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Saturday December 23 @ The Phoenix Theater: Our Vinyl Vows – The Return! Featuring Pounders

Our Vinyl Vows are super stoked to announce their buds POUNDERS will be joining them for their reunion show! December 23rd at The Phoenix Theater.

Time: 8:00pm-11:30pm

Saturday, September 2 2017 @ The Phoenix Theater: ManBearPig, HalphoriO, Over the Falls and Bitter Lake

DATE: Saturday, September 2 2017
TIME: 7:30pm – 12:00am
LOCATION: The Phoenix Theater
PERFORMERS: ManBearPig, HalphoriO, Over the Falls and Bitter Lake
GENRE: Metal, Punk, Hardcore
COST: $8 at the door

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: A night of East / North Bay Metal/Punk/Hardcore(?)!
ManBearPig (Celebrating the official release of their debut EP “Hello, My Name is ManBearPig”)
HalphoriO (Oakland)
local legends Over the Falls!
and Bitter Lake (Oakland)

Doors at 8PM

Bring your earplugs kiddies, cause it’s bound to get loud.

August 11 2017 @ Rialto Cinemas, Sebastopol: film showing TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK

Turn it Around

DATE: August 11 2017
TIME: 7:30pm
LOCATION: Rialto Cinemas, Sebastopol
COST: 11

years of the California Bay Area’s punk music history with a central focus on the emergence of Berkeley’s inspiring 924 Gilman Street music collective. Narrated by Iggy Pop and executive produced by Green Day, Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk is the definitive telling of this vibrant story, drawing from a wide variety of voices and viewpoints and featuring the music of many of the most famous and infamous punk bands ever.

Q&A to feature filmmakers, and several local music community legends.

June 3-4, 2017 @ Sonoma County Fairgrounds: The Tahoes, 311, Sublime With Rome, The Wailers, Fortunate Youth & Arden Park Roots


DATE: June 3-4, 2017
TIME: 11AM- 11PM
LOCATION: Sonoma County Fairgrounds
PERFORMERS: The Tahoes, 311, Sublime With Rome, The Wailers, Fortunate Youth & Arden Park Roots
GENRE: Rock, Reggae Rock, Ska
COST: $50-$420
AGE RESTRICTION: 18+ with valid ID.

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: Join us June 3rd and 4th, 2017 for the first-ever recreational HIGH TIMES US Cannabis Cup, NorCal. Taking place at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA – we’re celebrating California’s recent legalization of recreational cannabis! The Tahoes will be Opening for 311, Sublime With Rome, The Wailers, Fortunate Youth & Arden Park Roots: June 3rd-4th @ High Times U.S. Cannabis Cup NorCal @ Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds; Santa Rosa, CA.

Saturday, January 21st 2017 @ El Verano Inn, Sonoma: ManBearPig, Rectifier, The Publiquors

El Verano Inn

DATE: Saturday, January 21st 2017
TIME: 8-12pm
LOCATION: El Verano Inn, Sonoma
PERFORMERS: ManBearPig, Rectifier, The Publiquors
GENRE: Metal, Indie, Punk
COST: $0




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Funk Metal

December 17, 2016 @ Mystic Theater: The Aggrolites and the Tahoes (Sonoma County)

DATE: December 17, 2016
TIME: 8:00-11:30
LOCATION: Mystic Theater
PERFORMERS: The Aggrolites and the Tahoes (Sonoma county)
GENRE: Rock, Reggae Rock, Dirty Reggae
COST: $19-$22

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: Everyone wearing a Hawaiian shirt or Santa hat gets a free HELLA NORCAL sticker from The Tahoes (while supplies last)

Dirty Reggae from L.A. meets the Hella NorCal crew!

