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June 2018
FREE

Open Stage Mondays

Monday, June 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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$8

Topographies, Silent Pictures, The Pleasure Routine

Saturday, June 16 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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TOPOGRAPHIES Formed by Gray Tolhurst (Gray Tolhurst), Jeremie Ruest (Cerf Volant, Your Friend, Lavender Blush), Justin Oronos (Solip), and Lauren Grubb (Minipop, To The Wedding) in 2017, the band meshes the crushingly loud guitars and hushed vocals of 90’s shoegaze with the urgency and mechanical rhythms of post-punk. SILENT PICTURES “Bay Area outfit Silent Pictures channel David Bowie, Roxy Music, The Psychedelic Furs, The London Suede and Blur with aplomb and then some.” -Power of Pop THE PLEASURE ROUTINE Feverishly…

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$10

Geld (Australia, Iron Lung), Long Knife (Portland), Manback, Ecstasy — ADV. TIX ON SALE!

Friday, June 15 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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GELD Swirling psychedelic D-Beat madness from Melbourne, Australia with members of KRÖMOSOM and POWER. Acidic fuzz guitars and wild distorted vocals snarling out eleven songs about suffering, vulnerability, paranoia and banality are what make up the perfect texture of living in today’s doomed world. Perfect Texture offers about as much comfort as a swarm of angry bees whose nest has just been kicked. LONG KNIFE from Portland / members from Defiance, The Riffs and A.N.S. / on Feral Ward Records…

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$10

Ice Balloons (NYC), Blackplate, End Time

Thursday, June 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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ICE BALLOONS Noise rock supergroup Ice Balloons began in 2013 in a dark basement in Brooklyn. As much a cult as a band, helmed by a golden fly, Ice Balloons celebrates chaos as fizzles and lasers pop from every broken corner of their tumbled offerings. The band is Kyp Malone (TVOTR), Sean Kennerly (Samiam), Sean Powell (Fuckemos, Surfbort), Giselle Reiber (Midnight Masses), Dan Scinta and BA Maile. BLACK PLATE w/Sean Casement of Tina Age 13. END TIME Two years in…

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$7

Turquoiz Noiz, Kissing is a Crime (Brooklyn, Don Giovanni Records), Kamikaze Palm Tree

Wednesday, June 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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TURQUOIZ NOIZ (formerly Sweat Lodge) reigns supreme as the king of pow-wow punk. Gritty and tuneful, raw but coherent, this corner of the skate punk world comes with its own unique soundscape. Vocally powerful and lyrically potent, embodying the restless, thoughtful side of SF punk. KISSING IS A CRIME Raised in New Jersey, singer/guitraist Matt Molnar spent his formative years performing in punk and hardcore groups before relocating to Brooklyn where he co-founded the bands Soft Black, Friends, and Pagan…

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FREE

Porchlight Open Door: Summer!

Tuesday, June 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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To quote Chuck Prophet, “It’s a summertime thing!” Let’s hear about yours! Bring a five-minute story about a summer romance, summer heartbreak, summer camp, summer trip and all those moments that vacation in the memory. The show is fun and free! Co-hosted by Arline Klatte & Michael O’Brien. 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…

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FREE

Open Stage Mondays

Monday, June 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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$17

Big Business, Pins of Light — ADV. SALES HAVE ENDED, REMAINING TIX AT THE DOOR STARTING AT 8:30PM!

Saturday, June 9 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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The band’s 5th album, Command Your Weather, sees Big Business return to its original two-man lineup of Jared Warren and Coady Willis. Its a haunting dream about the struggle for dominance of will over the power and unpredictability of nature. Or its just a really great rock record, it depends on how weird youre willing to get.. But youve never had so much fun being crushed in the cogs of the universes great machine, that much is for sure! I…

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15 adv., $17 door

Big Business, Reptoid — ADV. SALES HAVE ENDED, REMAINING TICKETS ON SALE AT THE DOOR STARTING AT 9PM!

Friday, June 8 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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BIG BUSINESS COMMAND YOUR WEATHER, the band’s 5th album, sees Big Business return to its original two-man lineup of Jared Warren and Coady Willis. It’s a haunting dream about the struggle for dominance of will over the power and unpredictability of nature. Or it’s just a really great rock record, it depends on how weird you’re willing to get. But you’ve never had so much fun being crushed in the cogs of the universe’s great machine, that much is for…

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$7

Hangtown, Palm Fire, Schlotman

Thursday, June 7 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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HANGTOWN Post-apocalyptic spaghetti western surf rock PALM FIRE is David McKay, Jeff Horn Brian Caraway & sometimes Yea-Ming Chen SCHLOTMAN “Formed out of the ashes of WAG, Schlotman alludes to the former project’s focus on straightforward, catchy rock n’ roll, but takes a heavier, darker turn on their first batch of recordings.” – The Bay Bridged

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