Sunday, June 28 2015: Unsigned Acoustic Broadcast

Unsigned Acoustic Showcase - and Live Musicians Co-op

On June 28, 2015 SoCoRock and Live Musicians Co-op are putting on a special broadcast and recorded event. The Unsigned Acoustic Broadcast gives voice to the up-and-coming artists of Northern California.

Are you an aspiring musician or band? Do you have an original song you’d like to share? We’re looking for the best, the worst, the funniest original acoustic songs… and everything in between.

Any UN-amplified or processed instrument(s) are allowed including guitar, bass, piano (one is provided at the studio), drums (including hand drums of all types) and woodwind instruments, singers and vocalists. And, of course, a mix of any of them.

All genres, all styles, all ages and all skill levels are welcome.

Here’s what’s going to happen:

You will gather outside the Live Musicians Co-op new recording room in Santa Rosa, CA on Sunday, June 28th at 1:00pm. People will line up in a first-come, first-serve basis.

Each artist gets 10 minutes to talk and perform one original acoustic song, riff or idea. Everything is broadcast live on and also recorded by LMC – The best and most unique performances will be included on a special CD produced by Live Musicians Co-op and and showcased online.

Everyone is encouraged to come down and perform as well as network with other musicians.

Got a question? Contact us.

Please see the official Facebook event here.

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Friday May 22 @ 755 After Dark: Over The Falls, Spooky Action, IllumiGnarly, ManBearPig & The Brock Samsons

755 After Dark

DATE: Friday May 22
LOCATION: 755 After Dark
PERFORMERS: Over The Falls, Spooky Action, IllumiGnarly, ManBearPig & The Brock Samsons
GENRE: Heavy-rock/punk , surf-punk
COST: $8

Spooky Action at a Distance
The Illumignarly
Manbearpig-Santa Rosa CA
The Brock Samsons

Heavy-rock/punk stalwarts OVER THE FALLS return to Sebastopol for a night of eclectic music and frenetic energy, joined by the indie-pop soundscapes of SPOOKY ACTION AT A DISTANCE and the surf-punk gods known to this realm as THE ILLUMIGNARLY! Prog-funk-rockers MANBEARPIG and punk cover-band goofballs THE BROCK SAMSONS round out the line-up.

755 After Dark
8pm, $8
755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol, CA

More info at and

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VIDEO: The Know Nothings – “Psychedelic Mouth”

“Psychedelic Mouth”
Featured single from Bewilderbeast – The first full length album by The Know Nothings.

Compilation of live shots from Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa, The Red house in Walnut Creek, The Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, and Aubergine After Dark in Sebastopol. Filmed and edited by Allen Loesch, additional filming credits: Joel Galvan and Jordan Berry.


We’re just scraping the bowls of our pipe dreams
Finding means with our noses in the corner
In room well lit and infinite
Making province on tradition and pocket lint
Painted skies, thick primer normalcy
Red meat and my bootstrap gumption
21 gun salute
To bid adieu to salvation
Perfect morons beat chests
For oxymoronic bliss
Star spangled smiles ain’t biased
Because god’s on our side, choke down the biggest lie
Belaboring naïveté
You trip on truth like a bad drug
In a life of severed tongues I’m taking cause with
My psychedelic mouth
Well you wrote the song that started the whole world dying
And I sing, sing, sing
We coexist in dissonance, you are the blindfold hymn
I’m the caged bird beating my lungs
And leave here breathless
I don’t mind
I cleanse these lungs of stale air
This nothing you cycle to us
No matter the amount of time
No matter if they collapse
Nor if I’m the death or life of the matter
This is a matter of fact
Well you wrote the song that started the whole world dying
And I sing, sing, sing
We coexist in dissonance, you are the blindfold hymn
I’m the caged bird beating my lungs
Star spangled smiles ain’t biased
Because god’s on our side, choke down the biggest lie
Belaboring naïveté
You trip on truth like a bad drug
I distort the wool in your eyes taking cause with
My psychedelic mouth

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Big News!


Good morning Sonoma County! We are VERY excited to announce that we are now SoCoPOP! We are changing our focus to Top 40 music, starting today. Say hello to the latest gossip and music from Kanye West, Taylor Swift and Maroon 5!

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Friday, April 10 2015 @ Elbo Room (San Francisco): The Institution

The Institution - Elbo Room San Francisco

DATE: Friday, April 10 2015
TIME: 9:00pm
LOCATION: Elbo Room (San Francisco)
PERFORMERS: The Institution
COST: $10 at the door

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: From their Facebook post: “Greetings dear friends, fans, and fellow artists. We are getting close finally so please mark off your calendars now for our album release party at The Elbo Room in San Francisco 4/10/15. We also humbly request that all our friends please join this Facebook event and share it through your pages and invite all your friends as well. Remember this is a party not just another show. Help us get this event out there please even from afar. Thanks again everyone.”

— The Institution

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What’s the craziest situation you’ve ever been a part of / witnessed during a show?


From our Facebook page:

“What’s the craziest situation you’ve ever been a part of / witnessed during a show?”

