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The Soft Bombs, The Moore Brothers., The Rabbles

The Soft Bombs, The Moore Brothers., The Rabbles

August 1 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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THE SOFT BOMBS Drivingly danceable rhythm, hard pumping bass, hypnotically addictive blends of psych, kaleidoscopic electrophonic melodies and is at once retro and distinctly forward-looking. THE MOORE BROTHERS Since releasing Murdered By The Moore Brothers (2006) the brothers continue to perform for their small but ever increasing following in the California Bay Area. Luckily an […]

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ROTFEST 5 with The Loudmouths, Slouching Stars, Society Dog, Exploding Castro Cigars, We Could Be Friends, Raging Malcontents, Off The Grid (from Hilo HI), UKE Band, Peddlers, David Nudelman solo

ROTFEST 5 with The Loudmouths, Slouching Stars, Society Dog, Exploding Castro Cigars, We Could Be Friends, Raging Malcontents, Off The Grid (from Hilo HI), UKE Band, Peddlers, David Nudelman solo

August 2 @ 5:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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ROTFEST 5 The Loudmouths Slouching Stars Society Dog (Pre Fuckups) Exploding Castro Cigars We Could Be Friends Raging Malcontents Off The Grid (from Hilo HI) UKE Band Peddlers David Nudelman (of The Resineators and Three Stoned Men, solo)

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Hemlock Record Swap, 1-7pm + FREE BBQ

Hemlock Record Swap, 1-7pm + FREE BBQ

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Come one, come all for our first stab (after a couple false starts) at what we hope will be a regular deal, the HEMLOCK RECORD SWAP, where it’s FREE-FIFTY-FREE TO SELL WITH FREE ADMISSION! Because who doesn’t like buying records with a little buzz on? Your bartendress, Shelly, and pals will also be offering FREE […]

Sweet Ghosts (Tucson, member of Calexico), The Human Condition, James Leste

Sweet Ghosts (Tucson, member of Calexico), The Human Condition, James Leste

August 3 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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SWEET GHOSTS Tucson, AZ based Sweet Ghosts is the new Americana / Folk project of Ryan Alfred and Katherine Byrnes. THE HUMAN CONDITION San Francisco string band The Human Condition performs original, modern-day roots music, creating a sound as varied as the world they inhabit. Each song strains against the confines of style and expectation; […]

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Travesura (feat. pro skater, Leo Romero)

Travesura (feat. pro skater, Leo Romero)

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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At just 27 years old, Leo Romero is a real deal skateboarding superhero with an innate ability to make large kinked rails look like child’s play. His causal style and fearless approach to gnarly spots make it look like he was simply born to ride a skateboard. Like many skaters both pro and recreational, Leo […]

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DJ Guillermo (Sweater Funk)

DJ Guillermo (Sweater Funk)

August 5 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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DJ Guillermo is back behind the decks tonight with a punk/heavy rock set, should be good times.

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Yonatan Gat (ex-Monotonix), Andy Human & The Reptoids, Queen Crescent — ADV. TIX ON SALE

Yonatan Gat (ex-Monotonix), Andy Human & The Reptoids, Queen Crescent — ADV. TIX ON SALE

August 6 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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YONATAN GAT A masterful guitarist, Gat recently won Village Voice’s “Best Guitarist of 2013″. Live, his power trio is experienced on the floor inside the audience, with contrasted lighting pointing at the band members as they tear through “a wholly fresh fusion of psychedelic sounds and rhythms from around the globe, with nods to free […]

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The Ian Fays, Happy Otherwise

The Ian Fays, Happy Otherwise

August 7 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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THE IAN FAYS Casio-pop sisters The Ian Fays started in Humboldt County, CA 7 years ago without even a keyboard stand for their $5 Casio. After touring the West Coast relentlessly they were picked up by an Italian label. By this time they bought a keyboard stand. Today, the Fays play around the USA and […]

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Alcoholocaust presents: Black Market Prophets, The Parmesans

Alcoholocaust presents: Black Market Prophets, The Parmesans

August 8 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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BLACK MARKET PROPHETS Hailing from the Post-Industrial wasteland of Richmond, California. Regardless of whether they’re Punks, Metalheads, Hobos or just Plain Normal Folks, there’s something in the music for everyone. THE PARMESANS The Parmesans are a string trio from San Francisco, California. Part contemporary folk, part alternative country, sort of blues and not quite bluegrass, […]

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Ex-Cult (Memphis, Goner Records), Zig-Zags (LA, In the Red), Quaaludes — ADV. TIX ON SALE!

