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Thank you, thank you, thank you!

We'll have an official post that will go more in depth, but we just couldn't wait to say thank you. Spanspek was as successful as ever this year. We'd like to thank all the artists, the bands, the volunteers and the attendees. 
We are also happy to announce that our scholarship number and amounts will go up this year.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did! 


Everything You Need To Know About Spanspek But Were Afraid to Ask!


Spanspek Music and Arts Festival
Orosi Memorial Hall, 41645 Road 128, Orosi CA 93618
$5 cover
All ages
6pm to 11pm (doors open at 5:30p)


From Visalia:
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From Fresno:

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Parking available catty-corner to the parking lot. Look it up, it's a real word!
Set Times

Floor Stage

Kooleidoscope - 6p - 6:30p
Tyrannosaurus Zebra - 7:00p - 7:35p
It'll Grow Back - 8:10p - 8:45p
Slow Season - 9:20p - 10:00p
Werebear - 10:40p - 11:10p

Main Stage

Fatty Cakes - 6:30p - 7:00p
Le Wolves - 7:35p - 8:10p
Macondo - 8:45p - 9:20p
Mezcal - 10:00p - 10:40p


Pizza and drinks will be provided, courtesy of the fine people over at YR Pizza Planet!

We'll be holding a raffle at the end of the night to benefit our Orosi High School Scholarship Fund! Winners will receive prizes from bands and arti…

Kooleidoscope and Slow Season

Hello people!  We got some good news and bad.  Due to unforeseen circumstances Strange Vine and Francis Ward are unable to perform this year.  That's the bad news.

But the good news is that two great acts will be joining us! And here they are!
Kooleidoscope Sanger/Fresno, CA Press: "Kooleidoscope is a female hip hop artist...Think back packer hip hop with major K-Flay appeal" (John Esquivel, Fresno Famous)

More info at her Facebook and Twitter.

Slow Season
Visalia, CA
Label: Easy Rider Records
Press: "Slow Season possess that raw, hard rock sound that is firmly rooted in the’s impossible to argue with an album of absolutely great songs played with real passion topped off with an authentic, raw and suitably vintage production.... it’s refreshing to hear an album that retains a band’s identity whilst traveling through so many musical styles and moods." (Ollie Stygall, The Sleeping Shaman)

More info at their official website!


Cristobal Carrill…

2013 Spanspek Artists!

What's the haps everyone?  How goes it?!  I'm at home at the moment, taking a day off from the factory to get ready for tomorrow's (holy crap!) festival!  It's pretty cool.  I'm watching my dogs fight with each other.  One of them just walked off all cool after pinning the other down, only to be jumped from behind by the same dog.  That ish is gangsta!

So we've written about all the bands, but there's also a bunch of artists that will be exhibiting their stuff!  Lets meet them all, so you can then meet them in person tomorrow, then maybe run into them sometime in the post-apocalyptic future where you'll trade shoelaces for rubber bands.


Alright, so lets get this rolling!  Here are this years crazy cool artists!

Teresa Flores, Fresno/Los Angeles CA

I am a graduate of the Otis College of Art and Design Public Practice program. My work focuses on class and culture issues and uses the San Joaquin Valley, Fresno and LA…


Good afternoon!  What's the haps?!  Que pasa?!  I'm in a meeting!  Coffee is delicious!  LETS DO THIS!

Out last band profile is about Orosi garage rock band Werebear!
Photo by Israel Flores
Full disclosure, I'm a member of the band, so if I start sounding off on how great Werebear is, know that I'm a little biased.  So anyway, THIS BAND IS PRETTY GOOD.  Here's a bit about them, as provided on the Fresno Famous website by writer Colby Tibbet:

Emerging out of the dusty farm town of Orosi, CA, Werebear continues to contain their high energy, thrash inducing garage punk, but also staying within an indie rock framework.This may seem like an obvious attribute, but keeping grungy guitars and big synth on a tight rope without it being a giant parade of dissonance is not easy. Werebear keeps the DIY-punkers moshing, and the indie kids sipping on their craft brew and their head’s bopping.

The duo has particularly become known for their ferocious live shows, which involve low flyi…