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The Last Spanspek
You read right folks. After 12 years of bringing local music and art to Cutler-Orosi, we will be holding the final Spanspek Music and Arts Festival on September 16, 2017 (sorry in advance to all the Canelo Alvarez fans out there). It's a pretty big deal. It...

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How to Play the Spanspek Festival
Slow Season at Spanspek 2014. Photo by Stephen Abbas. Hey folks! It's mid-May! You know what that means? It means Co-Founder/Director Israel Flores and I awake from our eternal slumber to start looking for bands to book for Spanspek 2017! It's a fun process...

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New Albums: April 2017
What's the word folks!? I'm watching Mystery Science Theater 3000 and everything is peaches! Here's some local music that was released in April 2017! Ferguson (Fresno, CA) The Best Democracy on Earth As noisy and chaotic as you'd expect a riot against gover...

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New Albums: March 2017
Folks, I told myself I was gonna watch a movie tonight. But I couldn't decide between Alien or the original Ghost in the Shell. So I wrote a blog instead! Enjoy! Arkasist (Fresno, CA) Evolutionary Onset MEEEEEETTTTTAAAAL. Crash (Fresno, CA) Sub Life Winner ...

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On Separating the Art from the Artist
Chuck Berry On March 18, 2017 legendary singer/songwriter and guitarist Chuck Berry passed away. He was 90 years old. I grew up with only a passing knowledge of Berry's music, never really acknowledging it as something I liked. I played "Johnny B. Goode" on...

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When Does A Band Make It?
Later this week Fresno band and local favorites Light Thieves will be leaving for a 13 date tour of the western United States. This is the latest of many tours they have taken. Two of the dates are for Idaho's Treefort Music Fest, a gig the band has played ...

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Spanspek Album Review: Light Thieves - Future Colors
I'm writing this while at work so lets goooooooooooooooo! Light Thieves  (Fresno, CA) Future Colors Ay! Did you know that Light Thieves was a prog rock band? Like full on Rush status? I mean, I always knew they had it in them. Their last album, Spirit Homes...

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New Albums: February 2017
It is 10:36pm and I'm having trouble keeping my eyes open because my son drains the life force from his mother and I. sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss...

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Local Videos: Light Thieves & Sahab
Hey! How goes it folks? Good? Good! Cause over at Spanspek Headquarters everyone is succumbing to the cold and it is decidedly NOT the business. Why do the Gods see fit to punish us lowly beings, whose only wish is to grace the populace with the knowledge o...

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New Albums: January 2017 Pt. 2
Ay! How goes it! It's February and I'm already behind on this shiz! But first things first, please go to this! Us Spanspek dudes (Israel from Macondo and Cristobal from Werebear ) will be joining forces with Kenny Gonzalez ( The Eros ), and Tony Quintero ( ...
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