FUSE Fest 2012. It all starts tonight with a festival pre-party happening at The Hashtag on Wishon Row. See various FUSE Fest artists doing hella short sets, plus get your festival passes for Friday and Saturday along with FUSE Fest merch.
You can also get a sweet program you can use to start planning your festival routing. It's music nerd stuff and it's fun as hell. If you don't get a program you can start planning with this.
Get hyped by listening to all the pre-festival podcasting:
It's like Christmas Eve for Fresno music nerds. Can't wait for it to start.
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!!:
FULTON 55: So-Cal indie dream-pop band Goldenboy. More show info here.
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Plenty to cover. Let's get to it. Let's Bandgeeeeek!!:
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:
KUPPAJOE'S: Experimental rock from Las Vegas with Stolas and Habit. Plus locals Mane Horse, Corsair and Weary Hands:
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:
STARLINE: Well hand it to American Made Concerts for bringing the OG metal through town. It's Mandy Lion:
THE LAMP POST:
THE NEXT BAR: Metal from Grooveyard, Spirit Descending and more:
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Good stuff happening this weekend. Let's do our research before we head out. Let's Bandgeeeeek!!:
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:
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:
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:
THE LAMP POST: Check out Not Perfect Humans with Whatever The Matter. [$?, 8pm, 21+]
THAI PALMS: Fresno's 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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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:
Spain does metal:
Friday is crazy good. Saturday? Not so much. Decide for yourself, Fresno music lovers. It's BANDGEEEEEEK!:
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:
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:
KUPPAJOE'S: Los Angeles post-alt band The Victor Ship with Fresno's own Dependence and Le Wolves:
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:
FRESNO BREWING COMPANY: Fresno's Mercy Fist playing with The Unbelievable and Cubic Ton. [Free, 7:30, All Ages]
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