You just really have to love Friday night for the good mix of stuff. Saturday you may need to just dance it out with Prince.
How bout we BANDGEEEEEK!?:
AUDIE'S OLYMPIC: Tonight's big act, Peter Case, is one of those dudes you kinda know, should know, but maybe don't. He's been around a ton of people, influenced a ton. Singer of the LA based The Plimsouls whose song "A Million Miles Away" was a big 80's hit featured in the movie Valley Girl. But he never quite got over the "big-time" hump. Seriously, check out his resume, it's quite extensive. Point is the guy is talented and shouldn't be missed. Peter will go on first at 9:30 followed by Fresno's own The Backstabbers and Third Rail Power Trip. Good stuff, Fresno. [$8, 21+]:
FULTON 55: Stacked up with hard rock from Mercury Bullet, Beta State, Relax Reload:
C.A.F.E. INFOSHOP: Heads up for experiemental grindcore type stuff with Gaza (Salt Lake City, Utah), Cabin Fire (Fresnans), Tide Mouth (Santa Clarita), Grow (Fresno) and Gorrilla Stomp (Fresno):
STARLINE: Breakout hit from Rogue Festival, Gayle And The Bowties, playing with Fresno alt-country band, Back In The Valley:
KUPPAJOE'S: Time to check out Valkyrie Missile, The Current, The Red Airplanes and Mercy Fists:
THAI PALMS: Putting on good shows for North Fresnans, New Rock's "Homegrown Fridays". This week it's Home Brew and SixHandsMouth. B-Side Saints had to cancel:
CYC: Hardcore shit dude, Drivingchange Productions Presents: War Hound, The Beautiful Ones, Domination, Maya Over Eyes and Territory:
ARTE AMERICAS: Mandolinist Eva Scow, along with Espacio, will be hosting an evening of Brazilian music,dance, and drumming. Special guest vocalist Sarah Cabral will be joining Espacio, as well as the premiere of the percussion collective, Samba Central.
AUDIE'S OLYMPIC: These are seriously about as fun as events get in Fresno. The Soulflower Group does it up right:
FULTON 55: Hey it's "University Block Party" night, which means… dunno. But there will be DJs and live music from Palm Kids and Outside The Wire. [Details]
THE LAMP POST: Local reggae and rock with Valley Of Ashes, White Glove Service and VOA:
FRESNO FAIRGROUNDS: It's the big Spokes N Rods event with music from MoFo Party Band, Tommy Castro and more:
CYC:: Sneaky good show with Last Minute, Archimedes Watch Out! (Lubbock, Texas), Step By Step (San Diego) and more:
Well that's what we managed to find, but we admit we don't know everything. If you know of a band playing, a weekend event that's not on here, or you want to talk about what IS on here, please use the comment section of this post to its fullest!
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