American Made Concerts Presents
Alien Fashion Show, Motel Drive, Fat Penguin
Motel Drive, Fat Penguin
875 Divisadero Street
Fresno, CA, 93721
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Alien Fashion Show
Alien Fashion Show landed in 1996, and launched its debut album on Surfdog/Hollywood records in 1998. The space age combo played over 600 shows as both headliners and opening acts. Top on the Alien "coolest memories list" was their 1998 run as supporting act for The Brian Setzer Orchestra's "Dirty Boogie" tour, and touring with pals "Royal Crown Revue."
In 1998 AFS and Hollywood Records set precedent by being the first major label act to endorse the "new" MP3 technology, generating over 10,000 downloads in the first week alone on MP3.com. They appeared on MTV, VH1, and M2, & their sounds can be heard on the soundtracks of MTV's "Road Rules," Nintendo's "Knockout Kings 2000", Parthenon Films' "The Thin Pink Line," Disney's "Alley Cat Strikes" and on compilation albums "Next Generation Swing," "Swing This Baby," and "Swing Sucks." Current publishing digits show that earthlings across the planet are still experiencing AFS via radio airplay, satellite and internet stations, and credits for film and television including Japan, Australia, Columbia, South Africa, Europe and beyond.
Ten light years in the making, the boys are back on the planet for several long awaited reunion shows, and are returning to the studio to lay down their brand of "Space Age Swing meets Sultry Secret Agent" tunes.
A '64 Bel Air barrels down old Highway 99. In the darkness to the west lie row after row of cotton, to the east grapevines and other cash crops of California's central valley. A break in the fog up ahead allows the warmth and buzz of neon lights to break the wet silence of that long dark drive. But before any head hits that motel pillow, the brain begins to shake, the bones begin to rattle, and the heart begins to roll as the seasoned blend of veteran musicianship which is Motel Drive, the slinky, rootsy, and greasy country, rock and roll, and rockabilly music carries you to that lone bar on the edge of town, that bar mama told you to stay away from, where Gretsch guitars wail, an upright bass slaps you around, and voodoo drums pound the night away. It's Motel Drive, baby, where Cash and Stray Cats pound 'em down with Gram, Buck, and Dwight. It's blood, love, and beer, the smell and taste of the Motel Drive stew. One hell of a night and your new favorite band. Motel Drive.
Fat Penguin, the newest Reggae/Ska/Soul/Pop/Blues trio in the Central Valley. The theme of FP is "Songs we like and some you may have heard before". They play tunes originally recorded by the likes of great artists from Sam Cooke & Marvin Gaye to Amy Winehouse and The Cure. The guitarist/lead singer is A.J. Fox with bass master Bronson Garza and held together with the rhythms of Raymond Gonzales. They've already become a mainstay of Fresno's Jazz Hop scene and can be seen regularly at several Tower District and Downtown venues.
$10 Adv / 12 Day of Show