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September 2017
$15

feedtime (Australia, In the Red), Musk, FNU Clone — TIX AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR STARTING AT 8:30PM!!!!

Saturday, September 16 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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The sound of feedtime was like nothing else in Australia: a vintage blues swagger via roots rock and the late ‘70s that didn’t come from an established clique, a pure strain of rock and roll with a relentless mechanical propulsion. It was the perfect symbiosis of syncopation, minimalist rock that carried a thunderous atmosphere of reckless intoxication and intense personal pain but with a self-assured “ease” amongst the chaos. The sound was both Zen-like transcendence and a form of self-defense…

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$10

ROTFEST 8: Carlos, We could be Terra Firma, Three Stoned Women, The Peddlers, Garbage Knight, David Nudelman! 7:30pm doors, show at 8pm!

Friday, September 15 @ 7:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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The EIGHTH installment of Rotfest, the festival that has its origins in the infamous San Mateo rock squat/den of iniquity known as THE ROT! The Rot was musical home to now-legendary acts such as The Mummies, Phantom Surfers, and festival founder David Nudelman’s bands The Wild Breed and Three Stoned Men. Rotfest features a lineage of bands ranging from the late 1980s San Mateo Sound™ all the way through mid-90s Tom Guido-era Purple Onion to present-day SF/Bay Area budget rock…

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$8

Hafner, Dirty Limbs, VWLS

Thursday, September 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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Hafner “San Francisco’s Hafner is an all-too rare combination of musicians who not only like to play music hella loud, they also are baseball fanatics. They take their name from Travis Hafner, who they say “is still an all-star in our minds and his fervent thighs will be forever commemorated by our band.” They also play in the Pacific Coast Hardball League for the Daly City Brians and are big time A’s fans, (despite living in San Francisco – you…

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$7

See Night, DoublePlusGood (PDX), Small Million

Wednesday, September 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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SEE NIGHT “A stunner, dreamy, and strummy, and psychedelic, moody and melancholic, the traditional guitars/bass/drums augmented by violin, which gives the sound a sweeping, epic and emotional vibe, not to mention the powerful vocals… equal parts Pixies/Breeders pop smarts, and shoegaze-y Mazzy Star haze… slow building to something much more epic, maybe like a girl pop Godspeed… with a lush sonic palette and a propensity for epicry” — Aquarius Records DOUBLEPLUSGOOD Pop band from Portland. SMALL MILLION Portland duo Small…

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$7

Los Sweet Bones, hot headzZz, The Sadists (PDX), Bad Sex (PDX)

Tuesday, September 12 @ 8:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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LOS SWEET BONES A fury undefined by modern thresholds. The Sweet Bones take garage and punk rock beyond their genres. Core values consist of The Kinks, The Ramones, Primal Scream, The Clash and The MC5, but Latin, Garage, Surf music and Punk influences are also at play. Spanish lyrics, strumming guitars, raw emotions, harmonies and riffs are all part of this high en- ergy music. The Sweet Bones take listeners through stories of love, sex, drugs, and an avalanche of…

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$8

Cherry Death (OKC), Dusk (WI), Rays, Blades of Joy

Monday, September 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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CHERRY DEATH Cosmic American Music from Oklahoma City. “A wave of power pop tones that follows a lineage that begins with Fifth Dimension and Younger Than Yesterday-era Byrds. This was a band so clearly locked into the world of Roger McGuinn and Gene Clark, and successors Alex Chilton, Mitch Easter, and Peter Buck. A world that I had a shared affinity for, so much so that when lead-singer Tim Buchanan announced their last song, adding “it’s a cover of a…

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$10

toyGuitar, Vacation (Cincinnati, Don Giovanni Records), Sweet Reaper, Dimber

Sunday, September 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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TOYGUITAR Ready for some reprieve from the blistering heat of summer? Well, Fat Wreck Chords has the solution: a cool sonic script called Move Like a Ghost from the California combo toyGuitar! On the heels of their first full-length—In This Mess—toyGuitar continue to ride a massive wave of acclaim with the brand new EP, Move Like a Ghost. The band is built on the sunny vocals of Jack Dalrymple (whom you know and love from his long tenure in Swingin’…

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8 adv., $10 door

NRVS LVRS, Manics, Sleeping Lessons (Seattle), Quiet Domino — TIX AT THE DOOR!

Saturday, September 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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NRVS LVRS “If you like your indie rock fused with dark melodies and sweet synthesizers, the NRVS LVRS are here to satisfy your auditory needs. Vocalist Andrew Gomez says their musical influences include “erotic film scores of the ’60s and ’70s.” It’s hard not to jump on board with a group devoted to meticulous research.” – SF Gate MANICS is an indie dance group comprised of Jordan Deherrera, Chris Sanders and various session players. Their sound is diverse yet cohesive,…

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$8

My Names Is Joe, The Gibbs, Cassowary

Friday, September 8 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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MY NAME IS JOE with Tommy Strange Leftist pop punk featuring SF/Bay Area legend Tommy Strange. THE GIBBS Female fronted power trio w/ nods to 90’s era grunge, 90’s Lookout pop punk, tempered with the poetic and personal songwriting of Gillian Gibb backed by a rhythm section comprised of Lee Tom ( MD2020,Top Critters) and Chris G.(Comets on Fire, Futur Skullz). CASSOWARY Cassowary is a San Francisco based underground noise rock band that formed in 2010 after the demise of…

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$8

Electric Hawk (Chicago), Older Sun, The Royal Panics

Thursday, September 7 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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ELECTRIC HAWK “Think CLUTCH, DON CABALLERO, earlier MASTODON, etc. Very groovy & heavy with hints of psych. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!” – Reckless Records “Bombastic, gratuitously complicated, and thoroughly great” – Chicago Reader OLDER SUN Inspired by late 60’s, early 70’s heavy rock. Tube amps, big drums and soulful vocals. THE ROYAL PANICS mix the high-octane intensity of old school garage and punk with the catchy, hook-laden riffs of classic 70’s ‘the’ bands like The Clash, The Knack, The Kinks, The Jam,…

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