Writeup on The Bay Bridged:
“On April 25, Hemlock Tavern will feature a (mostly) local lineup consisting of San Francisco bands Scraper, Mane, and Flesh World, accompanied by Los Angeles band Vial.
Last year, Scraper garnered a reasonable portion of attention for their self-titled on Cut-Rate Records. And why not? The album, abrasive and scuzzy in nature, delivers a set of unabashed, simplistic punk tunes about things such as cruising the streets on a skateboard, people moving to Los Angeles, and hippies.
Los Angeles punk band Vial also plays. Be sure to check out the Vial’s rendition of Last Rights’ “Chunks” – the band makes the ’80s hardcore song all their own by dousing it in a respectable amount of apathy.
Also playing is Mane, an all-girl band from San Francisco that blends elements of post-punk and ’80s goth. The band released a 7-inch mini LP on Cut-Rate Records last year.
Opening is Flesh World, a band with a lineage that precedes them, with members of Limp Wrist, Needles, Brilliant Colors, and many more. The band plays melodic, chilling post-punk on the poppier side. Last year Flesh World released their debut, MLP on UK-based distributor La Vida Es Un Mus Discos.”