BANDGEEK!: Goldenboys, Big Tops, Down Words, Chop Tops and Dismembering

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!!:

FRIDAY

FULTON 55: So-Cal indie dream-pop band Goldenboy. More show info here.

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BANDGEEK! Bank Vaults, Doin It and Rocking The Top

Plenty to cover. Let's get to it. Let's Bandgeeeeek!!:

FRIDAY

PACIFIC SOUTHWEST BUILDING: The Light Thieves are hot and have new music to play for you. It's Hide and Seek's two-year anniversary. Starskate will be there too. And it's all happening in an old bank vault. Go:

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KUPPAJOE'S: Experimental rock from Las Vegas with Stolas and Habit. Plus locals Mane Horse, Corsair and Weary Hands:

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AUDIE'S OLYMPIC: If the Soulflower Group is doing a tribute to Def Jam we're pretty damn sure it's going to be good:

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STARLINE: Well hand it to American Made Concerts for bringing the OG metal through town. It's Mandy Lion:

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THE LAMP POST 


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THAI PALMS

Friday

THE NEXT BAR: Metal from Grooveyard, Spirit Descending and more:

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BANDGEEK!: Get All Your Bandness In Friday Because Saturday Is Sorta Shitay

Friday is crazy good. Saturday? Not so much. Decide for yourself, Fresno music lovers. It's BANDGEEEEEEK!:

FRIDAY

AUDIE'S OLYMPIC: It would seem that San Francisco's Ambassadors of Gypsy Rock, Diego's Umbrella, is trying to build a relationship with Fresno seeing as they come here often. Fine with us just as long as they don't want to date exclusivley. Also playing is The Low Rollers and local backing for this show by Passion Bucket and Brian Kenny Fresno:

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FULTON 55: Santa Cruz soul titans The Inciters. Plus Fresno ska band Pocket Money. Opening is Danielle Rondero (featuring Jay Rossette on guitar) performing a selection of acoustic Amy Winehouse songs:

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KUPPAJOE'S: Los Angeles post-alt band The Victor Ship with Fresno's own Dependence and Le Wolves:

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STARLINE: We hope the Dollar Store across Fern has enough Aqua Net on their shelves because TUFF is here to put some hair in your metal. Local backing from Death Alley Motor Cult, Nowhere Near and Gutterfish. Info:

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FRESNO BREWING COMPANY: Fresno's Mercy Fist playing with The Unbelievable and Cubic Ton. [Free, 7:30, All Ages]

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BANDGEEK!: Rock Expos, Cabin Fires, Blue Crowns and Mud Mouths

All the live music info that's fit to post. Let's BANDGEEK!:

FRIDAY

KUPPAJOE'S: Los Angeles grindcore from Silent Planet, plus Visalia death metal from Catharsus, Madera metalcore from Variance, Fresno metalcore from Failed Creation and San Diego/Fresno indie rock from Hotel Books:

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AUDIE'S OLYMPIC: Rockabilly, Psychobilly, Punk, Rock and Ska will be represented with Gamblers Mark, Blue Crown and Roger Perry:

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FULTON 55: In memorium of Dan Tucker and a fundraiser to help the Tucker family with final expenses. Music provided by Levi Tucker, That Guy Kevin, Tyler James, and Blind Bison (John Tucker). [$10, 9pm, 21+]

THAI PALMS: Don't worry about a cover and enjoy JJ Brown, Your Hero Is A Villain (acoustic version) and Slow Motion Heartbreak:

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STARLINE: Big EP release party for local rock band Session. Joined by Running The Risk and Mercy Fist. [$8, 9pm, 21+]

THE NEXT BAR: Fresno rock from Palm Kids, 30 Ways Insane and Less Than Human. [$5, 9pm, 21+]

SATURDAY

BLACKBEARD'S: You get a chance to drink beer at Blackbeard's you take it man! The golf "courses" will never be the same we thinks after this. Lot's of stuff happening, most important is the music. Provided by the likes of locals Bully The Kid, Checkered Past, Homebrew, Dislodic, Rise Before The Fall and more. Big-un out of town acts like Katastro, Michale Graves (ex Misfits) and Pacific Dub:

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In Town Tonight: Adventure Galley, She Said, Glocca Morra, Kite Perry

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>>At FULTON 55: Presented by Love The Captive, Portland punk pop band Adventure Galley with Portland rock band She Said. Plus strong local support from the Christine Graham led project, Amoret.

>>At THE CYC: Tour stop for Philadelphia indie punk band Glocca Morra and Phily alt-rock band Kite Perry. Local support from Fast Car, Mane Horse and My Hat Is Awesome! Details:

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>>At STARLINE: Ray Moore's "Rhythm & Rhyme" this week, is featuring Eva Scow's soul and funk band The Experience – with Ray Moore (Drums & Vocals), Mike Taylor (Guitar) and Pat Olvera (Bass). Plus, a DJ led after-party! [$10, 9pm, 21+]

>>At OROSI: If you feel like venturing outside the city limits, do yourself some good by checking out Werebear, Mariachi Sol de Oro and Kooleidoscope. Plus a lot more Spanspek inspired things:

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BANDGEEK!: It’s Not Quite ALL About Saturday’s ‘Catacomb Party’ But It’s Close

Once you've stolen a glass from Fresno Brewing Company, you're all set to begin your weekend of comedy and music. It's time to… BANDGEEK!!

FRIDAY

KUPPAJOE'S: Frequent Fresno visitors Picture Atlantic stop in to release their CD "Digital Tension" with Cold Eskimo, Happy Body Slow Brain, Sahab and Conveyor:

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FULTON 55:

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C.A.F.E. INFOSHOP: Seattle folk rock from Origami Ghosts. Plus Fresnan favorites Werebear and more:

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THAI PALMS: Valley rock from Dislodic, Hamerdown Sindrum and Keeney:

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STARLINE: It's a Jurassic Jam to fight cancer:

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SATURDAY

FRESNO BREWING COMPANY/FULTON MALL: Biggest show Catacomb Party we've seen all year and one of the more unique ones. The Fulton Mall (out front of FBC) will be turned into, basically, a music festival venue. Lots of good bands, lots of good beer, highlighted by a performance from the Firece Creatures. Plus music from Fast Car, Strange Vine, The Slient Comedy, a reunion for the Argyle Pimps, Achievement House, Coast Jumper, Animal Eyes and Bell Thieves. And did you get that it's free and open to all ages? Yep:

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