ORIGINAL POST: A trip around Fresno for some local happenings this evening:
LEON RUSSELL: Music legend Leon Russell — who has played with members of both The Beatles and the Rolling Stones, that’s a pretty good test of “legendary”, don’tcha think? — is at Fulton 55 tonight. Russell is a recent Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and he should probably be in the beard hall of fame too. Tickets and info here.
BASIA: Genre-defying pop singer Basia headlines Tower Theatre tonight. Her style, according to her bio, “combin[es] the rhythms and styles of Latin music, the sound of classic American soul and R&B, and the polish of ’50s and ’60s jazz.” So yeah, all over the place. Show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $45.50 & $55.50.
LIVE PODCASTING: Those humorous dudes from Dead in the 60 Years are doing a live podcast tonight at Heroes Sports Lounge. If watching foul-mouthed dudes record a podcast is something you’ve always yearned for, then tonight is your night. Their guest is local comic Danny Minch, who hosts the comedy nights at Heroes. There’s a bar at Heroes, so you can drink along. More info here.
SWAG: There’s a party about swag at Karma Restaurant and Lounge. Henceforth: If it’s not a OFWGKTA show or an event where they’re handing out free gift bags with Amazon tablets, then all things “swag” should remain in 2009 … where they belong.