Patrick Contreras, Fresno's "Music Dude of the Year - 2008" (very coveted title among Fresno musicians... trust me), not only has his own band and is a great local musician, he is also a big fan of Fresno music. When Patrick isn't playing, there's a good chance you'll see him out watching some other Fresno band.
I would trust Patrick's opinion about local music over some dumbass blogger, anyday. That's why I'm jacking a recent Patrick myspace post about local bands he thinks will boil-over this year. Yeah, I know jacking is discouraged this year. Go ahead, call the blogger police on me.
Take it away, Patrick:
I love music...I mean LOVE it...its sickening. Its a disease. But its me. And I love local music, fresno has a small but great scene. Here's some people that I think will break through '09. Not my list of BEST bands in Fresno..that would look different. But my list of who's gonna break through in '09:
Circles and Circles - you would think I'm big on indie music cuz this is the second band I've mentioned in this genre, but I'm not. I just think these are some bands are on the rise, regardless of my preference. These guys make some catchy tune with some original instrumentation. Very interesting to watch.
Fashawn - dude is on on a rampage lately with media. I think he just needs that catchy hit as well. He's a really talented young hip hop artist
Eva Scow - hands down...hands down, Fresno's most talented musician. Its not even close... she's been on a break, but I think '09 she's gonna finally bring it to the world, cuz there's only a handful on here instrument that can challenge her. And she's only 19.
Super Lucky Catz - same thing goes for the catz, 09 will be big for them...when they get that cd out....females across the country are gonna forget about that 20-something-acoustic-dude they used to listen to.