BANDGEEK!: A Rocking Vacation

We are on a vacation. That’s our excuse THIS week for having another limited Bandgeek post. Now you may ask “How DOES one take a vacation from being an unpaid blogger?” Not sure but it’s happening. Anyway, Fresno music isn’t taking a vacation. It’s working hard:

FRIDAY

KUPPAJOE’S: Metal and hardcore from San Jose’s Me The Mountain and more:

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BANDGEEK!: Fresno Covers Fresno, Gets Into A Strawberry Jam, Blows A Fuse Box and finds some Nashville Pussy

Good stuff happening this weekend. Let's do our research before we head out. Let's Bandgeeeeek!!:

FRIDAY

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:

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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:

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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:

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THE LAMP POST: Check out Not Perfect Humans with Whatever The Matter. [$?, 8pm, 21+]

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THAI PALMS: Fresno's Rubiks Theory:

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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:

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INCOMING!: Fresnans Covering Fresnans

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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

In Town Tonight: Itchy-O, Old Man Markley, AAN, Wintertime Carousel, Dime Runner, Light Theives

AT Fulton 55, presented by Love The Captive, experimental pop band from Portland, Aan. Plus some new local indie favorites: Light Theives, Greener By Color and Actress. Watch you some Aan. Show details:

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AT Tokyo Garden, indie folk-rock band, Wintertime Carousel (Eugene, Oregon). Wintertime Carousel "creates a collage of sounds bringing to mind artists ranging from Miles Davis to Bon Iver." Sounds right at home at Tokyo. Info:

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AT CAFE Infoshop, turn punk with Iwanaga (Ska, Fresno), The Genetics (ska-punk, Fresno), The Mermaid Theory (Indie punk, Hanford) and Astral Underworks (Hip-hop, Hanford). Info:

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AT Audie's Olympic: So-Cal punk and bluegras band, Old Man Markley:

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AT Babylon Club, one not to be missed, if you like Mucca Pazza you're probably going to like the 27-32 piece marching band called Itchy-O. Should get plenty crazy. [$8, 9pm, 21+]

LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT: Fresno Urban Sound Experience Festival for 2012

FUSE 2012 (september 6,7,8)

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.

BANDGEEK!: Coast Into Summer, Meet Olivia Mancini’s Mates and Clash With Metal’s Titans!

Your firework hangover should be cleared out by now. Time to get out there this weekend and enjoy some live music. LET'S BANDGEEK!!!

FRIDAY

KUPPAJOE'S: Fresno Coasts Into Summer with Rookie of the Year (NC), Challenger!, Eryn Woods, Clouds like Mountains, & Get Up & Go:

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TOKYO GARDEN: Stopping in Fresno tonight, Olivia Mancini "Olivia writes pop songs. Upbeat, melody-driven, and not interested in being taken too seriously, Olivia-the-music is a lot like Olivia-the-person. Likable." There ya go. Go:

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AUDIE'S OLYMPIC: Comedy at Audie's? It makes sense when it's Neil Hamburger. Plus Brian Kenney Fresno opens so now we're totally getting it:

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FULTON 55: Assless chaps are encouraged at Glam Corbra will be hitting the stage for a FREE event!:

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THAI PALMS: Homegrown Fridays returns after a week off with Keep Your Fingers Crossed, 2 Hours Later and Relion:

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