BANDGEEK!: Bands Are Going To Be Doing WHAT This Weekend Exactly?

A St. Patrick's Day Weekend in Fresno is just like any other weekend in Fresno: Lots of drinking and lots of live local music. It's BANDGEEEEK!!:

FRIDAY

KUPPAJOE: Awwww, Kady Danger, look at them down there. Such sweet boys. Sweet boys THAT FUCKING PLAY BADASS METAL! Raise some money for their tour and see Your Hero Is A Villain, Head Over Heals, Infinate and The Day I Ate The Moon:

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AUDIE'S OLYMPIC: Experience the Russian return of Igor & The Red Elvises… the Mofo Party Band must break them:

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FULTON 55: Yet another interesting event by the Soulflower Group:

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STARLINE: Fresno rock band, Gutterfish, will play embassador to Sweedish bands The Quill and Birch Hill Dam. Opening is Outside The Wire:

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Do This: Fill Out A ValleyWho Bracket

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This ValleyWho thing by those Beehivers is genius. Like Fresno Famous said yesterday, we're pissed we didn't do this first. But, then again, it looks like it was a lot of work so screw it. Congrats, Beehive.

If you haven't figured it out yet, ValleyWho is a tournament modeled after the NCAA basketball tourney (Go Lady Dogs!) except college basketball teams are replaced by local celebrities. Everyone votes to try and get their picks moved on. Cool shit.

Before we throw our stupid opinions out there, we give a solid fist bump to the Beehive for putting this out there and creating a balanced-as-you-could-realistically-get bracket. That said, we would have like to seen Tony D, Tom Flores, Famous Whitewater, Margie Wright, Henry Ellard and the Guitar Playing Sign Twirller at Shaw & Blackstone up in there.

Some other things we feel like being a dick about:

  • Anthony Taylor a 13 seed? Seriously? That's some friends propping up friends stuff right there. Only us local Internet nerds know Taylor and we don't think he's even been around Fresno for very long, has he?
  • Parker (a 16 seed) going up against William Sorayan is worrisome. The Grizzlies are going to rally around this and probably bump Bill out in the first round. Sadness.
  • Graciela will likely be battling Bubba in the second round. Too damn early for tough decisions like this. That goes for other second round problems like Seaver vs. Radka and Tark vs. Laval.
  • Crazy Bernie is in this? Hasn't he only been around a few months? Plus, the creepy as hell picture of him on his sign and billboards insures that we will never buy furniture in that fuckers place, ever.

A printed version is in today's Bee. Go vote here. This should be fun. Check out our bracket after the jump:

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BANDGEEK!: Slow Brains, Bowties, Free Ladies, Werebears, Young Turks and Suppressors

It's the final weekend for Rogue, there's been lot's of good buzz about Gayle and the Bowties, so make sure to check them out and more. We've got the more right here. It's BANDGEEEEK!!

FRIDAY

KUPPAJOE: This show has maybe the best flier of the year AND a great lineup, including: Happy Body Slow Brain (San Jose), Art By Numbers, Via Coma (Bay Area), Piecemakers and Restaurnaut:

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AUDIE'S OLYMPIC: We can deal with just a two band lineup (Style Like Revelators & The Red Coats) when Ladies get in for FREE all night!

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THE CYC: Grrrrrrrrrr it's Hammerfist, Your Own Destroyer, Farooq, Evisceration, We the Atlas, Brother Hood, Pillars and ENDURE:

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DINUBA: How did Dinuba become the place to be tonight? Because it's home to a fucking EP release party for Werebear, that's how. Playing too is Sci-fi Caper, Fall of Atlas and Satellite Era:

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THAI PALMS: It's something of substance for the North Fresnan in your life to check out. Playing is The White Glove Service, Siren Singing and Tommy Marquez:

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BANDGEEK!: Strange Vine, Rademacher, Light Thieves, Gorilla Stomp, Mercy Fists and Rogue

With it being Rogue time, there's even more going on musically this weekend. Check out some Rogue Festival options on the site – we'd lay them out for ya here but there just isn't the time (you relize nobody gets paid for this crap, right?). As for the rest of Fresno's kickass music lineup… it's BANDGEEEEK!!:

FRIDAY

AUDIE'S OLYMPIC: Almost a pop-up show with this one as it came together quick. Strange Vine is headed back to SXSW and they need Audie to send them off. Playing with Light Thieves and Style Like Revelators:

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C.A.F.E. INFOSHOP: Another show at Info' that will help… The Bel-Tower (When's Info' gonna get some cash?!)… hey, whatever, it's cool either way. Playing is locals Light Thieves, Cabin Fire, El Joe of the River, Eindrah, Loverboy, plus Oakland's AYS and Santa Rosa's Teenage Sweater.

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KUPPAJOE: Fresno rock band Mercy Fists, plus a CD release show from Running The Risk (Fresno/Los Angeles), Witzend (Sac), The Unbelievable (Fresno) and Valkyrie Missile (Fresno):

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THE CYC: Yo it's all local and crazy with Gorilla Stomp releasing a CD and the near endless amount of bands playing:

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FULTON 55: It's the return of U2 tribute band The Joshua Tree:

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