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1131 Polk St. , San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
415-923-0925http://www.hemlocktavern.com

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August 2018
$5 or FREE with purchase of one Deep Eddy Vodka cocktail

Deep Eddy Vodka presents Van Goat, The Damn Fanatics

Tuesday, August 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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 DAMN…

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$8

Wander, X-Suns (Seattle), Sloth and Turtle

Wednesday, August 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

WANDER Post-rock shoegaze from Oakland. X-SUNS Pronounced “TEN” SUNS) is an instrumental space rock band from Seattle, WA. SLOTH AND TURTLE Slow creatures. fast music.

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$8

Hectorine, Muscle Drum, Cindy

Thursday, August 23 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

HECTORINE Melancholy space folk. MUSCLE DRUM w/Rob Spector of BRONZE. CINDY is from San Francisco, CA, formed in August, 2015. KC Gill on lead vocals and guitar. Simon Phillips on drums. Sunglasses on bass and keys.

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$10

Subliminal SF presents Hightower, Slashers (NYC), Frisco (ex-Hank IV, Acid King, Lost Goat)

Friday, August 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

HIGHTOWER SF skate thrash SLASHERS NYC skate thrash FRISCO Hard rock proto-punk extraordinaire.

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$15 adv., $18 at the door

fu¢k (Vampire Blues, Matador), The Laytcomers, Solar Maximum — ADV. TIX NOW ON SALE!

Saturday, August 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

Presenting fu¢k’s first new record in over ten years, the band, on Vampire Blues! In the mid-’90s to the early aughts, fu¢k was releasing a new record every other year and touring constantly while jumping from label to label. Then, with nary a warning, they up and disappeared. No note, no nothing. Skip forward a generation and it’s revealed that they’ve been spending all these years meticulously sculpting the most impressive album of their career. Recorded in fits and starts…

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$15 adv., $18 at the door

fu¢k (Vampire Blues/Matador), Virginia Dare, Forest Bees (ex-Stratford 4) — EARLY, 7:00pm doors — ADV. TIX NOW ON SALE!

Sunday, August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Presenting fu¢k’s first new record in over ten years, the band, on Vampire Blues! In the mid-’90s to the early aughts, fu¢k was releasing a new record every other year and touring constantly while jumping from label to label (Matador et al). Then, with nary a warning, they up and disappeared. No note, no nothing. Skip forward a generation and it’s revealed that they’ve been spending all these years meticulously sculpting the most impressive album of their career. Recorded in…

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FREE

Open Stage Mondays

Monday, August 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until September 10, 2018

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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FREE

Porchlight Open Door

Tuesday, August 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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 minutes to spiel on the monthly theme.

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$7

Polythene Pam, *soft vowel sounds* (aka Julia Serano), Scorpio Moon

Wednesday, August 29 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

POLYTHENE PAM are a retro vocal girl band. They queer up the classics with rich harmonies and cheeky humor, putting a poignant (pointless?) spin on old favorites. Laugh, dance, sing along — fun times guaranteed! SOFT VOWEL SOUNDS is the latest solo musical project from former Bitesize guitarist/singer/principal songwriter Julia Serano. so what, pray tell, does it sound like? quirky indie-pop? high fidelity lo-fi? bedroom music for people who sometimes leave their bedrooms? SCORPIO MOON is a San Francisco based,…

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Rays, Honey Radar (Philly), The Love-Birds, April Magazine

Thursday, August 30 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

RAYS On RAYS’ debut album the band spins eleven tunes of wiry, urgent post-punk, one foot planted firmly in the nihilistic apathy of 70 & 80’s punk (Wire, Electric Eels, Pere Ubu, Eno, Television The Fall), Australian punk past & present (UV Race, Terry, Victims, Babeez), and the addictive strum of 80’s & 90’s New Zealand/Flying Nun pop; all of whom have found their own way to meld the ferocity & thuggery of punkwith a singular melodic voice. HONEY RADAR…

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$10

The Royal Panics, Alvie and the Breakfast Pigs, Blurred Out

Friday, August 31 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

THE ROYAL PANICS ‘Listening to these tracks, we couldn’t help but be reminded of classic bands like The Young Fresh Fellows, The Cars, and Mott the Hoople. Hoy’s songs are built around groovy guitar riffs and the main emphasis is on making catchy tunes that just about anyone could enjoy. Recorded at California’s legendary Tiny Telephone studio, this self-titled debut blasts out of the gate with a solid lead. Greg’s got an excellent voice that’s a perfect fit for the…

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September 2018

Buzzmutt, Coywolf, The Tunnel

Saturday, September 1 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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FREE

Open Stage Mondays

Monday, September 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until September 10, 2018

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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FREE with purchase of Deep Eddy drink, otherwise $5!

Pete RG — free/cheap show sponsored by Deep Eddy Vodka

Tuesday, September 4 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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$8

Spidermeow, Rabbles, Michael and the Machines (ex-Dora Flood)

Thursday, September 6 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Apache, So What, Shades

Friday, September 7 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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$8

Reds, Pinks & Purples, See Night, RIP Flowers

Saturday, September 8 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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FREE

Open Stage Mondays

Monday, September 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until September 10, 2018

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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$12

Wham City Comedy (Adult Swim/IFC)

Wednesday, September 12 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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$7

Doubleplus-Alright, Low Bote, Remember Karen

Thursday, September 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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$12

Green Druid (Earache), Lowcaster, Callows

Friday, September 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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$10

Tashi Dorji, Bill Orcutt, Lo Conocen

Saturday, September 15 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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Krang (Czech), The Kegels

Monday, September 17 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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KXSF presents

Wednesday, September 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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$10

LEMAT (Mexico), Cat Hoch (Portland), Caravan 222 (SF)

Thursday, September 20 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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$12

Elletrodomestico (w/Jane Wiedlin)

Friday, September 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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$10

Andy Human and the Reptoids, Glowing Brain, Nadu (LA), Rip Room

Saturday, September 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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$10

Legendary Stardust Cowboy

Tuesday, September 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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$10

Wax Idols, Mane

Friday, September 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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$7

EARLY SHOW! Coalition of Aging Rockers presents The Boars, Thee Evil Twin (Sydney), Cape Fury, Pops and the Jerks

Saturday, September 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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$10

Pins of Light

Sunday, September 30 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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October 2018
$10

Hot Lunch, Banquet

Wednesday, October 3 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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Hemlock Tavern’s 17th Anniversary Party

Saturday, October 6 @ 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
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