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February 2018
$11

Blackwülf (album release show), Mesmer, Union Jack and the The Rippers — ADV. TIX NOW ON SALE!

Saturday, February 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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Blackwülf album and CD release show for Ripple Music release “Sinister Sides” with Oakland’s MESMER and UNION JACK & THE RIPPERS from Santa Rosa! Get some of this shred! Rumor has it that Pentagram co-founder Geof O’Keefe will be sitting in with the band…and signing your LPs…at this show. “Combining vintage ‘70s head banging riffs with doom cloaked soundscapes and vintage heavy metal and hard rock, BLACKWULF is bracing for even greater heights of heaviness with their upcoming Ripple Music…

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Open Stage Mondays

Monday, February 26 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Every week until April 30, 2018
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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Comedy, poetry, music, art and more. Sign up at 8pm, show at 9pm. Instruments provided: Acoustic guitar Piano Bass guitar Small drum kit/brushes and bundle sticks only. 10 minute sets for music, 5 minute sets for comedy and spoken word.

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$7

Dragland, Natural Pear, Marston

Wednesday, February 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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DRAGLAND Folksy rock with deep roots that expand across the continent. NATURAL PEAR There’s an old saying in Oklahoma, “The greener the pear, the sweeter the juice”, and even though that’s completely backwards, so are you. Almost all of our songs are played forwards, so don’t let a little dust & sunshine worry you none, this is what we do in California. Now, back to repairing this whistle MARSTON is a new project from Oona Garthwaite. Anchored in classic songwriting…

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March 2018
$10

Bill MacKay (Chicago, Drag City), Matt Baldwin, Golden Gram — ADV. TIX NOW ON SALE!

Thursday, March 1 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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BILL MACKAY is a musician and a musician’s friend – a genial guitarist/composer/improviser based in Chicago who has energized the experimental folk, rock and avant scenes around town with his polyglot approach to the guitar, combining the folk of Appalachia, the blues and gospel with rock, jazz, western-country and an array of eastern modes. Mackay’s interest in this tactic – essentially, a personal blending of roots elements – has evidence itself throughout his discography. On Esker, his third solo work…

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$12

100 Flowers (LA, ex-Urinals), Traps ps (LA), Marbled Eye — ADV. TIX NOW ON SALE!

Friday, March 2 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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100 FLOWERS 100 Flowers (previously known as The Urinals) were a power trio whose sole 1983 album is an enduring document of the Southern California underground. Based in crime-ridden ’80s Los Angeles against the backdrop of juvenile hardcore and vapid hard rock, 100 Flowers crafted a sound that rests between the inspired bursts of The Minutemen and the pastoral jangle of The Dream Syndicate with similarities to the equally oblique Monitor and The Gun Club (who even included a Urinals…

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$8

The Mud Lords, Dead River Rebels, The Tortured

Saturday, March 3 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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THE MUD LORDS is a five-piece, balls to the wall, female fronted rock and roll band from San Francisco! DEAD RIVER REBELS SF punk rock! THE TORTURED We’re a Skate/Punk band based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our mission is unity among the disenfranchised. We write about the ocean, love, loss, society, travel, peace, chaos and want to make punk rock great again.

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Shutups, The Band Ice Cream, Monsterwatch

Sunday, March 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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SHUTUPS play thrashy, dirty, but also comfortable pop punk music that makes Tom Delonge want to squeegee his eyeballs as he prunes in his Beverly Hills jacuzzi. THE BAND ICE CREAM MONSTERWATCH Noisy groovepunk trio from Seattle.

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FREE

Open Stage Mondays

Monday, March 5 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Every week until April 30, 2018
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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Comedy, poetry, music, art and more. Sign up at 8pm, show at 9pm. Instruments provided: Acoustic guitar Piano Bass guitar Small drum kit/brushes and bundle sticks only. 10 minute sets for music, 5 minute sets for comedy and spoken word.

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$10 adv./$12 door

Noise Pop presents ORB (Australia, Castle Face) — adv. tix now on sale!

Thursday, March 8 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St, San Francisco,
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ORB Playing dark, sonically massive guitar-based rock that’s heavy without sounding excessively metallic, ORB (not to be confused with the influential electronic group the Orb) hail from Geelong, Victoria, Australia. The group was founded by guitarist and lead singer Zak Olsen, guitarist and bassist Daff Gravolin, and drummer Jamie Harmer. The three musicians lived not far from one another, and with some extra time on their hands, they began jamming regularly. Inspired by their youthful enthusiasm for hard rock and…

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$8

The Rantouls, New Faultlines, Odd Hope

Friday, March 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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THE RANTOULS While ’90s bands like the Mummies and Supercharger mastered the garage punk aesthetic characterized by slurred lyrics and sloppy blues scale solos, the Rantouls have opted for a more jingle-pop-oriented sound, replete with vocal harmonies and Mersey beat rhythms. “Any band today who does ’60s stuff – it just pales in comparison to real ’60s groups,” Rantouls singer-guitarist Gavin May says. “We’re trying to be a teenage garage band even though we’re adults.” – SF Gate NEW FAULTLINES…

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