If you're a beer snob then you may have heard of a thing called a 'tap takeover'. It's when one brewing company takes over all the taps at a bar or restaurant for the whole night.
So we're taking that idea and bringing it to the blog world. This week on The Fresnan, all the posts will be Fresno Urban Sound Expierience related. In other nerdy words: FUSE Fest is doing a 'post takeover' here at The Fresnan.
First up, it's maybe the most important of all: the schedule is out for this weekend's FUSE Fest. You can check the site, or check it right now here:
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We have to apologize for this week’s Bandgeek. It’s thin on linking, heavy on just fliers. We are helping with next week’s big local music event and this version of Bandgeek is half-assed because of it. It’s cool, it’s still… Bandgeeeeek!!:
FULTON 55: So-Cal indie dream-pop band Goldenboy. More show info here.
Continue reading “BANDGEEK!: Goldenboys, Big Tops, Down Words, Chop Tops and Dismembering”
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:
Continue reading “BANDGEEK!: Fresno Covers Fresno, Gets Into A Strawberry Jam, Blows A Fuse Box and finds some Nashville Pussy”
This Friday at Tokyo Garden, FUSE Fest (you know, the folks with the big local music festival coming next month) start a series of shows. They are to help fund an album idea that FUSE has been kicking around for a few years. The idea is to have Fresno bands cover a song from another Fresno band. Record it. Make an album. Kick local music ass.
Sounds cool to us. Friday's local acts playing in support of this Fresno comp' idea is
Starts around 9, $5 cover, 21+.
Uncle Andy (aka Producer Becky's brother) sits in on a Dorktown for the first time and tells tales of things. Things such as:
Growing up in Fresno, Portland culture and beer, the art of train hopping, the Ditch of Yosemite and the "weird" folks you see hiking Yosemite high country. Plus, Timmy T, camping stories and Producer Becky's nickname she doesn't want you to know.
Click to download or stream: DorktownEP121
Music break provided by College Kids.
The Fresno Urban Sound Experience is September 6th-8th.
Timmy T and his Key To The City.
"One More Try" by Timmy T.
Support Tioga Sequoia Brewing because they are big supporters of Craft Beer, Downtown Fresno and Fresno podcasts!
Check out Dorktown's home, leave a kickass review on iTunes, like their Face and Tweet'um… you know… if you have the time or whatever.
Hope you'll be in town September 6th-8th. It's going to be a fun weekend in Fresno. Fun because that's the weekend for the Fresno Urban Sound Experience. It's the 5th year for FUSE Fest and while it may be a bit bigger, the ideals are the same as year one: Showcase Fresno's diverse and talented music scene while featuring relevant venues in Downtown Fresno.
So. The big stuff. The reason there is a festival at all. Let's take a look at the lineup for Fresno Urban Sound Experience #5! Because FUSE Fest has no headliners, this is in no particular order:
That's a large helping of Fresno music. Lineup is supject to change (such is life). But it's looking damn special so far and we cant wait to see it all in Downtown Fresno, Friday and Saturday September 7th and 8th.
Make sure to start inviting all your friend's faces. Follow FUSE Fest on Twitter and check the website for the latest news.