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SoCoRock Interview: The Institution – October, 2013

The Institution

We caught up with alt/progressive rockers from San Francisco The Institution right after their set at Live Musicians Co-op in Santa Rosa. Hear what they think about their first time out to Sonoma County, the meaning of their band name and how they shape their music.




Video: Shattered Theory – Ascendance

Shattered Theory, live at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco for VH1’s Save the Music on 09/02/2012.
This is Jake McNamara’s vocal debut!

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

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!

Wednesday March 7 @ Hard Rock Cafe: Hard Rock Rising 2012 Battle of the Bands (Round 1)

DATE: Wednesday, March 7, 2012
TIME: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
LOCATION: Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco
PERFORMERS: Motogruv, Dup-Step and more!
COST: Text UROCK to 99000 on your phones and you will receive 20% discount on merchandise and meals (alcohol excluded). Validated parking at Pier 39 Garage for two hours after 6pm with purchase. First come first served, no reserved seating. Seating requires some sort of food/drink purchase.


DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: Thanks to all of your support, Motogruv will be playing the Hard Rock Rising battle of the bands show. Our slot is on March 7th from 7:50-8:10. We are up against 3 other bands, including the Dup-Step band that took the no.1 slot. If we win this round, we go on to play Friday 3/10 for the region. Beyond that – the world competition to play the Hyde Park festival in London, England!

Voting is based on 1) Musicianship (30%); 2) Voice Talent (20%); 3) Originality (20%) 4) Stage Presence (20%) and Fan Reaction/Appeal (10%)

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!!

Thursday, February 13 @ Bottom Of The Hill: Butcher Babies, Death Valley High, Eightfourseven, King Loses Crown

DATE: Thursday, February 13 2012 – 9:00pm

LOCATION: Bottom Of The Hill (1233 17th Street, San Francisco, 94107)

PERFORMERS: Butcher Babies, Death Valley High, Eightfourseven, King Loses Crown

GENRE: Hard Rock

COST: $10


DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: Buy tickets online here!

January 6, 2012 @ Bottom of the Hill: Handshake, Bird by Bird, Fierce Creatures, Owl Paws

DATE: Friday January 6th, 2012 @ 8:30pm

LOCATION: Bottom of the Hill (San Francisco)

PERFORMERS: Handshake, Bird by Bird, Fierce Creatures, Owl Paws

COST: $10 Advanced, $12 at the door


DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: We in Handshake have the unparalleled opportunity and pleasure of releasing our first full length album at our HEADLINING show at Bottom of the Hill!

… We are ecstatic to invite everyone (especially those of you who have supported us the past two and half years) to join us in celebrating our release with an INCREDIBLE lineup of bands.

We honestly can’t believe our good fortune of having a group of some of the best bands in the area to be sharing the stage with us on this exciting night. We are huge fans of these three bands, and we think you should be too! So PLEASE give them a listen if you haven’t already because they are going to put on ONE HELL OF A SHOW:

~Bird by Bird http://www.facebook.com/birdbybird
An indie-rock-pop duo from Berkeley, CA consisting of singer/guitarist Jonathan Devoto (previously of the Matches) and drummer/singer Ross Traver. We’ve been gigging with BBB since the beginning of our journey as a band. They put on a fantastically entertaining show and are definitely worth checking out.

~Fierce Creatures http://www.facebook.com/fiercecreaturesband
These guys are an absolutely phenomenal group that puts on an ungodly show. They’re a SEVEN PIECE Indie/Folk/Soul/Rock with energy that packs a serious punch!

~Owl Paws http://www.facebook.com/Owlpaws
A local San Francisco acoustic/folk group that we love. They’ll be kicking off the night with amazingly original and beautiful folk tunes!

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has been there to watch us grow as a group. We would absolutely love for you to join us for a wonderful night of lighthearted celebration!