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Punks & Criminals: Publicity, Booking, Presence
Electric cello swerves and jumps around beat boxing and electric piano in this Quirky Pop.!!
JE double F
Electro folksongs about social war & relationships, written by Neil Campau.


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Humboldt DIY


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The List | Diy Sf

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.
Last Updated 09 April 2013

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!
Last Updated 09 April 2013

Coachella Valley

Blue Hill Records
I've been booking and promoting house shows in the coachella valley in southern california for a number of years.
Last Updated 01 March 2014


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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 ( The events coordinator can be contacted at
Last Updated 16 April 2013

Echo Park

Origami Vinyl
Record store that hosts in-store events for bands that have releases on vinyl. sean at origamiorigami dot com
Last Updated 15 April 2013

El Cerrito

A Do-Nation Based Net-Work of Conscious and Creative Re-Sources with roots in the SF Bay Area and branches spreading across the US. We specialize in Event Coordination and Experience Curation - building bridges between artists and communities and expressing the creative energy in innovative settings. Inclusive to all. We seek to protect and promote the inner voice of the emerging artists but also to help pass the torch of those more established artists we know, love and respect. We know doing it alone is much harder than working within a network of support and guidance. From Sustainable Living to Healing Arts. From Film to Food. We desire to see all dreams grow into fruition ours and yours. And we know we aren't the only ones...Get involved or tell us what you're doing and how we can work together. Looking to display your art? Looking for a venue for your band? Want to showcase your amazing food? Host a community-building event? I Am We Productions can help. Get in touch. Together, everything is possible! CONTACT: bowie at 510-926-2901 / or autumn at 415-532-6403 /
Last Updated 22 July 2013


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Humboldt DIY

The Placebo
An all-ages non-profit venue in Humboldt County, California. The Placebo is collectively run by a board of volunteers, all are welcome. theplacebo dot humboldt at gmail dot com
Last Updated 10 April 2013


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 09 April 2013

Fresno D.I.Y. Project
A promotions project that I run to keep the D.I.Y. music scene & lifestyle alive here in Fresno, California. I mainly use it to book D.I.Y. underground bands from all over the world or to host D.I.Y. events. Most if not all the shows/events take place at The C.Y.C. [listed above] which is a D.I.Y. space I volunteer at here in Fresno.
Last Updated 09 April 2013

Nick Terrified Presents...
Booking bands since 2008. I book in Fresno, CA. I have worked with many bands around the U.S. and locally. If you need a show in Fresno and are a touring band, please email
Last Updated 09 April 2013

Pink Teeth DIY
DIY promoter.
Last Updated 09 April 2013

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 09 April 2013

Biko Co-op Garage
aims to encourage local and independent music by hosting concerts, performance art shows, community activist meetings, etc for the community there which is comprised of mostly UCSB college students. As a student housing co-op, Biko is especially concerned with building community through cooperation, music, and activism. All shows are free/donation only.
Last Updated 09 April 2013


Acrobatics Everyday
We are a group of students that are working to bring rad shows to the UC Irvine campus, filling the void and closing the gaps. As long as there is an audience, we will continue to do whatever we can to bring worthwhile music to our school and area.
Last Updated 09 April 2013

La Jolla

The Che Cafe
an all ages entirely volunteer run, vegan cafe, co-op, and venue thats been helping support the San Diego music and arts scene since 1980.
Last Updated 09 April 2013

La Puente

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!
Last Updated 20 July 2013

Long Beach

We book shows.
Last Updated 13 April 2014

Los Angeles

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Definitive Gaze
I moved from NYC to LA only to find DIY culture here in the city of angels a bit lacking. While I work on finding a good space to host shows in, I'm doing occasional bookings at Silverlake Lounge through my promotions company Definitive Gaze. Otherwise I can usually help bands find spots to play around town. Send me a message on facebook (linked above).
Last Updated 21 November 2013

Echo Country Outpost
A comfortable, warmly adorned den (or playfort) in Echo Park, Los Angeles. We smell of cedar and whiskey and we celebrate easytimes and hanging out. Our platforms are shameless play, friendship, recreation and leisure, responsible wrecklessness, low and middle art, high science, woodcraft, animal thunder, fine films and literature, folk music, california country and good ol' rock n' roll!
Last Updated 09 April 2013

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.
Last Updated 16 January 2014

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 2012

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.
Last Updated 11 April 2013


The Cave
A completely DIY, volunteer based All Ages venue. A band and breakfast, a play and stay. Touring bands can come play our venue and then stay in the venues apartment equipped with full bathroom for those much needed showers and a full kitchen so bands can cook some real non microwaved food. or 916-267-7576
Last Updated 27 October 2013