Ex-Cult (Memphis, Goner Records), Zig-Zags (LA, In the Red), Quaaludes — ADV. TIX ON SALE!

August 9 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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EX-CULT (from Memphis, on Goner Records) Ex-Cult’s Midnight Passenger is the result of a never ending obsession with the open road. It’s the sound of five people spending the last year in countless dive bars, disgusting motel rooms and on dozens of dirty floors. Since recording with Ty Segall in 2012 the band hasn’t come […]

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Violence Creeps, Nerve Beats (Hawaii), Tyrants (Portland), Apogee Sound Club

Violence Creeps, Nerve Beats (Hawaii), Tyrants (Portland), Apogee Sound Club

August 10 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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VIOLENCE CREEPS NERVE BEATS TYRANTS APOGEE SOUND CLUB FACEBOOK INVITE HERE!

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DJ Cooper (Amoeba-SF)

DJ Cooper (Amoeba-SF)

August 11 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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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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Be Calm Honcho, No Body, Julian Gervasi

Be Calm Honcho, No Body, Julian Gervasi

August 12 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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BE CALM HONCHO “You will hear: reverby guitars, lush vocals from Shannon Harney, minor-chord pensiveness, and some rootsy rock-pop resplendence. It’s all very charming and goes down without a fuss.” – SF Weekly NO BODY JULIAN GERVASI

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Big Tits, Wimps (Seattle), Talkies (members of Glitz, Violent Change, Cocktails)

Big Tits, Wimps (Seattle), Talkies (members of Glitz, Violent Change, Cocktails)

August 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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BIG TITS “There’s a band from Oakland called Big Tits and before you get your undies in a twist about the name, give them a listen. Instead of trying to re-invent the wheel, Big Tits rather fix it and burn the rubber off it while its still parked in your driveway. Amidst a sea of […]

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Street Eaters (record release), No Babies — FREE SHOW!!!

Street Eaters (record release), No Babies — FREE SHOW!!!

August 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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STREET EATERS True wave punk NO BABIES

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Spray Paint (Austin), Life Stinks, Male Gaze

Spray Paint (Austin), Life Stinks, Male Gaze

August 15 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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SPRAY PAINT (Austin) “Bizarre detuned guitar licks cross paths with damaged, drugcentric lyrics delivered in the band’s signature deadpan drawl.” – Chicago Reader LIFE STINKS MALE GAZE

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Stripmall Architecture, Silent Pictures, The Spiral Electric — adv. tix on sale

Stripmall Architecture, Silent Pictures, The Spiral Electric — adv. tix on sale

August 16 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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STRIPMALL ARCHITECTURE Electronic dreampop. SILENT PICTURES Silent Pictures put on a great show channeling sounds of Roxy Music, Joy Division, Japan and The Smiths with their own unique twist. – DARK BEAUTY MAGAZINE THE SPIRAL ELECTRIC All fans of the Brian Jonestown Massacre will rejoice, as the Spiral Electric is channeling some of the more […]

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Modern Kicks, Dirty Denim, Dirty Eyes (LA)

Modern Kicks, Dirty Denim, Dirty Eyes (LA)

August 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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MODERN KICKS Rock ‘N Roll’s Anti Hero is like being hit with a glitter-filled pillow at a champagne slumber party and the mega-melodic hooks that power these glam pop songs are completely devoid of snarky intentions. Instead the mischievous come-ons these Bay Area boy scouts employ are of the heartthrob nature, and it won’t be […]

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DJ Classic Bar Music

DJ Classic Bar Music

August 18 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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CBM, gettin’ noice & classy with the party time jamz all nite long!

