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!:

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

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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:

Listen To This!: Dorktown #112 – Your Jackass Friends Won’t Get This.

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A fresh episode of Dorktown is here to start your new week off. It's maybe more local talk and cussing than you could want or need but it's free so suck it up. Seriously though, thanks for listening and tell your cool friends. They'll hear stuff like:

  • New WWE tag team: Dork Town.
  • Low budget marketing with $1 shamrocks.
  • The best time to go to Art Hop is when you're invisible.
  • Mutants in Millerton Lake.
  • New Fresno bars.
  • Pagers ruled.
  • NEW!: Dorktown News.
  • MUSIC BREAK: Achievement House "Summer Spirit"
  • Audie's is still the best.
  • REMOTE: Tokyo Garden "Is It Metal"?
  • FONZY EYYS!

Listen by clicking the file below:
Dorktown112.mp3 [37:14]

You can also listen to Dorktown by downloading from iTunes. Leave Dorktown a message 559-492-0542.

BANDGEEK!: If You Don’t Want To See Any Of These Shows… You Suck

If you're here then you like music. Local music to be precise. Nothing else needs to be said, other than: this is BANDGEEK!:

FRIDAY

C.A.F.E. INFOSHOP: Fresno's 'Ska Wars' – you would think this would be going down in the Mos Eisley Cantina on Tattooine but no. The lineup is Checkered Past, The White Glove Service, Valley of Ashes, Iwanaga!, For The Record and The Deadbeats:

Ska wars

STARLINE: There is no question this show is metal with Gristle, Obsidian Seraph, At The Hands Of An Architect and from Providence RI, it's night #1 in Fresno for The Empire Shall Fall. For info click:

Empire

FULTON 55: The dude (or is he a robot?) with the box on his head, Collecto, with Sci-Fi Caper:

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AUDIE'S OLYMPIC: Something… beer and tunes of some sort for sure Oh wait, this just in, it's going to be a cool show of local musicians. Nevermind the flier's date it's tonight:  

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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.