|Catering to LIVE music fans, Live Music HQ was initially created (as SoCalRocks.com) in February 2003 by drummer/guitarist Loren Scott as a central point of contact for his fellow SoCal performing musicians, the venues that book them, and the fans that love to see them perform. In August of 2011, SoCalRocks.com was updated to support events all across the country and the site was officially redubbed Live Music HQ. When live music fans want to know where to spend their music-filled nights, Live Music HQ tells them where the action is before heading out for the night!
When you -- the live music fan -- visit Live Music HQ, you can be confident that the info you are seeing is up-to-date. All past events are automatically removed from the site every night at midnight. Classified ads are automatically deleted from the site 30 days after they were posted unless the poster renews them. Any band that does not list a live performance at least once every 90 days is removed from the listing. Same for venues -- no live events for 90 days and you are outta here!
Listing your band info, upcoming events or placing a classified ad on this site is provided 100% FREE OF CHARGE. Live Music HQ accepts a limited number of paid banner and text ads for both web and e-mail targeted audiences, but ONLY if they offer services or products with clear benefit to live music fans and/or performing musicians. If your business falls into this category and you are interested in partnering with Live Music HQ, please send an e-mail to Loren Scott at .
- Working bands can add their info and list their upcoming events here -- at no charge -- so their fans (and, more importantly, potential NEW fans) can find out where they are playing next. Add your band HERE!
- Fans of LIVE music who want to find out what bands are playing at your favorite club this weekend can just look at the UPCOMING EVENTS page.
- Venue owners/managers and booking agents that are interested in managing their venues schedules and info on Live Music HQ, contact Loren Scott at for more details on Venue Accounts (currently in Beta Testing).
- Musicians looking for a band (full-time or just as a fill-in) can place a FREE classified ad here in the 'AVAILABLE MUSICIANS' section and make yourself known to other musicians in the area.
- Bands that are in need of full-time or fill-in musicians can find them here.
- If you have musical gear for sale or rent, or are looking for some, this is the place to be.
- If you offer services of interest to musicians (lessons, recording, promoting, video/lighting, tech/repair, etc), place a FREE ad in the 'SERVICES / LESSONS' section of the Classifieds to make yourself known here.
- See the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for more details on Live Music HQ!