If you're looking for something to do this weekend, and have a desire to check out some of the talent in the local music scene, you won't have to travel far -- or spend much money.
On Saturday, June 16, the inaugural Fat Tire Music Festival will be held at Infinity's End East, 3704 E. Independence Blvd., in the Coliseum Shopping Center from noon to 8 p.m. The festival will include music from Blanco Diablo, Audioform, Carmona, The Accentrix, Near Gravity, WSNB, James Deem and the Able-Bodied Posse. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the gate -- rain or shine. It's also an all-ages show. You can find out more info at www.myspace.com/fattiremusicfest.
If that's not enough, you can head over to NoDa on Sunday for the Nuthing Summer Collaborative from noon to midnight. There will be fire dancers, poetry, spoken word and live music from Humans, Incognito Mosquito, Potter's Field, The Mantras, Heywire, Gruvtu, Deformati, S.O.Stereo, Safe Return Doubtful, The Pattern Playback, The Dazed Owl, DJ ND-Skyz and DJ Graham Cracker. Best of all, it's free. The event will be focused in the Salvador Deli/Solstice area, but the grand finale will be at the Neighborhood Theatre. For more info, check out wearnuthing.com.