Last night I attended the 1st Annual Silicon Valley Rocks at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Billed as a show of “tech professionals by day, garage band by night…” I wasn’t sure what to expect, although the promise of geeks and music wrapped up into one event certainly sounded good to me.
I wasn’t disappointed. For a first time show I think it turned out well. I met some interesting people (though somehow I didn’t run into anybody that was tweeting it) and was able to talk geek. The music was surprsingly good for “garage band” talent. I think my favorite of the night was the Punjabi-Hip Hop Jazz Funk Experience of blacKMahal. I streamed the end of their set on Qik, but it’s kind of hard to hear since I was just a few feet from the stage and pretty much right in front of the speakers. Check out the diversity of this group though…they were excellent and a crowd favorite.