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Zig-Zags (LA, In the Red), Buffalo Tooth, The Wastedeads
Hemlock Tavern
San Francisco, CA
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Zig-Zags (LA, In the Red), Buffalo Tooth, The Wastedeads
"Road tards, rat milk, magic frogs and motorbikes. ghost pirates, trailer park babysitters, king kong bundy and werewolf santas. nwobhm, early metallica, the wipers, budgie and bobby soxx. it ain't retro, it's total fucking recall. get me off this dying rock. escape from la while you still have the chance. over."  Randy 2024

When Cliff Burton wore that Misfits shirtZig Zags. When the Emergency Broadcast System interrupts that John Carpenter movieZig Zags. When a soggy pile of Thrasher mags and Jack Kirby comics spill out of a dumpster behind the Sunday SchoolZig Zags. When the Ramones were scared of the basement and the Angry Samoans couldn't find the right side of their mindZig Zags. When a kid breaks his elbow copying a WWF heel's piledriver and starts laughing instead of cryingZig Zags. And when the electricity goes off forever and torchlight reflects off chromeZig Zags. All of this and more becomes real on the Zig Zags' self-titled debut LP, recorded and produced by Ty Segall for In The Red. In 12 songs, they chainsaw through weirdo film and caveman rock and space noise and make smart sound so dumb it turns inside-out and becomes brilliant. (bio)


It can be disheartening, sifting through release after release of 3rd-rate Black Lips ripoffs  all scuzzy vocals and tinny trebled guitar; not that this is categorically intolerable (though it's not always good), but that some of these poor little punkers forget that there's a whole other side to the tone knob. Fortunately, we've got bands like San Francisco's Buffalo Tooth, who bring out the bass like Karl Rove in the Bible Belt. The band offers up this bandcamp 7, and for the love of god, someone should put this out on wax. It's an analog wet dream  booming, lurching groove rock. This is the kind of shit that demands a sweaty, beer-soaked basement when played live. "Only Son" is a ferocious rumbler of a track, featuring drums carrying a groove the size of the Mississippi, which bounces and surges all at once, noodly fuzzed out guitar and rock-solid bass keeping the whole thing moving  BLUE CHEER, DEEP PURPLE  all your favorite color-band comparisons are welcome (Editor's note: not Green Day). "Head Trip's" 'got a hold on you,' and by 'you' he means 'your face', which he then melts with torrential blues lickery and howling vocals. It's positively funky  putting the 'roll' back in 'rock'n'roll.' It's slower, but no less energetic  dare I say ZEPPELIN-esque? I think I do. Point is, Buffalo Tooth have made a big splash with two slabs of no-genre-bullshit-attached rock  expect good things to come. - Wax Trash


Staggering, Lurching, Groaning, Moaning, Eating Brains and Guts! Ramones, Cramps, Misfits inspired zombiecore.



Hemlock Tavern (View)
1131 Polk St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States


Music > Rock

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No


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