It’s the first weekend of the year, post Grammy Awards, and you’ve got a good choice of live music – from rockabilly and reggae to doom metal and whatever kind of music for which Prince is known (the guy does a bit of everything). For complete list of concerts choices through next week, look for my weekly BANDGEEEK! roundup on the FresnoBeehive.
▪ Contemporary reggae fusion from Georgia, with locals White Glove Service. Details: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19 at Strummer’s, 833 E. Fern Ave. Ticket are $12-$14 and all ages. 559-485-5356, www.strummersclub.com
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▪ Oakland-based 10-piece Prince tribute returns to Fresno. For fans of “Raspberry Beret.” Details: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19 at Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St. Tickets are $15-$20. 559-412-740, www.fulton55.com
▪ Reverb laden rockabilly with a horror-film twist. Like a burlesque version of the Cramps. Details: 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 at Peeve’s Public House, 1243 Fulton. This is a free, all-ages show. 559-573-5735, www.peevespub.com
▪ Metal heads will bang. Sabbath-inspired doom rock from Fresno, recently signed to Rise Against Records. Plays with Visalia psych rockers Slow Season. Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 at Cellar Door, 101 W. Main St., Visalia. Tickets are $7. 559-636-9463, www.snvfoundation.org