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Spanspek Podcast

Israel Flores and Kenny G. from the Spanspek Music and Arts Festival talk to guest about music, art, culture and beyond.
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Jul 8, 2019

Israel and Kenny sit down with prolific valley artist, Mikayla Gutierrez. They dive in to her first shows as an artist, how much she's done in a short period of time, the upcoming cemetery mural project, Kenny's upcoming Standup career and even do live commentary during the 7.1 CA earthquake.  Yeah... it happened while we were recording.

 

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Jun 5, 2019

Israel and Kenny sit down with George Barraza aka Dj MeztiSoul. They talk about Private Wax, Jazz On The Corner, turntables, vinyl, and of course, the Anthony Joshua/ Andy Ruiz fight along with the Fresno Grizzly's recent debacle error. 

 

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May 13, 2019

Israel and Kenny sit down with Josh Tehee and Cristobal Carrillo.  They talk GrizzlyFest, play the local Spotify game and even elaborate on serial killers who don't stream.

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Apr 22, 2019

Israel and Kenny sit down with Ghost Surf pioneers, Tomas and Kaleb from band Eighteen Hundreds. They talk band history, songwriting, pre-show rituals and why you all should go to a particular chain restaurant.  Also, the best/ummm... intro ever.  Send all your letters to Los Eighteen Hundreds. 

 

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Dec 19, 2018

Israel sits down with Fuzz Rockers, The Eros which happens to includes Mr. Kenny G. They talk about the new album 'Sad Songs For Happy People', new shows, and go into how cool it is to have some new/old venues back. The guys also introduce a new segment appropriately titled "OLD NEWS!" and Yes, they even selected their candidates for their definitely-not-macabre yearly celebrity deadpool.

 

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Oct 16, 2018

Israel and Kenny-G Sit down with members of Mariachi Sol De Oro, Carrie, Ricky, and Birdman. They go over the 2019 roster of nominees for the Rock Hall of Fame, mariachi stories, busking and even reveal why Kenny is no longer invited to the breakfast club. 

 

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Oct 2, 2018

Israel and Kenny sit down with Juan Verduzco and Stephanie Barraza to talk about Tastemakers Festival, Sound-N-Vision, Grizzly Fest, Local Music Showcase and much more.

 

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Sep 20, 2018

We hang out with Mr. Omar Nare who occupies the record for most shows by a guest on the podcast. We have some Mezcal, answer from "The Book of Questions" talk about Omar's upcoming show, Echo En Fresno, had more Mezcal, Omar played two beautiful songs we drank more Mezcal, we stopped recording... and drank more mezcal.

 

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Sep 6, 2018

Israel and Kenny sit down with Artist, Ampelio Mejia to talk about The Arts Consortium, Taste The Arts, First Fridays, Karaoke and much much more.


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Aug 6, 2018

Israel sits down with The Source LGBT+ Center, co-founder, Brian Poth.  They talk about everything from being an actor in LA, Visalia Over The Edge how center got started. 

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Jul 24, 2018

Israel and Kenny G. sit down with chefs Chris and Conry from Tacos Lucha.  They talk tacos, community, revitalization, art, food business and more tacos. All of course, over sips of Mezcal. 

Dec 14, 2017

Israel and Kenny chat with leading Americana singer songwriter, Lance Canales.  Local Orosi boy talks about growing up in the San Joaquin Valley,  new album, tour, Plane Wreck at Los Gatos, his invitation to do a TED Talk, upcoming BBC interview and even performs live. 

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Oct 27, 2017

Israel and Kenny sit down with power couple, Jasmin La Caris and Omar Nare. They talk about their upcoming show, VIVO, Enrique Meza's new loteria series, Joshua Tehee as Buddy Holly and they even play a live acoustic version of "drunken Sleepwalk" fueled  by mezcal.

 

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Sep 7, 2017

Israel and Kenny are joined by Cristobal and Ricky to talk about the 12th and final Spanspek Music and Arts Festival.   They get in to detail with performers, artist and try to persuade Ricky in to making his own festival for the future.

 

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Jul 4, 2017

Israel and Kenny are joined by the werebear himself, Cristobal Carrillo. They talk about why Spanspek Music and Arts Festival is ending after 12 years while they take question from live feeds through social media. 

 

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May 30, 2017

The guys sit down with virtuoso violinist, Patrick Contreras. They talk about his new endeavour as EL VIOLIN, why he loves Britney Spear's music, his first performances, the future including a new album and how imagine dragons stayed at his place once and requested lucky charms in the middle of the night.

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Apr 24, 2017

Israel and Kenny sit down with digital surrealism artist, Jon Ayala. They talk about the captivating factors of Jon's art, his beginnings, the process and why he removes most color from his pieces except for some hints of the color red. They also get in to cars, yes cars! Jon tells the fascinating story of "uncle Kent" the Delorean,  uncle Kent the friend and how the car came to be. We also find out that Kenny has a wild range in favorite car choices and yes we even bring back James Hetfiled again.   

 

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Apr 7, 2017

Israel and Kenny sit down with Fresno Bee music writer and all around awesome dude, Joshua Tehee. They start off the episode by drinking Pulque for the first time and giving their option on it while Kenny explains what "bacon number" is. They also get in to how better concert seats equal better show experience, Chuck Berry's passing, Breakout Fresno and Josh performs part of his stand up comedy routine. 

 

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Mar 14, 2017

Israel and Kenny sit down with Erica Salazar and Mike Adame of band, Light Thieves. They talk new SXSW contract debacle, the making of the new album, how to trade in favors for amazing cover artwork, best and worst parts of touring and even tell a terrifying story about staying in a creepy/possibly haunted hotel in Winnemucca Nevada while Kenny reads the Yelp review posted by Light Thieves' own, Kaleb Saldate. 

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Mar 1, 2017

Israel and Kenny sit down with multi instrumentalists, Brandon Freeman and Jonathan "Nap" Napoles of band Cloudship. They talk music from Opeth to Chance the Rapper, they get in to the deep dark secrets of touring, how to pull it off, what the best and worst parts of it are, they tell their favorite tour stories including how to avoid getting arrested while sleeping in the tour van and how Nap has a magnetism for meeting celebrities... or we should say celebrities meeting him.

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Feb 24, 2017

Israel and Kenny G. sit down with acoustic rockers, Bear Claw Spruce. They perform live, talk about shows, the new album, stoner dolphins, introduce news from the new newsgirl and much much more.

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Feb 10, 2017

Israel and Kenny G. Sit down with artist and muscician, Sahab. They talk politics and how close some moves hit home, deloreans, GIFs, 90s shows, 2017 deathpools, and they even play an exclusive new track from the upcoming album 'Safa City'.

 

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Feb 2, 2017

Israel and Kenny sit down with artist, Teresa Flores. They talk about the digital mural mapping project, experimental quesadilla lab, stories around the drought, art and even  online stocking etiquette.

 

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Jan 12, 2017

Israel and Kenny go meta with podcaster extraordinaire, Mike Seay. They talk beer, podcasting, Harrison Ford, hidden fresno bars and how he made his triumphant return to blogging.

 

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Nov 29, 2016

Israel and Kenny G sit down with Vato Rock pioneers, Werebear.  They talk Thanksgiving, Kanye, who's better at the blues and all kinds of new... New drummer, New album, New show. Kenny also posts the My-Mix-Tape questions to the band. 

 

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