Valley concerts include punk, pop, country, rap

March 18, 2010 

Hall & Oates, Henry Rollins, Murs, Jason Aldean, Jake Owen and Ra Ra Riot are among the names who have recently scheduled concerts in the central San Joaquin Valley.

At Table Mountain

Table Mountain Casino has announced dates with '70s pop acts Hall & Oates and country singer Jason Aldean.

Hall & Oates perform Sept. 29. Tickets don't go on sale until Aug. 23. They cost $25-$45.

Aldean performs April 28. Tickets for that cost $25-$45 and go on sale Monday at

Rollins is back

Punk icon Henry Rollins returns to Fresno for a spoken-word appearance at Tower Theatre on June 4.

Tickets are on sale now via and cost $22. Seating is general admission. Tickets will cost more the day of the show.

Murs in Visalia

Rapper Murs -- as popular with the hipsters as he is with the hip-hoppers -- is scheduled to perform at Visalia's The Cellar Door on April 22.

Tickets cost $12 in advance, or $15 at the door, but aren't on sale yet.

Watch for more details.

Festival spillover

Visalia is getting a number of notable indie rock acts thanks to popular music festivals South By Southwest and Coachella.

Artists are stopping in the Valley either before or after their festival stops. Those include:

* Friday: Titus Andronicus, The Cellar Door, $5.

* March 30: Surfer Blood at Howie & Son's Pizza, $7.

* April 13: Ra Ra Riot at The Cellar Door, $12-$14.

* April 14: Yann Tiersen at The Cellar Door, $18.

* April 20: Camera Obscura at The Cellar Door, $12.

Advance tickets to all are available at

Jake Owen

Rising country star Jake Owen is this year's performer at the Clovis Rodeo, April 22-25.

He'll perform after Friday night's portion of the rodeo, which starts at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and cost $25.

At the Crest

IQ Promotions and the Crest Theatre have added two hard-rocking shows for the spring.

On April 10, Stephen Pearcy, the voice of Ratt, shares a bill with ex-Guns 'N' Roses rocker Dizzy Reed. Tickets cost $25. The show is open to all ages.

On May 21, Nashville Pussy, Green Jelly and Psychostick come to town. Tickets cost $30. It's also an all-ages show.

Tickets to both concerts are on sale now at, at Valentino's in the Tower District or at the Crest Theatre.

The reporter can be reached at mosegueda or (559) 441-6479. Read his blog at

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