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Win tickets to see Howlin’ Rain


SF psychedelic rockers Howlin’ Rain arrive in Fresno on Sunday with a bunch of momentum — the band just released its new album, “The Russian Wilds” on Valentine’s Day. It was produced by the uber-famous Rick Rubin.

Sunday’s show is also cool because it includes local bands Strange Vine and Fay Wrays, plus it’s a good way to cap off the Tower District’s annual Mardi Gras parade.

You can buy tickets at — $8 in advance, or $10 at the door — or you can win a pair from your Beehive buds.

Leave a comment below telling us your favorite artist Rick Rubin has worked with and you’re entered to win. Deadline is 2 p.m. Friday. We’ll draw a winner at random and notify them via e-mail — so please leave a valid e-mail address and please check it. Complete rules (and some Howlin’ Rain goodies) below.

Only readers who submit a comment on this post or by mail as detailed in The Bee’s print edition are eligible. Two winners will be picked at random. Recipients will be notified by e-mail or phone at the end of each giveaway period. No substitutions or transfer of winners/prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some prizes may have due dates for redemption/use. Employees and immediate family of The Fresno Bee, and any/all of the participating giveaway sponsors, are not eligible to win. By accepting a giveaway, recipient consents to allow the use of his/her name and/or photograph for advertising or similar promotions without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prizes. Tax liabilities and insurance, if any, are sole responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to win.

Responses to "Win tickets to see Howlin’ Rain"

Stephen says:

Never heard of these guys before, started listening thanks to your link, LOVE them. Retro sounds of early Santana, Rush, some ELO, early Styx – all my faves.

As for your entry question, Linkin Park eff’d up BIGTIME when they left Rick Rubin. This whole mellow-rap crap they’re doing now leaves me dry – they need the sharpness and angry edge they started with when Rick Rubin had them.

Thanks for opening my ears to these guys – hope I win!

hootzie says:

I’m gonna say Adele. Great album and great talent. And it’s the most recent I can think of really loving.

jonathan smith says:

Fave artist Rubin has worked with to me would be Tom Petty, but am really excited to see this show…..
great line up….everyone should see this show……everyone !

Dennis the man says:

Definitely Johnny Cash! this guy is a legend, Rubin worked with cash to produce “Hurt,” song is beyond words!

Jay Parks says:

You can’t top Rubin’s work with Run-DMC. This will be a great show – love the local acts!

Al Tello says:

Licensed to Ill. First album I ever purchased!

HarmsWayChad says:

I would have to say Jesus and the Mary Chain and Mars Volta!

ladyg232008 says:

The Mars Volta :).

sarah says:

RHCP tambien!

Nick Chandler says:

The Avett Brothers!

Larry says:

Beastie Boys!!!!!!!

Ben A says:

RHCP’s work with the bearded pulled me out of the
predictable 90s R&B genre and woke me up to
exciting instrumental music again

BaDKarmA says:

Johnny Cash the man in black

dianna decoste says:

I Love to Rock!

christina f says:

Beastie Boys fo sho

Kirk Kaiser says:

Johnny Cash! The cover of NIN’s “Hurt” is AMAZING!

AC says:


PS: Love Strange Vine.

Christina says:

Oh so many to choose from…Red Hot Chili Peppers! Yeah!

Hart says:

Red Hot Chili Peppers,
so many good ones!