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Spanspek Scholarship Raffle

Good afternoon folks!  I hope you're doing well!  Currently I find myself hungry for lunch and listening to some new fangled electronic music.  It's making for a trippy combination.  You know what else makes for a trippy combination?  Seguing from that to our Spanspek Scholarship Raffle!

Alright, so here's the deal.  We want to be able to provide the biggest scholarship we can to the students of Orosi High School.  With that in mind, we'll be holding a raffle during this Friday's festival to raise additional scrilla.  All proceeds from the raffle will go specifically to fund the scholarship. 

Pretty awesome right?  BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!  For each dollar donated to the Scholarship fund, you will be entered into a drawing to win a prize pack that includes the following:
Stickers, buttons, and a $10 gift card from Visalia's Velouria Records;Merch from Sloppy Stitches by Tron;Albums and merch from Spanspek bands, including Werebear, Basura, Sci-Fi Caper, and Sa…

Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About Spanspek But Were Afraid To Ask

Alright folks, Spanspek is right around the corner.  And as you read this you may be asking yourself, "I don't know anything about this festival who's blog I just happen to be reading".  To that I say keep reading lost internet user!  The answers you seek are right before you!
So yes, this post is meant to answer any questions you may have about Spanspek!  If somethings been left out, no worries!  Just send us an e-mail at or comment over at our Facebook page.  Thanks and have a good day and we'll see you on the 28th!

Spanspek Music and Arts Festival Friday, September 28th, 2012 Orosi Memorial Hall, 41645 Road 128, Orosi CA 93618 $5 / 5:30pm to 10:30pm / All ages Facebook Event Page


6:00 – 6:35pm – Pro Wings (Main Stage)
6:35 – 7:10pm – Werebear (Floor Stage)
7:10 – 7:45pm – Sci-Fi Caper (Main Stage)
7:45 – 8:20pm – Basura (Floor Stage)
8:20 – 8:55pm – Collecto (Main Stage)

8:55 – 9:35pm – Achievement House (Floor Stage)

Sloppy Stitches by Tron

Good morning everyone!  I hope this day finds you doing great things! 

I've got a short blog for you fine folk today.  In addition to bands and artists, Spanspek will be including the participation of a local vendor.  They are none other than the awesomely named Sloppy Stitches by Tron!  The Fresno based craft makers state that they produce "creative creations that make you smile. I'm here to make your dream come true one stitch at a time!"  I'd have to agree.  The abundance of items, including cute hats and sandwiches, do not fail to put happy thoughts in my brainholes.  For more information visit Sloppy Stitches at:

Spanspek 2012 Artist Line-up Revealed!

AAAHHHH!  That's what I feel like nowadays, with the festival looming upon the horizon.  I feel like a giant sphere is hurtling toward me as I try to escape with some rare artifact in hand, meanwhile passing the freshly made corpse of the Peruvian guide who tried to double cross me.  Don't worry though, I make it out alive, and continue to have rollicking adventures with the likes of Shia Labeouf, Sean Connery, and that kid from the Goonies. 

But where was I?  Ah yes, it's time to introduce you to the visual artists that will be exhibiting their work at this years festival! 

Pretty sweet huh?  Below you'll find links to the work of the above artists, as well as a sample.  Please take the time to peruse their sites and get to know them.  They're all super talented and excited to share their work with you!

Matthew and Amie Rangel

"Mourning" - Amie T. Rangel
"Due East over Stokes Mountain" - Matthew Rangel
Mauro Carrera



Good afternoon people of the internet!  I hope you all are doing well!  I'm currently sitting with my dog watching the U.S. Open Men's Final.  It pains me because my beloved Rafael Nadal sits recuperating in Majorca while Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, these brash upstarts, these ne'er do wells, fight to achieve even a semblance of Nadal's greatness.  Ruffians!  I scoff at thee!

That said, I hope Murray wins.  I like his scruffy hair and tree trunk legs.

But enough football, lets talk about our last Spanspek performer to be profiled.  People of Earth, allow me to introduce Fresno CA beat conductor Sahab!

Here's a snippet of a profile about Sahab written by Matt Ross for none other than Rolling Stone ME Magazine!:
"Sahab is a man of con­trasts. Born to Iranian parents, he now lives in Fresno, California, where his unique brand of dreamy, sing­er-songwriter, psychedelic pop has earned him an impressive following. His childhood saw him repeatedly move from East to W…

Achievement House

Good afternoon kind folk of the Shire!  I hope this post finds you doing well!  I've just finished picking up the posters for Spanspek!  It's very exciting!  Soon enough you'll be seeing them posted all over Middle Earth!  Except in Mordor.  Those guys can suck it!   

In other news, we continue with our band profiles.  Next up is Fresno, CA favorite Achievement House!

Here's a brief bio, as provided by the band on their Kickstarter page:

"Achievement House started in Late 2009 by Daniel Schultz & Philip Freeman.  Daniel is no longer with the group but since then Philip has surrounded himself with three amazing musicians.  His sister Whitney Freeman, old friend Colby Tibbet and new addition Anthony Barba."

With the new lineup listed above, Achievement House has made quite the name for itself in the Fresno music scene.  While Indie in origin, the band's music has recently taken up a slight edge.  The elegant guitar lines and soothing vocals of the Freeman …