Review + Photos: Baby Shakes at Hemlock Tavern

Baby Shakes (photo: Robert Alleyne) “Next up, a girl group with one guy, or a boy group with three girls?” proclaims announcer John Waters while introducing the next band to the Gone Shrimpin’ stage at Burger Boogaloo. It’s 3pm in Oakland, the sun is shining, and Mosswood Park is packed. Everyone is waiting for Baby Shakes, a four-piece power-pop/punk quartet based in New York. The set starts with "Do What You Want," and they seem to find their stride quickly. The music is quick and fun. Guitars soar, and the vocals work together in a gritty, yet melodic harmony. The heads [...]

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What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, July 3 – 6

It's a good week for garage punk in the Bay. Monday, June 3 The Districts @ The Independent Get ready for a rowdy Fourth of July with the straight-ahead rock and roll of Philly's the Districts. Baby Shakes, So What @ Hemlock Tavern If you're in the market for classic-sounding punk rock, check out the tuneful throwback jams of Baby Shakes and So What at Hemlock. The Frail Ophelias, Dario Slavazza @ Elbo Room Kick back with the ambient grooves of Oakland's Dario Slavazza and SF's Frail Ophelias. Tuesday, June 4 Car Crash, Midnite Snaxxx, Italian Cherry @ Hemlock Tavern [...]

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