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

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June 2017
$10

Mondo Drag, Monarch (San Diego), Featherstone (San Diego)

Thursday, June 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

MONDO DRAG Mondo Drag will knock your socks off, let your hair down and take you on a mind’s eye exploration you won’t soon forget. Though they exude love for the spiraling tapestry of heavy psychedelia of the past, they are on a rock and roll mission all their own: an unearthed prog band, futuristic in their time capsule, rocketing forward through the depths, gathering the sounds of space itself. MONARCH Monarch a natural quintet from Encinitas, California presents a…

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$8

The Boars, Lunchbox, The Outta Sorts

Friday, June 23 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm

A great night of garage and pop starring the Boars with special guests Lunchbox and The Outta Sorts! THE BOARS 60’s Garage/Frat/Psych LUNCHBOX Tim Brown and Donna McKean are the two constants among a revolving lineup in the critically-acclaimed Bay-area, California, indiepop band Lunchbox. “Breezy 60s EZ-pop-with-a-pulse.” – Shredding Radio THE OUTTA SORTS Garage Punk Gospel Soul Trash a billy

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$7

Pit Stains, Electric Machine Gun Tits, Clashing Steel

Saturday, June 24 @ 9:00 pm - 12:30 am

PIT STAINS PIT STAINS IS A FEW MIDDLE AGED MOTHERS BAKING COOKIES FULL OF CRACK ROCKS. GET EM WHILE THEY’RE MOIST… (Narcs & Yuppies need not apply) P!TSTAINZZZ!! ELECTRIC MACHINE GUN TITS Crazed rocknroll from members of Tiger Honey Pot. CLASHING STEEL Bubblegum garage punk.

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$7

Boy Scouts, 1080p, Steady Lean, Bobey

Sunday, June 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

BOY SCOUTS Alien bedroom pop. 1080P Melancholy synth rock. STEADY LEAN Experimental folk krautcider no wave punk BOBEY

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$7

Fantasy Lane, Whiz Kidd, Dr. Deaf

Monday, June 26 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

FANTASY LANE Heavy punk rock and roll from Riverside. WHIZ KIDD Four San Francisco rockers who will make sure the golden years of rock n roll never dies. Influences include: Slade, Jook, Flamin’ Groovies, Bowie, Alice Cooper, Iggy, Sonic, Dolls, Ramones, Dictators, MC5, Hollywood Brats, Radio Birdman, Clash, Paul Weller, Gun Club, Crime, Replacements, Hellacopters DR. DEAF Nitrous oxide rock music from San Francisco.

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Hemlock Monday Raffle! 9pm til close

Monday, June 26 @ 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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$5

The Ogres, The Pynnacles (Portland)

Wednesday, June 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

THE OGRES “I was drawn in by the participation of one Johnny Bartlett (Phantom Surfers, Saturn V, etc.) but really this whole record is great. Cornball garage rock that’s just FUN. Don’t read too much into this.” THE PYNNACLES From the music hot bed that is Portland comes a band of veterans reinventing themselves and the music that inspired them from that short time period between 1965 and 1968. The Pynnacles bring back the vitality of raw classic Psyche/Garage with…

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$7

Dead Country Gentlemen, To Be Astronauts (Denver), Rakehell

Thursday, June 29 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

DEAD COUNTRY GENTLEMEN Closer to rock and roll than punk, closer to punk than country. TO BE ASTRONAUTS Hard rock punk grunge from Denver. RAKEHELL is the extreme solo post-punk pop project of Russ Forster, also known as the editor/publisher of 8-Track Mind Magazine, and as “Mr. Beau Dayshus” on his weekly radio show DustyRadio Valencia on radiovalencia.fm in San Francisco, CA FACEBOOK INVITE

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$8

Devotionals, Smokin’ Ziggurats, Yogurt Brain, David and Joanna

Friday, June 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm

DEVOTIONALS Devotionals is a humble exploration of existence, the time bound-less ache upon awakening, a rumination on the composition of the everyday breath. Based around the compositions of Tyson Vogel, the band constantly evolves into a gathering of universes built by the presences of Jeff Blair, Lewis Patzner, Emily Ritz, Erin Wang, Andrew Maguire, Joanna Blanche Lioce, Alfred Ramos. Giving a nod of reverence to what has come in forms of Rachmaninov to John Fahey, to the unknown echos of…

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July 2017
$8

Floral, Barrows (LA), Wander

Saturday, July 1 @ 9:00 pm - 12:30 am

FLORAL “Warm, colorful, tuneful math rock powered by a streamlined duo of guitar and drums. Impressive musicianship, tasteful restraint. Emotionally it’s mostly pastoral and energetic-yet-relaxed; occasional blue notes, jazzy left turns in chord progressions, and chromatic tapping runs lend it a slightly chaotic / unpredictable edge” BARROWS fuses atmospheric and heavy music in the form of sprawling concept albums. The band creates entrancing, circling riffs and rhythms intercut with explosive peaks and brilliant subtleties. WANDER Post-rock shoegaze from Oakland.

