Pop culture, entertainment & all things Fresno

Announced: Jimmy Eat World, Sept. 27 at Star Palace

jimmySuddenly, I was hit with a wave of nostalgia.

Alternative/emo-band Jimmy Eat World will be in town Sept. 7 at the Star Palace Ballroom. Tickets are $32 and went on sale Friday. The band is probably best know (to me at least) for its hit “The Middle,” the second single from the band’s fourth album, released after the band was dropped by Capitol Records.

It (the band and the album) was later picked up by DreamWorks, so everything was cool.

The band’s latest “Damage” (its eighth), came out last Tuesday.

On a side note: This show is being promoted by Numbskull Productions, which seems to be making moves on the Fresno scene. Numbskull has been booking for 20 + years mostly in southern California and on the Central Coast, but has recently announced a string of Fresno shows including: Zavala (June 26), Machine Head (June 18), Kottonmouth Kings (July 17), Guttermouth and Agent Orange (July 23) and Joyce Manor (July 24). Numbskull founder Eddy Burgos is part of the team that has taken over the Starline venue in Tower District, so it’s logical the company would look to have a larger presence in the area.

Check out videos for “The Middle” and “How’d You Have Me” (from the new album) below.

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Concert News: A Day to Remember returns to Fresno

Rock band A Day to Remember — popular with the teenage/Warped Tour crowd — will roll back into Fresno on April 19, as part of a just-announced spring tour.

The all-ages show is at Rainbow Ballroom and also features Of Mice & Men and Issues. Tickets are on sale Friday and cost $28.50. Here’s a Facebook event link and the ticket page via Vallitix.

We’ve seen ADTR in Fresno numerous times over the years, the most recently at the New Rock 104.1 Nightmare Before Christmas concert at Selland Arena in December 2011. Before that, it was at the Rotary Amphitheater at Woodward Park in April 2011 and at Rainbow Ballroom in May 2010.

Like that previous Rainbow show, this one is being promoted by Numbskull Productions. Below is a video from the band’s Woodward Park appearance.

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To-Do Tonight: Pinback + Fulton 55


Famed San Diego indie rock vets Pinback make a Fresno stop, playing at Fulton 55. As Pinback loyalists know, the band has been quiet in recent years. But Pinback’s show tonight comes on the heels of a new EP that was released on Black Friday.

The San Diego band hasn’t released a proper album since “Autumn of the Seraphs” in 2007, but is expected to release “Information Retrieved” in 2012. Perhaps fans will get a taste of it at the tonight’s gig.

For those of you who follow such things, it’s worth a note that this is the first show at Fulton 55 from Numbskull Productions. So if you want more Numbskull shows of this caliber at Fulton 55, you know what you have to do.