We are on a vacation. That’s our excuse THIS week for having another limited Bandgeek post. Now you may ask “How DOES one take a vacation from being an unpaid blogger?” Not sure but it’s happening. Anyway, Fresno music isn’t taking a vacation. It’s working hard:
This Friday at Tokyo Garden, FUSE Fest (you know, the folks with the big local music festival coming next month) start a series of shows. They are to help fund an album idea that FUSE has been kicking around for a few years. The idea is to have Fresno bands cover a song from another Fresno band. Record it. Make an album. Kick local music ass.
Sounds cool to us. Friday's local acts playing in support of this Fresno comp' idea is
ATTokyo Garden, indie folk-rock band, Wintertime Carousel (Eugene, Oregon). Wintertime Carousel "creates a collage of sounds bringing to mind artists ranging from Miles Davis to Bon Iver." Sounds right at home at Tokyo. Info:
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.
TOKYO GARDEN: Stopping in Fresno tonight, Olivia Mancini "Olivia writes pop songs. Upbeat, melody-driven, and not interested in being taken too seriously, Olivia-the-music is a lot like Olivia-the-person. Likable." There ya go. Go: