Category Archives: Shout Outs

Lonestar Bash at the Brewery: Moonpies Win the Austin Round!

Thank you so much, Austin, for coming out to the Mohawk and screaming your asses off for us! We WON the Austin round of voting and we’re on to the Final Round. We’ve only got two weeks to get the most votes and win the competition and we’re counting on you for your continued support.

What do you say? Give us one more vote?

-Mike and the Moonpies

Lonestar Bash at the Brewery Contest: Round 2

A big thanks to all of you out there who helped us make it past the first round of voting in the Lonestar Bash at the Brewery contest. We are one of three Austin bands who have made it to the semifinals!

We’d like to invite each of you to the semifinals competition at Mohawk this Monday, August 9th. Come on out and cheer us on as three judges make the call on who will pass through to the final round of voting for the band that will go on to play the Bash. Mohawk is located at 912 Red River St in Austin, Texas. We’re hoping for a home-field advantage, seeing as how they have a drink named after us called ‘The Moonpie’ (a Lonestar Beer and a shot of whiskey) that’s even painted onto their drink menu wall.

Come show your support and we’ll give it right back. Thanks y’all, see you there!


The Mohawk Moonpie: A Lonestar and a shot of whiskey.

Album Review: Austin360 Austin Music Source

A big thank you to local reviewer Alex Daniel for the kind words in a write up about the band’s new release ‘The Real Country’:

‘The brand of country on “The Real Country,” the debut album from Mike and the Moonpies, is extremely adaptable. Some of the music, like the steady blues bounce of “Water on the Rocks” or the relaxed Southern sway of “Matrimony,” call for cordial two-stepping in an upscale dance hall. But if you were to hear the twangy romp of the title track’s steel guitar riffs at, say, the band’s Aug. 12 gig at the Mohawk, you couldn’t help spilling your Lone Star before you scuttled across the dance floor.
It’s fitting, then, that the Moonpies feel at home all over town. They’re in their element among the rough-edged rock elites on Red River, but they also held the release party for “The Real Country” at the historic Continental Club, and they’re veterans of the tiny Drag dive the Hole in the Wall. Ultimately, “The Real Country” is exactly what it claims to be — Texas country for Texans, played straight from the heart of Texas.’

Hope to see you all at the Mohawk on August 12!

Give us a vote!

Only a few days left to get your voting in for Mike and the Moonpies to play the Lone Star ‘Bash at the Brewery’! Y’all please be a good neighbor and head on over to this website and give us a vote! We sure appreciate it!


Sip on an ice cold Lone Star while you vote!

Band Write-Up on Texas Music Matters.

A big thank you to Austin Music Minute critic Laurie Gallardo for giving Mike and the Moonpies a great blurb on the day of the big CD Release Bash at Continental Club.

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‘It’s true that I, your most humble Austin Music Minute maven, Laurie Gallardo, have bragged about Mike and The Moonpies before. I’ve enthusiastically shared a few tracks from their EPs, Lyin’ (2008) and one of my faves Catalina (2009), on previous segments. They specialize in some delectable roots music that puts a pang in the hearts of those of us who prefer their country old school. Moonpies frontman Mike Harmeier has a twang that’s right at home in any honky-tonk, but the guys are just as much at home at an indie venue as they are in any two-stepping dance hall.

The Moonpies have their first full-length album most aptly titled The Real Country, ten tracks chock full of that genuine country-western vibe. (One in particular quickly became my fave – “Fish In A Barrel,” featuring guest vocals by Jenn Miori.) They’re celebrating the release with a show tonight at The Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress Ave. And I’m happy to say that this show is another one of those sweet triple bills that I fall in love with rather quickly – grimy bluegrass masters with an Appalachia/punk rawk twist, The Flatcar Rattlers, and singer-songwriter/sweet balladeer with a drawl that never fails to carry me back for more, Leo Rondeau. Everything gets underway around 10 p.m.

This one comes recommended. Get you some beers and take care of business.

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Hope to see you all tonight!