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April 2018
$8

Toner, Kal Marks (Boston), Nopes, OVVN

Thursday, April 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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TONER “a penchant for concise and efficient pop songwriting.” – East Bay Express KAL MARKS “For years, Kal Marks was the loudest band in Boston. Though it’s hard to fathom, as bands like Pile hammered away on post-hardcore songs and Guerilla Toss shrieked through electronics-driven art-rock, Kal Marks charged through songs of exhaust and hopelessness from behind a wall of amps, a fervor that other artists couldn’t match. The trio prioritized volume over all else — it’s been their shtick,…

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Hi Tech Boys, Whateverglades, David and Co. (Burger Records)

Friday, April 20 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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HI TECH BOYS Oakland California’s fastest moving storm this summer will be henceforth known as a guitarnado called “The Hi Tech Boys” Drum man and vocalist Tony Bald once claimed he could play a three minute song in two and a half minutes. Jay “Keep Rockin”Rosen who plays bass guitar and sings has been seen at times carrying two guitars. Six String wizard and singer Billy Ribak takes the high diving approach to life and music and hits the Bull’s…

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KnightressM1, Neurotrash, Sick Pigeon

Saturday, April 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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KNIGHTRESSM1 is the hard-driving, violin-fronted, power-rock trio formed by Emily Palen. This dream child of a musical force was born from her passion for epic hard rock and the heartbreaking harmonies of her classical music training. Proving the violin is a viable and natural front instrument for the heaviest of rock and roll, Palen brings a refreshing take to the typical band landscape. Built on a solid foundation of bass and drums, these gritty and gorgeous violin sounds finished with…

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$6

Turquoiz Noiz, Speck (LA), Sana

Sunday, April 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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TURQUOIZ NOIZ The reigning kings of pow-wow punk. SPECK SANA

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Open Stage Mondays

Monday, April 23 @ 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

The Penske File (Ontario, Canada), Decent Criminal, Linguo

Tuesday, April 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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THE PENSKE FILE have been playing punk rock together for more than half their lives. Which is a quite a feat considering that they are all, just now, collectively entering their mid 20s. Growing up together in suburban Burlington, Ontario, James Hall, Travis Miles & Alexander Standen have been through a lot together. This becomes evident the moment you see them on stage as they feed off each other’s every cathartic note with harmonious ease. No strangers to life on…

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Jonah Sun, Steve Ward Moore, Ana Lete (Boise)

Wednesday, April 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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JONAH SUN is an indie-electronic artist based out of San Francisco, CA. Utilizing his unique setup of keyboards, midi controllers, vocal effects and drum machines, he creates powerful, emotionally charged music that blends cinematic, piano-driven melodies with dreamy synths and captivating vocals reminiscent of The Postal Service, Cursive, and Built to Spill STEVE WARD MOORE ANA LETE is an Experimental Indie Folk artist from Boise, ID.

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$10

Hot Lunch, Painted Doll (Tee Pee Records, members of Autopsy and Cobra Verde), Feral Ohms

Thursday, April 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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HOT LUNCH is a punk ‘n’ roll band from the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area that specializes in getting loud, getting weird and getting rad. The quartet’s unique blend of brown-acid skate-rock and wah-fuzz proto-metal was born in the bowels of skatanic rituals, biker beer busts and wizard staff meetings. With a head-bludgeoning sound that refuses to take sides (and showers), Hot Lunch are on a hell-bent mission to create the best party soundtrack in the history of all music. Their…

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Reptoid, XDS, Rip Room, The Tunnel

Friday, April 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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REPTOID One man noise rock aneurism from Oakland. Loud, heavy, noisy, weird, all performed live. XDS The guitar bends to the breaking point. Drums crack pump and coo. Synthesizer samples crisp & crackle. A voice howls. A sea of bass over a lake of pedals. Nerdy dirty Jazz punk? vintage garage pop? psychedelic world music?,, synth fractured dance beats? Pretty? yes. Ugly? yes. Shoko Horikawa & Jesse Hall started playing music together in 1998 as band called Meyow. They became…

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Van Goat, The Green Door, Space Banquet — ADV. TIX ON SALE!

Saturday, April 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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VAN GOAT takes the tradition of fun, fast, eclectic surf rock started by bands such as Agent Orange, The Pixies, and The Minutemen, mixed with their own brand of swing punk reminiscent of The Squirrel Nut Zippers. Fast, crass, and extremely catchy, Van Goat’s music is defined by constant hooks and changes. “Masterfully mixing Swing, Surf, Punk, and Pineapples into a magical concoction.” – I Heart SF Bands “Spectacularly catchy and exciting and addictive” – The Bay Bridged THE GREEN…

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