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The Brothers Comatose

Featured in the San Francisco edition of the Waterloo Sparkling Sessions, presented by Waterloo Sparkling Water.

Whether traveling to gigs on horseback or by tour bus, Americana mavens The Brothers Comatose forge their own path with raucous West Coast renderings of traditional bluegrass, country and rock ‘n’ roll music. The five-piece string band is anything but a traditional acoustic outfit with their fierce musicianship and rowdy, rock concert-like shows. The Brothers Comatose is comprised of brothers Ben Morrison (guitar, vocals) and Alex Morrison (banjo, vocals), Scott Padden (bass, vocals), Philip Brezina (violin), and Greg Fleischut (mandolin). When they’re not headlining The Fillmore for a sold-out show or appearing at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, the band is out on the road performing across America, Canada, Australia, and hosting their very own music festival, Comatopia, in the Sierra foothills. April of this year is finding the band touring Latvia and Lithuania as cultural ambassadors for American Music Abroad, which is run by the US State Department with the goal of sending American artists all over the world as a cultural exchange program. The band toured China in 2018 under the same program. The remainder of 2019 will see the Brothers Comatose hitting the studio to record on their fifth studio album to be released on AntiFragile Records.

Following three critically acclaimed full-length studio albums (Songs From The Stoop, Respect The Van, City Painted Gold), the five-piece string band disrupts the traditional album cycle and focuses their 2017/2018 release schedule on a series of strategically released songs. Produced by indie-rock legend John Vanderslice, the first four new songs to be released in 2017 include the sun-soaked new single “Don’t Make Me Get Up And Go” that channels harmony vanguards The Beach Boys.

 

city guide:
San Francisco, CA
shopping
Amoeba Music SF
"The best record store of all time! It used to be a bowling alley - it's that huge! And they have free shows there Can it get any better than that?" - The Brothers Comatose Recommended in the San Francisco edition of the Waterloo Sparkling Sessions, presented by Waterloo Sparkling Water. Indie music lovers' hangout for free live shows & an eclectic stock of new releases & vintage hits.
1855 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
venue
The Fillmore
 “The history there drips from the  walls. It’s been a staple of the San  Francisco music scene since the 1950s.  Also, the chandeliers are beautiful.” - The Brothers Comatose  Recommended in the San Francisco edition of the Waterloo Sparkling Sessions, presented by Waterloo Sparkling Water.
1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
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food
Louie’s Bar
"Great drinks and amazing late-night food" - The Brothers Comatose Recommended in the San Francisco edition of the Waterloo Sparkling Sessions, presented by Waterloo Sparkling Water.
55 Stevenson St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
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outdoors
Golden Gate Park
"From bison to hippie drum circles  to windmills to coyotes, it’s a beautiful  and diverse and huge city park.” - The Brothers Comatose Recommended in the San Francisco edition of the Waterloo Sparkling Sessions, presented by Waterloo Sparkling Water Golden Gate Park is a large urban park consisting of 1,017 acres of public grounds.
Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA
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