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Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill

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Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Thee Parkside | 1600 17th Street, San Francisco CA

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Original Famous Twang Sundays is a free, all-ages concert series at Thee Parkside in Potrero Hill.

Come by every Sunday; there’s always a fresh traditional or contemporary live act and a surprise special to purchase from the kitchen.

On Sunday August 16th, Original Famous Twang Sundays welcomes Brothers, and The Restless Sons to Thee Parkside.​

“Rock ‘n’ roll is such an ephemeral concept. There are thousands of bands classified under that umbrella. And thousands of bands playing some kind of permutation of “rock.” But there are a select few bands that don’t need any kind of classification beyond, simply, “rock.” Brothers are one of those bands. Though they look like a renegade offshoot of Hell’s Angels, Brothers don’t aspire to deal meth or pillage your town. (Well, maybe they aspire to pillage your town musically, but they seem like nice guys.) No, they’re just here to rock. And rock they do, bringing some of the most heavy, swaggering throwback rock to the table you’ve ever heard. Take, for example, “Real Long Way to Go,” from Brothers Vol. 1. The first words you hear are “Woah oh-oh oh oh,” which is always a good indication of rock-readiness. Then comes the brutally distorted guitar, followed shortly by harmonica, and pedal steel. By the time Billy Sorrentino’s whiskey-soaked howl cuts through the mix, you should be experiencing visions of motorcyles and women.” -NBC New York

Although The Restless Sons consider themselves a new band, Darren O’Brien (vocals/guitar), Sean O’Brien (lead guitar), Neil Thollander (bass) of Calistoga, CA previously played together for 10+ years as the local punk band Something Cool. Along with Something Cool, multiple members of The Restless Sons have been fully involved and active in other bands such as, The Cruz Missiles, God’s Oddities, and have done US tours with Santa Cruz’s Dun Bin Had.

In addition to participating in multiple of the previously mentioned bands, Darren O’Brien has also been playing solo acoustic shows in the Sonoma/Napa county areas for the last 6 years. It was at these solo acoustic folk shows that the songs, sound, and idea of the Restless Sons slowly developed. In 2012 The Restless Sons added drummer Bryan Goodrich to the permanent lineup. Bryan has been a musician most of his life and has played with local groups The Dustin Smart Band, Punching Billy, The Decoyz, Emma Lee Project, Dylan Chambers and the Midnight Transit, Staggerwing and LA based band Kevin Never Talks. Shortly after Bryan was added they went into the studio to record the EP “A Glimpse of Hope”. Now with a solid rock sound, infused with the diversity of prior projects, the Restless Sons are a young, eager-to-play band.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: Live Music
Address: 1600 17th Street, San Francisco CA