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April 2018
FREE

Open Stage Mondays

Monday, April 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until July 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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$8

The Penske File (Ontario, Canada), Decent Criminal, Linguo

Tuesday, April 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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THE PENSKE FILE have been playing punk rock together for more than half their lives. Which is a quite a feat considering that they are all, just now, collectively entering their mid 20s. Growing up together in suburban Burlington, Ontario, James Hall, Travis Miles & Alexander Standen have been through a lot together. This becomes evident the moment you see them on stage as they feed off each other’s every cathartic note with harmonious ease. No strangers to life on…

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$8

Jonah Sun, Steve Ward Moore, Ana Lete (Boise)

Wednesday, April 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 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, midi controllers, vocal effects and drum machines, he creates powerful, emotionally charged music that blends cinematic, piano-driven melodies with dreamy synths and captivating vocals reminiscent of The Postal Service, Cursive, and Built to Spill STEVE WARD MOORE ANA LETE is an Experimental Indie Folk artist from Boise, ID.

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$10

Hot Lunch, Painted Doll (Tee Pee Records, members of Autopsy and Cobra Verde), Feral Ohms

Thursday, April 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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HOT LUNCH is a punk ‘n’ roll band from the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area that specializes in getting loud, getting weird and getting rad. The quartet’s unique blend of brown-acid skate-rock and wah-fuzz proto-metal was born in the bowels of skatanic rituals, biker beer busts and wizard staff meetings. With a head-bludgeoning sound that refuses to take sides (and showers), Hot Lunch are on a hell-bent mission to create the best party soundtrack in the history of all music. Their…

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$8

Reptoid, XDS, Rip Room, The Tunnel

Friday, April 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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REPTOID One man noise rock aneurism from Oakland. Loud, heavy, noisy, weird, all performed live. XDS The guitar bends to the breaking point. Drums crack pump and coo. Synthesizer samples crisp & crackle. A voice howls. A sea of bass over a lake of pedals. Nerdy dirty Jazz punk? vintage garage pop? psychedelic world music?,, synth fractured dance beats? Pretty? yes. Ugly? yes. Shoko Horikawa & Jesse Hall started playing music together in 1998 as band called Meyow. They became…

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$10

Van Goat, The Green Door, Space Banquet — ADV. TIX ON SALE!

Saturday, April 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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VAN GOAT takes the tradition of fun, fast, eclectic surf rock started by bands such as Agent Orange, The Pixies, and The Minutemen, mixed with their own brand of swing punk reminiscent of The Squirrel Nut Zippers. Fast, crass, and extremely catchy, Van Goat’s music is defined by constant hooks and changes. “Masterfully mixing Swing, Surf, Punk, and Pineapples into a magical concoction.” – I Heart SF Bands “Spectacularly catchy and exciting and addictive” – The Bay Bridged THE GREEN…

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$8

New Candys (Italy), Moon Daze

Sunday, April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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NEW CANDYS “Mixing brooding psychedelia with post-punk stylings, the record captures the full intensity of their live show with devastating results.” Drowned In Sound MOON DAZE Dream pop / psych rock / garage rock based in San Frandisco, CA.

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FREE

Open Stage Mondays

Monday, April 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until July 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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May 2018
$8

Smiles, Casper Skulls (Toronto), April Magazine

Tuesday, May 1 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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SMILES Laugh now, cry later: here is the debut 7″ EP from San Francisco’s own SMILES. This record continues the Melters cult of GERARD LOVE worship, but you can listen closely and catch some nods to PRIMAL SCREAM, the Paisley Underground or even ELLIOTT SMITH’s later electric work. CASPER SKULLS Casper Skulls emerged from the Toronto exurbs in 2015, bursting onto the local scene with a studied sound and supercharged live performances. Following an early 7” on the band’s own…

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$8

Wax Statues, Pete RG (feat. Dave Krusen formerly of Pearl Jam), Oceanography

Wednesday, May 2 @ 8:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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WAX STATUES is a San Francisco trio performing mello-psychedelia. Songs are a blend of jangly surf inspired guitars, lush 70’s and 80’s synth performances, and melodic bass lines held together by catchy psych pop rhythms and punctuated by harmonies and dreamy lead lines. Wax Statues’ debut album, “Exclusive / Reclusive” is set to be released in April of 2018. PETE RG “Speckled with hints of Neil Diamond, Leonard Cohen and Matt Berninger, RG is blessed to have a voice so…

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