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April 2018
$8

Tangients (LA), LUCKYANDLOVE, Steilacoom

Wednesday, April 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:50 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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TANGIENTS is a post-punk, ambient “gaze-pop” duo based in Los Angeles. Chelsea Ray’s intense, yet dream-like vocals can pierce as well as float over Be Hussey’s (GUIDES, Radar Bros.) thick wall of sonics, resulting in a noisy, aggressive, yet ethereal sound. LUCKYANDLOVE released their debut LP on vinyl through Southern Record Distributors and Forced Exposure in 2017. The band formed in 2014, their name inspired by a Chinese bar, called “The Good Luck”, where the duo met. Loren played drums…

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$7

Destroy All Gondolas (Italy), Gutara Kyo (Japan), The Bushrods

Tuesday, April 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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DESTROY ALL GONDOLAS Black surf punk from Italy! Also appearing at the Sticker Guy Debauch-a-Reno festival. GUTURA KYO For our 200th release, we found the ultimate band in Kobe, Japan: GŪTARA KYŌ, which coincidentally roughly translates to “Crazy Slovenlies”. Blaring this record brought us back to the first time we heard BAD BRAINS as teenagers, which sent blood rushing into the skull, pulsing & curdling in our adolescent disbelief & delight, the kind of sensation adults try to recreate by…

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FREE

ECLECTIC Pop-Up — 6:00-9:00pm, FREE!

Tuesday, April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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We’re having a new edition of Eclectic pop up at the Hemlock with amazing humans selling vintage clothing & accessories for men and women, artwork, crafts, tarot & DJ’s. 6-9pm, FREE!

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FREE

Open Stage Mondays

Monday, April 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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$10

Girlsperm (ex-Bikini Kill), Beast Nest Plus Jaime, Mozart

Sunday, April 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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gSP is Marissa, Tobi, and Layla. Like Y-PANTS playing FLIPPER songs, or vice-versa, gSp are a terrifying skate crew, the coolest girl gang, an invective against the horrors of talking heads and late capitalism, a brief respite from our modern condition of total boredom. Twin guitar attack and chanted gang vocals backed by one of the most important and iconic drummers in punk, period. Members of BIKINI KILL, SKINNED TEEN, MOZART, STILLSUIT, SPIDER AND THE WEBS, THE FRUMPIES, PETTY CRIME,…

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$7

Superbrat, Copyslut, The Sour Widows, Wolf City Radio

Saturday, April 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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SUPERBRAT Guitars. COPYSLUT Tender hearted tri-coven of edge walkers serving up slut-groove-glam-rock upon a bed of roses. THE SOUR WIDOWS are a bedroom alt rock duo from Albany, California, comprised of longtime friends Maia Sinaiko and Susanna Thomson. Songs marked by driving harmonies address themes of relationship and reflection; layers of warmth, depth, and grit surface and fade in their two-guitar dynamic. Through progressions that shift from subtle to biting, the Sour Widows expose tender moments with an edge WOLF…

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$8

Kokomo Hum, Smokin’ Ziggurats, China, DJ Phil Benson (of Terry Malts)

Friday, April 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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KOKOMO HUM Inspired by sci-fi, psychedelia, the corn fields of Indiana, Kokomo Hum explodes with searing synths and heavy melodic guitars, creating a fuzzy electric chorus through layers mind-warming astral sludge. KH began as a side project of Sean Mabry (maus haus), The live band features members of White Cloud, Brasil, Mwahaha and Cassandra. SMOKIN’ ZIGGURATS Rippin’ rock and roll band from San Francisco. CHINA Americana country rock.

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$6

Tight Pants and the Dynamite, Mighty Quinn & the Oakland Ronin

Thursday, April 12 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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TIGHT PANTS AND THE DYNAMITE Rock and roll party. MIGHTY QUINN AND THE OAKLAND RONIN aka Quinn Walker is a musician from Oakland, CA- most famous for his work on the TV show “Scrubs.” Mighty Quinn writes music and plays shows with his live punk band “Mighty Quinn & The Oakland Ronin.”

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$5

The Happys, AGENT

Wednesday, April 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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THE HAPPYS is a Bay Area band composed of four twenty somethings playing dysfunctional grunge. A G E N T Hella organic indie/punk rock and roll something. FACEBOOK EVENT

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FREE

Porchlight Open Door

Tuesday, April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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Porchlight, SF’s premiere storytelling series, is back at the Hemlock with their monthly “Open Door” event! Audience members sign up to tell a 5-minute story having something to do with the month’s special theme and the teller of the best story will be awarded a slot on Porchlight’s big stage event. Tonight’s co-hosts: Michael O’Brien and Litquake majordomo, Jack Boulware! FREE ADMISSION!

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