Reply #1: “Peelander Z at the Phoenix back in like 2010. Just…..that whole show…”

Reply #2: “The Business End were playing a show in South Lake Tahoe at Whiskey Dick’s. We were headlining, we hadn’t been there in about a year, the opening bands were killer, we were stoked, and so we had a really raucous show going. About halfway through a song, our singer/guitarist Mike Ward noticed that a big dude was being kinda rough on his (Mike’s) brother-in-law in the pit. So Mike drops his guitar and launches himself on the big dude! A ridiculous, Looney Tunes-style brawl ensues; like, a cloud of dust with hands and feet and faces poking out, rolling it’s way out the side door of the club. Soon, the brawl subsides, Mike makes nice with the big dude, and invites him on stage to slur his way through our next song. The crazy part is, this was our first show with Mike since he got back from having his hip replaced! As Mike was flying through the air, I think the other 3 of us in TBE yelled, “Mike! Your hip!”
He was fine. Whiskey Dick’s is the best. We’re actually going back there on Saturday night! It’s gonna be crazy, as always.”

Reply #3: “Over The Falls was asked to do this random gig in the farmlands east of Vacaville, which should give you an indication as to what kind of venue this was. We arrive a little early, eating our take-out dinner in the truck. A couple of us decide to go in and check the place out; it’s a total cowboy bar. Think “Roadhouse”, without nearly enough Sam Elliot… not exactly OTF fare. There’s a bunch of cowpokes glowering at us, in between staring at the gigantic boobs of the bartender/only woman in sight. We explained to the bartender that we’re from the band and asked where we should set up. As we’re telling her this, a fight breaks out in the bar that moves out the back door. Unfazed by the brawling, she points us to where the venue is; an old decrepit hall that looks like it probably hosted some pretty wicked rounds of bingo in its day, but that day has passed. As we’re looking around the room, we notice the fight is escalating on the back patio. We go back into the bar to ask where the soundman is; we are told that WE were supposed to bring a PA. (News to us). The bartender then looks past us, back towards the hall, and says “Oh! You guys brought a smoke machine?!? Cool!” After a few seconds of confused looks we go back into the venue to see that the fight has now made its way into the hall and one of the drunk idiots is trying to use a fire extinguisher to calm down the other drunk idiots. We calmly walked back out to the truck, where Ryan is still eating his Chinese food dinner behind the wheel, and we say, “Hey, maybe we should just get out of here?” Ryan, without even saying a word, starts up the engine, we all pile in, and drive away. We got back to Cotati in time to catch Our Vinyl Vows’ set at Spancky’s.”

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Friday, February 6 2015 @ Aubergine After Dark in Sebastopol: The King Must Die, Vile Riot Villians, Otep, Terror Universal, Thira, Downfall 2012


DATE: Friday, February 6 2015
TIME: Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 7:30pm
LOCATION: Aubergine After Dark in Sebastopol (755 Petaluma Ave, Sebastopol)
PERFORMERS: The King Must Die, Vile Riot Villians, Otep, Terror Universal, Thira, Downfall 2012
GENRE: Metal, Hardcore
COST: $15 Advance, $20 @ Door

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: The legendary OTEP is coming to Sonoma County! ALL ages show, Friday February 6th at the Aubergine (after dark) in Sebastopol, bring your wife, bring your kids.. this ones going be huge! Tagging along is Terror Universal (superband with members from Soulfly, Ill Nino, and Machine Head) and up and comers Downfall 2012 and Thira!

And the kicker.. our very own the BADASS The King Must Die and Vile Riot Villains are rocking the bill as well, so come show some undying support for LOCAL and out of area musical awesomeness!


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Dec 12th, 2014 @ 755 After Dark- 755 Petaluma Ave Sebastopol, California 95472: Green Light Silhouette, Manzanita Falls, Induvin

After Dark

DATE: Dec 12th, 2014
TIME: 7:00-11:00
LOCATION: 755 After Dark
755 Petaluma Ave Sebastopol, California 95472
PERFORMERS: Green Light Silhouette, Manzanita Falls, Induvin
GENRE: Alternative, Indie/folk, Hard Rock
COST: $7

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: Going to be a great night of some of the best local bands all playing together for a great cause. Green Light Silhouette, Manzanita Falls and Induvin are putting on a benefit show for a local Sonoma County family who’s last year has been rocky and uncertain after the discovery of a brain tumor on their youngest daughter. Bands are all top notch and ready to put on a great night of music for a worthy cause. Come on out have a drink listen to some amazing bands, which is the easiest way to help out an amazing family.

