Oozing from San Francisco’s sub-primordial muck in 1989, the ICKY BOYFRIENDS stomped around the edges of the city’s garage punk scene, playing a brand of rock & roll which drew equally from Cleveland heavies such as the Electric Eels and a twisted Sixties mutation of the Monks and the Fugs, infused with LAFMS-style WTF. Though their output was small (some singles and an album on labels like Blackjack and Menlo Park), they acquired a rabid fan base, one that continues to grow. Over the past few years they’ve played a couple times (Memphis’ Gonerfest, San Francisco’s Budget Rock) and each time crowds have walked away amazed.

The Icky Boyfriends will be playing on July 13, 2012 at the Hemlock Tavern.

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