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Spanspek/Tulare County Step Up - Summer Night Lights Community Concert

What's the word nerds! We got the lowdown on this Wednesday's Summer Night Lights Concert! So lets get to it!
BANDS
Bitter Buffalo(Fresno, CA)
Genre: Indie Jazz Fusion
Press: Jefferson Beavers, Spanspek Podcast - "Those guys are good. Manuel (Aparicio) is a pretty cool dude, he's a terrific musician."
Latest Release: s/t demo

*** austeros en el exilio (Dinuba/Fresno, CA)
Genre: Roc en Español/Psychedelia
Bio: Banda de rock en español, musica sentimental acústica eléctrica con melodías fundamentales y letra psicodélica
Latest Release: s/t demo

*** Kooleidoscope (Sanger/Fresno, CA)
Genre: Indie Hip-Hop
Press: NPR's Alt Latino - "Way cool, chill hip-hop from Fresno, CA."
Latest Release: Eclipse

*** Mariachi Sol de Oro(Orosi, CA) Genre: Mariachi
*** And that's it! It's gonna be hot! See you there!

Spanspek Album Review: Conversation - Take Care of Me

Folks! It's only four months till Spanspek and we are rolling along! Es muy exciting!

Speaking of exciting (Segues 101 over here), lets talk about the new album from Fresno indie psych band CONVERSATION!
Conversation (Fresno, CA)
Take Care of Me

Featuring former members of Sunburns, Tokyo Death March, and It's An Icicle, Conversation takes everything that was great about those bands (phenomenal power pop, instrumental beauty, and inventive rhythms) and adds fat dollops of psychedelia to create the exquisitely crafted Take Care of Me.

Every track is built like a sweet sweet Twinkie (this is the only thing I could come up with, because writing is hard).  Songs like "Backstabbing Waitresses" are all somber moods and pleading chants, until they reveal dreamlike resolutions that please to no end.  It's legit mouthwatering, like a delicious delicious Twinkie.  I swear I'm not high.

Other songs, like official Spanspek Song of the Summer "Now I Know I Can", b…