Pop culture, entertainment & all things Fresno

Concert review: Inferno of Joy/Blake Jones and the Trike Shop

image (2)It’s starting to feel like I only see bands at Tokyo Garden, which is fine. It’s my local, to use hipster speak (see definition 1). The place feels like home, is within walking distance and tends to have cool bands stopping through.

Inferno of Joy: This San Francisco four-piece puts on a … theatrical performance, let’s say. Lots of gyrations. Lots of sweating and jumping around. Lots of animal screams. This is rock and roll revival. Having never seen/heard the band before (other than quick clips on Youtube) I found myself making easy comparisons. This isn’t quite fair to the band, but it’s probably good reference for others.

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Five Things You Should Do This Weekend

While starting down the “20 ways to be a better Fresnan” checklist.

Laid-back reggae/rockers The Expendables are playing what’s probably the biggest gig of the weekend, tonight at Fulton 55. If you like Slightly Stoopid, you’ll like them. We hear it’s closed to selling out. So don’t slack. [More]

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Weekend Rewind: Hype, Bikes and Rodeo

So who made the most of this beautiful Fresno weekend? There was a lot to be done, between the Clovis Rodeo, CD release parties from Blake Jones and 40 Watt Hype and our very own Fresno Tweetup Goes Wild, the ibikefresno event at Woodward Park, an appearance from Itzhak Perlman, plus all kinds of other stuff.

I heard 40 Watt Hype sold out Tower Theatre. And the Tweetup was a blast. We’ll have some photos and videos on the site as soon as we can.

But in the meantime, what did you do this weekend? Fill us in. There were a lot of cool events we missed, but we’d love to hear about ‘em. Did you go to one? Did you try a new restaurant? Ready, set, comment!

Five Things You Should Do This Weekend

Besides that thing in Clovis with all the bulls and cowboy hats …

Part one of a big local CD release weekend comes from Blake Jones & The Trike Shop, who are debuting “The Underground Garden” at Audie’s Olympic on Saturday. It’s more than just an album release though, it’s also the debut of a big collaborative art piece inspired by the album that more than a dozen local artists contributed to. Reminder: You can get a free download from the album from us.


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To-Do Tonight … and the week ahead


Here’s your rundown of tonight, plus the week ahead …

Head over to Elbow Room, where you can catch a night of acoustic pop/soul with Brett Young, Justin Hopkins, Erik DiNardo and Randy Coleman, all of whom are out-of-towners. It starts at 6 p.m., and from the looks of things, is free.


And now, all the fliers …

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