First off: Make time to get out to the Fresno Ideaworks Mini Makers Faire on Sunday. It’s one of those ahead-of-the-curve things that you may not understand now, but give it a few years. Everyone will be talking about it. That’s my take anyway.
You may also want to block out some time for all the great music events. So, let’s get to it. Once again, let us BANDGEEEEEEEEK!
- It’s a benefit for the Deportees Memorial Headstone, w/Lance Canales and the Flood. Plus Jemmy Bluestein, Conjunto Califas and Tim Z. Hernandez. At Fulton 55. 7:30 p.m. $10-$20. (Flier link)
- Female-fronted punk band City Mouse comes in from Riverside. W/It’ll Grow Back and Santa Mira. At Audie’s Olympic. 9 p.m. $5. (Flier link)
- It’s the Third Thursday Open Mic at Frank’s Place. 8 p.m. Free. All ages. (Flier link)
- The C.A.F.E. Infoshop hosts ScaTTer GaTHer (from Denver), plus locals Kinship and Hands of Boswell. 8 p.m. $3 donation. All ages. (Flier link)
- It’s a KFSR benefit. The Blues Harmonic Spectacular is at Frank’s Place. W/Jeff Hallock, Dave Chavoya, Jack “the Ripper” Haroutian and more. 8 p.m. $10, $12 at the door. (Flier Link)
- Fresno Brewing Company brings back its folkster friends the Harmed Brothers and Goodbye, TX. Plus Tom Vundenavond. 8 p.m. Free. All ages. (Event link)
- Delta9 presents the Thumpadelic Tour 2013 at Fulton 55. W/DJ producer-vocalist Nico Luminous, emcee Lafa Taylor and Halo the Human. 8:30 p.m. $5. $10 at the door. (Flier link)
- The Warnors Theatre has “Romancing the West,” a narrative docu-concert featuring Woodstock alum Melanie, plus Gypsy Soul, Sons of the Oregon Trail and more. 7 p.m. $25, $32. (Flier link)
- Kuppajoe has a local show, w/The Unbelievable, Risa Rodriguez, Wayland’s Daughter and Stephen Niewind. 7:30 p.m. $5 online, $6 at the door. All ages. (Flier link)
- Victory Cafe has Modesto pop band Stop Motion Poetry. W/Underwater Track Team, The Far Country (from Los Angeles), Get Up and Go and Empty Fresh. 7 p.m. $5. All ages. (Flier link)
- Central Valley Horror Club brings in Burlesque from Los Angeles. It’s a Gotham City tribute and a tribute to Grease. W/music from Karling and the Atomics. At Audie’s Olympic. 9 p.m. $10. (Flier link)
- San Diego roots rock w/Black Market III. At Full Circle Brewing Co. 8 p.m. $9. (Event link)
- It’s 420 hip-hop with Los Angeles rapper Blu. Plus rap duo Tiron & Ayomari, DJ Sober, and locals Eddie G, Kato and Brianamus Prime. At Fulton 55. 8 p.m. $15, $20 at the door. (Flier link)
- And more 420 hip-hop. W/local rap hero Fashawn. Plus Zeewill, Liz and Ray Yung. At Frank’s Place. 8 p.m. $15 at the door. This is an all ages show. (Flier link)
- Instrumental trio Strawberry Girls holds its CD release. W/locals Art By Numbers, The River Wilde and Weary Hands. At Victory Cafe. 7 p.m. $6, $8. All ages. (Flier link)
- It’s a music (and comedy) benefit for Animal Rescue of Fresno. W/Sabbath tribute Children of the Grave, Don’t Tell Her That and Sex Bomb. At the Starline. 8 p.m. $10. (Flier link)
- It’s local band night at Cellar Door in Visalia. W/Deep Fryd 8 p.m. $5. (Flier link).
- The ApCal Blues Fest features Glen Delpit and the Subterraneans, Joe Boy Walton and the Starr Choice Band, Blue Desire, Mother Terresa and the Sinners (from Modesto) and The Forty Fours (from L.A.). At ApCal. 1 p.m. $10, $15 at gate. 21+. (Flier link)
- More 4.20 Magic, with Meatball Magic. At Audie’s Olympic. 9 p.m. Free. (Flier link)
- If you like your drugs more on the UP side, check out Bobby Blow and the Deviated Septums, playing the best of ’80s new wave power pop. At Tokyo Garden. 9 p.m. $5. (Flier link)
- Fulton 55 has Florida girl group Beach Day. Plus Vancouver’s Chains of Love and local folk duo Le Wolves. 8 p.m. $6.(Flier link)
- Crazy punk-rock metal night w/The Mentors, Thrawtle and Trial. At Audie’s Olympic. 9 p.m. $5. (Flier link)
- Religious Appeal presents Arizona band Lariats, plus more TBA. At CYC. 7 p.m. Monday. $5. All ages. (Event link).
- Frank’s Place has The Haunted Windchimes in from Pueblo Colorado. 8 p.m. Tuesday. $12, $15 at door. All ages. (Flier link)
- It’s a new monthly event. Genuine Bass, featuring all bass music all night. At Audie’s Olympic. 8 p.m. Wednesday. Free until 9 p.m., $10 after. (Flier link)
- What could be the best metal show all year. Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica bassist), brings his new project Newsted (featuring Fresnans Jesus Mendez Jr. and Jessie Farnsworth) to the Starline. 8 p.m. $20-$25. (Flier link)
That’s what I came up with anyway. Feel free to add your own in the comments, or email me at email@example.com.