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Keeled Scales is a small vinyl record label run by two friends who love music.
Able Thought
DOUBLE SHIFT MUSIC
Electric cello swerves and jumps around beat boxing and electric piano in this Quirky Pop.
Experimental-Pop // Noise-Funk based in Nashville
5...4...3...2...fun!!
Punks & Criminals: Publicity, Booking, Presence
Just Seeds Artists' Cooperative

Arcata (5hrs n of bay area, 7hrs s of Portland)

Other Resources:
Humboldt DIY

Breakfast All Day Collective
An arts and music collective. We strive to provide outlets for music, art, self-expression, activism, and community empowerment. We are here to help the DIY/DIT (Do It Together) community grow and thrive. Our ethics are rooted in Feminist/Anarchist/Queer theories and we strive to promote egalitarian and respectful spaces for community to come together. We love to help touring and local acts with shows. We are open to anyone that wants to be a part of the collective in any way possible, to talent or skills required. BAD Collective is not a physical entity. It started because we love music and art and the people who bring those things into our lives. We make radical beautiful little acts of opposition to the drudgery of lamestream life. Also, we like breakfast. breakfastcalldaycollective@gmail.com
Last Updated 13 June 2015

Berkeley (borders north Oakland)

Other Resources:
The List | Diy Sf | BAY AREA WTF?!?!???!?!

Garden Shows
House concerts where people can come and listen to local and traveling bands. They occur once a month and are continuing to grow as each event passes. Please understand that since these are located outside in a residential area, they are more likely to attract noise complaints and fines and to ensure that those do not occur, I ask for the shows to be completely acoustic events (i.e. no amplification allowed). gardenshows@gmail.com
Last Updated 13 June 2015

La Peña Cultural Center
A vibrant community cultural center with a national reputation and a global vision that promotes peace, social justice and cultural understanding through the arts, education and social action. As a welcoming gathering place, La Peña provides opportunities for artists to share diverse cultural traditions, to create and perform their work, and to support and interface with diverse social movements. La Peña also host Cafe Valparaiso a Latin American restaurant. info@lapena.org
Last Updated 13 June 2015

Longhaul Infoshop
An anarchist resource center and community space. Our goal is to provide the shell for a space that feels alive with people, projects, and ideas. The Infoshop is a combination of a lending library, computer room, zine making space, activist reading room, and a social gathering space. Throughout the year we host a wide array of events which include music, performance art, lectures, film screenings, and much more. If you are interested in putting together an event at the Longhaul, please get in contact with us! NOTE: We unfortunately are unable to host amplified sound anymore. info@thelonghaul.org
Last Updated 13 June 2015

Cathedral City (115 miles se of Los Angeles)

The Coachella Valley Art Scene
A community organization dedicated to developing and promoting art, music and culture in The Coachella Valley. sarah at thecoachellavalleyartscene dot com
Last Updated 13 June 2015

Coachella Valley (119 miles se of Los Angeles)

Blue Hill Records
Coachella valley diy booking and promotion. Supporting local, nation, and foreign artist. Also operating a label, send us a message at freddyjimenezcv@yahoo.com and stay updated on facebook (linked above).
Last Updated 13 June 2015

Chico

Other Resources:
Chico Underground Show Info

Davis (15 miles w of Sacramento)

Other Resources:
KDVS Events

KDVS 90.3 FM
Student/volunteer-run community radio at UC Davis that hosts frequent house shows, in-studio performances, comedy nights and an annual festival in May. events@kdvs.org
Last Updated 13 June 2015

Eureka (nw CA)

Other Resources:
Humboldt DIY

Fresno

Chinatown Youth Center
This space is run by students/musicians/artists/activists & other like minded D.I.Y. people. It is all volunteer based and we mainly host D.I.Y. underground band all ages shows/art shows & certain workshops. We also are very active in our local community and donate some of our proceeds to local charities like Food Not Bombs.
Last Updated 13 June 2015

