VIDEO: HUGElarge – “Castaway” (Derailed Freight Train cover)

Check out HUGElarge playing “Castaway” by Derailed Freight Train live at The Last Record Store July 12th, 2014.

Video by Burning Token Records

Sat. July 26 @ Jasper O Farrells: Over The Falls, The Illumignarly, Cash Pony, Box Office Poison

Jasper's - Sebastopol, CA

DATE: Sat. July 26
TIME: 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Jasper O Farrells
PERFORMERS: Over The Falls, The Illumignarly, Cash Pony, Box Office Poison
GENRE: Rock
COST: $10
AGE RESTRICTION: 21+ only

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: It took ‘em long enough! The 3rd album from Sonoma County’s OVER THE FALLS is finally exploding out into the ether on July 26th! Come get some! OTF will be sharing the stage with surf-rock champions, The Illumignarly, as well as Oakland’s Cash Pony, Care Eh Boo (from Rohnert Park), and on top of all this madness, Box Office Poison will be rocking out for J.D.’s birthday! It’s gonna be crazy, guys! This show is ALL-AGES, yet there’s still a bar (w/ i.d., of course)… everybody wins!!!

Sat. July 26

6957 Sebastopol Ave
Sebastopol, California 95472

NEWS: New EP From Green Light Silhouette

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Santa Rosa’s own Alternative/Indie band Green Light Silhouette has just released there first 3 song EP. They are also on the process of recording their first full length album, along with booking some shows comin’ up!

Download their EP at their BandCamp page.

VIDEO: Nescience – “Take Control”

Nescience, a progressive rock band from Santa Rosa California, just released their first music video. “Take Control” tells the songs story with exquisite, haunting imagery. An unforgettable sonic fingerprint, present in all songs off of their debut album, declares Nescience a one-of-a-kind progressive powerhouse in the Northern California music scene.

From video description:

Music written and performed by Nescience.
Video directed and edited by Nathan Schellerup.
Additional camera work by Ryan Schellerup and Lois Schellerup.
Actress: Lyric Gabel

Nescience is an independent band from Santa Rosa, California formed in 2009. This is our first music video and we proudly produced it ourselves. The budget for this video was $500 and it took over 100 hours to edit. Enjoy!

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Download our album on iTunes!

VIDEO: Cuban Cigar Crisis – “The Cad”

SoCoRock favorites Cuban Cigar Crisis have done it again. Check out their latest music video, entitled “The Cad”. A seemingly odd time signature gives a tug+pull effect, yet reveals itself as standard 8/4. A great song accompanied by a very well made ‘rustic’ video with a colonial/oppressive theme – 2014 alternative rock at its best.

Sunday, June 22 2014 @ Live Musicians Co-op: Mariner (San Jose), Give And Take (We Are Triumphant Records), Safe To Say (Ontario, Canada), Gold Standard (Marin County), Push (Petaluma), Derek Nielsen – Acoustic Set

LMC - Santa Rosa, CA

DATE: Sunday, June 22 2014
TIME: 7:00pm
LOCATION: Live Musicians Co-op
PERFORMERS: Mariner (San Jose), Give And Take (We Are Triumphant Records), Safe To Say (Ontario, Canada), Gold Standard (Marin County), Push (Petaluma), Derek Nielsen – Acoustic Set
GENRE: Pop Punk, Post Core
COST: $10 at the door
AGE RESTRICTION: All Ages

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: Live Musician’s Co-op welcomes this indie pop punk tour to the North Bay. All Ages, $10

Saturday, March 22, 2014 @ Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa: Hadley Hill, Ceso-Paul, Jeremy McCarten, The Capri Suns, & Jaxon

Arlene Francis Center

DATE: Saturday, March 22, 2014
TIME: 7:30pm
LOCATION: Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa
PERFORMERS: Hadley Hill, Ceso-Paul, Jeremy McCarten, The Capri Suns, & Jaxon
GENRE: Indie, Singer-Songwriter
COST: $6
AGE RESTRICTION: All Ages

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: CD Release show for Ceso-Paul’s debut album. Featuring Hadley Hill, The Capri Suns, Jeremy McCarten (from Manzanita Falls), Jaxon and Ceso-Paul.

