When Bear Hands came through town in April, it was at the start of a summer’s worth of big-named festival gigs, including spots at Coachella, the Great Escape Festival in Brighton, UK and Chicago’s Lollopalooza.
The New York indie-band hasn’t stopped since. They’re back in town 7:30 tonight at Strummer’s as part of a national headlining tour that runs straight through November. They play Conan on Monday.
I emailed guitarist Ted Feldman to find out about band’s home-coming show at Manhattan’s Bowery Ballroom earlier this month, what it’s store for the band next year and making friends with the Fresno PD.
Yes, we’re halfway into the first month of 2013 — but I realized I forgot to do one of these Beehive Year in Review posts. I swear it’s the last looking-back-at-2012 post I’ll write. If I didn’t do this post, though, how would you know which contests you entered the most and which commenters are still in our “top 10?” See. You’re welcome.
So without further ado — unless you want me to drag this out another 14 days — here are the most read and most commented Beehive posts of 2012, along with our most prolific commenters.
Whether you’re on the list or not, thanks to everyone who participates in the site, either by reading and responding, sharing links with your friends or even grumbling to yourself about what we write. You’re all appreciated.
Conan’s being a murderer and pervert aside, Honorary Fresnan of the Day college student Ben raises a good point: Fresno did not, in fact, slander Conan. We now demand reparations from Conan in the form of Andy Richter — the real thing, not a bobblehead — as Timmy T’s servant for a day.
I realize this sounds like it could be some fake new story from The Onion, but it’s not. Those of you who follow The Beehive know that Timmy T has become something of an Internet jester in recent years, so this all could be some attention-grab for him. Whatever his motivation, the Facebook posts are priceless:
1. TAKE A DIP, HEAR SOME TUNES
Seems like a good weekend for a pool party, right? Good, because it’s time for another of the Blue Lagoon parties at Sierra Sport and Racquet Club. Modeled after a Las Vegas pool party, it has booze and DJs, and is only for the 21+. This time, local band Clouded Vision plays too. [More]