Mike & the Moonpies

Mike & the Moonpies

Tahoma, Kathryn Legendre (Record Release)

Fri · March 31, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

Mike & the Moonpies
Mike & the Moonpies
'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.'
Tahoma crosses over the thresholds of lucid, harmony-based folk, and classic, compelling Americana Rock. Emblematic of artists like Ryan Adams, My Morning Jacket, and Tom Petty,Tahoma boasts a flawless blend of indie-rock, Americana-soul, and classic rock n' roll.
Kathryn Legendre (Record Release)
Kathryn Legendre resides in Austin, but comes by way of Helotes, a small town on the outskirts of San Antonio whose claim to fame is a honky tonk – Floore's Country Store – where Willie Nelson earned his chops in the 70s. When Kathryn isn't songwriting or singing in her favorite dive bars, she's a full-time graphic designer in a 100-year old theatre where music comes to life on a regular basis. She announces the release of her new EP, Don't Give A Damn, available February 26, 2016. On her October 2013 debut album, Old Soul, Kathryn's songwriting abilities and natural singing voice caught the ear of many local and regional critics, leading to her follow-up single, the barroom ballad, "Have You Forgotten Me?" released in July 2014. Reflecting on this newest tome of music, Legendre said that she took some risks with the EP, whether it was in lyrical content or trying to please certain audiences. "In the end, I went with honesty, and I don't give a damn if anyone likes it or not." Kathryn will be playing this tour with Brian Broussard, of Mayeaux & Broussard.

"Like the garland embroidered shirt on the picture there is a vintage quality to Austin singer/songwriter Kathryn Legendre's newest cut 'Have You Forgotten Me?'Classic country blends with a contemporary spirit reminiscent of Emmylou Harris or, more recently, Laura Cantrell – with a little Furnace Room Lullaby-era Neko Case darkness thrown in. A welcome throwback sound currently being fueled by the likes of Sturgill Simpson. Pedal steel and Texas-twang erect a pining testament to beaten, broken hearts that was once a staple of jukeboxes across every honky-tonk in this great land. Damn fine music to drown your sorrows by. I look forward to more." - Baron Lane, Twang Nation

"Exhibiting the same brashness as the matriarch of country music, Austin singer/songwriter Kathryn Legendre recalls Kitty Wells with a Texas drawl on her latest single, 'Have You Forgotten Me?'… Steadfastly beholden to traditional country music, Legendre eschews the trappings of current industry norms, creating an honest hill country waltz." - bucketfullofnails.com
Venue Information:
305 E 5th Street
Austin, TX, 78701