PODCAST: Jamie (Unsigned Acoustic Broadcast, 6/28/2015)

Jamie - Unsigned Acoustic BroadcastJamie (the second one) wrapped up the Unsigned Acoustic Broadcast last Sunday with a couple of original Ukelele songs. Her powerful voice combined with the tiny Concert Uke she held in her hands provided a natural dynamic that played perfectly together.

Thanks for the music, Jamie!





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PODCAST: Jamie and Mel (Unsigned Acoustic Broadcast, 6/28/2015)

Mel and Jamie - Unsigned Acoustic BroadcastJamie and Mel kicked off the Unsigned Acoustic Broadcast as our first performers. With Jamie at the piano and Mel providing lead vocals, the duo gave us a glimpse into delicate subjects such as the death of comedian Robin Williams and the fame which the NFL brings (and subsequent fallout as the spotlight moves on).



P.S. Be sure to check out more songs by Jamie and Mel on their Reverbnation page.

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PODCAST: Sally and Justin (Unsigned Acoustic Broadcast, 6/28/2015)

Sally and Justin - Unsigned Acoustic BroadcastWe made it through our first official Unsigned Acoustic Broadcast yesterday at Live Musicians Co-op!

Here is the broadcast audio from Sally and Justin who were so gracious as to come down and play a couple of songs for us. Thank you both again for the music – enjoy!






P.S. We will be sharing a HQ version later on that was recorded directly from the LMC sound console as well.

P.P.S. Check back tomorrow for audio and pictures from Jamie and Mel, and Jamie (the second Jamie) posted here.

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A Big *Thank You*

It’s great when even just a few people come out and share their music with us all. Today’s Unsigned Acoustic Broadcast was a success to us because of the great talent that came by and helped bring some new, live original performances to the Internet.

A big shout-out to Jamie and Mel, Justin and Sally, and our third act Jamie (yes – a second Jamie) for bringing some amazing live original music to SoCoRock Radio and Live Musicians Co-op. We’ll be posting pictures and audio here in the next few days for everyone to enjoy.

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Sunday, June 28 2015: Unsigned Acoustic Broadcast

Unsigned Acoustic Showcase - SoCoRock.com 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 SoCoRock.com 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 SoCoRock.com and showcased online.

Everyone is encouraged to come down and participate, hang out and network with other musicians.

Got a question? Please contact us.

Here is the official flier for the eventpdficon.

Here is the official Facebook event.

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VIDEO: Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine @ The Phoenix (Petaluma, CA)

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine perform “Holiday in Cambodia” at the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, CA on 5/22/15.

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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 www.755afterdark.com and www.overthefallsrocks.com

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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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