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Podcast: Ozmosis #42

It’s time to “Elevate Your Taste” with a new installment of my podcast/radio show Ozmosis. This week’s show has new music from Toro Y Moi, Paul Banks, Foals and DRGN King, among others. Also featured: Sir Sly (playing Saturday night at The Cellar Door in Visalia) and local singer J.J. Brown, who just put out a Veterans Day benefit song.

I’m also gabbing plenty about Ozmosis Happy Hour #3, which is Thursday at Fresno Brewing Co. with a Tioga-Sequoia “Steal the Glass” night for Movember. I’ll also be DJing at Carthop on the Fulton Mall on Thursday, which runs 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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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Five Things You Should Do This Weekend

While you wonder where February went …

Great local band Lance Canales and The Flood is playing Saturday night at The Brick Wall, joined by JJ Brown. You can read more about Canales and crew in this week’s Artists You Should Know. If you like roots rock meets blues with a Native American twist, then you’ll probably dig this show.


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Helping Haiti: Fresno’s music scene joins the effort


In the past week, a number of Haiti benefit events have popped up on concert calendars in and around Fresno for the next few weeks.

The most immediate is happening Thursday night at Fajita Fiesta. It’s “R + R +R” (short for R & B + Reggae + Relief). It’s a music-focused night featuring R & B singer Marques Anthony. He’s the Fresno-bred singer who toured with Jamie Foxx this past summer, and will be singing with him on the Grammys on Sunday night. DJ Lace will also be there, spinning reggae and R & B.

It’s organized by radio personality Moniqueformerly of B95, currently on air at Q97. She’ll also host. She says: “I am not trying to make this a club night but rather an event where people can come chill, eat and drink and contribute.”

Cover charge is $5, with $3 per person going to the Red Cross’ relief efforts in Haiti. “I would donate 100% but need to pay for fliers, security guards and sound,” Mo says.

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