Nick Terrified Presents...
I have worked with many bands around the U.S. and locally. nickterrifiedpresents@gmail.com
Last Updated 13 June 2015

Pink Teeth DIY
DIY promoter. pinkteethdiy@gmail.com
Last Updated 13 June 2015

PowerPuff D.I.Y
My name is Summer Caldera. I'm a D.I.Y promoter. powerpuff.diy@gmail.com
Last Updated 13 June 2015

Goleta (9 miles w of Santa Barbara)

Other Resources:
SB DIY

5...4...3...2...fun!!
a terrestrial radio program that airs live every thursday from 10pm-1am on KCSB 91.9FM out of The University of California, Santa Barbara campus. this show is hosted by me, Hoshwa, and anyone else that wants to come help! i play music. i also often have bands play live. 5432fun at gmail dot com
Last Updated 13 June 2015

Hesperia (79 miles ne of Los Angeles)

Lost Tapes Project
My name is Collin and I host DIY shows in Victorville and Hesperia. thelosttapesproject at gmail dot com
Last Updated 26 June 2015

La Jolla (part of San Diego)

The Che Cafe
An all ages entirely volunteer run, vegan cafe, co-op, and venue that's been helping support the San Diego music and arts scene since 1980.
Last Updated 13 June 2015

La Puente (20 miles e of Los Angeles)

Bridgetown DIY
An egalitarian safe space for all ages that will provide music, art galleries, activities, film, but more importantly a creative culture for our community. We do not tolerate discrimination; therefore, no sexism, racism, homophobia, violence, or any type of discrimination at all times. This is a sober space, so NO ALCOHOL or DRUGS. We take this rule very seriously, so be aware. Music, art, self-expression, and community empowerment is our main prerogative because we believe that our community deserves better. Consequently, Bridgetown is here to establish the DIY Ethos to our community, and raise awareness of social issues and events for anyone that wants information. We are also open to anyone that wants to be apart of the collective and open our minds with their knowledge. Bridgetown does not belong to anyone because it belongs to everyone. We want all types of "everything" to be here: indie, punk, hardcore, screamo, emo, folk, folk-punk, surf, rock, art, clothes swaps, etc, so contact us! We want you here. Lets rage! bridgetown_booking@yahoo.com
Last Updated 13 June 2015

Lancaster (69 miles n of Los Angeles)

Punk is Dead
I'm a DIY promoter/festival organizer based in South Cali. I organize an annual all ages DIY punk/metal/hardcore fest under which I also book and promote DIY shows. I book mainly in the Antelope Valley. The venues I mainly book at are the Britisher, which is a 21+ bar and the Lancaster Moose Lodge, which is all ages. I book at the Britisher only on Thursdays and Saturdays. Any day of the week for the Moose Lodge. I am also accepting submissions for my annual festival which will be taking place Halloween weekend in Lancaster, LA, and Riverside. Accepted genres are punk, hardcore, thrash, crust, dbeat, grind, powerviolence, death metal, doom metal, sludge metal, and black metal. The best way for bands to contact me is thru the festival Facebook page (linked above) or thru my email zackxbarrera@gmail.com.
Last Updated 13 June 2015

Long Beach (24 miles s of Los Angeles)

The Chestnut House
Quiet-ish all ages houseshows, inside or outside as the seasons dictate. shayfo@gmail.com
Last Updated 16 June 2015

Freak Style Booking
DIY/DIT NON-PROFIT ALL AGES Punk / Post Punk / Hardcore / Indie / Folk / Shoegaze / Garage / Psychedelic / Surf / Alternative / Hip Hop + more. freakystyleybooking@gmail.com
Last Updated 13 June 2015

Los Angeles

Other Resources:
All Scene Eye | ladiy wowlist

Heavy Gel
We primarily function as a community print and design studio. We also host workshops, and curate art and music shows. info at heavygel dot com
Last Updated 13 June 2015

