@Starline: Alt rock band from Houston, 23 Shades, fronted by Aaron Cuadra, are touring off their new album "A New Day To Learn". Check out a free download from them and check out for yourself. Also playing is Chico's Dr. Luna and Fresno's Dislodic. [$5, 9pm, 21+]
>At Audie's Olympic, another killer show by Love The Captive. Los Angeles "psychedelic violence" band The Shrine with local favorites It'll Grow Back. Skateboard mag, Thrasher, calls The Shrine “A hard-hitting three-piece, combining the hooks and tones of classic rock with the energy and stage presence of a thrash band." Sounds kick ass to us. Get a little deeper with The Shine:
We like fliers. They give info so we don't have to search it out and type it into a blog post. Plus they're sometimes pretty to look at and they give some weight to a show. Just a little pro tip to all you venue owners and promoters. Yeah, I know you're thinking "But I already know this, you asshole blogger!" Do you?...Do you?
Props to those with fliers this week. This is...BANDGEEEEEK!:
Fresno's 9th Swede Fest - maybe the most unique event out of Fresno - is next Thursday the 24th. And there is still time to get your entry in this year's festival. The deadline is Sunday before Midnight. As a added bonus, this time around you can see your Swede in an actual movie theater!
Just in under the "New Music Tuesday" wire with this one from local musician JJ Brown playing live on KFSR with his song "Casting Lines". You can hear this plus an interview with JJ on Saturday Morning at 7am on 90.7 KFSR during the Show Business Spotlight.
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We like posting about local music and random Fresno culture junk. We like Downtown, tri-tip, South of Shaw battles, tamales and remembering when there was a fig orchard at Herndon & Palm. We like to occasionally go to River Park but tell people we never go there.