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The Week Ahead: Fulton 55′s opening, Karen Marguth, Monte Negro and more

THE GRAND OPENING OF FULTON 55: Downtown music venue Fulton 55 opens its door this weekend, with rock violinist Patrick Contreras playing on Friday night, then a one-two punch of local ska on Saturday — Let’s Go Bowling and King Sugar. Tickets here.

ANOTHER GOOD LOCAL PICK: Jazz vocalist Karen Marguth is playing Friday night at The Brick Wall with Espacio. She’s a splendid singer who recently got some high praise from Downbeat Magazine.

LOTS OF LAUGHIN’: Jeff Dunham is at Save Mart Center on Saturday night (watch for a ticket giveaway soon), there’s another installment of the popular Madtown Comedy Jam on Friday and Saturday and Rick Roddam headlines Crossroads’ Tuesday night comedy show, which is being filmed for a live DVD titled “Stay Classy Fresno.”

TOUR STOPS: Names coming to down this week include: El Ten Eleven and Superhumanoids (Thursday at The Cellar Door), The 44s (Friday at Shooters), Lord Huron (Friday at The Cellar Door), Gene Loves Jezebel (Saturday at Starline) and The Steelwells (Saturday at The Cellar Door).

MONTE NEGRO & MORE ROCK EN ESPANOL: A big concert for the rock en Español lovers is Friday night’s with L.A. band Monte Negro. They’re having their Fresno CD release party at the International Banquet and Conference Center (which used to be the La Ryan Event Center). You can complete your rock en Español weekend with Saturday’s show at Audie’s with Los Ultras, Basura and more.

KFSR HAPPENINGS: Jefferson Beavers, friend of The Beehive and the new Evening Eclectic program director at KFSR, passes along word of a few reasons you might want to tune into Fresno’s college radio station this week:

We’ve got a bunch of interviews coming up in the near future. Our first two will air this week. Here are some details …

Tuesday 1/25 at 10 p.m.
An interview and performance from Patrick Contreras, feat. Omar Nare. Host: Amanda Valdez. In advance of the Patrick Contreras grand opening gig at Fulton 55 in Fresno on Friday 1/28.

Thursday 1/27 at 7 p.m.
An interview with Oliver Wood of the Wood Brothers. Host: Jefferson Beavers. In advance of the Wood Brothers gig at Cellar Door in Visalia on Thursday 2/03. With ticket giveaway.

Responses to "The Week Ahead: Fulton 55′s opening, Karen Marguth, Monte Negro and more"

Andrew says:

Man! There’s too much stuff happening this Friday and Saturday. I’m hoping the Fulton 55 shows start right on time and end early, so I can scoot my booty over to Audie’s and/or Starling to catch the end of the shows there. Yeesh!

King Sugar says:

We are so excited to be a part of Fulton 55′s Grand Opening weekend! King Sugar is ready to rock the house and break in that new stage…

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