The L.A. Fort
We are a DIT (do it together) membership run creative space for arts and education. We love helping touring folks. We believe that each event should be special and that everyone should be treated with respect. We aren't doing live music anymore thanks to the police crack downs but we can still host talks, workshops, craft nights, etc. TheLAFort@gmail.com
Last Updated 13 June 2015

Origami Vinyl
Record store that hosts in-store events ONLY for bands who have a recent release on vinyl. sean at origamiorigami dot com
Last Updated 13 June 2015

Pehrspace
An art gallery/space in echo park. Also functions as a record label called Pehr label. We host art exhibits and small live music shows.
Last Updated 13 June 2015

Pieter
A studio and performance laboratory for wild and rigorous experimentation in dance. The space provides a platform for local, national and international artists of all disciplines to explore their distinct and overlapping aesthetics and interests. Located in Lincoln Heights, Pieter’s performances, artist residencies, workshops, classes and subsidized rehearsal space nourish Los Angeles’s artists and support the growth of Los Angeles’s creative community. pieterpasd@gmail.com
Last Updated 13 June 2015

Riot Grrrl Los Angeles
Creating safer spaces for people of color, female bodied & gender queer peoples; Intersectional, sex positive & Trans*-inclusive: Shows, workshops and more. Contact Mars on facebook (linked above) or riotgrrrllosangeles@gmail.com.
Last Updated 13 June 2015

Merced (equidistance from Bay Area, Central Valley, SoCal & Yosemite)

Laguna
We're a dynamic, friendly house comprised of the following countries: Brazil, India, Pakistan, Mexico, USA. We welcome humans of all ages and art of all sorts (music, dance, poetry, films, etc.) and enjoy dancing, food, and drink. We have an inside [garage] venue for winter and an outside [yard] venue for summer. jon[dot]w[dot]nye[at]gmail[dot]com or cnidariancubozoa[at]gmail[dot]com
Last Updated 16 July 2015

Modesto

A.H. Art & Music Collective
A music and art group made up of uber oogle aging hipsters inspired by our ancestors like 924 Gilman St. Project, OFF THE AIR, Burnt Ramen, The Plea For Peace Center, and all the other DIY and independent all-ages spaces we grew up with that give art and music a home. We just want to keep the ball rolling in our town while we can. AxHx aims to put on one all-ages show per month, sometimes more, sometimes less, for local and touring independent bands/musicians/artists. aging_hipsters@yahoo.com
Last Updated 13 June 2015

Oakdale

The Bat Cave
DIY house venue and practice space. 209thebatcave@gmail.com
Last Updated 31 July 2015

Oakland (just across the bay from San Francisco)

Other Resources:
The List | Diy Sf | BAY AREA WTF?!?!???!?!

Local Bands:
Adam Balbo

Geoff Saba
I am a performer (Forest Floor, etc.) engineer/producer (Itinerant Home Recordings) and general Enthusiast. I hold sound in high holy reverence. I love to put shows on in alternative venues and belong to an extensive network of sweethearts that share this love. I have had shows in a secret grove of redwoods in the Oakland Hills, Sutro Bath Caves (too hot at the moment), foreclosed houses, and in hat stores. I also regularly interface with venues all over the Bay. Let me know if you need help! If I'm not able to help you this time, I'll send you in the right direction. hi.ih.oak@gmail.com
Last Updated 27 June 2015

Ojai (34 miles e of Santa Barbara)

Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts & Happy Valley Cultural Center
The Center is devoted to an expansive approach to the arts, whether with our exhibitions, performances or arts education. beatricewoodcenter@gmail.com
Last Updated 13 June 2015

Pomona (30 miles e of Los Angeles)

dA Center for the Arts
Providing a hub for self expression for all ages for over 30 years for Pomona and the surrounding communities. daartcenter@gmail.com
Last Updated 02 July 2015

