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!:


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:


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


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:


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


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


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


CLUB RETRO: A rare night of a lineup that makes some sense for Club Retro. It's all local with Melina May, Wakeland, Piecemakers, My Beautiful Surrender and The Current.

KUPPAJOE'S: Off this weekend. 

THAI PALMS: Home grown Fresnans DB & The Struggle, Drexl and AC Myles:


FULL CIRCLE BREWERY: Bands go acoustic, including Downtown Attraction (L.A.) Guitar Center's 'Win a Record with Slash Winners' State Line Empire. Plus locals Tommy Marquez and GRISTLE. And guitarist Patrick Olivas & Strawberry Revenge:


BABYLON: It's the Aperire Arts Festival and there is… there is a lot going on. Try to let it soak in:



STORYLAND: Time to renew or get your new membership to Creative Fresno because the Members Only Party is happening. Three great bands all snuggled into the friendly confines of Storyland (and yes, there will be adult beverages). If you're a member of CF, this is a free event! If not, you just need $20 bucks to get you get in and as a bonus you become a member of Creative Fresno! You can say you just took part in making Fresno a cooler place to be – this is what Creative Fresno does, people.

The bands playing are Fresno's own Brother Luke and the Comrades. Plus SF's The Symbolick Jews, and Vital. Gates at 7:30. 21+


FULTON 55: A good night for Pink Floyd fans – unless you're a Pink Floyd fan that fucking hates tribute bands – House of Floyd is playing. Ticket info. [9:30, $25, 21+]

THE CYC: Giant festival all day in Chinatown: 2012 CALIFORNIA LOVE FEST! The Lineup includes, Buried At Birth, Creatures, Days Of Struggle, Dead in the Dirt (GA), Disapproval (CA), Fast Car (Fresno), Gorilla Stomp (Fresno), HelmsxDeep(CA), Hordes (CA), Make it Reign(NV-RENO), Messenger of the Covenant (FRESNO), Power (WA), Sleepwalkers (CA), Stresscase (CA), Spine (IL) and Weekend Nachos (IL) – Doors 3:00 Starts 4:00:

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AUDIE'S OLYMPIC: You've got Patrick doing a blues jam session. Go:


FULTON 55: Benefit show to raise funds for Fresno State's KFSR with live jazz. [4:00, $10, 21+]

SHOOTERS: Yep, it's only one of Fresno's most successful bands, MoFo Party Band, hanging out at a bar in the afternoon. [4-7pm, Free, 21+]

ENGELMANN CELLARS: Singer songwriter showcase with JJ Brown, Annette Ash, Omar Nare and Moke Cameron:


Well that's what we managed to find. 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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