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Rock

June Concerts Galore…And More to Come

IN THE July 9 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
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by Steven Sanchez



It’s July, which means that summer is in full swing! The triple digit heat is amongst us which leaves us scrambling for activities to participate in to keep cool. There are those that’ve been indulging in pool swimming, barbequing, summer blockbuster binging, and the list goes on. Speaking for myself, I’ve occupied my time pursuing all the top concerts in the Central Valley.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This weekend I went to see 35mm, A Musical Exhibition, at the Selma Arts Center, and I had no idea what I was about to see. I could never have imagined the amazing experience that is this show!

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by Sarah Peterson


The summer is just heating up for Visalia’s country/rock maestro Brandon Pasion and his band (including drummer Pete Buotte, bassist Lenny Sciacca, guitarist Dwayne Janzen, and Travis Brooks on Dobro guitar, banjo, keys, and backup vocals) with the release of their debut EP All I Ever Want.

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by Sarah Peterson


With a slew of upcoming gigs that stretch out through the sizzling California summer, Fresno’s Erick Tyler rocks it like a veteran with bassist Adam Smith and drummer Gerardo Ortega. And even though he only started performing live last fall, Tyler has already made a name for himself in the Golden State with the release of his EP Stuck in the Middle earlier this spring.

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by Sarah Peterson


The South Valley’s Ryan Dean and the Bricktops with vocalist/guitarist Ryan Dean, guitarist John Bell, bassist Mario Teixeira, and drummer Matt Hopson, are kicking off the New Year with their first Fresno show tonight (January 16) at Audie’s Olympic. Kings River Life caught up with Ryan Dean on the eve of the Audiepalooza 2016 All Star Western to discuss the band’s origins and their bright future ahead.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Earlier this year KRL profiled Kingsburg band Saving Temperance and reviewed their latest EP. This past week we got the chance to catch up with them, learn about their new EP out early next year, and have them be our first local band video performance & interview! Hope you enjoy and keep checking back for updates, concert info and a review of the new EP once it’s released.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


One of the first bands that we ever interviewed at KRL was Loomis & the Lust–a band from Santa Barbara who was performing at Starline in Fresno. Since then we’ve stayed in contact with them and are happy to see them back on the music and video scene after several changes and some down time. Their new EP, Sports Suck, was released earlier this year. We took some time recently to chat with Will Loomis and catch up.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


For the past several years I have had the pleasure of following the career of a local band that got its start in Reedley, A Current Affair. I first interviewed them when I was working at the Reedley Exponent, and KRL profiled them last year. We have watched them grow and change and experience some impressive success.

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Nightwolf: Local Band Profile

IN THE May 19 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
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by Zachariah Zendejas



It has been said that a thing, whatever the thing, is more than the sum of its parts; still, looking at those parts does help. Nightwolf is the summation of great talent and a great connection between the members which helps propel the sound and lyrics into the hearts and minds of their audience.

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Pawn: Local Band Profile

IN THE July 9 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andArts & Entertainment,
andContributors,
andMusic,
andTeens
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by Stephanie Barnett


Ever since I was little, I’ve always loved music. Loved everything about it, from rock-n-roll, to country to indie, heavy metal, and classical, though rock is my passion. I always love finding new bands and seeing what I like most about their music. When I was asked to write about the Visalia band Pawn, I wasn’t sure what to expect, would they be classic rock, hard rock, metal, or something totally different?

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Ride It!, Shiver Fox: CD Review

IN THE October 23 ISSUE

FROM THE Arts & Entertainment,
andBooks & Tales,
andMusic,
andTeens
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by Anthony Polanco



Shiver Fox’s latest record, Ride It!, released independently September 11th, 2010 is a rock n’ roll masterpiece. From beginning to end, this album is so vivid that you can almost see them playing, recording, and living it.

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