BANDGEEK!: Peter Case, Mercury Bullet, Gaza, Galye and her Bowties, Prince Parties and Red Airplanes

You just really have to love Friday night for the good mix of stuff. Saturday you may need to just dance it out with Prince.

How bout we BANDGEEEEEK!?:

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AUDIE'S OLYMPIC: Tonight's big act, Peter Case, is one of those dudes you kinda know, should know, but maybe don't. He's been around a ton of people, influenced a ton. Singer of the LA based The Plimsouls whose song "A Million Miles Away" was a big 80's hit featured in the movie Valley Girl. But he never quite got over the "big-time" hump. Seriously, check out his resume, it's quite extensive. Point is the guy is talented and shouldn't be missed. Peter will go on first at 9:30 followed by Fresno's own The Backstabbers and Third Rail Power Trip. Good stuff, Fresno. [$8, 21+]:

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FULTON 55: Stacked up with hard rock from Mercury Bullet, Beta State, Relax Reload:

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C.A.F.E. INFOSHOP: Heads up for experiemental grindcore type stuff with Gaza (Salt Lake City, Utah), Cabin Fire (Fresnans), Tide Mouth (Santa Clarita), Grow (Fresno) and Gorrilla Stomp (Fresno):

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STARLINE: Breakout hit from Rogue Festival, Gayle And The Bowties, playing with Fresno alt-country band, Back In The Valley:

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KUPPAJOE'S: Time to check out Valkyrie Missile, The Current, The Red Airplanes and Mercy Fists:

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In Fresno Tonight: ArtHop, Motor City Metal, Phoenix People and Jazz Rock Firsts

Like always, there's a lot of music throughout ArtHop tonight. Such as Brother Luke at [P*DE*Q] for Melissa Olson's hop. And there's always Jazz Hop [click to enlarge]:

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After that, continue your Fresno night out with one of these shows:

AT C.A.F.E. INFOSHOP: Fresno's premiere punk band, It'll Grow Back, is playing with Against The Grain. ATG is a Detroit speed metal punk band that's in the middle of a tour of the states to promote their new album "Motor City Speed Rock" (download it for only a buck). THAT'S NOT ALL! Low-fi artist Jon Barba (Covina), synth pop band Comfort Slacks (Napa) and punk rockers Violation (Santa Rosa). [$4, 6pm, All Ages]

AT THE CYC: Check in on Good Amount (Phoenix), Angelo Harmsworth, Danny Lango, Josh Sagouspe and Fresno's Restaurnaut. [$3-5 donation, 8pm, All Ages]

AT AUDIE'S OLYMPIC: The debut of a new Fresno rock-jazz band called The History Of The World!:

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Listen To These Things: Fresno Podcasts

Not sure if you ever pay attention to these posts or listen to podcasts in general but Fresno has them – there's even a new one or two. Well, over at OUR podcast blog we posted the top podcasts we listen to. And believe or not, it's not just Fresno ones.

Podcasting has had a resurgence the past couple years. Largely due to the amount of smart phones out there now making it easier for folks to listen to podcasts where and when they feel like it. Couple that with the wave of comedian hosted casts and podcast networks, and podcasting is finally a legit thing – it's ONLY taken almost eight freaking years.

Gotta say it's pretty fun seeing this medium come into its own being as Dorktown has been there since pretty much the beginning. Sucking just as bad now as it did back then – Dorktown is going on its 8th year this month, by the way. It must be said though, all respect to Flowing With Famous, Fresno's first.

Make sure to check out our Top Ten (indie and sponsored) along with some Fresno ones that are currently active:

Hopefully we can get Flowing With Famous revived one day and maybe convince folks like Taste Fresno to start up one.

Bandgeek!: Look. Decide. Go. Listen.

Just so we're all clear, these are things happening music-wise this weekend in Fresno. Yes, there have been better weekends, but there are still some gems if you want to look. That's what this post is here for. It's… BANDGEEK!:

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FULTON 55: Yes his dad can play guitar but Salvador Santana can score with younger women "TAKE THAT, PAPI!" If that isn't enough, THE Patrick Contreras is playing along with Santana tribute band (see what they did there?), Heavy Weather. Definately the show of the night:

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AUDIE'S OLYMPIC:

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THAI PALMS: The only consistent show North of Shaw is Homerown Fridays. This week it's Jayson Brooks, Screaming Me Me and From The Fallen:

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CYC: Frequent Fresno flyers, Maya Over Eyes (San Jose) with Denver's Forty Fathoms and Wyoming's The History Of Hope. Plus locals like We Sunk The Mayflower:

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KUPPAJOE'S: It's Kuppa's Summer Kick Off Benefit Show with Saving Temperance, Rachel Belman, SirenSinging and Karlo of The Unbelievable:

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SPECTRUM ART GALLERY: Check out Niilo Smeds and Strawberry Jam. Featuring the photography of Gary Christiansen. [$2, 9pm, 21+]

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