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Upcoming Charity Events: Stylish Geeks & Rocking Geeks...

Two great events coming up:

I ran into the stylish Shaun Sanders, from Graffiti PR, at the recent TEDxSF event and he told me about Geek Chic, Thursday December 3. It's an event he's organized to collect Christmas toys and also to have some fun.

At: K&D showrooms, 700 2nd Street, with gourmet fare, hosted bar, massages, and a VIP goody bag. 7pm $10 in adv./$15 at the door.

Tickets: http://geekchic.eventbrite.com/ ( 20% discount with the code:geekchic )

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Silicon Valley Rocks!
Dec 9 7pm
Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell, San Francisco

This was a lot of fun last year. Alison Murdock and team, have organized a great lineup and all proceeds go to Music in Schools Today (MuST), a Bay Area non-profit that seeks to rescue music programs from school budget cuts.


CORINNE MARCUS & THE KINDRED SPIRITS -- catchy and intriguing with hints of Lilith, pop, rock and lounge. Tech Affiliations: Walden Venture Capitaland Digidesign.

FAREWELL TYPEWRITER -- melodic rock music that's energetic yet tight, dancey but tough. Tech Affiliations: Hewlett-Packard and Thing Labs (makers of Brizzly).

MARROW -- electronica/dance beats guaranteed to make you move your gloomy ass. Tech Affiliations: Pyramind Studios and the "sflogicninja" of YouTube fame.

THE OPEN SOURCE BAND -- featuring Jonah Matranga (lead singer of Far) and Randi Zuckerberg (Facebook) -- a Silicon Valley Rocks! special freely available for your listening pleasure. Tech Affiliations: Facebook, Norwest Venture Partners, Walden Venture Capital and Amplified Music Services.

THE TELL-TALE HEARTBREAKERS -- tearing through the post-punk music scene with tense, guitar and bass-driven songs that reflect the darker side of rock and roll. Tech Affiliations: PDI/DreamWorks.

THE WHITEHALLS -- from straight-ahead rockers to political drama to crowd-pleasing ballads to electronica, this band covers all the bases. Tech Affiliations: Digg.com, Aldon (software), IT for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, Bite PR.

Mood music provided by DJ SOSOSOON

Blog - Silicon Valley Rocks

Tickets: Silicon Valley Rocks! 2009 - Eventbrite

Plus get a room and relax: $75 plus tax for a king size bed or two full-size beds at nearby Hotel Carlton. To make a reservation, visit http://www.hotelcarltonsf.com and use this promotional web code: svrocks.