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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.

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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!