The Brothers Comatose is a young Northern California Americana band that’s too smart to think in terms of instant stardom.
The roots music quintet has been steadily working its way up, appearing around the greater Bay Area as an opening act, gradually getting some headliner gigs.
Now the group is lined up for a midnight showcase Wednesday, March 14, at the five-day South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, one of the largest in the United States, with more than 2,000 performers playing in more than 90 venues.
But before they go, they’ll headline a show Saturday, March 10, at the first music event to be held at the Cloverdale Performing Art Scneter, which has been devoted so far mostly to stage plays.
Singer-songwriter Daving Luning opens the show at 7 p.m. at the center, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale. Admission: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Information: 894-2214, cloverdaleperformingarts.com.
The band includes several musicians from the North Bay. Singer and guitarist Ben Morrison, and his brother Alex, on vocals and banjo, are from Petaluma. Bassist Gio Benedetti, formerly of Toast Machine, is from Sonoma.
The group also includes Phiilip Brezina on fiddler and Ryan Avellone on mandolin.