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Spanspek Spotlight: Santa Mira

Hello!  I hope your weekend was a good one!  It rained!  It's pretty cray.

But enough of all that!  It's time to get back to procrastinating from work!  Lets learn about our next Spanspek band!  Give it up for Fresno alt-rock quartet SANTA MIRA!
To start things off here's Santa Mira's Facebook bio:

Goes great with drugs!

Yikes!  I'm sure they mean the prescription drug variety, and only as needed!

Look folks, I've seen a quite a few bands in my time, and I've never known a group that makes songwriting look as effortless as Santa Mira does.  Singer/songwriter/guitarist Michael Flores is a song writing dynamo.  This year alone he and the rest of the band have released two great albums (Vice Grip and Songs To Fall Asleep Driving To) and they're both chock full of indie rock deliciousness.  

And live they prove to be a charmingly energetic act.

To top it all off, they're super nice people who are way supportive of the local music scene!  We're honored to h…

Spanspek Spotlight: Catharsus

What's the haps folks!?  It's time to get to know the bands and artists participating at this years Spanspek Music and Arts Festival!  It's all very exciting!

So lets start the proceedings with Visalia metal band CATHARSUS!
Here's a description of the group as provided by drummer Jeremy Thomas in an interview with the Visalia Times-Delta, prior to their 2014 national tour:

[Catharsus is] a metal band. We play a very intense, passionate, aggressive, and fast-paced style of music. There are many different inspirations that go into what we do, with each member having his own history and influences behind him. Each of us grew up listening to many different forms of music, and we all share a passion for heavy music. Our style is not mainstream and the music we create disrupts the sounds most commonly heard in society.

INTENSITY.  If you've met Jeremy you know he's one of the the nicest guys around.  But you read that description, right?  Their sounds disrupt society! …

Spanspek 2014 Lineup Revealed!

Mark your calendars cause there's gonna be a party in Orosi this October!
Stay tuned for posts about the bands and artists performing at this years festival!
Oh! And by the way, we still need to pay for this, so don't forget about our fundraiser this Friday, September 19th!

Spanspek Fundraiser and New Singles from Dirty Limbs, The Panduhs

What's the haps folks!  Tis a slow work day here at Anonymous Business Place, so why not highlight some new singles from some of our favorite bands!
Dirty Limbs (Fresno, CA)
"Blood Operator"
A punch to the face from Fresno's leading supplier of murderous surf rock, featuring a killer solos from lead guitarist Luke Giffen.

The Panduhs (Modesto, CA)
"Cuddle Up"
The new single from the Modesto mainstays is lofi twee pop to the max.  Perfect for spiked punch sock hops.

Oh!  By the by, we're having our annual Fresno Spanspek fundraiser Friday September 19th at the lovely Tokyo Garden in Downtown Fresno!  Gentle Jamie, the General Populus, and Kooleidoscope will be on hand to kick some ass!  So come on by, drink some drinks, music some music, and help support Spanspek 2014!