Do This Fresno!: Go Mall To Mall

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It is Bike Month douncha know Fresno!? Plenty of things going on in town this month – Fresno is working its way to becoming a biking city, if we're not already. Wednesday is a very cool event called the Mall-to-Mall Ride…actually it probably WAS a cool event since you're probably reading this too late because we totally suck ass and only posted about this the night before…*sigh*

What would have happened is you would have joined up with other local cycle-heads at Manchester Mall and had a escorted ride to Fulton Mall. More details on I Bike Fresno.

Yeah so we missed that. At least there is Bike To Work Day on the horizon.

BANDGEEK!: Han Solo Shot First And Killed Greedo Dead and May The Fourth Be With You, Fresno…Always

After you roam around Fresno bars in your Boba Fett suit, rocket over to some Fresno shows, ya buncha Nerd Herders. Let's Bandgeek:

FRIDAY

KUPPAJOE'S: The No Greater Love Tour shoots love goo all over Kuppa with Via Verde (Fullerton), City Of Lions, My Beautiful Surrender (Fresno), The Motel Life (Ontario) and Le Wolves (Fresno): 

Kuppa

BABYLON:

Maytheforth

AUDIE'S OLYMPIC: The Fresno Tattoo convention is in town and Audie's is the place to pre-party for it with Handlebarz and RestavRant:

Audies

FULTON 55: Fresno's Black Aesop and the mighty Living Legends crew are throwing a CD release party. I night of local hip-hop. [Free, 9:30, 21+]

FRANK'S PLACE:  Presented by the Fresno Folklore Society it's a night with folk musican Evie Ladlin. More details. [$20, 7:30, All Ages]

C.A.F.E. INFOSHOP: All ages punk show in Chinatown with It'll Grow Back (Did you know they actually took a weekend off last week?), Dimerunner (Fullerton), Eindrah and Devilkin Assailant:

Cyc

SATURDAY

FULTON 55: After a big show at the prestigious Vive Latino Festival, Dedo Caracol comes to California for the first time to headline the Binational Rock concert. Also playing are locals, Firecat. Details:

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FRESNO BREWING COMPANY: We gave you a heads up for this show earlier (there's a free download in it for ya). Fresno's Sahab!:

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AUDIE'S OLYMPIC: We likey the local rock and punk and good vibe places like Audie's. Gonna have to hit this one up with Palm Kids, The Dirty Dirties and The Normandys:

Palm kids

SUNDAY

AUDIE'S OLYMPIC: You may have seen recently that Fresno's most famous pedicab driver, Jeff MacDonald, was purposely run over by some jackass dude (he was eventually jailed). In the accident, Jeff lost the use of his leg for a while (kinda needed when you drive a pedicab). Local musicians and cyclists are coming together to help Jeff out, and all during bike month:

Jeff

FULTON 55: There will be a Rogue Festival "aduation party" happening with a buncha stuff plus Gayle and The Bowties. Details.


Well that's what we managed to find, but we admit we don't know everything. If you know of a band playing, a weekend event that's not on here, or you want to talk about what IS on here, please use the comment section of this post to its fullest!

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Future flier/show submissions, email: mike@thefresnan.com

Tonight @ Fresno: An Excessive Amount Of Things

Fresno's really showing off now. It's Spring and there's too damn much going on, especially for one shitty blogger to keep up with. ArtHop is tonight with dumps of stuff (artists love it when you refer to their pieces as "dumps of stuff") all over at places like this:

Biz works

Also, that blog that has never stopped believing that blogs are popular, the Fresno Beehive, are putting on another Tweetup with the Grizzlies, poolside:

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Downtown Fresno is all into doing stuff on Thursday nights now:

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Arthop is so popular it produces bi-product events:

Bike hop

Oh yes, there's the normal during Arthop live music like the Light Theives playing…

Light thieves

…And post-Arthop live music as well:

Adventure galley

There's probably a buncha other junk happening too…after all it is Fresno: lot's of stuff happens here.

BANDGEEK!: It Feels like Every Musician In Fresno Is Playing This Weekend

Before we see what bands are playing this weekend, let's not forget about the Fresno Film Festival, NOtown's first Fresno bout of the year and Creative Fresno's Annual Meeting happening at the new CMAC.

Alright, heads up: Friday's music pattern is definately full… LET'S BANDGEEK!:

FRIDAY

STARLINE: We want to give this one the Show Of The Night award but there's too many other good ones. You've got Los Angeles' The Hangmen plus a CD release party from Fresno's The Backstabbers, the very good Third Rail Power Trip (Fresno) and more:

Starline

AUDIE'S OLYMPIC: San Jose ska band, Monkey, comes to town and is joined by Fresno's King Sugar and Checkered Past:

Audie's

FULTON 55: Damn dude, a lot of Fresno talent coming out to support local musician, Keeney, whom was recently in a bad skateboarding accident and needs some support. All performing are Patrick Contreras, From the Fallen, HammerDown Sindrum, Merduh the Innocynce, E-Rose, Beal Street, Joe Davis, Dislodic and Soul Intact. Plus a special set by Keeney:

Keeny

THE CYC: Valley metal and hardcore rule the night with Blackwoods, Cursed, Failed Creation, Doloris Clairbourne, Evisceration and Obsidian Seraph:

Cyc

THE LAMP POST: Fresnan rock with The Dirty Stomp + NoGenre:

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C.A.F.E. INFOSHOP: Humbolt's Creepy Marbles, Nicole Kidman (Oakland), Sci-Fi Caper, Lover Boy, Glamour Tronic and Restaurnaut:

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SAVE THE DATE!: F.U.S.E. Fest 2012 Is…

FUSE 2012

The dates have been decided, local music festival the Fresno Urban Sound Experience is happening September 6th, 7th and 8th this year!

Like last year, there will be two nights (and some day time stuff too) of music. There is also a new third night, a special preview night, during September ArtHop (that's Thursday night the 6th).

There will be a nice mix of new and returning venues this year. Frank's Place at Warnors will return as will Fulton 55 and Tokyo Garden. And there is a nod to year-one as the old Milano's (now the Fresno Brewing Company) returns, plus a couple new spots you'll find out more about later.

Gettin' pumped already. What bands do you want to see play this year?