The Aggrolites are more than a band they are a movement unto themselves. They carry a banner – one created with their own hands. This banner reads, “Dirty Reggae,” and represents their signature fusion of reggae, soul, grit and determination. For seven magnificent years, this dirty reggae bunch has rolled from city to city, across the pond and up main street USA. They rally the kids, the parents, the students, the cops, the bosses and the drifters. The people come, they relish in The Aggrolites, the dirty reggae and the joy that comes with it all. The liberating rhythms and catchy grooves demand a return trip.Out of the Los Angeles school of hard knocks, The Aggrolites have earned a Ph.D in “feel good music.” On the road they educate with the thunder and punch of the reggae drums and bass, the ripping, soulful melodies of the organ and guitars, and Jesse Wagner’s voice – a gift from the heavens, a perfectly intact gift from Otis, Sam, Ray and Wilson.After eight years of touring the globe, The Aggrolites are proud to reveal their first live album, Unleashed Live Vol. 1. With five previous studio releases under their belt, including recently released Rugged Road, the next logical move for the band was a compilation of their favorite songs recorded live from recent shows at The Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA and The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Unleashed Live Vol. 1 features songs from all four previous studio releases plus a version of The Beatles “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Banana” by the legendary reggae artist, Roy Ellis. Release date will be announced sometime this fall and available digitally worldwide and in select retail outlets nationwide.The Aggrolites have a specific way of making music. They don’t over think it, they don’t obsess over pop culture demands, they walk onto a stage or into a recording studio and let “it” happen – a culmination of inspiration – from the road, from playing alongside legends, and from the energy and motivation of their die hard fans.The Aggrolites are Jesse Wagner (vocals, lead guitar), Roger Rivas (organ), Jeff Roffredo (bass) and Alex Mckenzie(Drums).

For the past 4 years The Tahoes have traversed Northern California, from San Jose to Mendocino, bringing their unique brand of reggae-rock to hella stoked audiences everywhere. Comprised of former members of The Conspiracy, Biting The Dog, and Fallout, The Tahoes’ fun-filled sets of skanktastic grooves are roughly 70/40 originals/covers. (That’s 110% percent!) Having recently played in front of thousands at the Sonoma County Fair and the Booneville Beer Festival, The Tahoes bring the energy with original hits like I Need You, Sparkle On, 4:20 and the crowd’s favorite anthem, Hella NorCal

Thurs 8/18/16 & 9/2/16 & 9/3/16 @ The Big Easy, The Phoenix Theater, Simi Winery: Broke in Stereo, Silas Fermoy and TBD

DATE: Thurs 8/18/16 & 9/2/16 & 9/3/16
TIME: First 2 shows 8:00-11:30 Winery show at 5pm-8pm
LOCATION: The Big Easy, The Phoenix Theater, Simi Winery
PERFORMERS: Broke in Stereo, Silas Fermoy and TBD
GENRE: Indie blues rock & indie synth pop rock
COST: $10 at the door
AGE RESTRICTION: 21+, 18+ and 21+

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: Broke in Stereo is an indie blues rock band from Brooklyn NY and headed west to tour with Occidentals Silas Fermoy.
Broke in stereo is bringing the east coast across the country and into your backyard with some dark indie rock music that’ll bring chills through your spine!
Get ready to hear their single “Dark Side” and some new tracks that’ll be on their upcoming album!

VIDEO: The King Must Die – “In Blood”

Hot off the YouTube playlist is The King Must Die’s newest music video, “In Blood”.

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New Section – “Friends of SoCoRock”

We’ve just added a new section to the site. “Friends of SoCoRock” is a place where we will list people, projects and other entities that have impressed us and are instrumental (no pun intended) to the Sonoma County rock music scene. Click on Friends to check it out, and please Contact us with any people or projects that *you* have encountered that deserve to be there as well. Rock on!

Saturday, May 21 @ Spancky’s Bar: Hexx, Oden Sun and Decima


DATE: Saturday, May 21
TIME: 9:00pm – 12:00am
LOCATION: Spancky’s Bar
PERFORMERS: Hexx, Oden Sun and Decima
GENRE: Metal

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: SF Bay Area Power Thrash legends, Hexx! with North Bay Doom Lords ODEN SUN & Melodic Thrash Upcomers Decima. 21 & Up no cover! Donations are welcome , come RAGE, North Bay style !

Saturday, April 2 2016 @ Hopmunk Tavern: Motogruv, Midori & Ezra Boy, In Autumn


DATE: Saturday, April 2 2016
TIME: 8:00pm
LOCATION: Hopmunk Tavern
PERFORMERS: Motogruv, Midori & Ezra Boy, In Autumn
COST: $15

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: Rock show at Hopmonk in Sebastopol!!! Midori & Ezra Boy showcase new songs off their most recent release, and are joined by Sonoma County’s hard rock’n Motogruv and In Autumn. $15, Full Bar, 21+ only.