THIS IS NOT YOUR MAMA'S COVER BAND. Think Beatles, followed by Britney Spears, followed by Metallica. Sounds crazy, but it works. The HOTS have gained a reputation as a band that takes songs you know and love, and makes them come alive in a whole new way...         OLD SCHOOL ROCK WITH NEW WHEELS.


Each summer it seems like we have one weekend where we completely overdo it. This year it's the second week of July - welcome to INSANITY WEEKEND 2! We'll have 4 shows in 3 days, starting with Napa City Nights on Friday July 12th. Saturday afternoon we start with a car show benefit in Petaluma, and that night we're at the Redwood Cafe in Cotati. And we finish up on Sunday at the Petaluma Art & Garden Festival. Then we pass out. Come join the insanity!

3.9.19 The HOTS rock DISNEYLAND! 

We were invited to play the big stage at Disney's California Adventure for their Food and Wine Festival, hosted by our pal Guy Fieri (it's official, he's a fan). The stage was amazing, right in the middle of the lagoon. We did three sets during the day and one longer set at night for Guy's party. Woo hoo!!! Check out more pics in our photo gallery.

Sammy Hagar jumps on stage with The HOTS! 

12.26.19 The HOTS had an amazing night playing Guy Fieri’s giant birthday party in Burlingame. It was an epic night of costumes and characters, but here's the highlight: Sammy Hagar came up and sang with us! We rocked through the Beatle's "Birthday" for Guy. Quite a pinch-yourself moment. Right after that, Chad Kroeger from Nickelback got in on the fun, he came up and sang Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” - nuts!

Fire Relief Benefit TUESDAY DEC 18th 


This is why we love Sonoma County. TUESDAY DEC 18th The HOTS will be part of a benefit show for fire victims of Butte County. Four bands - music starts at 6:30 and we'll wrap up the night around 10:15. Come out to the Flamingo, enjoy the music and help our neighbors. PEACE





Get ready for INSANITY WEEKEND with THE HOTS! We start on Friday with HOTS GOLF. That's right, the four of us will be hacking our way through 18 holes of sand traps and tall grass in our first annual golf outing. Why golf? Cause it'll be HILARIOUS that's why. 

On SATURDAY, we play the UKIAH BEER AND WINE GARDEN from noon to 4pm. We always have a blast in Ukiah. And ya know, beer. 

From there we hightail it back to Petaluma to play at THE BIG EASY at 9:30. We're always punchy when we play two shows in a day, so you'll likely see the HOTS unchained, don't miss it. Chris Newton opens the show at 8pm. 

Then on SUNDAY we play the NOVATO HARVEST FESTIVAL! We'll be on a big stage in front of Trek Winery between Sweetser and Vallejo. Opening the festival is Third Rail from 2-3pm. We play 3:30-4:30, and our pals Soul Section will wrap things up from 5-7pm.

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Aqus Cafe


Please join us for an evening of Hots rare cuts. We’re gonna sift though our old set lists and play a bunch of songs that for one reason or another have fallen off the radar. Remember that Cher song we played on Halloween two years ago? Neither do we, but we’re gonna dust it off and see what happens. If you like your HOTS silly (and who doesn’t), this’ll be a fun one! Aqus Cafe Foundry Wharf 7-9pm.

Napa City Nights!


One of our favorite summer events. This is a great outdoor setting and Napa always shows us love. We play 8:15 to 10pm. Opening the night are The Noach Tangeras Band and Shelby Ann starting at 6pm.

The Big Easy


Let's test out some chaos theory. For the first time, The HOTS will share the stage with The Dictator Tots! And just to keep things interesting, drummer Sean England will be playing with both bands (HOTS drummer Jed Friesen needs a night off - he's raising a 2-year-old and re-modeling a house). Come see what happens! The Dictator Tots start the show at 8pm.

The Block


We're stoked to play our first show at Petaluma's coolest summer hang - The Block. Looks like we'll have perfect weather on Saturday. We play 6-9, come out and enjoy the food trucks and beer. And don't forget our buddies The Grain will be playing later at the Mystic, Luvplanet w/ The Grain + Spike Sikes at Mystic Theatre. Make a night of it!

Coyote Sonoma Taproom

44 Mill St, Healdsburg

We love playing new venues. THIS FRIDAY we'll be at Coyote Sonoma Taproom in Healdsburg. Come out and cheer us on! 8-11pm

Cinco de Micro Beer Event

In front of Trek Winery, Novato

Cinco de Micro will feature beers from Northern California, and music from the Beer Scouts, Third Rail and The HOTS. The fun starts at 2PM. NO entrance fee. $15 for a glass and 4 tastes of beer. Additional glasses of beer can be purchased for $7 a glass. Food vendors will all be present. The HOTS play 4-6pm


Theater Square - after the parade!


The HOTS (trio) will be in Petaluma's Theater Square following the Butter & Eggs day parade! 1-3pm