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Amanda X (Siltbreeze), Beach Day (Miami)

Amanda X (Siltbreeze), Beach Day (Miami)

August 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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AMANDA X Hailing from the Kensington area of Philadelphia (home to infamous gangs such as the Yo’s, Twerks and Fuzzies), Amanda X imperviously sallys forth, creating an oasis of bedroom pop and post-punk among a landscape of toxic speed, eroded enamel and chattering human skin suits. Fused together, this set of songs form the whole […]

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Alcoholocaust presents Koward (Boston/PDX), Green Beret (Boston/NYC), Condition (LA/SF), Trenches

Alcoholocaust presents Koward (Boston/PDX), Green Beret (Boston/NYC), Condition (LA/SF), Trenches

August 20 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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KOWARD Noisy hardcore via Boston via Portland. GREEN BERET CONDITION TRENCHES

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Blood Sister, Mane, Growth (Sweden), Cassandra

Blood Sister, Mane, Growth (Sweden), Cassandra

August 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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BLOOD SISTER MANE Equal parts gothy post punk and feedback drenched death rock, Mane crams 17 minutes of pure dark RnR fun on their first EP. Fans of Siouxsie and The Banshees, the Slits and Liliput / Kleenex as well as any of the agitated girl fronted punk/post punk bands kicking around these days. GROWTH […]

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Zodiac Death Valley, Cocktails, O Presidente

Zodiac Death Valley, Cocktails, O Presidente

August 22 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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ZODIAC DEATH VALLEY “SF’s loudest folk band. The music of Zodiac Death Valley is like a great ear infection. After listening to them, the dreamy tracks will continue to swirl in your head. They have a way of moving seamlessly through psychedelic to rock to rhythm and blues, sometimes all in the same song, without […]

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Charmless, Lucky Jesus, Half Blast

Charmless, Lucky Jesus, Half Blast

August 23 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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CHARMLESS LUCKY JESUS Come celebrate the release of the new Lucky Jesus 6 song EP, ‘The Popular Music’ HALF BLAST Facebook invite here!

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Subliminal SF presents Infinite Waste, Ancient Altar (LA), Hearses (Chico) — 6pm early show!!

Subliminal SF presents Infinite Waste, Ancient Altar (LA), Hearses (Chico) — 6pm early show!!

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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INFINITE WASTE Born out of the ashes of Burning Monk, Infinite Waste takes the darker and heavier side of doom metal and mixes it with the raw aggression and speed of grindcore to create a sound of their own… ANCIENT ALTAR Hailing from Los Angeles, the land of the unrelenting sun, Ancient Altar bring an […]

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Porchlight Open Door

Porchlight Open Door

August 25 @ 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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PBR Free Show with Pins of Light and Wild Eyes!!

PBR Free Show with Pins of Light and Wild Eyes!!

August 26 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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The first in a monthly series of free rock shows sponsored by our good friends at PBR! PINS OF LIGHT WILD EYES

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Creepoid (No Idea), Creative Adult, The Down House, Mall Walk

Creepoid (No Idea), Creative Adult, The Down House, Mall Walk

August 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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CREEPOID (No Idea) “While Philadelphia’s Creepoid features members of their hometown’s contentious noise-punk trio Fight Amp, this band is a decidedly mellower project for the transplants. On their second full-length effort, a self-titled LP due March 4 via No Idea Records, the band foregoes battering dissonance in exchange for cosmic soundscapes and soul crushing inquiries. […]

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Upstairs Downstairs, Origami Ghosts (Seattle), Maria Jose Montijo

Upstairs Downstairs, Origami Ghosts (Seattle), Maria Jose Montijo

August 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS ORIGAMI GHOSTS MARIA JOSE MONTIJO

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Rat Columns, Cold Beat, Yi

Rat Columns, Cold Beat, Yi

August 29 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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RAT COLUMNS Rat Columns is a trio from San Francisco, California that generates dark, ill-fitting pop wanderings, introspective jangle and chime, mangled noises and various points between. The band was started by David West in the isolated environs of Perth, Western Australia, and following a move to the northern hemisphere the trio format was happened […]

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The Young (Austin, Matador), Musk, Turner — adv. tix on sale!

The Young (Austin, Matador), Musk, Turner — adv. tix on sale!

August 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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THE YOUNG When we last heard from Austin, Texas’ The Young, the quartet was livin’ free and their album Dub Egg was the sunshine-fuzz hit of the year in more enlightened households worldwide. Flash forward two years and it seems the bill is due, in a big way as Chrome Cactus is a far darker […]

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Pookie & the Poodles, The Gooch Palms (AUS), Elvis Christ

Pookie & the Poodles, The Gooch Palms (AUS), Elvis Christ

August 31 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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It might be Sunday, but THAT DOESN’T MATTER cause it’s also Labor Day eve!!! So come celebrate having Monday off with killer cuties POOKIE & THE POODLEZ, Aussie punk sweethearts THE GOOCH PALMS and doo-wop punker ELVIS CHRIST!

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