Saturday, March 22, 2014 @ The Phoenix Theater: PROJECT 86 – Bay Area Show

Project 86

DATE: Saturday, March 22, 2014
TIME: 8:00pm – 11:00pm
LOCATION: The Phoenix Theater
PERFORMERS: PROJECT 86 – Bay Area Show
GENRE: Alt/Rock/Post/
COST: $12 Advance, $15 Door, $25 VIP Acoustic Set/Meet and Greet
AGE RESTRICTION: All Ages

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: Project 86 returns to The Phoenix Theater for a one off show, including a VIP acoustic set and meet & greet:

Project 86
https://www.facebook.com/project86

Mirrors
https://www.facebook.com/Mirrorsband

Moura
https://www.facebook.com/mouraband

A Hero To Fall (EP Release Show)
https://www.facebook.com/aherotofall3

+1 TBA

Friday, March 7, 2014 @ The Phoenix Theater: Suffokate + More

Phoenix Theater

DATE: Friday, March 7, 2014
TIME: 7:00pm – 11:00pm
LOCATION: The Phoenix Theater
PERFORMERS: Suffokate + More
GENRE: Deathcore / Metalcore
COST: $12 Advance, $14 Door
AGE RESTRICTION: All Ages

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: SUFFOKATE (Mediaskare Records)
https://www.facebook.com/suffokateofficial

ARRYTHMIA
https://www.facebook.com/Arrythmiaband

DAKOTA
https://www.facebook.com/dakotaca

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS (EP Release Show)
https://www.facebook.com/sinbahc

WALK THE ATMOSPHERE
https://www.facebook.com/walktheatmosphere

MESSENGER OF THE COVENANT
https://www.facebook.com/MessengerOfTheCovenant

Friday, February 21, 2014 @ Live Musicians Coop: Goliath/Blackwell + More

Live Musicians Co-op

DATE: Friday, February 21, 2014
TIME: 7:00pm – 11:00pm
LOCATION: Live Musicians Co-op
PERFORMERS: Goliath/Blackwell + More
GENRE: Hardcore/Metalcore
COST: $10 Advance / $12 Door
AGE RESTRICTION: All Ages

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: The heavy comes to the SF North Bay headed by Goliath and tour partners Extortionist and Verbera.

$10 Adv/$12 Door.
Doors 6:30, Show 7:00pm
All Ages.

Goliath (Los Angeles)
https://www.facebook.com/goliathband

Extortionist (Idaho – We Are Triumphant)
https://www.facebook.com/ExtortionistBand

Verbera (Idaho)
https://www.facebook.com/verberacda

The Know Nothings
https://www.facebook.com/theknownothings

Blackwell (EP Rlease)
https://www.facebook.com/Blackwellsf

Chapters
https://www.facebook.com/ChaptersOfficial

Burn The Saviour (Debut Show)
https://www.facebook.com/BurnTheSaviour666

Friday, February 28, 2014 @ The Oakland Metro: Arsonists Get All The Girls + More

Oakland Metro

DATE: Friday, February 28, 2014
TIME: 7:00pm – 11:00pm
LOCATION: The Oakland Metro
PERFORMERS: Arsonists Get All The Girls + More
GENRE: Metalcore
COST: $12 Advance, $14 Door
AGE RESTRICTION: All Ages

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: Arsonists Get All The Girls at the Oakland Metro!! AGATG embark on their first national tour in a few years, in support of their recent independent release, Listen To The Color. They are joined by Beyond The Shores (Metal Blade Records), Seeker (Victory Records) and Abolishment of Flesh. $12 Adv/$14 Door. All Ages, Bar with ID.

Arsonists Get All The Girls
https://www.facebook.com/AGATG

Beyond The Shore (Metal Blade Records)
https://www.facebook.com/beyondtheshore

Seeker (Victory Records)
https://www.facebook.com/seekertx

Abolishment of Flesh
https://www.facebook.com/abolishmentoffleshofficial

Cyborg Octopus
https://www.facebook.com/CyborgOctopus?

Sea Of Kings
https://www.facebook.com/seaofkings

Soon We Fall
https://www.facebook.com/SoonWeFall

Question

Who is the RHCP of Sonoma County?

The Local Band Manifesto

Local band manifesto

VIDEO: The King Must Die – “Your Grip is”

Metalers “The King Must Die” have come out with a brand spanking new video, called “Your Grip is”. This is the first music video from TKMD, directed by Mike Sloat, shot by Mike Collins, Jason Pedri & Joey Famelli.

Want a vibrant music scene in 2014?

No Captains at The Rocks

This article about saving local music in San Francisco seems to be speaking to Sonoma County via proxy. This makes for some good New Years reading, to motivating the reader into creating the kind of scene one would want in their hometown.

Some memorable quotes from the article:

And yet, we, the music fans, must know that we influence what happens here.

A lot of venues fail because they’re doing something — or a lot of things — wrong. Conversely, the ones that stay open are doing something right.

The point is this: There is still a lot of good stuff here. The point is also this: It won’t stay here unless you keep going to it.

It’s up to us to support, encourage and thrive – let’s make 2014 a year that will be known to bring the music back to Sonoma County!