North Bay rockabilly outfit Quarter Mile Combo spent a good piece of 2008-2009 fretting about the slow progress of Motels, Gas and Beer, their first CD with Nettie Hammar (Mighty Slim Pickins) on vocals.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29 Maurice Tani @ Amoeba Music, 1855 Haight, SF 5pm tip jar Moses Coulee @ The Lucky Horseshoe, 453 Cortland Ave., SF 8pm tip jar
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30 Secret Emchy Society (record release)/Thee Olde Country @ Ivy Room, 858 San Pablo, Albany 8pm $12 Dale Watson/Laura Benitez & the Heartache @ Moe’s Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz 8pm $20/$25 Candy Girard & Kevin Russell w/ Matt Davis & Bobby Black/The Stadler-Gibbons Band @ The Lost Church, 427 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa 815pm $20 (entrance on Ross St.) Secret Emchy Society (CD release)/Thee Olde Country/Shawna Virago @ Ivy Room, 858 San Pablo, Albany 830pm $12 Lucy & the Long Haul/Kate Burkart Band/Frances8 @ Fireside Lounge, 1453 Webster St., Alameda 9pm $12/$15
SATURDAY OCTOBER 1 Hunka Hunka Hula Revue/Muleskinner Stomp @ Plough & Stars, 116 Clement, SF 9pm $10–15 sliding scale
SUNDAY OCTOBER 2 Beckylin & her Druthers @ Thee Parkside, 1600 17th St., SF 4pm tip jar Danny Montana & the Bar Association @ Papermill Creek Saloon, 1 Castro St., Forest Knoll 6pm tip jar Dale Watson & his Lonestars @ HopMonk Tavern, 224 Vintage Way, Novato 6pm $25 Joe Goldmark & The Seducers @ The Riptide, 3639 Taraval, SF 730pm tip jar