Girls and Boys open for Goo Goo Dolls at Sonoma Mountain Village

Posted: July 31, 2014 in Alternative, Alternative Rock, Americana, Blues, Concerts, Folk Rock, Indie Rock, music, New Music, rock
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Last night we ventured out to the new music venue at Sonoma Mountain Village for the inaugural concert which featured Goo Goo Dolls. It was an awesome night. Check out coverage of the Goo Goo Dolls here:  Goo Goo Dolls at Sonoma Mountain Village 

Let me tell you about the opening band. The Goo Goo Dolls are currently out on tour with Daughtry and the Plain White T’s. This show was off of their regular tour dates and we were unsure if there was going to be an opening band. We were excited when we saw another drum set on the stage giving us the assurance of an opening act. What I really love is seeing a completely new band with out knowing anything about them. I wish more people would get excited about warm up bands. You never know if you are about to find yourself a new favorite band. Well that happened last night for us.

The band happened to be a local band from Santa Rosa, Girls & Boys and they blew the crowd away. Their music is a blend of alternative, Americana Rock and sweet blues thrown in the mix for good measure. We loved them and the crowd did too. I am really looking forward to finding out more about this band and hoping to catch them at their next show.

Band Members: 

  • Brianna Lee – Vocals, Guitar
  • Josh Barrett – Bass
  • Mark Tarlton – Drummer
  • Nick Simmons – Guitar

Brianna’s vocals were mesmerizing and she could take you from powerful song into a subtle gentleness, very versatile and truly has her own unique style. Mark was keeping the beat and was excellent at creating a powerful large sound which can be hard to do from an opening band’s kit. Nick shredded on his guitar and he would dish out these great blues licks that just got the crowd pumped. Josh, oh Josh, he was awesome and I have to say a true highlight. His energy on that bass was fierce and unstoppable, he has a great stage presence and is a cameraman’s dream. Collectively these four delighted the crowd and won over the entire audience. Check out a slideshow of photos from their set by our Rockin Ryan here:

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Girls & Boys currently have their debut album out, the feel of the sun which we picked up at the show and listened to on the way home. Some of our favorites on it so far are Wanna, Stranger, Winter Moon and Splinter in My Heart,  yet it is a solid album from start to finish so it is hard to pick faves!  You can pick up their album by heading over to their website here.  They also have a couple upcoming shows that I hope you make it out to:

Aug. 01 6 p.m. The Cliffs (acoustic) Pismo Beach, CA
Aug. 02 3 p.m. Hawkes Winery Healdsburg, CA
Aug. 07 10 p.m. Luna Red (acoustic) San Luis Obispo, CA
Aug. 15 6 p.m. The Cliffs (acoustic) Pismo Beach, CA
Aug. 22 6 p.m. The Cliffs (acoustic) Pismo Beach, CA
Aug. 24 1 p.m. The Cliffs (acoustic) Pismo Beach, CA
Aug. 30 noon Viansa Winery Sonoma, CA


Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. We will see if we can bring you an interview soon with these talented musicians.

~ Marisol

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Couldn’t agree more about Girls and Boys and finding great unknown acts.

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