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

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March 2017
$7

Pity Party, The Total Bettys, Oso Oso (NYC)

Tuesday, March 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

PITY PARTY SF emo/pop punk, definitely the most fun people at the party THE TOTAL BETTYS SF pop punk, probably has a crush on you ♥ OSO OSO NY indie punk, just released an incredible and beautiful album FACEBOOK INVITE

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$7

Club Chuckles presents: Jesse Elias, Sad Vicious, Nick Flanagan

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

JESSE ELIAS is a comedian forged by the infernal flames of San Francisco and quenched in the briny waters of Los Angeles. He draws creative inspiration from music and literature of the 19th century and cartoons and candy of the 1990s. Over the years he has performed in festivals like Montreal Just for Laughs, Bridgetown, Outside Lands, LA Riot, and SF Sketchfest. He has also written for Seasons 2 and 4 of The Eric Andre Show currently airing on Adult…

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$8

Dealer, Owl, Love Moon

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

DEALER “Dealer rip. It’s hard to peg a certain genre on these guys, so we’ll just say they rock and they rock hard. Their album Billionaire Boys Club drops in early 2017 and it has already won next year’s award for best album cover. You have to love a hard rock band that doesn’t take themselves too seriously. These guys are clearly having fun and we applaud them for that. What you should take seriously are Dealer’s killer riffs, grungy…

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$8

So What, Telephone Lovers, Modern Kicks

Friday, March 31 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm

SO WHAT They call their sound “Hard ‘gum”, as in hard bubblegum- the kind that cuts the roof of your mouth.” TELEPHONE LOVERS Punk pop powerpop-pop-pop. MODERN KICKS Like being hit with a glitter-filled pillow at a champagne slumber party and the mega-melodic hooks that power these glam pop songs are completely devoid of snarky intentions. Instead the mischievous come-ons these Bay Area boy scouts employ are of the heartthrob nature, and it won’t be long before every inch of…

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April 2017
$10

The Atom Age, Toy Guitar, Spiritual Cramp

Saturday, April 1 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm

THE ATOM AGE (Asian Man Records) find their inspiration from the dust covered collections of unhinged 60’s punk and R&B, whose crazed energy was once misconceived as a better fit for your trashcan than for your turntable. While taking many of their cues from these primitive pilgrims of punk, The Atom Age still strive to lay down their own modernized take on the sound. The band’s new record, Hot Shame, was co-produced by Blag Dahlia of the Dwarves, and channels…

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Hemlock Monday Raffle! 9pm til close

Monday, April 3 @ 9:00 pm
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Monday Raffle

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$8

J&L Defer (Zurich), Clarke and the Himselfs

Tuesday, April 4 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

J&L DEFER Anita Rufer and Gabriele De Mario, the core duo of Switzerland’s Disco Doom, are unimpressed by the ubiquitous obligation to always look for the new to only find the old again. Free from the zeitgeist, the duo work at their own pace as J&L Defer, an experimental project independent of all style guidelines and expectations. J&L Defer have spent the past few years playing live at clubs, galleries, festivals, bars, cellars, studios, and garages, developing their sound through…

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Melters VIP Club! Blades of Joy (live band) plus Melters deejays — FREE!!!

Wednesday, April 5 @ 9:00 pm
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Every month on the first Wednesday, recurring 3 times

BLADES OF JOY San Francisco based band led by Anthony from Swanox. Top slay tracks as selected and spun by the masterminds behind the Melters record label. “Here’s the last exit on life’s lonely highway, a lonely roadhouse across from the Arco and the KFC about 20 miles out from Cottonwood. It’s been raining all winter but the grass hasn’t quite grown in; there’s a tackle shop down the way but no streams and none of God’s creatures at all…

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$10

Coercion 96, Great Apes, End of Pipe (Brazil), Cables & Arms

Thursday, April 6 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm

COERCION 96 Rock hybrid super group with members of Good Riddance, Death by Stereo and Lonely Kings . GREAT APES Plain and simple, Great Apes are a lyrical punk band from San Francisco. END OF PIPE Known for its simple melodies and striking bases that are the hallmarks; End of pipe is a melodic punk rock band’s 90, originally from Florianópolis, Santa Catarina. In 2006 he began his career, initially became known for playing at parties and Skate championships in…

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$15 adv/door

Entrance (Thrill Jockey), Mariee Sioux, Dire Wolves — ADV. TIX ON SALE!

Friday, April 7 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm

ENTRANCE Thrill Jockey is pleased to announce the signing of ENTRANCE, the multi-talented singer-songwriter Guy Blakeslee. An artists artist, ENTRANCE is a musician with the blues running through his veins. His newest creations add up to a set of rich, cinematic songs featuring expansive orchestration and imaginative story telling, as unique to himself as they are, at times, evocative of Townes Van Zandt, Scott Walker and Gene Clark. Among his fans, he counts the likes of Spike Jonze, who featured…

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$8

The Kegels, Build Them to Break, Ice Cream

Saturday, April 8 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm

THE KEGELS San Francisco’s premier PopPunk quartet BUILD THEM TO BREAK emerged in the San Francisco DIY scene in the summer of 2008. Since then, the quartet has been performing throughout the Bay Area, fine-tuning their melodic taste of punk rock and rationalizing their consumed time with free drink tickets from local dive bars. ICE CREAM

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$10

PC Worship (Brooklyn), Life Stinks, The Dreebs

Sunday, April 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

PC WORSHIP PC Worship’s new LP Buried Wish is an off-kilter journey through hook-laden alternative rock, experimental tape manipulation, downer punk riffs and long form improv-based psychedelic instrumentals. As the album weaves through the damaged re appropriation of objectionable sounds, it seeks to explore a contrast between the traditional rock band format + instrumentation with outsider experimentalism by exploring new ideas related to composition and unconventional (often homemade) instrumentation. Buried Wish further embodies PC Worship’s dedication to categorical ambiguity as…

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$7

Swoon (members of Yogurt Brain, Puzzled), Boy Romeo

Monday, April 10 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

SWOON BOY ROMEO began with word of mouth swirling around friends of friends of friends about John Steiner from Satan Wriders starting a power-pop offshoot. This was confirmed when home recorded demos began floating about on the phones of various musicians praising the new pure candy-chord configurations and earnest attitude that has already attracted fans from bands that dot the map from Sacramento to Seattle. From listening to the tinny blare from built-in smartphone speakers or eardrum piercing earbuds, feelings…

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Hemlock Monday Raffle! 9pm til close

Monday, April 10 @ 9:00 pm
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Monday Raffle

Drawing for prizes every half hour! Every drink is a chance to win! Every Monday night from 9pm til close!

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$7

Sleeper Hold, Basketball Shorts (Austin), Pretty Alright

Tuesday, April 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

SLEEPER HOLD Formerly Blackout Hawaii BASKETBALL SHORTS Dungeon metal party rock pizza rock punk party punk from Austin PRETTY ALRIGHT

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$10

Una Bestia Incontrolable (Iron Lung, Spain), SBSM, Techie Blood, Public Cry

Wednesday, April 12 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

UNA BESTIA INCONTROLABLE Catalan powerhouse returns to the west coast for the first time since 2014. For all those Smart Punks who like a little reggaeton in with their D-beats, thinking woman’s hardcore. “Observant Com el Món es Destrueix” means what you think it does. SBSM Queer noise. Hardcore was an adjective before it was a noun. TECHIE BLOOD In 2017 all we can hope for is Millions of Dead Techies. PUBLIC CRY New band feat. members of Ragana, SBSM.…

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$8

Future Twin, Pleasures (Orlando), DRKMTRLS

Thursday, April 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

FUTURE TWIN Avant pop/soul. There are many parts to the herstory of San Francisco’s FUTURE TWIN. Her origins in the city’s first all-girl moped gang, the Lockits. Her ever-active eye on burgeoning counterculture. Her dedication to the community from which she formed. And her musical anthems that share tales—good, bad, and liberating—of life in her beloved city. PLEASURES Dark electronic experimental noise psychedelic from Orlando, Florida. DRKMTRLS

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$10

Lenguas Largas (Tucson), That Ship Has Sailed, Mansion

Friday, April 14 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm

LENGUAS LARGAS Norteno rock psychedelic punk from Tucson. THAT SHIP HAS SAILED Heavy/punk with ex-members of Radio Reelers, Weird Lovemakers. MANSION Electric instrumental rock.