Riverside (59 miles e of Los Angeles)

Blood Orange Infoshop
A collective of artists and activists who believe in the transformative potential of Do-It-Yourself culture and radical political intervention. We collaborate to provide a non-commercial space for art exhibits, performances and free education. BOIS is committed to organising a public venue that is non-hierarchical, drug and alcohol free, all-ages, inclusive, and free of oppression. riversideinfoshop@gmail.com
Last Updated 13 June 2015

Sacramento (15 miles e of Davis)

Other Resources:
UNDIETACOS

San Francisco (just across the bay from Oakland)

Other Resources:
The List | Diy Sf | BAY AREA WTF?!?!???!?!

Fortress Callosum
We have a comfy little warehouse space near San Francisco Civic Center where we rehearse, make giant puppets, and host shows about once a month. To make sure that the shows are worthwhile, we will find a suitable local band to play with you. Audiences are quiet and attentive, and the rooms sound best with acoustic-only or lightly-amplified music. We are always very excited to host performance art / puppetry! booking@corpus.cc
Last Updated 13 June 2015

FuckFest
I put on a bi-yearly free, all ages outdoors generator show called FuckFest. Im always looking for outta state bands to play this and other shows i put on. ffbooking420 at gmail dot com
Last Updated 13 June 2015

The Sylvan Annex
I book intimate house shows once or twice a month for touring acts in the attic of The Sylvan Annex in San Francisco's Richmond District. It's a tiny room so we try to keep shows on the quieter side, but not to an extreme degree. Through my band The Yellow Dress I also have a number of other venue connections diy and otherwise, and often have a fest or something else in the works. I'm always happy to try and find something for likeminded folks! Contact me through the Sylvan House facebook page [linked above] or email me at dpweiss (at) gmail (dot) com.
Last Updated 13 June 2015

San Luis Obispo

Other Resources:
DIY SLO

Santa Ana (32 miles w of Los Angeles)

Top Acid
A vintage store and DIY music venue in the beautiful East End of Downtown. We are constantly working to create a community built around great artists and musicians. It's a space available for anyone and everyone to express themselves and be free! contact@can-u-not.com
Last Updated 30 June 2015

Unit B
Unit B is, unfortunately, closed indefinitely. However, the community that sprouted around Unit B is strong and will return with a newer, better, still DIY version by end of summer. In the meantime, please try these awesome places in Southern California: Bridgetown DIY in La Puente, The Dial in Murrieta, The Fort in LA, Maya's Cafe in Corona, Aladdin Jr in Pomona, Blood Orange Info Shop in Riverside, The Smell in LA. If you need any help booking, Mark from Unit B can still help you, please email him at mark@skatepunk.com, and updates on the new location will be posted on the facebook page (linked above).
Last Updated 14 June 2015

Santa Barbara

Other Resources:
Santa Barbara Music Scene | SB DIY

FUNZONE
A DIY music + performance art space. We are an all-ages space that is entirely family friendly. We are attached to a batting cage so along with the music space, we also have baseball and softball batting, ping-pong and foosball. It's a beautiful space about a block from the beach.
Last Updated 13 June 2015

Santa Monica (17 miles w of Los Angeles)

Almost Holden Collection (AHC)
A multimedia studio/gallery dedicated to facilitating and presenting audio, visual and print collaborations by independent artists. We offer great studio rental prices, provide opportunities for artists of different mediums to interact, collaborate and workshop amongst each other, and our events and classes are the most exciting thing happening in DIY/DIT on the westside. Contact us through facebook (linked above) or almostholdencollective@gmail.com.
Last Updated 13 June 2015

Tujunga (18 miles n of Los Angeles)

Artisyn Studio
An open space of creativity where anything is possible. Students come to learn how to engage in a multitude of creative forms of expression including how to paint, play musical instruments, and edit videos. There are no limits inside of The Studio. info@artisynstudio.com
Last Updated 13 July 2015





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