Nevada City

Rotifer Cassettes
A cassette label dabbling in the finest sounds throughout the world. rotifercassettes at gmail dot com
Last Updated 14 April 2013


Other Resources:
The List | Diy Sf | San Francisco Noise

Local Bands:
Adam Balbo | Electrician

Moco Community Art Space
dedicated to supporting local, radical DIY arts in Oakland.
Last Updated 09 June 2013

Orange County

An art and music collective based out of the Northern Orange County area. we exist to serve the DIY music scene of Southern California by putting on free all ages music and art shows in non-traditional venues (parks, houses, under bridges, store fronts, etc). Our motto and rule we embrace in our shows is simply put: "No Drugs, No Alcohol, No Bad Attitudes". We stand by those rules and ask for the attendees and the artists/musicians to respect them as well. We have been in operation for over 4 years now and are willing to help out local artists and bands and any touring bands. We specialize in acoustic shows, or what we call "Nights w/o Electricity". We open it up to acoustic acts but also bands that are normally fully electric but willing to try to unplug their equipment and display a very stripped down set of their material. We also occasionally do full electric shows, but those take us at least a couple months ahead of time to organize and find a space for. Though our shows are mainly free, we encourage and collect donations for touring bands. We are open to charging low admission ($3-$5) for some electric shows; it just depends on the space we get for that show. We are here to help YOU, the independent artist and musician. Just drop us a line, give us a month or two warning before the date you'd like to book, and we'll make it happen. During the months while we are in school (Sept-Dec. & Feb-May), contact us only if you are looking to book shows on Fridays and Saturdays. We can try for a weekday if it's during a break or something, but for the most part we won't be able to do Sunday-Thursday. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Last Updated 15 October 2013


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.
Last Updated 20 May 2013


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San Francisco

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The List | Diy Sf | San Francisco Noise

Corpus Callosum
We are a band with a comfy little warehouse space near San Francisco Civic Center where we rehearse, make giant puppets, and host shows. We also curate a series of performance art & music at a very DIY-supportive art gallery in San Jose. SF shows occur once every month or two; SJ shows occur once every other month. To make sure that the shows are worthwhile Corpus Callosum will headline all bills, or else find another suitable SF band; typical audiences are 50-100, and we can usually get touring acts at least $100 in door/tips. For both SF and SJ the 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! We are a touring band, and would love to trade ideas for where to play around the country. All inquiries:
Last Updated 09 April 2013

Godwaffle Noise Pancakes
booking tablecore, harshnoise, experimental, munchjaz, and brutalsoundeffects. if you want a show post/ on brutalsfx yahoo bored with a mp3 link or send to: godwafflenoise c/o brutalsfx, p o b 2540, berk, ca 94702
Last Updated 09 April 2013

pupusa lounge
house in the mission in SF holding shows once a month or so. preference for synthy/electronic/dark wave/post-punk and experimental bands. while i love loud music we can't really get away with it being reallly really loud -- so beats preferable come from a drum machine, mouth or other device that is not a full drum kit. i also organize shows at other spaces for my band le fomo (with loud drums) and am down to help bands find shows all around. email me at stephienelson (at) gmail (dot) com
Last Updated 30 December 2013

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. There's no noise restrictions, other than those of common decency when you're in a tiny room. 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 11 April 2013

San Luis Obispo

A diverse scene doing diverse shows. Any thing from noise and folk to hardcore and punk.
Last Updated 10 April 2013

We & DIY SLO have shows at different spots around town (houses, classrooms, outdoors) and do live sessions on air at KCPR 91.3FM.
Last Updated 01 April 2014

we are a small group of people that have been booking shows since 2007. we are in the process of having a legally sanctioned all ages venue and mainly book at houses. at the house shows all donations go to the bands but at the warehouse we ask that the bands donate a part of the door charge for rent. diysanluisobispo@gmail
Last Updated 22 October 2013

Santa Ana

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, and updates on the new location will be posted on the facebook page (linked above).
Last Updated 19 June 2013

Santa Barbara

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Santa Cruz

The Bike Church
We are a self-service nonprofit community bike shop. thebikechurch at gmail dot com
Last Updated 09 April 2013

Van Nuys

Take Off
A multipurpose art/music space located 30 minutes N of Downtown LA. During the day T/O is a store front that carries one of a kind,hand picked records/zines/books/apparel/and other various items having to do with music/art/skatboarding. We also host live music from 9pm-12 weekly.
Last Updated 09 April 2013

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