While you wonder what’s going on in Detroit this weekend …
1. JAM WITH ZAC BROWN AND ROBERT RANDOLPH
I’m pretty psyched for tonight’s Save Mart Center show with the Zac Brown Band and Robert Randolph and the Family Band. Zac Brown’s is a country band with a whole lot of jam-band tendencies. You can read about how they don’t really fit the Nashville mold in this feature story from today’s Bee. And Randolph’s funk/soul band certainly isn’t the typical country opening act. Read about them in this Fresno Famous interview. More info and tickets here.
2, HAVE A SKANKIN’ GOOD TIME
Epic night of ska tonight at Audie’s Olympic, with Let’s Go Bowling and King Sugar. If you’re a LGB fan, you know they don’t play too often anymore. Maybe a couple times per year. So if you miss ‘em tonight, who knows when you’ll get a chance again.
3. CATCH THIS BROADCAST
The second half of a happening weekend at Audie’s Olympic is Saturday’s show with with buzzy L.A. band Voxhaul Broadcast. They’re definitely on the rise, and they’re playing with top-notch Fresno band Strange Vine.
4. WELCOME NEO TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Neo is coming a long to play for you tonight, Fresno. The band is from Italy and plays jazz meets blues meets punk. Aren’t you curious to see how that works? Well catch ‘em tonight at Neighborhood Cafe with Bicicleta and Local Honey.
5. PICK AN OUTDOOR PARTY
It’s a big weekend for the parking lot party sect — so pick your poison: Fall Fling at Champlain and Perrin, A Taste of River Park or the Central Valley Craft Brewers Oktoberfest in the Tower. More on all three here.