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$8

Baby Shakes (NYC), So What

Monday, July 3 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

BABY SHAKES are a rock n’ roll-punk band from New York City. Mary on lead vocals and guitar, Judy on lead guitar and vocals, Claudia on bass and vocals, and Ryan on drums. With catchy melodic vocals over dirty guitars and a killer rhythm section, their influences range from The Ramones and Slade to Chuck Berry and 60’s Motown girl groups. SO WHAT They call their sound “Hard ‘gum”, as in hard bubblegum- the kind the cuts the roof of…

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$8

Car Crash (Tokyo), Midnite Snaxxx, Whateverglades, Italian Cherry — 6pm show!

Tuesday, July 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

CAR CRASH Flat tire punk from Tokyo! MIDNITE SNAXXX Oakland punk rockers WHATEVERGLADES Swampy country rock from Oakland ITALIAN CHERRY Former members of FM Knives, Primitive Hearts

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$8

Hangtown, Superbrat, Creepsville

Wednesday, July 5 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

HANGTOWN Post-apocalyptic spaghetti western surf. It started out as solo album released in 2016 and has evolved into a full psychedelic rock band drenched in reverb, heavy guitar riffs and punky drums. SUPERBRAT Formed by Alexandra V. and Alyssa P., two babysitters from the beaches of California, who write songs based on Babysitters Club book titles. Alex and Alyssa both write, sing, and play fuzzed out guitars. They also keep their boyfriends around to form the rhythm section. CREEPSVILLE Clash-esque…

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$10

SKASUCKS (S. Korea), Dan P. and the Bricks, Point of View, Cut Up

Thursday, July 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm

SKASUCKS are are one of South Korea’s best ska-punk bands, and they’re going to be in town! They are coming a long way to play here, so let’s show them a great time! DAN P. AND THE BRICKS Ska band from Santa Cruz, CA, featuring members of MU330 and Slow Gherkin. With a 5 piece horn section, two guitars, organ, bass, and drums, the goal is BIG SOUND and BIG FUN! POINT OF VIEW Ska punk reggae from San Jose…

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$7

Control Freaks, Boobytrapz, Tight Pants and Dynamite

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

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 by abusive maniacs with the teen-beat on lockdown, and they will C.O.N.T.R.O.L. your last remaining brain cells! “Mindless Entertainment” got…

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$10

Nothington, Heartsounds, Reunions — ADV. TIX NOW ON SALE!

Saturday, July 8 @ 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

NOTHINGTON The world has been waiting over five years for a new Nothington album and we’re excited to finally bring you 11 new songs from the San Francisco quartet. Nothing ever comes easy to this band, and that’s why it’s taken so long, but you can hear that struggle and restlessness in this new batch of songs. Dual singers Jay and Chris are back at it with a solidified lineup, and this time we employed Motor Studios (Dead To Me,…

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$8

This Stellar Madness, Vulturus, Sonora Aero Club

Sunday, July 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

THIS STELLAR MADNESS Heavy Psych-Rock from San Francisco. “In this knock-down, drag-out fight for your mind…What’ll we find?… A dose of dirty and a hit from the divine…” Launched from the side-show of a supernova circus in 2016, this multi-dimensional band of Bay Area psychonauts fuses thunderous grooves, ferocious riffs, and soaring, maniacal vocals, into a burning-hot, brain-melting plasma of dark, ridiculous awesome… Through glitter-filled gutters and moments of grimy grace: Rocket, ever onward, toward This Stellar Madness… VULTURUS After…

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$10

Burning Ghosts (LA, Tzadik), We Buy Gold, The Lake Millions

Thursday, July 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

BURNING GHOSTS A politically motivated quartet at the forefront of the jazz-metal underground featuring four of the most acclaimed musicians in the LA experimental music scene. Playing scorching instrumentals that touch on heavy metal and jazz, the music is uncompromising and intense, filled with precise rhythmic complexity and textural power. Their first release on Tzadik is an incendiary blockbuster and is destined to become an instant classic! WE BUY GOLD is a new project lead by Jordan Glenn (Wiener Kids,…

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$10

Neighborhood Brats, Remnants

Friday, July 14 @ 9:00 pm - 12:30 am

NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS “I just want to play punk rock, drink coffee, get a tan, do push-ups and get rad… You can fucking quote me on that.” REMNANTS

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$8

The Rabbles, Belcurve (Austin)

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

THE RABBLES are an eclectic rock band from San Francisco founded in 2003. They play a pastiche of styles influenced by 60’s psychedelia, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s underground post-punk and various art and noise rock. The band has recorded 5 DIY albums, Rabble Music (2004), Rabble Rabble (2008), Rabbylon (2009), Dabble (2010) and How We Roll (2012). Each is a unique collection of curios spanning lush pop to abrasive dissonance. The members of The Rabbles have been a part of…

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$8

Chuckleberries, Hollywood Sinners (Spain), 1906, Pogo Ono — 6pm show!

Sunday, July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

CHUCKLEBERRIES In these difficult times, without so much as a bridge to cross, when something as important as the Lusty Lady can’t even survive, well…The Chuckleberries are just what we need. The members are long time rock and roll royalty. Singer/drummer Russell Quan is perhaps most famous for his work with The Mummies (formed in 1988), but he also rocks with his long-haired, vest-wearin’ Deutschband The Dukes of Hamburg. He is also often spotted around town doing his fabulous DJ…

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$8

The Munsens (Denver)

Tuesday, July 18 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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$8

Lords of Beacon House (LA), Roast (NY/NJ), Niveles

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

LORDS OF BEACON HOUSE 70s blues rock n’ roll psychedelic stoner rock from Los Angeles. ROAST 60’s 70’s Heavy Psychy Bluesy Down and Doomy Rock an Roll NIVELES A project formed by members of Moccretro and Mondo Drag.

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$10

Wounded Giant (Seattle), Demon Lung (Las Vegas), Serpents of Dawn

Friday, July 21 @ 9:00 pm - 12:30 am

WOUNDED GIANT “They like all things psychedelic and heavy and it shows from the songs and riffs that they wield with the katana sword precision of a disciplined Samurai. Together they build formidable layers that give hint to their forefathers; the likes of Sabbath and Hawkwind, with hints of Blue Cheer while retaining a fresh feel and tone that is unmistakeably their own.” -Tad Doyle DEMON LUNG Vegas doom metal. SERPENTS OF DAWN Formed in late 2012, featuring past and…

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$7

His Master’s Voice, Bloody Waters, JD Judkins

Saturday, July 22 @ 9:00 pm - 12:30 am

HIS MASTER’S VOICE is a San Francisco based act creating washed-out spaghetti western music for the future. BLOODY WATERS Death surf. What was meant to be a lovely day in the sun quickly became quite the contrary. It’s snack time in the riptide. JD JUDKINS Solo delta blues.

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$10

The Atom Age, The Ghoulies (Denver), The Band Ice Cream

Sunday, July 23 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

THE ATOM AGE 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 a wide range…

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$7

Yogurt Brain, Sad Baxter (Nashville), The By Gods, Trash Vampires

Thursday, July 27 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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$8

Sleeper Hold, Big Mother Gig, TV Dinner

Friday, July 28 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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$8

Beatniks, Fried Egg, Violence Creeps, North is Everywhere

Saturday, July 29 @ 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
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$6

Vanessa Silberman, Wolf and I, Carissa Johnson

Monday, July 31 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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August 2017
$8

Scarlet Sails, Radiator King, Night Animals

Tuesday, August 1 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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$12

Ex-Cult (In the Red), Enemy, Preening — ADV. TIX NOW ON SALE!

Wednesday, August 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm

EX-CULT “Memphis-based punk cyclone that no doubt has laid waste to a town near you recently. Chris Shaw lends a sneering, spitting toughness to the proceedings while the band flays riffs in loose, hairy mosh inducing menace behind him, touching on post-punk, psych sprawl, and early 80s hardcore while remaining beholden to none.” Fresh off the release of Negative Growth and a European tour, Memphis punks Ex-Cult are back with a three song single and handful of tour dates. New…

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$7

Daisy Chain Reaction, Laytcomers, Nyre

Thursday, August 3 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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$8

Less Art (record release show), Super Unison, Rip Room

Friday, August 4 @ 9:00 pm - 12:30 am
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$8

Dead Country Gentlemen, Silver (Reno), Highway Poets, Beauty Queen

Saturday, August 5 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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$7

Healing Potpourri, Donald Beaman

Sunday, August 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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$7

AlhhlA, Yairms

Wednesday, August 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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$7

Lewandowski, Astromutt, Sun Colors

Thursday, August 10 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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7 suggested donation

Sean Real, Gray Tolhurst, Origami Ghosts

Friday, August 11 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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$8

Real Numbers (Slumberland), The Oilies, Yea-Ming and the Rumours

Saturday, August 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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$7

Crystal Logic, Old Man Wizard (San Diego)

Sunday, August 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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$8

Monk Parker, Redwood Sound, Natural Pear

Wednesday, August 16 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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$8

Casey Chisholm, Miss Moist, Tabor Mountain, Litronix

Thursday, August 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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$8

Man Hands (Phoenix)

Friday, August 18 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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$7

Bronzer, Wild Wing (LA)

Saturday, August 19 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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$8

Jeremy Pinnell, Ags Connolly

Thursday, August 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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$8

Mud Lords, Alvie and the Breakfast Pigs, Unlikely Heroes

Friday, August 25 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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$8

Get Dead, Guilty by Association (Vegas), The Kegels

Saturday, August 26 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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$7

Fuckwolf, Marriage + Cancer (PDX), Blank Square, Earth Jerks

Sunday, August 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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September 2017
$15

feedtime (Australia, In the Red), Musk, FNU Clone — ADV. TIX NOW ON SALE!

Saturday, September 16 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm

feedtime have an almost subterranean legacy and those who like the band, LOVE the band and find a psychic link with this music. A ravaged beauty and soul underscore the claustrophobia of the lyrics, and the name itself is almost Zen-like: are you consuming your time or giving it over to something else? Time is given form and force through sound. There is always a road somewhere and if you gotta ride, get going and don’t be afraid. Trust your…

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