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Red Aunts, Des Roar, Control Freaks
Hemlock Tavern
San Francisco, CA
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Red Aunts, Des Roar, Control Freaks
The Red Aunts are an all-female punk band that formed in 1991 in Long Beach, California, when Terri Wahl (guitar/vocals) recruited friends Kerry Davis (guitar/vocals), Debi Martini (bass/vocals), and Lesley Ishino (drums). Their brand of unfiltered music is toxic, taking a sharp claw to every riot grrrl cliché it can shred. After five albums, several years of touring, and a huge fan base, they called it quits in 1998.  Their greatest hits compilation, 'COME UP FOR A CLOSER LOOK' was released on In The Red Records in December 2014; a gatefold sleeve double album, complete with killer art and photos, and liner notes by Red Aunts fan, Sasha Frere-Jones.

Your favorite band of the 90s (maybe). Best and worst live shows of all time, depending on the night. Now angrier, hungrier, and a hell of a lot more tired  can Terri, Kerry, Lesley and Debi get it together in time? Only one way to find out! Party in the pit, punker!

"...once Red Aunts began their set, there was no going back. I don't think anyone expected it - the girls seemed nervous beforehand and for good reason since this was their first show in 20+ years, but as soon as they started playing these girls put on one of the best Rock n Roll shows I'd seen in a while." Foxes Magazine (ITR 25th Anniversary 2016)

"The Red Aunts were nothing to mess with....wonderfully reckless rock."  LA Times

"No punk, quasi-punk or fellow traveler should be without this bracing viciousness." LA Record

"To my surprise this next band was the best of the fest in my opinion, The Red Aunts. I walked into the Echo for a moment and got scared, thinking I had stepped into a den of cougars. But no, it was just the Red Aunts, four hot older chicks about to tear it up. This was their first show in twenty years, the last time they played there was no internet. They had spent the last seven weeks relearning their songs and when they got on stage, they absolutely KILLED IT. They were amazing! And I could see on their faces that they almost forgot how hard they rocked. They played good music to dance to, great music to rumble to." Janky Smooth (ITR 25th Anniversary 2016)

a fucking PUNK BAND Noisey


California sonic bobby-socks rockers, Des Roar, have become an anchor throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, headlining with a host of tomorrows brightest since 2006. With their malt of surf rock and bubblegum dance hooks, narratives and noise, they manage to incorporate Brooklyns electro leanings into the vibrations of a West Coast garage band, keeping it raw and playing seamless.


CONTROL FREAKS -- classic Garage punk from the mind responsible for Supercharger, The Rip Offs, Infections, and Zodiac Killers.


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


Music > Rock

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No


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