New Year's Eve Bash w/ Terry Malts, Toys That Kill, Pins of Light
The Hemlock Tavern New Year's Eve Bash with Terry Malts, Toys That Kill, and Pins of Light. 9:00pm, $12 adv.
Plus deejays and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
"Their tunes are catchy like fishhooks, jumping off from such familiar touchstones as Ramones and Buzzcocks, stopping off with some fine SoCal friends like The Crowd, The Descendents, and Red Cross, somehow arriving at an energetic modern power-pop/punk amalgam not too far from The Exploding Hearts and The Clorox Girls. It's a time-honored pop recipe, leavened by the band's top-notch song-writing and their barely-concealed fondness for 70s and 80s bubblegum."
Toys That Kill
"Combining indie/garage rock leanings with pop-punk hooks, the band comes off like a cross between Dillinger Four and Guided By Voices."
Pins of Light
"San Francisco's Pins of Light reside in that murky musical shadow-territory of the nearly unclassifiable. They craft a brutal and intricate mélange of metal, punk and prog that isn't quite any of those things. Pins of Light's most progressive moments are more Motörhead than Mothers of Invention; their metal is more Pink Floyd than it is Judas Priest; the elements of punk are a driving fistfight that's entirely the band's own."
Hemlock Tavern (View)
1131 Polk St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|