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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!

Crank it up with Live Musicians Co-Op

Jacquelynne Ocaña over at The Bohemian has pumped out a great review and front page article about Live Musician’s Co-op in Santa Rosa. The newly expanded music networking, rehearsal and recording facility off of Piner Road has made some great strides to build the local community up after a previous city council attempted to extinguish the fire that was built in the 90’s by the local scene.

Read the Bohemian article here and be sure to stop by Live Musician’s. This is the start of a brand new thing in SoCo, centered around music, musicians and music fans!

Saturday, August 18 @ Toad in the Hole Pub: Rest Stop Killers


DATE: Saturday August 18
TIME: 9pm-11pm
LOCATION: Toad in the Hole Pub, Santa Rosa
PERFORMERS: Rest Stop Killers
GENRE: Rock ,Punk,Grunge
COST: Free Show

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: Rest Stop Killers are playing a free Show @ Toad in the Hole Pub. Come on out for good food & Music. Hope to see you there.

Monday Morning Giveaway: CDs

Rock concerts

Hey rockers! We at SoCo Rock had awesome local music packed weekend and we hope you all made it out to some shows too. Sounds like its time for a giveaway…Today I have some local demos to pass out that extends the borders a little of Sonoma County but they make the journey to rock out in our local scene, Beta State an awesome rock band out of San Francisco and some killer tunes, February 5th, a rock band out of Oakland. Let us know what you did this weekend and the Cds are yours for some listening pleasure! First response wins!

Thursday, June 7 @ Shine Lounge: SoulVent, The Institution, The Release, The Night Falls


DATE: Thursday, June 7, 2012
TIME: 8pm
LOCATION: Shine Lounge
PERFORMERS: SoulVent, The Institution, The Release, The Night Falls
GENRE: Rock / melodic rock
COST: $5.00 at the door

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: NEXT THURSDAY…Come out and support SoulVent for their Official Debut show next Thursday, June 7th, with a killer line-up of bands!!! Please come out and give SoulVent a warm, rockin welcome!! Bring ALL your friends!

Doors open at 8:00pm
21+ and $5.00

Shine Lounge
1337 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Monday Morning Giveaway: Motogruv Demo CD

Hey Guys and Gals! How about some free local music to spruce up your week? I’ve got a killer band that’s just dying to blow you away with their awesomeness. Motogruv is a rockin mix of hard rock, metal, with teases of classic rock and jazz. They are wicked good. Here’s how you can win. Name a Motogruv song…any one of the many. They have a facebook and website if you need to investigate! Good luck to you all!

Saturday, April 21, 2012 @ The BrainWash: Half After

DATE: Saturday, April 21, 2012
TIME: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
LOCATION: The BrainWash
GENRE: Americana Rock

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: HALF AFTER will be performing a rare acoustic set at the BrainWash in San Francisco. You don’t want to miss this one!

PODCAST: Sonoma County Blues Society @ Sprengers Tap Room – April 18, 2012

Sonoma County Blues Society @ Sprengers Tap Room - Santa Rosa, CA

Sprenger’s Tap Room, a brand new brewpub hasn’t even officially opened yet (they will next week, rumor has it) in Santa Rosa, California. They did, however, host a pre-opening show for the Sonoma County Blues Society on Wednesday, April 18th – which is adopting Sprenger’s as their new home. So, every Wednesday night, you can bring your guitar, bass, brass, drumsticks or vocal cords and head down to Sprenger’s to jam with some of Sonoma County’s best blues artists!

SoCoRock was there to capture the 4+ hours of magic and provide it to you here. Check it out, and leave a comment below!

April 20 2012 @ The Phoenix Theater: Walk the Atmosphere, Back Alley Strays, Push, Party Time, Frenzied, The Ready (Updated)


DATE: Friday, April 20 2012
TIME: 8:00 PM-11:30 PM
LOCATION: The Phoenix Theater
PERFORMERS: Walk the Atmosphere, Back Alley Strays, Push, Party Time, Frenzied, and The Ready
GENRE: Alternative Rock, Pop, Pop-Punk
COST: $8

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: Fundraiser show for the finishing of PUSH’s new album, “Hometown Heroes”. If you buy a ticket from us, 100% of the money you spend on the ticket goes towards the finishing of the album (No, we’re not using it to buy hookers). Not only will there be kick ass bands, but it’s also a LIGHT SHOW AND BAKE SALE! So if you’re hungry come and get some baked goods and watch a killer light show. It’s gonna be a good time!

UPDATE: It will be a fun show with a whole bunch of local bands so come check it out!

Friday, March 23rd @ Trinity Gold Studio: In Virtue, Ariabes, Miles of Machines


DATE: Friday, March 23rd 2012
TIME: 8:00pm – 12:00pm
LOCATION: Trinity Gold Studio
PERFORMERS: In Virtue, Ariabes, Miles of Machines
GENRE: Power metal, progressive metal, melodic death metal
COST: $5 at the door


Come join us as we kick the spring season right in the nuts with a bitchin’ metal show!!!!

Submit your shows!

Sonoma County Rock Concert Calendar

Our event submission form is for submitting your band’s show dates to be included in the SoCoRock calendar. We do the best we can to keep up with the latest local rock shows, but we still need your help to make it complete. Please keep the form bookmarked for whenever you book a show, and we’ll be sure to include it. Thanks, and keep rocking Sonoma County!!