Porter Sound Box was a UCSC venue in the tiny classroom C0-02. The first concert there occurred in January 2000. Monthly, free punk and indie were held there for many years.
It was conceived and organized by members of Pacific Noise. Their first order of business was to rename C0-02 in order to combat the prevailing feeling that the room was "too small" and it "sounded like crap in there", both of which happen to be true.