7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14 / Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St. / $15-$18 / (559) 412-7400, www.fulton55.com
The Dictators NYC is a story of supply and demand.
The influential proto-punk rock band The Dictators had a strong following in the 1970s. People still remember the music and the band’s manic live performances and want to experience it firsthand (and for many, for the first time). So, three of its original members (guitarist Ross The Boss, drummer JP “Thunderbolt” Patterson and front man Handsome Dick Manitoba) got together with bassist Dean Rispler and guitarist Daniel Rey to create a new incarnation of the band, known as Dictators NYC.
The name change is out of respect of the other original members of the band.
Dictators NYC are in the middle of a 10-date West Coast tour and stop in Fresno Wednesday Jan. 14.