Tag Archives: sonoma county

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

VIDEO: The King Must Die – “In Blood”

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

Visit TKMD’s official website.

Visit TKMD’s official Facebook page.

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 !

RHCP of Sonoma County?

Who is the RHCP of Sonoma County?

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!

VIDEO: Thought Vomit – “Couchlocked”

Check out this new video from local metalheads Thought Vomit!

New music from AFI!

For some time, Sonoma County has longed for the monumental Ukiah based alternative rock band AFI to resurface. Well, it looks like the day has come!

AFI Official website
AFI Soundcloud

New album, single from Nescience


Hard hitting progressive rockers Nescience recently unleashed a single, “Desperation Blvd.” from their upcoming (July 2, 2013) album entitled “One With Gravity and the Darkness”. Listen below!





Freebie Giveaway, 4/29/2013

It’s time for freebies from SoCoRock! All you’ve got to do is send Jordan@SoCoRock.com an e-mail stating your favorite local band, and you get your choice of freebies (choose 2 for each winner):

+ SoCoRock Local Music Compilation Disc
+ VX36 CD
+ Rest Stop Killers CD
+ Disturbing Dorothy CD
+ Fourteen Planets Out to Lunch Bumper Sticker
+ SoulVent Bumper Sticker

Get these Freebies while they last – It’s first come, first serve!