Two promising San Francisco bands — Cocktails and The Tambo Rays — are joining up for a one-off gig at the Hemlock this Thursday, July 5th. Fellow SF lo-fi pop outfit PreTeen was supposed to play as well, but Cocktails frontman Patrick Clos recently confirmed that they were no longer part of the bill.

Cocktails, self-described purveyors of “slop pop,” recently recorded a handful of demos that they uploaded to SoundCloud individually and then together as a sort of digital EP under the title The Bedroom Sessions. Included among those demos is the dirty guitar-driven track “Tear It To Pieces”, which they played when they opened for Terry Malts at the Hemlock back in February. Check out the rough cut below:

Lo-fi popsters The Tambo Rays just released a new EP kaleidoscope on June 28th, after dropping the single “Indian Summer” just one week before, and then play a show at The Press Club in Sacramento for Rocklin, California band Wife & Son‘s latest release This That And The Other on June 26th. Take a listen to “Indian Summer” below, and then jump over to BandCamp to get the rest of the kaleidoscope EP.

Head over to the Hemlock this Thursday and get your holiday weekend off on the right foot with Cocktails and The Tambo Rays. The show kicks off at 9pm, and cover is only six bucks.

Cocktails, The Tambo Rays
Hemlock Tavern
July 5, 2012
9pm, $6