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Labor Day Crucial BBQ — Bar opens early at 1:00pm for free BBQ and deejays!

Labor Day Crucial BBQ — Bar opens early at 1:00pm for free BBQ and deejays!

September 1 @ 1:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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Bar opens at 1:00pm for free BBQ (while supplies last) with DJ Party Pablo and DJ Plastik Hassle on the decks!! FREE EVENT!!!!

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DJ Big Nate

DJ Big Nate

September 3 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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Big Nate has the platters the matter, come on down!

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Lonesome Leash, Carletta Sue Kay, Daniel Redman

Lonesome Leash, Carletta Sue Kay, Daniel Redman

September 4 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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LONESOME LEASH Lonesome Leash is the solo moniker of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Walt McClements. Known for previous involvement in the bands Dark Dark Dark, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship?, Lonesome Leash channels all of these musical experiences into a lean and immaculately disheveled solo affair. The […]

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Subliminal SF presents: Drunk Dad, Honduran, Disastroid

Subliminal SF presents: Drunk Dad, Honduran, Disastroid

September 5 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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DRUNK DAD (PDX) “Fuck You All Wave” from Portland, Oregon. Loud. Fast. Slow. Heavy. HONDURAN Honduran is a 3 piece band from Portland, OR. Members are all from bands no one’s heard of. Jason’s from VA, Corey’s from AZ, Kevin’s from MI. Formed like Voltron to destroy shit, and that’s about all there is to […]

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Scott & Charlene’s Wedding (AUS/NYC), Latitude (SF), The Stevens (AUS)

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding (AUS/NYC), Latitude (SF), The Stevens (AUS)

September 6 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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SCOTT AND CHARLENE’S WEDDING “Craig Dermody of shambling indie rockers Scott & Charlene’s Wedding dreamed of living in New York when he was kicking around Melbourne, and his second album, Any Port in a Storm, finds him putting the realities of that into song. Having found a full-band lineup and a home in Brooklyn, Dermody’s […]

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Roland, Panther Attack (Seattle), Twin Trilogy

Roland, Panther Attack (Seattle), Twin Trilogy

September 7 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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ROLAND Instrumental rock music from SF that is sometimes referred to as math rock, which is characterized by complex, atypical rhythmic structures, stop start dynamics, and syncopated harmonies. PANTHER ATTACK Seattle rock band exploring irregular structures for over a decade. TWIN TRILOGY An instrumental prog space doom metal freakout trio from San Francisco.

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Happy Hour with DJ Carolyn and special guest DJ Evan Funk Davies (WFMU)

Happy Hour with DJ Carolyn and special guest DJ Evan Funk Davies (WFMU)

September 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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DJ Carolyn welcomes special guest, WFMU‘s very own Evan Funk Davies!!

Razz (ex-Tropical Sleep, The Pets), Big Surr (Nashville/SF) — FREE SHOW!

Razz (ex-Tropical Sleep, The Pets), Big Surr (Nashville/SF) — FREE SHOW!

September 8 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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RAZZ The debut of the new band from former members of The Pets and Tropical Sleep! BIG SURR Beach-pop/beach-punk band transplanted from Nashville to the Bay Area.

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POW! (tour kickoff show), Turner, Legs

POW! (tour kickoff show), Turner, Legs

September 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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POW! Deep in the graveyard SF a young hand with black and cracked nails is pushing up through a broken pile of E-slag. Bitter teeth tear through server cables and motherboards, trying to be freed from the ever deepening sludge of tech waste…the Iphone is the new Styrofoam cup. Stepping over them, eyes glazed, feet […]

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Wiener Kids, Young Nudist, Laura Steenberge

Wiener Kids, Young Nudist, Laura Steenberge

September 10 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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WIENER KIDS BRAiN CHiLD OF DRUMMER/COMPOSER JORDAN GLENN, WiENER KiDS BEGAN AS A DUO WiTH GUiTARiST, COMPOSER, MUSiCAL THiNKER STEiNi GUNNARSSON iN 2007 . AFTER STEiNi MOVED BACK TO HiS NATiVE iCELAND, JORDAN PiCKED THE PROJECT UP AGAiN A YEAR LATER, THiS TiME WiTH HELP OF REED MASTERS ARAM SHELTON AND CORY WRiGHT. AS THE […]

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The Shape, Buzzmutt, Wild Pack of Canaries (Long Beach)

The Shape, Buzzmutt, Wild Pack of Canaries (Long Beach)

September 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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THE SHAPE Experimental psych rock trio based in San Francisco. BUZZMUTT Intricate and pounding rhythms explore the elements of feedback; noise; and chaos, employing circuit bent electronics within a style of tightly structured songs. WILD PACK OF CANARIES (Long Beach) The band draws influences from psych, prog, punk, experimental rock and hints of tropicalia.

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Meercaz & The Visions, Universe People (Seattle, members of Duchess & the Duke and A-Frames), Fleece

Meercaz & The Visions, Universe People (Seattle, members of Duchess & the Duke and A-Frames), Fleece

September 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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MEERCAZ AND THE VISIONS “Formed by frontman Muslim Delgado, Meercaz’s two songs here float hazily somewhere around Gizmos/Twinkeyz/Chrome proto-punk territory that solidly nail it in the songwriting department while still maintaining an appropriate amount of guitar damage and experimentation.” UNIVERSE PEOPLE (Seattle) Universe People feature guitarist/vocalist Jo Claxton, drummer Min Yee (Dreamsalon, and A-Frames) and […]

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Anchor Steam collectable glass promo — 6pm

Anchor Steam collectable glass promo — 6pm

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Giants/Dodgers game is on in the main bar at 6pm along with a special Anchor Steam promo: Buy a pint of Anchor, keep the collectable pint glass! Five different glasses!

Dead Leaf Echo (NYC), Cruel Summer, Moonbeams, Berths (Brooklyn)

Dead Leaf Echo (NYC), Cruel Summer, Moonbeams, Berths (Brooklyn)

September 13 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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DEAD LEAF ECHO Incorporating elements of ambient, baroque, dream-pop, shoegaze, new wave, and goth…chiming guitars in twin stereo reverbs with shimmering vocals and silky basslines. CRUEL SUMMER SF “Jangle darlings” reminiscent the mid-to late 80′s C86 and SARAH sound, they have also been compared to 4AD’s hazy early 90′s catalog. MOONBEAMS “Plenty of indie bands […]

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DJ Eva Von Slut

DJ Eva Von Slut

September 14 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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Ultimate hessian jams, euro punk, stoner rock, metal, sludge and thrash from Ms. Slut!

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Richard Buckner (Merge), Odawas — adv. sales over, tickets available at the door starting at 8:30pm

Richard Buckner (Merge), Odawas — adv. sales over, tickets available at the door starting at 8:30pm

September 15 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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RICHARD BUCKNER “There are three kinds of American folk artist: those who sit, contented, on a back porch contemplating America’s landscape and ways; those for whom its landscape and ways are something to stand against or move boldly through; and those whose America is a shadowy, impressionistic place that moves inside of them. This [latter] […]

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Apopka Darkroom, Motor Inn, Ezana Edwards (of Blood Sister)

Apopka Darkroom, Motor Inn, Ezana Edwards (of Blood Sister)

September 16 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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APOPKA DARKROOM SF dark pop. MOTOR INN EZANA EDWARDS (of Blood Sister)

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DJ Orb

DJ Orb

September 17 @ 9:00 pm - September 18 @ 2:00 am
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DJ Orb spins funky, filthy vinyl for you all night long!

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Dancer, Hammered Satin (LA), Modern Kicks

Dancer, Hammered Satin (LA), Modern Kicks

September 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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DANCER Power pop is often about pop, but sometimes, as in the case of certain Ramones Dolls, and other Bowery bad boys, it’s about power. And not in the sense of walls of sounds or raging rock, but in the sense of fearing that these singers of sweet somethings would just as soon kill you […]

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THE BUSINESS — the hit weekly comedy show now in residence at the Hemlock every Friday night, 7-10pm! Adv. tix on sale.

THE BUSINESS — the hit weekly comedy show now in residence at the Hemlock every Friday night, 7-10pm! Adv. tix on sale.

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Comedy fans, be sure not to miss the Hemlock debut of THE BUSINESS, the award-winning weekly alt-comedy show now in residence every Friday night! Doors at 7pm, show at 7:30pm, over by 10pm. CLICK HERE FOR ADV. TICKET LINK (via Brown Paper Tickets) Join regulars Bucky Sinister, Nato Green, Jules Posner, David Gborie, Natasha Muse […]

DJ Bonnie Danger – 10pm til close

DJ Bonnie Danger – 10pm til close

September 19 @ 10:00 pm - September 20 @ 2:00 am
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DJ Bonnie Danger kicks off our new regular Friday night DJ format tonight! 10pm til close.

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Subliminal SF presents: Wild Hunt, Old Iron (Seattle), The Helm (Seattle) — 4:30pm early show!!

Subliminal SF presents: Wild Hunt, Old Iron (Seattle), The Helm (Seattle) — 4:30pm early show!!

September 20 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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WILD HUNT “From Oakland, California, Wild Hunt’s epic, progressive sound draws influence from black metal, traditional heavy metal, ambient music, and beyond. From triumph to melancholia, Wild Hunt’s long, winding songs twist and turn but always push forward. Majestic dual-guitar lines race atop forward-charging rhythms, led by the soaring harmonies and blackened screams of singing […]

Moira Scar (rec. rel.), Mane, Mansion — plus deejays Grimmy Grumm and DJ Falcon Punch

Moira Scar (rec. rel.), Mane, Mansion — plus deejays Grimmy Grumm and DJ Falcon Punch

September 20 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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MOIRA SCAR Moira Scar, punk in the DIY weird heavy music sense of punk, is a monster-wave garagedeathnoiserock trio of beings in home-made shaman masks: Roxy Monoxide (vocals, guitar, sax, keyboard, drums.) Lu Lu Gamma Ray (vocals, synthesizer, trombone, sampler, drums.) Mikey Mayhem (drums) Moira Scar is the transmogrifying cosmic muse entity that they channel, […]

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DJ Swiftumz – 9pm til close

DJ Swiftumz – 9pm til close

September 21 @ 9:00 pm - September 22 @ 2:00 am
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San Francisco’s inimitable pop rock genius Swiftumz will be behind the decks tonight!

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DJ Cooper (Amoeba-SF) – 9pm til close

DJ Cooper (Amoeba-SF) – 9pm til close

September 22 @ 9:00 pm - September 23 @ 2:00 am
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Coop is back at the Hemlock behind the wheels of steel…this Michigan native’ll be jamming Bolan to Blue Cheer, Hawkwind to Hammersmith Gorillas, Seger to the Stooges…

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DJ Guillermo (Sweater Funk) – 9pm til close

DJ Guillermo (Sweater Funk) – 9pm til close

September 23 @ 9:00 pm - September 24 @ 2:00 am
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DJ Guillermo’s back behind the decks for us tonight!

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Two Sheds, Spooky Mansion, Caleb Nichols

Two Sheds, Spooky Mansion, Caleb Nichols

September 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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TWO SHEDS Indie folk rock. SPOOKY MANSION Loud guitars and shouting vocals. CALEB NICHOLS Caleb Nichols is a founding member of Norwegian sad-core cult favorites Frøü Frøü Frøü and is a member of the American Library Association.

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Orenda Fink (of Azure Ray), Extra Classic — adv. tix on sale (see link below)

Orenda Fink (of Azure Ray), Extra Classic — adv. tix on sale (see link below)

September 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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ORENDA FINK Throughout her time with Azure Ray and over the course of her solo career, Orenda Fink has never shied from exploring the darker edges of spirituality and the human condition. On her debut solo album Invisible Ones, Orenda explored traditional Haitian ritual and mysticism. She then followed that up with an examination of […]

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THE BUSINESS — weekly comedy show every Friday night, 7-10pm. Adv. tix on sale.

THE BUSINESS — weekly comedy show every Friday night, 7-10pm. Adv. tix on sale.

September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
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THE BUSINESS is the award-winning weekly alt-comedy show now in residence at the Hemlock Tavern! Doors at 7pm, show at 7:30pm, over by 10pm. CLICK HERE FOR ADV. TICKET LINK (via Brown Paper Tickets) Join regulars Bucky Sinister, Nato Green, Jules Posner, David Gborie, Natasha Muse each Friday evening for laffs, laughter, and everything in […]

DJ Omar (Popscene, Sixxxteen, etc.) – 10pm til close

DJ Omar (Popscene, Sixxxteen, etc.) – 10pm til close

September 26 @ 10:00 pm - September 27 @ 2:00 am
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DJ Omar’s back behind the decks tonight, 10pm-close!

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The Aerosols, Floating Action, TV Mike & the Scarecrows

The Aerosols, Floating Action, TV Mike & the Scarecrows

September 27 @ 8:30 am - 11:55 pm
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THE AEROSOLS “The Aerosols are awesome psych-pop that is super catchy and is definitely reminiscent of old Elephant Six bands (especially Olivia Tremor Control, Apples in Stereo, and earlier Of Montreal) that made people crazy back in the late 90s, and, if we want to get real, actual psych rock like 13th Floor Elevators and […]

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Part-Time, Talkies – CANCELLED

Part-Time, Talkies – CANCELLED

September 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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PART-TIME Part Time’s sophomoric effort PDA picks up from where 2011′s What Would You Say? debut left us: starry-eyed, sugar-rushed, and eager for another night drive. David Speck, the creative mind behind the project has an undeniable ear for writing pop songs that feel steeped in a perpetual state of teenage romance. Each track on […]

DJ Dr. Scott (Nightbeat) – 9pm til close

DJ Dr. Scott (Nightbeat) – 9pm til close

September 28 @ 9:00 pm - September 29 @ 2:00 am
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Dr. Scott is tonight’s selecter, spinning old school oi, punk & ska!

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Porchlight Open Door

Porchlight Open Door

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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PORCHLIGHT OPEN DOOR Porchlight Open Door is a small stage open mic event launched by Porchlight in September 2009. Storytellers add their names to a sign-up sheet, receive a free drink, and then have five minutes to spiel on the monthly theme. The evening’s top storyteller, as chosen by a random audience member, receives $50 […]

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Sweet Chariot, The Low Rollers — free show sponsored by PBR!!

Sweet Chariot, The Low Rollers — free show sponsored by PBR!!

September 30 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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SWEET CHARIOT is a San Francisco and Oakland based quartet with members who prefer old gear and cold beer. They play dusty desert jams, classic biker rock, and timeless power-pop trimmed in the bygone tones of West Coast canyon-twang. THE LOW ROLLERS are a fuzzed out folk rock garage band from San Francisco. FREE ADMISSION, […]

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