Imagine a local band compilation album that everyone will
be excited about.
It would have to include a lot of bands.
It would have to have exclusive tracks: tracks that local band fans couldn’t get
It would have to be, like the FUSE festival, a rich and
diverse sampling of local talent.
Here’s the idea and a working title: “Fresno Covers Fresno”*, a compilation
in which local bands cover
*other* local bands. Maybe Strange Vine covers
Achievement House. Maybe It’ll Grow Back does a songby Pinkeye.
The combinations are endless, and fun to
Over the next few months we’ll be soliciting bands to do
just that: submit a recording of themselves covering another local act (past or
present). In this way: twice the amount of bands are represented,
fans get a unique recording from some of their favorites,
and we all enjoy the fascinating re-interpretations.
Have the project done by mid-2013—ready to promote FUSE Festival #6.
Selected recordings will be pressed up on a CD.
All submissions will be available online for download.
All profits will support the FUSE Festival.
To help fund the project, a series of shows will be held at
The first one is Friday, August 17. Come out to support.
*Audience participation note: we’re considering having
the audiences at the Tokyo Garden shows contribute ideas for the final album
Questions and submissions can be sent to Blake Jones at :