The Downtown Life Magazine (www.thedlm.com) and the Merced County Arts Council's will bring all-ages music Friday with a lineup that features four area bands.
The Panduhs (Modesto), Nadine the Band (Merced area), Moon Trent and Friends (Merced) and SXSW-featured artist French Cassettes (Ripon) will take the stage for the Timi-Kat Records' "Kat Vox" album-release party. The compilation album features songs from The Panduhs, Nadine the Band and Moon Trent. The French Cassettes arrive in Merced after a 16-stop tour from California to Texas and back, where they performed at SXSW.
The Panduhs are a popular Modesto-area band that plays simple and catchy tunes created by frontman Neil Vento, according to a news release. Nadine The Band is a sister rock duo from the Merced/Fresno area. Moon Trent is a longtime Valley performer and co-owner of Timi-Kat Records. He’ll do a rare performance with a full band at the show.
The DLM has been putting on all-ages concerts in Merced for two years and recently partnered with the arts council to bring the shows to the Multicultural Arts Center stage. Doors open for the show at 7 p.m. and there is a $7 cover charge. Beer is available for those 21 and over.