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And then there were eight.

We’re thrilled to announce this year’s lineup for Silicon Valley Rocks! We got so many great submissions that we couldn’t pick just six… so without further ado, here are the EIGHT bands that will rock your techie socks off this year:

LUCID MECHANISM — A sonic experience that gracefully abuses the preconceptions of live electronic music. Tech affiliations: Pyramind, Ex’pression College, Apple
SID LUSCIOUS AND THE PANTS — Maximum new wave: the greatest 80’s band there never was. Tech affiliations: MOG, Gracenote, Rhapsody (co-creator), Liquid Audio & IODA (former employees)
THE HOT TODDIES — Oakland’s sweethearts, The Hot Toddies mix 1950’s beach pop with indie rock riffs, a bottle of whiskey and a dry sense of humor. Tech affiliations: SAY Media (formerly VideoEgg/Six Apart)
THE OPEN SOURCE BAND — SV’s original cover band featuring special guests Randi Zuckerberg, Chris Pan and Jay Webster and Larry Marcus, Andrew Stess, and Alison Murdock. Tech affiliations: Facebook, Quova, Walden Venture Capital, AmpliFIND Music Services
INGAR BROWN AND THE FUTURE FUNK — Funk, hip-hop, soul, dance and R&B all wrapped up in an eclectic box that’s ready to get any party started. Brown was on the short list for a Grammy nomination in 2009 and other band members come from Busta Groove. Tech affiliations: Mashery
SONIC LOVE TONIC — Second place winners at the Emergenza Battle of the Bands in 2009, classic American rock ‘n roll with a hipster twist. Tech affiliations: Dogster, CBSi (CNET)
RUBBERSIDEDOWN — Radio-friendly, 70’s hard rock with an alluring rough edge. Tech affiliations: Oracle, The Loomis Group, Advent Software
COVERFLOW — Energetic and fun cover band who has made the tech-party circuit from TechCrunch to The Lobby. Tech affiliations: Mayfield, Facebook, Blippy, Dropbox

We’ll be featuring each band right here on the SVR blog over the next several weeks, so stay tuned for band histories, interviews, music, photos and more!

You guys rock.


A huge thank-you to all the bands who applied for a spot in this year’s show. Submissions are now closed and our selection committee is holed up in an undisclosed location with six large pizzas and a case of Rock Star, tackling the formidable task of narrowing down the list. We’ll be revealing the final lineup soon, so stay tuned… it’s going to be a great show!

Meanwhile, ticket sales are open! Earlybird VIP tickets are only $50 and include 2 free drinks, hors d’oeuvres and access to the upstairs lounge. Regular tickets are $35. Prices go up at the end of the month, so grab ’em now while you can!