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November 2017
$8

Harold Ray LIve in Concert, The Heartlights, Gravys Drop

Saturday, November 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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HAROLD RAY LIVE IN CONCERT And let’s not forget the boys in the backroom band: the boss honk of the squawnk, the whack crack of the rum-tee-tee-tum, the smooth move of the bu-bu-bu-ba-da, the castrato demidivinity of the ree-ree da-dahhh, the roller coaster ride of the piree-eep-eep (and let’s not forget what sound the mooly-cow makes!). They’re the ones who stretch the canvas, who stuff the rabbits into the the secret compartments of the tophats, to wit: the stooges who…

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Terry Malts, Rips (NYC), Michael O. (of The Mantles)

Sunday, November 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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TERRY MALTS Terry Malts’ third album, Lost At The Party, is a long time coming, 3 years to be precise. But the time was spent well. Between stints of touring and local shows, Bassist/vocalist Phil Benson and guitarist/vocalist Corey Cunningham wrote and re-wrote songs over the course of a year in Los Angeles where Cunningham had moved since the release of their last album, 2013’s Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere. The idea was to broaden the Terry Malts concept and…

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Spirit in the Room, Voidtripper, Direct Collapse

Wednesday, November 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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SPIRIT IN THE ROOM Occupying that weird and wonderful space between late 60s LA, The Doors, the Manson gang, EST, Hawkwind, Spiritualized and how the fog used to hang around Stonehenge when I was a kid, their sound is fuzzy and warm to the ear but with a really deliciously malevolent touch…really great stuff.” -Steffan Charizi (editor of Metallica’s So What! magazine) VOIDTRIPPER Drone and roots blues, VOIDTRIPPER is the amalgamation of different vibrational states. DIRECT COLLAPSE Industrial hardcore space…

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THANKSGIVING

Thursday, November 23 @ 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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John Davis (ex-Folk Implosion), Grace Sings Sludge, Gray Tolhurst — ADV. TIX NOW ON SALE!

Saturday, November 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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JOHN DAVIS I released a bunch of records in the ’90s under my own name and as half of a duo called the Folk Implosion that I co-founded with Lou Barlow in 1993 and left in 2000. I/we worked with both indie and major record labels, including Shrimper, Communion, London, Domino, Interscope, and BMG. Folk Implosion songs have been featured on various film soundtracks, (Kids, Adaptation,) soundtrack albums, (American Beauty,) and TV shows, (The People vs. OJ Simpson, NFL on…

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Jonah Sun, Great Highway, Sophia San Tulli

Wednesday, November 29 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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JONAH SUN is an indie-electronic artist based out of San Francisco, CA. Utilizing his unique setup of keyboards, samples, vocal effects and drum machines, he creates music that blends cinematic, piano-driven melodies with dreamy synths and captivating vocals. The catchy, transcendent sounds resonate with messages of hope that will be on repeat in your head for days. GREAT HIGHWAY has developed a signature brand of dark electropop that seamlessly blends pumping electronic sounds with analog instrumentation. Their earworm songs package…

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Kokomo Hum, Pastel Felt (LA), Well Read Seals (members of Terry Malts, Neutrals, Cruel Summer–first show)

Thursday, November 30 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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December 2017
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Babewatch, Nu Normol, Sob Stories, Business of Dreams

Friday, December 1 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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BABEWATCH “That magic blend of surf, psych, and garage rock that lots of bands try to replicate but Babewatch’s Santa Cruz origins make their sound that much more authentic.” – The Bay Bridged NU NORMOL Low key garage punk with submerged female vocals sounds like a long lost volume from the “Girls in the Garage” series.” – Bandcamp New and Notable SOB STORIES A shotgun marriage of ’80s jangle pop and nervy, tongue-in-cheek lyrics unite in the wedded bliss of…

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The Homobiles, Drama, Muñecas

Saturday, December 2 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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THE HOMOBILES Queer party punk supergroup singing songs about cars and babes, crimes and change, bathhouses and ballot measures. Featuring Lynn Breedlove (ex-Tribe-8 frontman and founder of Homobiles the ride service) and Stephany Joy Ashley (St. James Infirmary director) on lead vocals, Fureigh (ex-The Shondes) on guitar, storied queer festival Homo A Go Go creator Ed Varga on drums, award-winning songwriter Mya Byrne on bass, and radical healer Corrie Bennett on violin. DRAMA Ex-Quaaludes! MUNECAS SF band that mixes punk/dark…

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Mosaics, Little Empire, Charley Peach

Sunday, December 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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MOSAICS Combining the songwriting strengths of Alt-J and the production agility of Four Tet and Apparat, MOSAICS is a San Francisco trio crafting and spinning catchy, emotive electro and experimental rock tracks. LITTLE EMPIRE a pop/rock band from Los Angeles CHARLEY PEACH Charley Peach from Santa Rosa, California delivers heavy effect driven rock soundscapes lead by a powerful songstress. An updated interpretation of American Rock that balances dark realities with optimistic jams.

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