Like it. It's seems Fulton 55 is opening things up a bit. Doin' some punk action, we see. Big Sexy Anus Kings are playing… wait. That was supposed to be seperate. Big Sexy and Anus Kings yes AND Anus Kings are playing…. Anus Kings. Plus the return of Fresno's Beastmaker and maybe the first time It'll Grow Back plays F55 we thinks:
Audie's Olympic. Fresnan Sahab, Mondo Deco (Sac-town glam) and Style Like Revelators (Fresno bluseyrock).
The CYC. Kayo Dot is a "compositional/avant rock band" out of Brooklyn. Wreck & Reference is "experimental drone" music from Los Angels. Strawberry Jam (Fresno) and Ovarian Office… isn't playing, but Eindrah (Fresno) is taking their place so it's cool:
Southern Cali reggae and hip-hop act, UpRooted. Plus Papafish (so-cal ska) and local backing from Checkered Past and The White Glove Service.
They come all the way from England. They've played their Brit alt-indie rock with the likes of the Silversun Pickups and Vampire Weekend. They are Animal Kingdom. They are playing with Atlas Genius from Australia – we've heard that's very far from Fresno too.
Cool Animal Kingdom video:
Good stuff happening this weekend. Let's do our research before we head out. Let's Bandgeeeeek!!:
TOKYO GARDEN: We have only three weeks left until we geek-out on FUSE Fest #5! This show isn't part of the main festival but it is put on by the Fresno Urban Sound Experience. It's show one in a series of shows that will raise money to make an album of Fresno bands covering other Fresno musician's music. Cool stuff. Playing live tonight and helping out is That Guy Kevin, Omar Nare', Blake Jones & the Trike Shop and The Overdubs:
FULTON 55: People have been saying not to miss Strawberry Jam…just sayin'. We hear Sci-Fi Caper and Francis Ward are pretty good too. We also hear that *Surprise Guest* sucks shit:
AUDIE'S OLYMPIC: Yes, Nashville Pussy, [insert lame pussy reference here] will be rocking Audie's tonight. Local rock provided by The Backstabbers, Blue Crown and Thrawtle:
THE LAMP POST: Check out Not Perfect Humans with Whatever The Matter. [$?, 8pm, 21+]
THAI PALMS: Fresno's Rubiks Theory:
STARLINE: That Wild Bunny just won't go away, he still thinks he can rock. Maybe he can, who knows. Certainly Fuse Box can rock some AC/DC and it doesn't hurt that it's free:
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AT Fulton 55: Welcome the return of Outernational. Rolling Stone likes them, AP likes them, hell even Houston likes them, Fresnans are bound to. Joined by Fresno's Basura! More show info can be found here.
How about a free download of their song "Empty Lives"? A song from their EP Future Rock produced by Tom Morrelo (RAGTM) no less. Listen/download: Empty Lives.
AT Audie's Olympic: More International stuff, this one is fucking metal with Spain's Calibre Zero:
Spain does metal:
Saturday feels thin again. Not sure what that's about. There's still enough for us to get all Bandgeeeeek-y with though:
THE CYC: A Pink Teeth DIY mini Fest with Young Turks (Portland), Sloths (Portland), Colony (New York), Burn Your Life Down (Seattle), Stress Relief (Redding), plus locals Grow, Gorilla Stomp, and Cabin Fire:
AUDIE'S OLYMPIC: Fresno's Westerns and The Red Coats plus some surprises:
KUPPAJOE'S: Seattle pop-rock from Dylan Jakobsen, plus Midnight Mirage, My Beautiful Surrender, & Mongrel City:
ENGLEMANN CELLARS: Wine, vineyards and King Sugar:
THAI PALMS: Nice lineup for Homegrown Fridays this week with Tommy Marquez, Palm Kids and Iwanaga:
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AT Audie's Olympic, Fresno's own Sunburns will be playing stuff off thier forthcoming double LP (to be released Fall 2012). Very good and underratted, excited to hear their new stuff. Also playing is Fools Gold. They hail from Los Angeles and are one of those 12-15 members bands; makes for a lot going on live. Fools Gold have just finished touring with Red Hot Chili Peppers in Europe and are darlings of NPR Music. Watch them here.
AT The CYC, Religious Appeal presents: Gaza (Salt Lake City, progressive), Eagle Twin (SLC, progressive/sludge), Swamp Wolf (Flagstaff, AZ) and Fresno's Cabin Fire. [$7, 7pm, All Ages]