and featuring Culprit, Clouds Like Mountains, Children of Nova and Paragon of Animals. Details:

Kuppa

THE RANCH: Happy to see Religious Appeal come back with another Mixtape Party. This one features very excellent local bands Elmo Marconi, Light Thieves, Fast Car and Achievement House. If you're wondering how a mixtape party works, Religious Appeal breaks it down:

Create a mixed CD/tape of whatever song you'd like (takes are HIGHLY encouraged) and hand over your tape at the door. You'll receive a wristband to redeem for a different mixtape at the end of the night.

Get creative with the mixes! Write down your contact info to let people know who you are. Place your mix in an envelope, old DVD case, cigar box or whatever you'd like. Some favorite submissions from the past:

– a tape wrapped in foil, placed in a bag of fake blood
– a tape with nothing else but Mark Morrison's Return Of The Mack
– A CD/tape combo
– A person's old mix from when they were 14.

More info:

Religious appeal

THE LAMP POST: Show featuring Westerns, All Good Things (Where have they been?) and Hocus Opus:

Lamp post

THAI PALMS: Homegrown music from The Dirty Dirties, Drexl and No Halo:

Dirty dirties

FULTON 55: You may remember '90s rock band Firehose. You may, we kinda think maybe we do. One dude who knows them and knows this is a important show is Famous Whitewater. They're on their way to Coachella, which is cool because we get to remember who they are before they do. There seems to be no flier for this one but tickets and info can be found here. [$20, 9:30, 21+]

JOE'S STEAKHOUSE: They're having a post Grizzlies Opening Night party with drinks, a late night menu and music from The Dirty Stomp. First 50 that come for the show get a Tioga Sequoia pint glass. [9-11pm, Free, All Ages]


C.A.F.E. INFOSHOP: A noisepop band all the way from London: Human Wave Attack. Punk from Petaluma with Puke N Rally. Fresno ska from Iwanaga. Punk from King City with Set Aside. Plus Chico thrash band, Chingado. [7pm, $3, All Ages]

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This Video Will Totally Give You A Beard Boner

Fresno's video scene has changed a bit over the years. Back in the day good local video was so thin we actually felt compelled to post real estate vids' of Fresno homes and our own terrible video of shows that were actually shot sideways … with no audio.

There wasn't a ton a quality stuff to post so we'd just put up whatever.

Luckily now there are stellar sites like Gotta Love Fresno, Swede Fest and the kinda new Internet show Kim & Greg. Their latest effort, "Kim's Hairy Situation", is quite entertaining. Our beard got hella turned on while watching this:

New Music errrrr New VIDEO Tuesday: Sounds & Sciences “Fancy Me Dead”

Sounds & sciences

We can't stop liking these Sounds & Sciences guys. We know it's not a widely recognized genre of music with the above 20 crowd but we think Sounds is as legit locally as Strange Vine, 40 Watt Hype, Rademacher, Fierce Creatures and so on… well, at least they will be someday.

Anyway, they've got a new video out, directed by Jordan Pulmano. Have a watch: