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Good Day Austin features Mike and the Moonpies

A few weeks ago we were featured on local Fox News program Good Day Austin. Check us out!

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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.


‘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.


Hope to see you all tonight!

Matthew and Marie of Lonestarters Review the Band

The soon-to-be-married couple, Matthew and Marie of Lonestarters, have a great blog charting their adventures here in Austin, where they’ve recently relocated.

They came across a taping of our Live from the Plaza performance at City Hall and decided to come check us out. We’ll let them do the talking from here, you can check out the entire post here.

Thank you Matthew and Marie and welcome to Austin!

Preview the Upcoming Moonpies Album

I know, I know – you just can’t wait to get your hands on a copy of the new album The Real Country.

Why don’t you head over to Mike and the Moonpies’ Myspace Page for a sneak preview of three songs from the record: El Camino, Water on the Rocks, and The Real Country.

Let us know what you think!

Kick your feet up and have a listen, why don’t you?

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Mike and The Moonpies Photoshoot 2010

Mike and the Moonpies. Photographed by Chase Maclaskey. Arkie’s Grill, East Austin, Texas. June 2010.