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:

Corsair

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:

SOULFLOWER

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

Mandy Lion

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!: 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:

STRAWBERRY JAM

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:

Rubiks theory

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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In Town Tonight: Outernational and Calibre Zero

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AT Fulton 55: Welcome the return of Outernational. Rolling Stone likes them, AP likes them, hell even Houston likes them, Fresnans are bound to. Joined by Fresno's Basura! More show info can be found here.

How about a free download of their song "Empty Lives"? A song from their EP Future Rock produced by Tom Morrelo (RAGTM) no less. Listen/download: Empty Lives.

AT Audie's Olympic: More International stuff, this one is fucking metal with Spain's Calibre Zero:

Calibre zero

Spain does metal:

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:

Thai palms

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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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:

Dislodic

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:

Catacomb

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