Annie Girl and the Flight Everyone is Dirty and Balms Perform at The Hemlock Tavern TONIGHT

Annie Girl and the Flight, Everyone is Dirty and Balms are set to bring their haunting styles of indie pop to The Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco, tonight. Balms describe their layered, shoegaze-influenced music as dark-pop, a moniker that is certainly fitting of the band’s sound. The trio envelops their delicate vocal melodies with a wash of guitar and reverb that is both foreboding and strangely mesmerizing.

Combining the grit of 90’s era Sonic Youth with the pop sensibilities of Jenny Lewis and Rilo Kiley, the Oakland’s Everyone is Dirty have established themselves as one of the East Bay’s most exciting emerging acts. Lead singer Sivan Gur-Arieh’s darkly seductive vocals and electric violin are the highlight of the group’s transfixing live performances.

Annie Girl and The Flight close out the night with their hypnotic, trance-inducing art-rock. Annie has performed solo and with numerous groups around SF, but with her new band The Flight, her introspective songs take on an edgier and more psychedelic sound. - Ethan Varian