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Saturday December 13th @ Burgers and Vine: Maria Muldaur


DATE: Saturday December 13th
TIME: 7pm Dinner 9pm Show
LOCATION: Burgers and Vine
PERFORMERS: Maria Muldaur
GENRE: Blues
COST: $100 dinner & show or $20 show

A night with Maria Muldaur and Meritage pop up dinner also paired with Envolve winery meet the wine makers Danny Fay and Mike Benzinger.
$100 dollar ticket gets you a 5 course meal and 5 different wines.
Standard limited $20 ticket. No food included

Homemade Focaccia and our Famous Olive pesto

Crispy Marin Miyagi Oysters, Sambuca spinach and Parma Prosciutto
NV Sparkling Brut Rosé

1st Course
Grilled Prawns, Heirloom beet, Micro greens, Blood Orange Napoleon with citron dressing
2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Valley

2nd Course
Wild mushroom & Black truffle risotto served in a Parmesan crisp
2012 Pinot Noir, “Lennox Vineyard” Russian River

3rd Course
Pancetta wrapped pork tenderloin, stuffed with Cypress grove Truffle tremor cheese, on a bed of roasted Butternut squash, Pomegranate reduction, Winter vegetable bundles
2012 Syrah, Bennett Valley

150 year old family recipe of Chef Carlo

Burgers & Vine
Maria Muldaur

Maria Muldaur
Saturday – December 13th
Dinner starts at 7pm
Show starts at 9:00pm
Burgers & Vine
400 First street east
Sonoma CA 95476

About the band:


Maria Muldaur is best known world-wide for her 1974 mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis,”which received several Grammy nominations, and enshrined her forever in the hearts of Baby Boomers everywhere; but despite her considerable pop music success, her 50-year career could best be described a long and adventurous odyssey through the various forms of American Roots Music. During the folk revival of the early ’60s, she began exploring and singing early Blues, Bluegrass and Appalachian “Old Timey” Music, beginning her recording career in 1963 with the Even Dozen Jug Band and shortly thereafter, joining the very popular Jim Kweskin Jug Band, touring and recording with them throughout the ’60s.

In the 40 years since “Midnight at the Oasis,” Maria has toured extensively worldwide and has recorded 40 solo albums covering all kinds of American Roots Music, including Gospel, R&B, Jazz and Big Band (not to mention several award-winning children’s albums). She has now settled comfortably into her favorite idiom, the Blues. Often joining forces with some of the top names in the business, Maria has recorded and produced on-average an album per year, several of which have been nominated for Grammies and other awards.

Her critically acclaimed 2001 Stony Plain Records release, Richland Woman Blues, was nominated for a Grammy and by the Blues Foundation as Best Traditional Blues Album of the Year, as was the follow up to that album, Sweet Lovin’ Ol’ Soul. Her timely 2008 album,Yes We Can!, featured her “Women’s Voices for Peace Choir,” which includes: Bonnie Raitt, Joan, Baez, Jane Fonda, Odetta, Phoebe Snow, Holly Near and others. In 2009 Maria teamed up with John Sebastian, David Grisman, and Dan Hicks. Maria Muldaur & Her Garden of Joy garnered Maria her 6th Grammy nomination, and was also nominated for Best Traditional Blues Album of the Year by The Blues Foundation.

In 2011 Maria released Steady Love, a contemporary electric Blues album that reflects the kind of music she loves to perform live – what she calls “Bluesiana Music” – her own brand of New Orleans-flavored Blues, R&B and “Swamp Funk.” Steady Love reached #1 on the Living Blues Chart, and garnered her another nomination for Best Traditional Female Blues Artist from the Blues Foundation.

In 2012, for her 40th album, Maria produced the critically acclaimed ….First Came Memphis Minnie, a loving tribute to the pioneering Blues woman who inspired and influenced so many female Blues artists who followed in her footsteps, many of whom joined Maria on this special project: Bonnie Raitt, Phoebe Snow, Ruthie Foster, Koko Taylor and Rory Block accompanied by the amazing guitar work of Del Rey, David Bromberg, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Roy Rogers, and others.

In 2013, taking a brief hiatus from her yearly recording schedule, Maria focused on 3 special collaborations, performing worldwide with the 50th Anniversary Kweskin Jug Band Reunion concerts, teaming up with the Campbell Brothers, world-renowned Sacred Steel Gospel artists, for a very special presentation entitled, “Spirit & The Blues”, and touring as Special Guest Artist with Bill Wyman and The Rhythm Kings.

2014 marks 40 years since Maria’s big hit “Midnight at the Oasis” was riding at the top of the charts. To celebrate this landmark, Maria has created a multi-media retrospective Way Past Midnight , which chronicles her 50 year journey “to the Oasis and Beyond”. This special presentation features all her hits and fan faves from every stage of her career, as well as fascinating, entertaining, (often humorous!) stories of her personal encounters, friendships, and collaborations with many of the greatest names in music.

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Threat Con Nation Magazine – Issue 14














Threat Con Nation Magazine is an independently owned local music news and events publication available on a monthly basis for free.  They’re at it again – Issue 14 has just been released, giving the world a glimpse into the greater Sacramento area’s rock music scene. Featured in this issue are bands such as Kryptic Memories, Revolver (a Rage Against the Machine tribute band), Beatdown, Voodoo Sex Cult and others.

Also featured are spots for reader submitted poetry, local rock charts, show flyer submissions and a bunch of other great information.

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