Moments Of Review: Farooq’s “Heel”

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Don’t be frightened. Farooq is not here to harm you. Their brand of sincere hardcore Fresno metal, is here to make you feel pumped and awesome.

They have a new EP/album-promo out on Bandcamp called “Heel”. Here is an odd BUT TOTALLY METAL, BRO review:

BIGGEST HEADBANGING POINT: The 2:13 to 2:31 mark of “Hoarders”.

STRONGEST MOMENT FOR THE F-WORD: Three seconds into “Ask Me”.

SECTION THAT SOUNDED THE MOST LIKE SUICIDAL TENDENCIES: The :45 Second to :55 second mark of “Ask Me”.

OH SHIT, THAT WAS COOL: When “Write Up” stops and he says “Are you mad ’cause I’m stylin’ on you?” At least I really fucking hope he says “stylin’ on you” because it’s rad and I will be saying “Are you mad ’cause I’m stylin’ on you?” to people all day today and forevermore.

THE PART WHERE YOUR MOM OVERHEARS WHAT YOU ARE LISTENING TO AND SAYS “WHAT ON EARTH ARE YOU LISTENING TO, SON?”: The first minute of “Write Up”.

You may think that you can’t handle hardcore style stuff but really, I find Farooq more accessible than you think. Give it a shot. I love these dudes.

Check out the video for “Write Up” (audio is NSFW):

And follow them on their current tour vlogs via their YouTube channel.

 

 

BANDGEEK!: Burn Your Life Down, Western, Mongrel City, King Sugar, Palm Kids, Abbey Road and Furious

Saturday feels thin again. Not sure what that's about. There's still enough for us to get all Bandgeeeeek-y with though:

FRIDAY

THE CYC: A Pink Teeth DIY mini Fest with Young Turks (Portland), Sloths (Portland), Colony (New York), Burn Your Life Down (Seattle), Stress Relief (Redding), plus locals Grow, Gorilla Stomp, and Cabin Fire:

Cyc

AUDIE'S OLYMPIC: Fresno's Westerns and The Red Coats plus some surprises:

Westerns

KUPPAJOE'S: Seattle pop-rock from Dylan Jakobsen, plus Midnight Mirage, My Beautiful Surrender, & Mongrel City:

Kuppa

ENGLEMANN CELLARS: Wine, vineyards and King Sugar:

King sugar

THAI PALMS: Nice lineup for Homegrown Fridays this week with Tommy Marquez, Palm Kids and Iwanaga:

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BANDGEEK!: All The Live Music In Fresno This Weekend That’s Fit For Your Beard

Let. Fresnans… BANDGEEK!:

FRIDAY

KUPPAJOE'S: God will be watching Dreamers, Your Hero is a Villain, Before Kings, and The Vera Project. Will you?:

Kuppa

FULTON 55: Definitely the big show of the night. The last time 40 Watt Hype headlined at F55 show it sold out. So getting tickets ahead of time might not be such a bad thing…a non-Fresnan thing but still. Also local reggae rockers Clouded Vision and electronic popper Sahab:

40watt

THE REVUE CAFE: Hit the backroom for The Diry Dirties and more:

Dirty

THAI PALMS: Homegrown trippled hopped rock from This Planet Prelude, For The Record and No Cause For Alarm:

Thaipalms

STARLINE: Maybe we've seen one-too-many fliers but we think THINK maybe, just maybe, we see some sort of subliminal type symbol or message in Local 13's logo:

Local

THE LAMP POST: Local METAALLL with Hands That Kill, 9th Level, Dawning Of A Massacre and Fatal Rebirth. [$4, 8pm, 21+]

SATURDAY

AUDIE'S OLYMPIC: It's the Fresno Beard & Moustache Club's three year anniversary and all beards will be flared for Gayle and the Bowties, punk tributers The Misshits, Meat Wagon Apocalypse and That Guy Kevin:

Gayle

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BANDGEEK!: Saturday Is A Fresno Music Nerd’s Dream Day

Nothing against the fine shows happening Friday night, but DAMN! foos, Saturday is going to be crazzetz. Enjoy the holiday weekend, Fresnans. Get out there and BANDGEEK!:

FRIDAY

FULTON 55: Come out and support Creative Fresno's Mural Project, proceeds go to bring more murals to Fresno (aka MURALTOWN!) Love the mix of bands on this one (complete with set times):  8:00 Lisa’s Big Night Out, 8:45 Suicide Lounge, 9:30 Lezayr, 10:15 Blake Jones & the Trike Shop and 11:00 Motel Drive:

FULTON 55 Creative Fresno Flyer

AUDIE'S OLYMPIC: Performing stuff off their newly released CD "Unashamed Portrial" is The Jay Smith Group (Jay Smith-keys/synth, Eva Scow-mandolin, Tyler Cravines-drums, Pat Olvera-bass). Plus The Experience with Eva Scow:

EVA

C.A.F.E. INFOSHOP: Reggae ska and punk represented with Iwanaga, Checkered Past and more:

Checkered past

THAI PALMS: Local talent, no cover, North Fresno… 2 out of 3 aint bad. Whatever The Matter, SixHandsMouth and Not Perfect Humans:

SIX HANDS

THE NEXT BAR: More Fresnan rock with Outside The Wire, Broken G String, Palm Kids and more:

Nextbar

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New Music errrrr New VIDEO Tuesday: Sounds & Sciences “Fancy Me Dead”

Sounds & sciences

We can't stop liking these Sounds & Sciences guys. We know it's not a widely recognized genre of music with the above 20 crowd but we think Sounds is as legit locally as Strange Vine, 40 Watt Hype, Rademacher, Fierce Creatures and so on… well, at least they will be someday.

Anyway, they've got a new video out, directed by Jordan Pulmano. Have a watch: