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Tonight: 3 Doors Down, Daughtry and P.O.D., plus a new night for Jazz Hop

If you can’t find a live band in Fresno tonight, you’re looking in the wrong place.

Save Mart Center hosts a rock trifecta with 3 Doors Down, Daughtry and P.O.D. Be sure to check out my feature story on 3 Doors Down from last Friday’s Bee. I talk to guitarist Chris Henderson about the band’s “anonymous” fame. Tickets are still available. They cost $26.50-$46.50. Hit up Ticketmaster if you need some.

Fresno’s Jazz Hop — the monthly celebration of live jazz in dozens of venues — cuts itself from the ArtHop umbilical cord with a new second-Thursday-of-the-month calendar spot. Not much else has changed: still plenty of live music to see for free.

Says Jazz Hop coordinator Kate McKnight: “I’m seeking to highlight jazz music (and other genres) and the musicians by dedicating a night to hop just for music. ArtHop is so big now, and people couldn’t get around to see or experience all that they want to.” Tonight’s Jazz Hop is a bit smaller because of the holidays, she says. The schedule is below.

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Podcast: Ozmosis #46 w/ Josh Paul

On the latest Ozmosis podcast, I’m joined by Josh Paul — the former Daughtry bass player and Clovis resident. We talk about his departure from the band, what he’s up to now and premiere a song from his new band, Bobby Church.

There’s also the usual assortment of cool music that you don’t hear too much of on the local radio waves. Listen to the podcast below and catch new episodes of Ozmosis every Sunday night at 9 p.m. on New Rock 104.1.

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Concert News: 3 Doors Down, Daughtry coming to Fresno

A December rock doubleheader is coming to Fresno’s Save Mart Center3 Doors Down and Daughtry.

The two rock bands announced their co-headlining tour on Monday morning, and Fresno is on the itinerary for Dec. 13. P.O.D. opens. Tickets for the show go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, costing $29.50, $39.50 and $49.50.

They’ll be available at the Save Mart Center box office, at Ticketmaster locations, including many Save Mart supermarkets, online at or by calling (800) 745-3000.

It’ll be 3 Doors Down’s first time at Save Mart Center. For Daughtry, it’ll be a second trip. He played there in 2010.

Some people might think this is a homecoming for Daughtry bass player Josh Paul, who lives in Clovis. But it, in fact, is not. Paul recently announced he is leaving Daughtry and his run with the band is ending before the upcoming U.S. tour.

New Daughtry single — whatcha think?


I know what you’re thinking: Since when does Daughtry releasing a new single warrant a Beehive post? Since the band’s bass player Josh Paul moved to Clovis a couple years ago.

Paul and his Daughtry cohorts are prepping their new album, and released “Renegade” today on their website. To make it even more of local note: Paul co-wrote the song with Daughtry.

Can’t embed it here, but you can listen on Daughtry’s site.

I’ll say this: It has a bit more gusto than you might expect from Daughtry.

To-Do Tonight … and the week ahead


Daughtry is in town tonight. For many, it’s a chance to see the man is the most successful “American Idol” runner-up. But for Daughtry bass player Josh Paul, it’s a homecoming.

Paul (pictured far left) lives in Clovis, and is the opposite of the “local guy made good” story we usually hear. He’s from SoCal, but settled in Clovis with his family a few years ago. Read all about Paul, his local connections, and his past in bands such as Suicidal Tendencies in this feature story I wrote about him from last week’s Bee.


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Concert News: Daughtry, Rock and Worship Roadshow return

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UPDATE: Save Mart Center has now confirmed the Daughtry date. Tickets will go on sale Jan. 29, costing $29.50 and $39.50.

ORIGINAL POST: “American Idol” alum Daughtry released plans this morning for an area tour that will bring him and his band back to Fresno.

Daughtry will play Save Mart Center on April 26, according to a tour itinerary on his Web site. The Save Mart Center has yet to confirm the show.

For the tour, Daughtry is joined by rock bands Lifehouse and Cavo. Tickets should go on sale in the next few weeks. Daughtry previously played locally at The Big Fresno Fair in 2007.

ALSO: The Rock and Worship Roadshow is returning to Save Mart Center on April 1. Fueled by contemporary Christian artists, the tour is a $10 ticket that last year attracted a sold-out crowd of 13,700.

On the tour this year are Mercy Me, The David Crowder Band, Family Force 5, Francesca Battistelli, Fee, Remedy Drive and Sidewalk Prophets. Tickets are only available the day of the show.