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November 2017
$12 adv., $14 door

Helms Alee, Kowloon Walled City, Mini and the Bear — ADV. SALES HAVE ENDED, a few remaining tix will be sold at the door starting at 8:30pm, thanks!

Friday, November 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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HELMS ALEE With their fourth album, Stillicide, Helms Alee prove that they might be the only group you would need for the rest of your life. Hyperbole? Perhaps. But the Washington state trio of Ben Verellen (guitar, vocals), Dana James (bass, vocals), and Hozoji Margullis (drums, vocals) delivers the kind of expertly crafted, dynamic, nuanced, and diverse songwriting that is both instantly engaging and—as evidenced by their previous albums Night Terror (2008), Weatherhead (2011), and Sleepwalking Sailors (2014)—increasingly gratifying after…

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$8

Sit Kitty Sit, North by North (Chicago), Suits of Steel

Thursday, November 16 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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SIT KITTY SIT Kat Downs (piano/vox) and Mike Thompson (drums) create an undeniable pop/proggy piano and drum duo which has been described as Dresden Dolls mixed with King Crimson and Fiona Apple NORTH BY NORTH Hailing from the land of brutal winters and deep dish pizza, North by North have developed their own brand of infectious, spastic yet finely-honed rock and roll. They seamlessly toe the line between 3 minute garage pop anthems and your dad’s favorite “prog-rock deep cuts”…

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$8

Peacers, Flat Worms (LA), Naked Lights, Blank Square

Wednesday, November 15 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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PEACERS Tunes rock forth from a jukebox with a crack in the glass, with channels leaking / kaleidoscopic aspects of low-fi life, all bubblegum… FLAT WORMS Flat Worms really belt-sanded us with their 7” on Volar, and we are proud as new papas to present their debut LP. They continue their ride on a buzzsaw wave of feedback-tipped riffs into the middle distance, smog choked sunset receding in the rearview, a thousand yard dead-pan surgically pinned to a high octane…

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$10 adv., $12 door

Wander, Dayluta Means Kindness (El Paso), awakebutstillinbed, Mad Bad Racket — ADV. TIX NOW ON SALE!

Tuesday, November 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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WANDER (Oakland, CA) Heavy hitting post-rock DAYLUTA MEANS KINDNESS (El Paso, TX) Melodic, wall of sound awakebutstillinbed (San Jose, CA) New band ft ex members of Jr. Adelberg / Bread Club MAD BAD RACKET (Santa Rosa, CA) Experimental Indie BROWN PAPER TICKETS ADV. TICKET LINK HERE!

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Rip Room, Thee Unsound (Bellingham) — FREE SHOW!

Monday, November 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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RIP ROOM is a 3-piece art rock group from SF. Nasty, bass-heavy riffs, dark vocal harmonies and bombastic drumming. THEE UNSOUND Garage punk from Bellingham, WA.

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$8

Hovvdy (Austin), Toner, Ziplock

Sunday, November 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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HOVVDY “Recalling the unpretentious efforts of bands like Bedhead, Duster, and even Yo La Tengo’s more hushed moments, they stack simple riffs in idiosyncratic ways, and in the process put together 11 songs that are far more compelling than the sum of their parts.” – Pitchfork TONER “They know how to make a damn beautiful yet conflicting bummer, wistfully asking someone to join him “all the way down the drain slow”. It’s sweet, dreamy, and a little sad all at…

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$10

Amplified Heat (Austin), American Killers, Praying

Saturday, November 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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AMPLIFIED HEAT continues the Texas tradition of pure, fearless rock and roll at crushing, soul-shaking volume. Hold up a match at an Amplified Heat show and it might light itself. Based on a tradition of bone rattling blues, Amplified Heat take the direct approach to intense riff slinging, pulling no punches and delivering the real deal with every sonic tsunami they unleash. The brothers Ortiz have a long and storied history of peeling paint and damaging eardrums around the country…

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$7

Harriot, The Happys, Steakhouse

Friday, November 10 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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HARRIOT is an all girl rock band from San Francisco. The group was brought together by the now defunct branch of the School of Rock in San Francisco as teachers and managers, but has since morphed, through its eclectic roster of past and current members and influences, into a healthy, kicking, good ol’ fashion rock n’ roll band. With the impact and influence of bands we grew up with ranging from the Violent Femmes to Danzig, the group emerges from…

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$8

Commissure, Babe Parade (LA), Doombird

Thursday, November 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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COMMISSURE lo-fi bedroom rock from san francisco BABE PARADE “The type of tracks you melt into, kind of like golden hour in Los Angeles. It’s warm and melodiously sweet and provides a glowy aura to bask in. Complete with raspy vocals and playful riffs.” DOOMBIRD Now, a more mature and experienced Doombird has synthesized these parallel and distinct aesthetics with Past Lives, their official debut. For this recording, Anaya and Davancens found creative seclusion in the foggy hills of Stinson…

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$8

Why These Coyotes, Twin Ponies (Tempe, AZ), Dent (Boston), The Chaw

Wednesday, November 8 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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WHY THESE COYOTES Based on a foundation of classic rock riffs, dynamic rhythms and traces of jazz, Why These Coyotes’ self titled EP plays like an adventurous dream for the listener. Thoughtful guitar solos and spacey melodies float through layers of reverb and distortion, evoking imagery and excitement. TWIN PONIES Alt/grunge from Phoenix. DENT “Watching the quartet known as Dent isn’t a passive show-going experience as much as it is an immersive one; the noise the group creates collectively surrounds…

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