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Good morning folks!  I hope this blog finds you preparing for the weekend!  It's Thursday as I write this and I got the day off tomorrow, so I'm feeling pretty fly, like a V8!  Wait no, that's the vegetable juice. 

Anywho, Spanspek is just around the corner, and these blogs ain't gonna write themselves.  Or can they?

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Hmm, that's all the Computer could come up with on its own.  It took twelve hours.  That's not fit to print Computer!  You best get to steppin'!

Uh oh, the computer screen is flashing between blood red and a picture of my face with X's over my eyes!  I better move on!  Sooooooooooo lets make a smooth transition to talk about Fresno CA ska/punk rock outfit Basura!

Just for funsies, here's another badass photo of the group I found on ye olde interwebz, courtesy of Patrick George Photo:

Basura at Audie's Olympic - Patrick George Photo

Basura recently opened for the "revolutionary rock" group Outernational over at Fulton 55.  Here's what Fresno rock chronicler Josh Tehee had to say about Basura in his Fresno Famous review of the show:

"Basura (or Los Basura is you prefer): A five-peice local ska outfit.  That's third-wave ska (hints of metal/punk and surf rock.  More Voodoo Glow Skulls than Madness).  The whole set was conducted in Spanish, and by the sing/shout along at the end, it was obvious I should have paid more attention in Spanish 2.  Basura is a band I wish I saw more."

Basura is much beloved in Fresno, and with good reason.  They've been around since 1996 and have never ceased to entertain with their mix of old school punk riffs and banda style horns.  The bands energy can infect even the most timid of crowds.  But then again, how could you not dance along to their music, when a masked luchador is leading the way.

In short, traigan sus pinches mascaras gueyes, y preparense para luchar, porque si no se van a chingar!

For more information, please visit the following sites:

And check out their performance "Vamos a las Luchas" at the 2009 Fresno Urban Sound Experience Festival:


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