Your Daily Lick: TV Mike and the Scarecrowes

Spittin' in Cursive (Brave Scarecrow Records)



Offering a brilliant vision of early My Morning Jacket (minus heapings of delay) crossed with locals the Trainwreck Riders (minus punk-rock edge), West Oakland's TV Mike and the Scarecrowes accomplish the rare feat of making folk-rock both transcendent and earthy. Anthemic melodies and atmospheric harmonies are fueled by strong banjo and guitar work, plus TV Mike's absorbing vocals.

At Café du Nord (2170 Market St., San Francisco) on October 1. 9 p.m., $10