Lil Dowager 

A night of hardcore, punk, and noise rock at The Hemlock.

Oakland band Lil Dowager makes hardcore with splintery instrumentation and jarring vocals. Straying outside the genre’s rigid template, the band juxtaposes groovy bass lines with abrasive feedback, static, and short bursts of aggressive, jagged guitar riffs. Their latest record, Never Too Late to Hate, is a concise, four-track auditory assault — which, if you’re a hardcore fan, is definitely a positive thing. The band performers at Hemlock Tavern with San Francisco punk band Toyota, a four-piece that makes hyperactive tracks that parody capitalist clichés and the ethos of efficiency and mass production. Toyota’s debut tape, last year’s Concept Model(s) I-V, contains dense, frenetic instrumentation arranged in asymmetrical and unstable ways. Noise rock bands Lysine and Unraze, the latter of which is celebrating the release of its new 7” record, will also be joining Lil Dowager and Toyota on the bill.



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Anonymous and pseudonymous comments will be removed.

Readers also liked…

Latest in Show Preview

Author Archives

  • Helping Trans Youth Blossom

    Andrew “AK” Kramer, camp director of Rainbow Day Camp, strives to create a fun, supportive environment for gender-diverse kids and teenagers.
    • Aug 30, 2017
  • Alone Together with Ugo Rondinone

    The Swiss artist’s first Bay Area solo show, the world just makes me laugh, examines solitude using clowns as a metaphor.
    • Aug 16, 2017
  • More»

Most Popular Stories

Special Reports

Fall Arts 2018

Our Picks for the Best Events of the Fall Arts Season

The Queer & Trans Issue 2018

Stories about creating safe spaces in the Queer and Trans community.

© 2018 East Bay Express    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation