THE BROTHERS COMATOSE (SF) - In less than 3 years the mighty Brothers Comatose have made their way from their living room, street corners, and dive bars of their native San Francisco, to headlining performances at such legendary places as the Great American Music Hall, Slim’s, the Mystic, and world famous festivals; Hardly Strictly, High Sierra, Strawberry, and 3x at the SF Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival. Their shows exude a foot-stomping, shout-along, drink-along ease that was once a staple in every music playing, front-stoop-possessing home in the land. Their shows can’t help but remind folk that music is collective, is for dancing, is for sharing, and for whatever else you might do with friends and family in your own living room.
THE GOOD LUCK THRIFT STORE OUTFIT (Oakdale) - Take two prolific, folk-Americana singer-songwriters, a seasoned, indie-rock veteran of a drummer (see Grandaddy), add in some country-born
and heavy-metal-bred supporting talent and throw on a few suits, and what do you get: the rough-hewn yet driftwood-smooth, punk-kind-of-country, good-kind-of-raw of The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit. Likened to anything from Old Crow Medicine Show and The Avett Brothers, Bob Wills and even
Neil Young (depending on which live set you happen to catch) they most often defy categorization. They describe their efforts as trying to make good, honest music, that’s not afraid of a little fun, that people will move their feet to, and that also goes real well with a straight road and a long drive.