This is the most thin we've seen a Friday night in Fresno, like, ever. New Year's Eve on Saturday sorta makes up for it but jeezzz. Whatever you do, don't drive dirty 'cause Chief "Retire? Who, Me?" Jerry Dome will be waiting for you.
Happy Damn New Year, Fresnans! Hope you've been able to use this post once or twice this year. Enough talk. Let's... BANDGEEEEEK!:
THE NEXT BAR: Bandgeek... geeks will notice this is the first appearance of The Next Bar in Bandgeek. That's because they've got a pretty damn good show happening with Fresno's Bully The Kid and I Do Not Exist. Plus Merced's Stigmurder. [$?, Doors 8pm, 21+]
STARLINE: Fresno’s own Beatle tribute band: The Beetles, will be putting on a special New Years Eve event. They'll perform, from start to finish, The Beatle’s acclaimed 1965 album: Rubber Soul. “Even after all these years, there were a handful of songs from this record that we’d never performed live,” says drummer Stan Schaffer. “We took a lot of time deciphering the vocal harmonies. With all of their other qualities as songwriters, etc., we forget what a great vocal band The Beatles were. We’re looking forward to sharing these tunes on New Year’s.” [$20, Doors 8:30 - music 9:30, 21+]
AUDIE'S OLYMPIC: If select Fresno bands were needed to form a Megatron, these three bands would be used for sure: Strange Vine, 40 Watt Hype and Motel Drive. Insanely all three of these outfits are playing a special New Year's Eve party at Audie's. The question is who would be the headliner of these three:
FULL CIRCLE BREWING CO: Local folk and blues legend, Evo Bluestein, join rising locals Old Tire Swingers and Doc's Holiday for a special folksy New Year's Eve. Perfect kinda venue for this lineup too:
THE RANCH: NYE is not just for the 21+, it's for everyone that wants to drink... or go to awesome shows in Clovis (of all places). Achievement House, the Quiet Americans, Light Thieves, Goreshack (look out) and Farooq. Info:
BABYLON: Looking like the Friday night show at the Next Bar with Bully The Kid and I Do Not Exist both playing. But it changes up with Fresno rock reggae act Valley Of Ashes and hard rock Fresnans Hammer Down Sindrum. Possibly Murder My Hero is playing but it doesn't seem like it. [$8, 8pm, 21+]