Monday, 3/31/14 APRIL SHOWERS

Precipitation is nowhere in sight in drought ravaged California but we have an ungodly amount of shows raining down on us the month of April. 53 of em to be exact. So much rad shit this month I don't even know where to start, but some highlights include stoner metal studs HIGH ON FIRE 4/5 Strummer's, 4/6 The Catalyst & 4/7 SLO Brew. The REVEREND HORTON HEAT & NEKROMANTIX 4/1 Strummer's & 4/2 SLO Brew. OFF! at the Oakland Metro 4/9. A must see OG hip hop bill with DJ QUIK & WARREN G 4/12 SLO Brew. Our annual Coachella overflow always lands us some choice gems. This year we gots CHVRCHES 4/15 & CAGE THE ELEPHANT 4/18 at Ventura Theater, + TITLE FIGHT x 3, KATE NASH, BEAR HANDS, ZZ WARD all over our neck of the woods. Go to our calendar for the full schedule and see for yourself. Gonna try and get some sleep right now since clearly there will be none of it happening in April.
[Posted by: Eddy]

Monday, 12/09/13 IN LOVE

We are so head over heels in love with the calendar this month which features artists that shaped our very being and existence. First up, Los Angeles punk rock institution X with rockabilly pioneers THE BLASTERS 12/12 at SLO Brew & 12/14 at Strummer's Fresno. Next and really no need to elaborate, we have SUICIDAL TENDENCIES 12/17 at Strummer's & 12/18 at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz. Completing the trifecta of legends are political hip hop game changers and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees PUBLIC ENEMY on 12/20 in the friendly intimate confines of SLO Brew no less. Dreams do come true.
[Posted by: Eddy]

Thursday, 10/10/13 NEW NOISE MUSIC CONFERENCE & FESTIVAL 2013

The 5th Annual New Noise Music Conference & Festival takes over downtown Santa Barbara October 16 thru 19. After last year's record breaking attendance, NNMF 2013 is chock full of established and emerging artists of all shapes and sizes. The 805 movie premier of FILMAGE- The Story of DESCENDENTS/ALL kicks off the festivities on 10/16 at Velvet Jones followed by a performance by alt-country heroes DRAG THE RIVER. With over 100+ bands and speakers there is just way too much rad shit to cover in one paragraph but we are ecstatic that ANDREW W.K., HOLY GHOST!, THE WHITE BUFFALO, HE'S MY BROTHER SHE'S MY SISTER, GARDENS & VILLA, CHUCK D of PUBLIC ENEMY will be closing out showcases. The crown jewel of NNMF 2013 is the 10/19 Block Party two blocks from the beach in SB's progressive "Funk Zone". Headlined by the heavenly supernova gals of HAIM who if you haven't noticed have been dominating the globe as we speak. For tix and info go to www.newnoisesb.com
[Posted by: Eddy]

Sunday, 8/18/13 STRUMMER'S

Our punk rock icon Clash frontman Joe Strummer has descended from the heavens to inspire our latest endeavor. Strummer's is located at 833 E. Fern Avenue at the old Starline building in the heart of Fresno's progressive Tower Arts District. All ages, beer and alcohol, groundbreaking artistic decor, historical band flyers/posters, free vintage pinball, tasty vegan/vegetarian menu, and shows galore. PANIC! AT THE DISCO 8/21 sold out, FLAG 8/23, OLD MAN MARKLEY 9/7, IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE & BROTHER ALI 9/10, P.O.D. 9/13, REAL ESTATE 9/24, THE LEMONHEADS 9/25, ANDREW W.K. 10/16, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER 11/15, + free movie mondays, and tons tons more check out our calendar for full listing.
[Posted by: Eddy]