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September 2017
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No Statik (Iron Lung), HVAC (NYC, La Vida Es Un Mus), Drama (ex-Quaaludes)

Tuesday, September 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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NO STATIK A chaotic Swirl Blasting at extreme velocity, the San Francisco Bay Area’s NO STATIK is a torrent of rapid fire drum attack, Searing guitar leads and harsh vocals. NO STATIK ‘s Sound draws from the Fast, Chaotic hardcore sound of the 1990’s as the band’s long pedigree maps DIY hardcore scene of the last two decades- Members previously played in SCROTUM GRINDER, MOMENTO MORI, IMPETUS INTER, LOOK BACK AND LAUGH, DESTROY!, ARTIMUS PYLE, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?, END OF…

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The Thunderroads (Tokyo), Control Freaks, Electric Machine Gun Tits

Thursday, September 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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THE THUNDERROADS Since human beings emerged on Earth, cool sounds are always come from The Underground. Fuck everything & Rock’n’Roll!!! CONTROL FREAKS After years of clenching our fists and throwing tantrums like they were hand grenades, Greg Lowery of The Rip Offs, Supercharger and some other jerky combos finally granted us our wish and slapped us silly with this LP from his latest no-count crew CONTROL FREAKS. Be careful what you wish for, indeed! This is snot-caked Bay Area slime…

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Fortress, Raised By Zebras, Pale Ape

Friday, September 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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FORTRESS RAISED BY ZEBRAS PALE APE Born in Oakland in 2011, Pale Ape is sonic weirdness. Songwriter Gabriel J. draws inspiration from his experiences working for years in psych wards. The expansive hard and soft, fast and slow, electric and organic nature of Pale Ape is a reflection of his nightmares, hallucinations, and madness. Pale Ape does not intend to defy genres rather it mangles them together in both celebration and torment of influences across any genre the 4 piece…

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Slow Bloom, Praying, Reunions

Saturday, September 23 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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SLOW BLOOM North Bay punk/post-hardcore. PRAYING Oakland, CA via Tallahassee, FL Big guitar, big drums, uncompromisingly loud. REUNIONS Hardcore pop punk freedom rock

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Oktoberfest with Sierra Nevada! Free BBQ starting 6pm! Live bands — Bam!Bam!, Sana, Kid Gorgeous — at 8pm, $5

Sunday, September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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Tom Carter (of Charalambides), Bill Orcutt, Snickers

Monday, September 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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TOM CARTER Tom Carter’s electric guitar work weaves strands of melody, drone, fuzz, and charged silence into intricately detailed instant compositions. Best known for his work with iconoclastic acid-folk improvisers Charalambides (which he co-founded with Christina Carter in 1991), Tom Carter has focused on solo performances and recordings since 2012. His 2015 double LP on Three Lobed Records Long Time Underground is the final installment of a trilogy begun in 2009 with The Dance From Which All Dances Come and…

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Yotam Ben-Horin (of Useless ID), Seth Anderson, Joey Mathews (of Cut Up) — acoustic show!

Wednesday, September 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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YOTAM BEN-HORIN is an Israeli musician best known for his work as the lead singer and bassist for Israeli punk rock band Useless ID. SETH ANDERSON JOEY MATTHEWS

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Ice Balloons (NYC, members of TV on the Radio, Samiam, Surfbort), Sun Foot, EDR

Thursday, September 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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ICE BALLOONS Ice Balloons are a New York supergroup that count TV On The Radio’s Kyp Malone, Samiam’s Sean Kennerly, Fuckemos’ Sean Powell, and Midnight Masses’ Giselle Reiber amongst its members. Oh, and they’re fronted by a giant golden fly. “I spent four days high in the mountains of Colorado suffering from altitude sickness, unable to breathe properly or to sleep through the night,” Kennerly explains. “When I got back to Brooklyn, I slept for 18 hours straight and woke…

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The Saucy Jacks, Sea Blite, Sob Stories

Friday, September 29 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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THE SAUCY JACKS The Saucy Jacks is lead by Aaron Burnham on Vocals and Guitar with Marty Garrett on bass, Mark Ostopiak on drums, and Julie Chandler on keyboard. Aaron picked up where his previous band The Makes Nice left off to create melodic retro pop as The Saucy Jacks. SEA BLITE is Lauren Matsui, Galine Tumasyan, Andrew Brush & Jen Mundy. Blasting surf riffs that would easily fit into the early 90’s twee scene, these California poppers will surely…

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Ehnahre (Boston, ex-Kayo Dot), Vale, Kevin Gan Yuen (Sutekh Hexen)

Saturday, September 30 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Hemlock Tavern,
1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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EHNAHRE The third album from the avant-death/doom ensemble Ehnahre and the follow up to the critically acclaimed 2010 album ‘Taming The Cannibals’ on Crucial Blast, ‘Old Earth’ again finds the trio of Ricardo Donoso, John Carchia and Ryan McGuire (the latter two former members of avant-prog rockers Kayo Dot) exploring their unique fusion of hellish death-doom, blackened prog, avant-jazz and experimental modern music composition, to earth-scorching result. VALE Oakland crust metal KEVIN GAN YUEN (Sutekh Hexen)

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