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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Focused On Fresno: ‘Twee’ Are Open

TWEE

Big Grand Opening for Twee today as they complete their bold move from Wishon Row to Downtown and The Warnors. Could this be a Wishon Row business trend? We know that Cafe Corazon loves Downtown and there is probably a spot open in the Warnors building… (just trying to start something).

Speaking of Grand Openings and moves, did you go to the brick and mortar version of Dusty Buns last night? Packed!

Exciting times for two of Fresno's hippest businesses.

In Fresno Tonight: A Rogue-y Beginning

It's the time of year in Fresno when the Creative Community goes balls out. Besides the standard awesome Fresno stuff, the next 10 days has the added bonus of the Rogue Festival (hope you've been saving your Rogue Dollars).

Tonight has many choices. First there's Art Hop, plenty of stuff to do. Like a can't miss Jazz Hop show at the new CMAC with Poor Man's Poison, or Art Hop stuff like this:

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There's the beginning of Rogue with stuff like this and this and this:

Tower theatre

Then there's the typical Thursday night music stuff with AC Myles at the Lamp Post and a tour kick off show from Bully The Kid and I Do Not Exist:

Bullythekid

The next 10 days in Fresno shall be interesting:

Rogue festival fresno