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Win tickets to Sleepy Sun, Strange Vine and Light Thieves

943381_10151187750814364_678010849_nOne of the benefits of being a touring band is connecting with awesome musicians from other cities and then “hooking” them up with shows in your home town. Strange Vine has always done great job of this, which is a benefit for local fans. I discovered American Sharks through a show the guys in Strange Vine pulled together last year and my life is better for it.

Tomorrow night, they bring their friends Sleepy Sun to Audie’s Olympic. The San Francisco band plays psychedelic rock, which will fit perfectly with Strange Vine and openers Light Thieves. My sense is, this will be one of those slipped-under-the-radar-but-damn-awesome-if-you-were-there shows.

Luckily, you won’t miss it, because 1.) I just told you about it. And 2.) We have tickets to give away.

Just leave a comment below. Tell us what was the best local-show-you-almost missed. We’ll pick winners at random. Contest closes at noon tomorrow (Thursday) and winners will be notified by email. No repeat entries, please. Complete rules and a video of Sleepy Sun are on the jump.

Only readers who submit a comment on this post are eligible. Winners will be chosen at random and notified by e-mail at the end of each giveaway period. No substitutions or transfer of winners/prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some prizes may have due dates for redemption/use. Employees and immediate family of The Fresno Bee, and any/all of the participating giveaway sponsors, are not eligible to win. By accepting a giveaway, recipient consents to allow the use of his/her name and/or photograph for advertising or similar promotions without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prizes. Tax liabilities and insurance, if any, are sole responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to win.

Responses to "Win tickets to Sleepy Sun, Strange Vine and Light Thieves"

ej watts says:

Last year on the Sunday of the Tower Mardi Gras Parade – I skipped the day-drunk hijinks and caught Howlin Rain at Audies. It was definitely an unfortunate date to be booked in the tower district – by the time the band went on, there were maybe 15 people in attendance. But they rocked that stage like it was Shoreline Amphitheater. Rock n roll so good it would make the Black Crowes blush. So good that I drove to Visalia the next night to see them again. I said it then and I’ll repeat it now, the next chance I’ll have to see them, It probably will be at Shoreline.

marco says:

the Sheepdogs at Fulton55

Israel says:

I almost missed an awesome Werebear/It’ll Grow Back show at Tokyo because I wasn’t coming back soon enough from out of the country. I made it and it rocked!

Steve says:

Sheepdogs at Fulton 55, damn that was great.

ThatGuyKevin + burlesque interlude + Strange Vine at an Audie’s birthday bash a few years ago (That is quite possibly a few drunken memories running together)

Big Balls at Tokyo.

Jasmine says:

American Sharks were killer. I hope they make it back this way. The best show I almost missed was Catacomb Party last year. I forget why I almost didn’t go, but I’m super happy I made it out. An awesomely memorable night was had by all!

Bee says:

Earth Day performances in Courthouse park.
A great variety of acts in a nice setting
and lots of good environmental information.

Cammi Correa says:

Brother (later changed to Viva Brother) at Fulton 55. These guys were all the way from was a great show, too bad the band broke up.

Ted Nunes says:

Tallest Man on Earth and A.A. Bondy both at Cellar Door. Like you mentioned, my life is better for it.

Derrick Pretzer says:

Without a net hosted by Gabe Rola a few years back. I showed up at Audie’s and was slipped onto the lineup. I had the Awesome Opportunity to witness Poor Man’s Poison Rock the house as well as Green Machine and Gabe Rola Himself! I was honored flattered and aswestruck by theh awesome night of live music and that I got to play on the same stage as them!

ElizabethMondragon says:

I almost missed the opportunity to see Strang Vine at Apcal. Luckily my friend Tamara P. invited my friend Darci and I. It was the first time I’d been out to see an Apcal Event. We got there late. Say way in the back. Luckily our reservations where found and we had a front row seat for Strange Vine. Instantly I found myself memorized by there homegrown Central Valley music vibe. With some White Stripes musical influence. Theses two guys are amazing. Ian Bleese, plays the keyboards and drums, sings, all at the same time. Toby Cordiva, guitarist has a blusey twang in the way he plays that when he sings it makes his lyrics fall a little deeper into the soul. It’s like they’ve invented a sound that represents the Central Valley. Strange Vine made me a fan the first time I heard them. I’m so glad I didn’t miss seeing them that day. I even bought a t-shirt. I am really looking forward to seeing them again at Audies.

Janette Hunter says:

A few years back I almost didn’t attend a off the books impromptu show at the Auberry library. As it was the power went out. But the show must go on and Corby Yates grabbed his guitar and played an amazing set by candle light. It was the only time I got to see him perform.

Rick says:

Almost missed strange vine at Fulton 55! first time seeing them and it was amazing!

breeanna says:

I almost missed the Wu Tang Clan Reunio and Planet Asiaa at Fulton55 but
I actually did go and it was pretty worth going ha yeah
ghosts is a cool sonnng

Arthur says:

Couple years back I heard Strange Vine (one of my favorite local bands) was playing at a little festival called Spanspek. It was out in the little rural town of Orosi I believe, and I had such the hardest time finding the place (my phone had died) I almost missed the whole thing. Luckily, as I walked in SV was setting up, no matter the place, they alwats play an amazing show.

Kristy says:

Flock of Seagulls at the bar on the corner of first and shaw. And I rannnnnnn. Seriously it was great.

kim says:

Almost missed out on a show with Nino Moschella & The Same Shape many years back.

Andrew says:

Kind of the opposite of almost missing a show, but a couple FUSE Fests ago the schedule was off at one of the venues and Westerns was still playing instead of the scheduled act. Great set I was expecting to see, and I made sure catch them again when they played in town.

George says:

Poor Man’s Poison at Audie’s a few weeks ago: having practically made a habit of just missing their shows, I almost missed this one as well, but finally made it– great show (and great opening bands)

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