Skip to main content


Showing posts from June, 2014

Spanspek Album Review: Carlos Rodriguez - Barely Breathing

What's the haps everyone!?  It feels like it's been forevers!  I drank two cups of coffee, and three sodas today!  LETS DO THIS!

Up on the docket this week is the solo album from Visalia CA guitar virtuoso Carlos Rodriguez!
Carlos Rodriguez
Barely Breathing (Available at shows & Marcela's Home Store, Visalia CA)

As one of the band leaders for latin fusion group Mezcal, Carlos Rodriguez has been burning up stages all over California with his brand of smooth guitar for years.  With Barely Breathing, Rodriguez takes center stage, offering his own take on the Supernatural style collaborative album with a string of cover songs and original compositions.

For most of the album, Rodriguez acts as generous host, content to sit back and let others have their moment in the spotlight, as in the cool rendition of Jorge Ben track "Mas Que Nada", where Rodriguez adds suave jazz tones to Hope Garcia's midnight take on the bossa nova classic.  The album is at its best though w…

TONIGHT! Summer Night Lights Community Concert!

It's going down tonight folks!  Our first fundraiser of the year!  Join us for an evening of food, fun, and music for the whole family!  Featuring performances from Macondo, Roach Collection, Identity Parade, and Mariachi Sol de Oro.  Best of all, it's free!  Hope to see you there!

New Releases: June 2014

Good morning fine people of the Shire!  Here are some new local release for your earholes!  And while you're at it, donate to the London Library Project, an effort to establish a public library in the small community of London, CA!  For more information contact Robert Isquierdo at (818) 482-8140 or

Cabin Fire (Fresno, CA)
Split w/ Love Is A Black Widow(Never Lost Records)

MC Wicks (Fresno, CA)
Neva Had A Dolla

Lezayr (Fresno, CA)
Break the Chains