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Fres-Know: A natural thrill of linky proportions

WATCH THIS: Nice video/doc about local band Natural Thrills. [Dead in 60 Years]

NEWS: The future of Granite Park = wakeboarding and wall soccer? [The Bee]

REACTION: Fresno gun dealers see high demand for semi-automatic weapons. [The Bee]

DID THEY JUST SAY FRESNO? Yes, Adam Carolla on his podcast. [Ace on the House]

NECK TATTOO OF THE DAY: This dude, shot and killed by Fresno PD. [The Bee]

BOOKMARK THIS NOW: Madera Mugshots. Yessssssssss! [Madera Mugshots]

WHEN WILL IT END? Still even more Fresno Gangnam Style. [YouTube]

WATCH THIS: Parker prepares for end of days. [YouTube]

FROM THE BLOGROLL: Farewell to Fresno Foodie. [TasteFresno]

READ THIS: The Cured Ham’s week-long look back at Fresno food. [The Cured Ham]

IT’S OFFICIAL: Popular conservative talkers going to 96.7 FM / 1400 AM. [The Bee]

ALSO: ESPN 940 soon to be new home of Fresno State football, men’s hoops. [The Bee]

WOOT! Taco Truck Throwdown 2 gets Best Game Promotion honor. [GameOps.com]

KNOW THIS: The Giants’ World Series trophy is coming to the Valley. [The Bee]

(DON’T) LISTEN TO THIS: Mega-cast featuring local podcasters, me included. [Dorktown]

ANGRY YELP REVIEW OF THE WEEK: “The worst restaurant in the world.” [Yelp]

WTF FRESNO: Punch, kick, splish, splash. [YouTube]

LAST MINUTE: Unordinary gifts from local shops. [The Bee]

Tonight: A good time is brewing for you indie rock fans

There’s a quality all-ages concert tonight (on a Monday!) at Fresno Brewing Co. on the Fulton Mall featuring L.A. band SISU.

Here’s the hook: SISU is a side project of Sandra Vu, who plays drum in Dum Dum Girls, an indie rock band signed to the famed Sub Pop record label. In SISU, Vu plays with another Dum Dum Girl, keyboardist Jules Medeiros, as well as guitarist Ryan Wood, drummer Nathanael Keefer and bassist Chris Stevens. The band’s music is dreamy and sparse, with gentle vocals backed by electro beats.

SISU is joined by two new-ish local bands: Natural Thrills and Double Jump. More info here.

Podcast: Ozmosis #43

This week’s Ozmosis episode introduces you to a number of fresh new artists, such as Cayucas (playing Saturday night at The Cellar Door), ZZ Ward, Sheppard, plus new local group Natural Thrills, who is the Tioga-Sequoia “Drink Local, Listen Local” band of the week. Catch them tonight playing for free at Fulton 55.

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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