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Spanspek Fundraiser Show at Tokyo Garden!

 What's the haps folks! It's Monday as I type this and I can't wait to watch me some Colbert! Also, I just ate three cookies, so hows about them apples?

This here post is here to prepare you for the mirth, music, and mayhem to be expected this Saturday night in Fresno! Us Spanpsek folks will be holed up at the lovely Tokyo Garden with four of our favorite bands to help raise some scrilla for the 11th edition of the Spanspek Music and Arts Festival! It's gonna be good mang. You should join us! Look, here's who's gonna be there with us!

The Dinuba roc en español band Austeros en el Exilio specializes in psych rock that explores themes of alienation and struggle in foreign lands.  Longtime local performers Carlos Garcia (Inconsciente, Macondo) and Ronnie Taylor (The Escorts, Kooleidoscope, Santa Mira) round out this stellar group of performers.

The long time Mendota post punk quartet has been on hiatus for a while now. They'll be blessing the Spanspek crowd with a rare set of artful noise delivered with the morose intensity of Morrissey if he fucked shit up every now and then. They are one of our all time favorite local bands, and a great live act to boot!  We're excited to have them join us!

Mix one part Mars Volta fire with the guitar theatrics of Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, and you get Cutler-Orosi's very own Murdoc!  The group, reuniting for one night only after an 7 year absence, performs an energetic mix of prog rock at an often blistering pace. Also, two of it's members happen to be the Spanspek guys! It's gonna be rad folks!

And by the by, if you want to download some of the groups music for free, it's available over at their temporary Bandcamp page! DO IT UP!

Note: This picture of a magical horse was submitted by La Niña as an official band photo. And that folks, is the shit.
And last but not least we got the first performance from Fresno band La Niña, the new project from Light Thieves bassist Erica Najera.  Here's what Najera had to say about the group:

La Niña, debuting July 2016, is the new punk project from Erica Najera, Tony Montanez (Style Like Revelators), and Kyle Riker (Bicicleta). This young California band is no stranger to veteran talent. Collectively having 30 years in the art scene. La Nina is fast, loud, and figuring itself out. And that's OK. Rooted in prog, surf, jazz and pure instinct while turning at the speed punk. Throw in some vocals for fun.

This shit sounds exciting! If you want the ultimate hipster cred of "being there first", you need to be at this La Niña show!

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