The boys of Strange Vine — one of my favorite local bands, for sure — are headlining Fulton 55 tonight for some post-ArtHop tunes. Adding to the cool factor, as if Strange Vine wasn’t enough, is Long Beach band The Fling, which is another on-the-rise band that Strange Vine has buddied up with and brought to town.
Tonight is the second date of a West Coast tour that Strange Vine is pretty excited about (they played with The Fling in Santa Cruz last night as well). They’re playing this weekend at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco with Dredg, and have dates after that scheduled in Seattle, Portland, etc.
If you’re unfamiliar with Strange Vine, I’ll just boil it down to this: If you like bands such as The Black Keys, you’ll dig Strange Vine. If that’s you, go check ‘em out. They’re really good. If that’s not enough for ya, here’s a sample in video form, thanks to Dead in 60 Years.
Other places to be on this ArtHoppin‘ Thursday night:
- A new addition to ArtHop Thursday: The Inner Poetry Jam and The Beat Down Slam become one event and take up residency at City Arts Gallery. It’s your one-stop Fresno poetry night, an exclamation point on your ArtHop journeys.
- Arte Americas opens a graffiti-inspired exhibit.
- I’ve heard a lot of people excited for tonight’s event at The Treasury, so that’s probs a good stop too.