The Seeds make a stop in Fresno. Where were the hipsters?

In the late ‘60s, The Seeds were likened to The Rolling Stones by Muddy Waters and had the attention of Iggy Pop. Now, self-proclaimed as one of the most “iconic American rock bands,” The Seeds performed at The Tower Theatre ...

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Famed ‘Filharmonic’ group brings a cappella skills to Fresno State

Beatboxing rhythms, smooth bass vocals and tenor harmonies filled the Satellite Student Union on Wednesday as students sang and danced – all with no instruments. The music was courtesy of the a cappella stylings from The Filharmonic, a Filipino-American singing ...

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Bastille’s ‘Wild World’ album is perfect for our time

It’s a wild world out there, but luckily we have good music to make us feel better. That is exactly what British indie-pop band Bastille’s second album, “Wild World,” gives us. The album turned one year old Sept. 9 and, ...

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A decade of The Maine

In an age where it is not uncommon to see bands rise and fall within a few short years, alternative rock band The Maine has remained constant and has built a loyal fan base over the last 10 years. Formed ...

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‘60s rock ‘n’ roll band, The Seeds, plant themselves in Fresno’s music history

“We heard good things about Fresno,” said Daryl Hooper, founding member and keyboardist for The Seeds. The Seeds, who are said to have influenced Iggy Pop and the Beach Boys, are making a stop at the Tower Theatre for a ...

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SWMRS is making waves

SWMRS, pronounced “Swimmers,” is a punk rock band from Oakland that is taking over the punk scene with its fearless lyrics and unique sound. Members of SWMRS are lead vocalist and guitarist Cole Becker, lead guitarist Max Becker, bassist Seb ...

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The sounds of summer seventeen

It is no secret that 2017 has been a great year for music, and the songs that graced the airwaves this summer further reveal that.    Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has been all over the radio with his song “Shape of ...

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‘Avocados’ start the semester off fresh

The Tunes at Noon series in The Pit kicked off this semester with Fresno State student band, “The Midnight Avocados.” It was the first of the Tunes at Noon events that will be held in The Pit throughout the semester ...

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Bad Suns gives shining performance at Strummer’s

The last time Los-Angeles-based rock band Bad Suns played in Fresno, their crowd was small. “The first time … we played to ten people and two stuffed cheeseburgers,” singer Chris Bowman said. “This feels good.” The band returned to Fresno ...

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Parade of Lights is electric

Parade of Lights is an electronic rock band from Los Angeles that makes feel-good music one can dance and sing to. Formed in 2010, Parade of Lights consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Ryan Daly, bassist Randy Schulte, keyboardist Michelle ...

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“Brightening” up the indie-pop scene

Brighten is an indie-pop band from Chico, California that consists of guitarist and lead vocalist Justin Richards, drummer Jimmy Richards and bassist Alex Draper.   Being a band for 13 years means Brighten’s history is a long one and can ...

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Exposing the Valley’s long heritage in folk music

The Wahlberg Recital Hall filled with folk music lovers on April 22 as local folk artist Evo Bluestein and his musical guests kicked off the Music of America Concert Series at Fresno State. “Folk [music], bluegrass and Zydeco that you ...

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Humans of Fresno State: Coachella Edition

Many Fresno State students attended the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival April 14-16 and many more may attend the festival’s second weekend, April 20-22. The celebrity-filled event is best known for its amazing headliners and expensive tickets. This week, ...

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Pianist Rafal Blechacz brings Fresno State to its feet

International award-winning pianist Rafal Blechacz brought his talents to Fresno State, performing works by J.S. Bach, Beethoven and Chopin at the concert hall in the Music Building. Blechacz has performed around the world in countries in Europe, North America and ...

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FresYes Fest shines a light on local music

Thousands of people made their way to downtown Fresno on March 25 for Tioga-Sequoia’s annual FresYes Fest, a celebration of local beer, food and music. The festival took place at the brewery’s beer garden with Fulton Street being blocked off ...

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Wind festival shows music is thriving in schools

The Fresno State Music Building was lively as piccolo players fluttered through scales, clarinet players tuned their instruments and trumpet solos rang through the halls. The College of Arts and Humanities welcomed approximately 1,500 students to campus for the 39th ...

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Amoret rocks the USU during “Tunes at Noon”

Every Wednesday in March, when the clock strikes noon, The Pit comes to life with USU Productions’ “Tunes at Noon.” “Tunes at Noon” brings a different local band to the The Pit to play live music from noon to 1:00 ...

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Night Riots give Fresno a night to remember

Alternative rock band Night Riots returned to Fresno on March 11 to perform in front of a sold out crowd at Strummer’s. Based out of Templeton, California, Night Riots has been together since 2011. The group consists of singer Travis ...

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