Tonight in Mesa, Ariz., two rock bands with Fresno ties will each be having one of the biggest gigs of their careers.
The Stone Foxes, the SF-by-way-of-Fresno band whose profile has risen a bunch in the past couple years, and Strange Vine, the much-loved local ’70s rock-inspired duo, will be playing with The Black Keys. Yup, those Black Keys. The Stone Foxes scored the gig and brought Strange Vine along to back them up.
If you’re familiar with either The Stone Foxes’ or Strange Vine’s music, you know this is a big deal, because The Black Keys are basically the modern MVPs of that style of rock. Also on the bill tonight is Cage the Elephant, no slouches themselves.
Since you’re probably not going to Arizona tonight, you’ll be happy to know that you can see The Stone Foxes and Strange Vine together on April 30 when they play an exclusive concert at Rotary Storyland. (Sacramento band Agent Ribbons is playing that gig too).
It’s Creative Fresno’s Members Only party. But fear not, you can join Creative Fresno — more on that here – and get into the concert for free. Dues are $20 and membership includes discounts at local shops and restaurants.
Another good note: The Stone Foxes just got booked at the mega-cool Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco Aug. 12-14.