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$8

Sarah Bethe Nelson, Friendless Summer, Healing Potpourri

Saturday, April 15 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm

SARAH BETHE NELSON “On her latest album, Oh Evolution, the San Francisco-rooted guitarist/vocalist and bandleader explores the evolution of love, life, relationships, and the self through sun-kissed psychedelic rock, doo wop, and bubblegum pop fused with rock fuzz and the occasional heavy riff.” – She Shreds Magazine FRIENDLESS SUMMER Lo-fi post-puke HEALING POTPOURRI

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$10

Meg Baird, Ora Cogan, Eli Carlton-Pearson

Sunday, April 16 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

MEG BAIRD Songs of memory and forgetting…within the architecture of shimmering guitars and melancholy light…razor sharp edge of her voice in your bones. ORA COGAN Ora Cogan’s versatile, haunted voice opens up a mystical reality; hallowed, forlorn and full of promise. She combines the intricate guitar picking of Americana with grunge and psychedelic dreamscapes, drawing comparisons to 70’s folk legend Karen Dalton. As a performer Ora has shared the stage with the likes of Grouper & Hope Sandoval toured extensively…

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Hemlock Monday Raffle! 9pm til close

Monday, April 17 @ 9:00 pm
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Monday Raffle

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$8

The Lucky Eejits, Vice Minded, Burn Burn Burn (Seattle), Throwing Rocks

Wednesday, April 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

THE LUCKY EEJITS are a punk rock act out of Oakland California meshing catchy riffs with in your face punk rock edge. VICE MINDED 1 minute keg stands. BURN BURN BURN Pop punk from Seattle. THROWING ROCKS Political punk skate rock from Oakland.

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$8

Giggle Party, Unknown Jordans, Warren Teagarden and the Good Grief

Thursday, April 20 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

GIGGLE PARTY Somewhere between a Brad Neely comic and Deerhoof, Giggle Party is like a hyperactive child with a guitar in his hand and an empty Adderall prescription. The San Francisco based surrealist pop project is a manic explosion of warm fuzzy feelings and raucous fun, channeled live with astounding stage presence and an absurdly good time. UNKNOWN JORDANS San Francisco based power-pop foursome. WARREN TEAGARDEN AND THE GOOD GRIEF Rock folk indie pop punk San Francisco.

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$10

Bond Girl, The Mission Seven, The Jilters

Friday, April 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm

BOND GIRL is a James Bond themed rock band in San Francisco. THE MISSION SEVEN The Mission Seven is a dance music band from San Francisco, California. . You might say we play Mambo Rock with a side of Cumbia. Our sound is shaped by 60′s latin soul, British invasion rock, Colombian cumbia, and Brill building song craft. THE JILTERS Combining 1970′s grooves with 1980′s pop hooks.

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$10

Futuro (Brazil), Sterile Mind, Aninoko, Los Huaycos

Saturday, April 22 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm

FUTURO Hardcore post-punk rock from São Paulo, Brazil. STERILE MIND ANINOKO is an all Pinoy fastcore band from the San Francisco Bay Area. LOS HUAYCOS SF/Oakland based psychedelic landslide of Peruvian-American skate punk thrash.

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$7

Stucko, Dogs in Ether

Monday, April 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

STUCKO DOGS IN ETHER

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Hemlock Monday Raffle! 9pm til close

Monday, April 24 @ 9:00 pm
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Monday Raffle

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$12

Noise Pop presents Downtown Boys (Sub Pop) — ADV. TIX NOW ON SALE

Tuesday, April 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

DOWNTOWN BOYS Now that the United States has a despot instead of a president, Downtown Boys are that much more driven to use their anger and their joy to drill away at the walls of white supremacy’s brain. Based in Providence, RI, the band released their acclaimed debut album, Full Communism, in 2015, and they have been touring their powerful live show throughout North America and Europe since 2012. They bring an aggressive dissonance to make a harmonious message against…

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$7

The Gibbs, Cassowary, Basementals

Wednesday, April 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

THE GIBBS CASSOWARY BASEMENTALS

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$8

Sun Kin, Sistersound, Bod (Seattle), False Priest

Thursday, April 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

SUN KIN They like shiny bomber jackets, and talking about death very casually. SISTERSOUND is San Francisco’s answer to the New York and Los Angeles post-punk and art scenes, with a sound reminiscent of Television, Sonic Youth, Blonde Redhead, Autolux, or Liars, but unique in its conceptual brand of damaged art rock. BOD Tags: rock grungegaze jet-ski rock jetski post-grungegaze prog tape Seattle FALSE PRIEST “A whole other sorta breed of rec-room-pop that the world should take notice of immediately.”…

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$8

IOI, Real Real Talk, Trash Vampires

Friday, April 28 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm

IOI Darkwave dreampop shoegaze synthwave California. REAL REAL TALK Layers loops of haunting vocals, aligns chakras, recharges crystals, and dismantles the patriarchy in themselves through a profound love of fiendish guitar solos, soaring synths and experimental pop. Members of The Yellow Dress, Little Teeth. TRASH VAMPIRES

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$8

UV-TV (Gainesville), B.D., Preening, Smokers

Saturday, April 29 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm

UT-TV Stuck somewhere in the middle of Florida is UV-TV. Rose Vastola, Ryan Hopewell and Ian Bernacett write melancholy pop songs with jagged, abrasive edges. Combining strong hooks with chainsaw guitars and bliss-ey treble—comparisons to Black Tambourine, JAMC and The Shop Assistants fit best. Shoegaze stripped of its fat and its fluff. B.D. PREENING Weirdo art dance punk from Oakland SMOKERS

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May 2017

Hemlock Monday Raffle! 9pm til close

Monday, May 1 @ 9:00 pm
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Monday Raffle

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$10

The New Trust

Tuesday, May 2 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

THE NEW TRUST

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$8

The Moonsaults

Thursday, May 4 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

THE MOONSAULTS

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$8

Disastroid, Squalus (members of Giant Squid)

Friday, May 5 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm

DISASTROID SQUALUS

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$10

Coolzey, Spoken Nerd, DJ HALO, Heddy Fur

Saturday, May 6 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm

COOLZEY SPOKEN NERD

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$10

Mr. Airplane Man

Sunday, May 7 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

MR. AIRPLANE MAN

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Hemlock Monday Raffle! 9pm til close

Monday, May 8 @ 9:00 pm
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Monday Raffle

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$10

Danny Paul Grody, Elkhorn, Matt Baldwin

Tuesday, May 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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$8

Catapult the Dead, X-Suns

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

Before Sleep

Thursday, May 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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$10

Sweet Chariot, Skookum, Billy and Dolly

Friday, May 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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$10

Kids on a Crime Spree, Cigarette Bums, Trash Vampires, Bloody Waters

Saturday, May 13 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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$7

Aberrant Phase, Into the Storm (Seattle)

Sunday, May 14 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hemlock Monday Raffle! 9pm til close

Monday, May 15 @ 9:00 pm
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Monday Raffle

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$8

The Control Freaks (record release)

Friday, May 19 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm

THE CONTROL FREAKS

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$8

Shovels (AUS), Carlton Melton

Saturday, May 20 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm

SHOVELS CARLTON MELTON

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Hemlock Monday Raffle! 9pm til close

Monday, May 22 @ 9:00 pm
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Monday Raffle

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$7

Didisdead, Rats in the Louvre

Thursday, May 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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$10

POW!, Crooked Bangs (Austin)

Friday, May 26 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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$8

XDS, Eye-o, Coconut

Saturday, May 27 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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Hemlock Monday Raffle! 9pm til close

Monday, May 29 @ 9:00 pm
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Monday Raffle

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$10

Toys That Kill, Pale Angels

Wednesday, May 31 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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June 2017
$10

The Hip Priests (Nottingham), He Who Cannot Be Named

Saturday, June 3 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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$8

Crown Larks, The Tunnel

Sunday, June 4 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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Hemlock Monday Raffle! 9pm til close

Monday, June 5 @ 9:00 pm
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$15 adv./$18 door

The Donkeys

Tuesday, June 6 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

THE DONKEYS

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$8

Future Twin, Parlor Walls (NYC), Oracle Room

Friday, June 9 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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$8

Wild Calm, Our Fathers, Together We Can Rule the Galaxy

Saturday, June 10 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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Hemlock Monday Raffle! 9pm til close

Monday, June 12 @ 9:00 pm
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Hemlock Monday Raffle! 9pm til close

Monday, June 19 @ 9:00 pm
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Hemlock Monday Raffle! 9pm til close

Monday, June 26 @ 9:00 pm
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