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A Fiasco to have fun with


Alysia Kraft, of Patti Fiasco, plays to the crowd at WhatFest in Riverside in 2012. The band's first paid performance was at the Bear Trap Bar and Cafe six years ago and this weekend she is returning to play for the venue's St. Practice Day celebration.

Front-woman Alysia Kraft recalls the name of her band, Patti Fiasco coming from a take on a nickname of sorts she got whenever she would get in trouble as a kid. "My mom's younger sister's name was Patti and when (mom) would yell at me for getting in trouble she would slip up and yell, 'Patti!'," Kraft said.

According to the band's website, Kraft and company got together after a 2008 open-mic night when they decided they wanted to write and play music full time.

One of their first gigs was played at Margaret Weber's first Saint Patrick's day celebration at the Bear Trap in...

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