It’s hump day, which means, technically, the weekend can start any time after 5 p.m. If you’re looking to go out tonight, there are a few music options.
Florida singer-song writer Matt Hires plays Y101‘s Unplugged series. At The Standard. 7 p.m. Free, but space is limited. 21 +. This would be my choice for fans of soulful acoustic radio pop.
Ska/soul/brass band fun w/Yogoman Burning Band. At Audie’s Olympic. 9 p.m. $5-$10. Probably the most raucous show of the night. For those who wannt to do some drinking and don’t mind getting a little sweaty.
Austin Americana band Loves It! plays Fresno Brewing Company. 8 p.m. Free. All ages. Should be a low-key kind of show. This would be my choice for the night, were I not already committed to a bowling league. Also: The guy in the band looks a bit like Metallica’s Cliff Burton. So …
Fresno Brewing Company has done a good job of establishing itself as a hub for the craft beer set (also as a more-than-decent music venue, but that’s a different post). For those who care about things like IBUs and ABV percentages, this is the place to go and last night was perfect case in point. The Napoletano brothers (Matt and Nick) took over for the evening and showed off some of their favorite brews, including some kind of super-special keg of Tioga-Sequia’s Sugar Pine Cocoa-Vanilla Porter. I had the Obsidian Stout from Deschutes Brewery.
There was also some music, fire-eating and general good times had.