Hope you'll be in town September 6th-8th. It's going to be a fun weekend in Fresno. Fun because that's the weekend for the Fresno Urban Sound Experience. It's the 5th year for FUSE Fest and while it may be a bit bigger, the ideals are the same as year one: Showcase Fresno's diverse and talented music scene while featuring relevant venues in Downtown Fresno.
So. The big stuff. The reason there is a festival at all. Let's take a look at the lineup for Fresno Urban Sound Experience #5! Because FUSE Fest has no headliners, this is in no particular order:
That's a large helping of Fresno music. Lineup is supject to change (such is life). But it's looking damn special so far and we cant wait to see it all in Downtown Fresno, Friday and Saturday September 7th and 8th.
Make sure to start inviting all your friend's faces. Follow FUSE Fest on Twitter and check the website for the latest news.
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]
Continue reading “BANDGEEK!: Get All Your Bandness In Friday Because Saturday Is Sorta Shitay”
We noticed there's a lot of good music happening during Art Hop tonight… Alright well, there's ALWAYS good music at Art Hop, we just noticed it this time.
At P*DE*Q, Benji McEntee (he of the greatness that is The Fay Wrays) will being doing a set of his own in support of Danielle McEntee's exhibit. [Free, 5-8pm]
At Fresno Brewing Company is Brother Luke & the Comrades featuring Bekah Eropkin, Pro Wings, and Kevin Reese (Aspen Hollow). [Free, 8pm, All Ages]
And, of course there's always Jazz Hop:
At Tokyo Garden, there's some Strawberry Jam, Niilo Smeds and Who's Clayton. [$3, 9:30, 21+]
At Audie's Olympic, some late night metal from Fatal Rebirth and DJ Evil G all night. [$3, 9pm, 21+]
There's probably plenty more music too. As always, please feel free to leave a comment if you know of something!
This one won’t make the Podcast Hall Of Fame but we’re posting in anyway, because, well, we had fun. The Dorktown gang hangs out and talks all kinds of local and what nots:
- Laser Quest must be a front.
- Tioga Sequoia Brewing has hooked Bells.
- A review (sorta) of the Catacomb Party and the Fulton Mall.
- Forit Or Againit: Bringing the COCO Bobblehead to Fresno.
- Fresno Home and Garden Show: Horrid.
- Castillo’s impresses.
- MUSIC BREAK: Werebear “Night Of The Werebear”
- Podcaster advice.
- BEER DORK: Beer mules and Dust Bowl Brewing.
- REMOTE: Spokeasy’s.
- FONZY EYYS!
LISTEN HERE: Dorktown120.mp3
Dead In 60’s Catacomb Party video.
Ear Candy podcast.
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>>At FULTON 55: Presented by Love The Captive, Portland punk pop band Adventure Galley with Portland rock band She Said. Plus strong local support from the Christine Graham led project, Amoret.
>>At THE CYC: Tour stop for Philadelphia indie punk band Glocca Morra and Phily alt-rock band Kite Perry. Local support from Fast Car, Mane Horse and My Hat Is Awesome! Details:
>>At STARLINE: Ray Moore's "Rhythm & Rhyme" this week, is featuring Eva Scow's soul and funk band The Experience – with Ray Moore (Drums & Vocals), Mike Taylor (Guitar) and Pat Olvera (Bass). Plus, a DJ led after-party! [$10, 9pm, 21+]
>>At OROSI: If you feel like venturing outside the city limits, do yourself some good by checking out Werebear, Mariachi Sol de Oro and Kooleidoscope. Plus a lot more Spanspek inspired things:
Congratulate promoter Religious Appeal. Congratulate the Fierce Creatures. The Fresno Brewing Company. Sheet Jesus (he was there). Fresnans. Everyone. It was a special kind of night on the Fulton Mall Saturday.
The Beehive has some quotes and a fine video up that explains it better than we can. We did get this video that gives those that weren't there an idea of how many Fresnans are willing to go see live music on the Fulton Mall:
If John or somebody can give us all the formula to make this kind of thing happen on a regular basis in Fresno (and we mean wherever), we'd be mighty grateful.