It’s been happening too frequently to too many bands. Unfortunately, Mike & The Moonpies became a target recently.
On the morning of May 11th in Dallas, their tour van, cargo trailer and every single piece of their gear was stolen, totaling more than $20,000 in lost property. To say it was devastating doesn’t even begin to touch upon the emotions felt after something so damaging takes place. The guys felt completely gutted. Fortunately, thanks to the donations of fans and friends to the Moonpies’ stolen gear fund, it looks as though the band may be able to replace most of the equipment and get back on track to complete their tour. They’ve been happily overwhelmed by the tremendous outpouring of support, and are ready to deliver more stellar performances at their upcoming shows.
This is a band that specializes in the real deal – genuine country-western goodness that fits right in at any hard-drivin’ honky-tonk. And, as your Austin Music Minute likes to emphasize, this is one of those bands to see live for the full experience.
Speaking of which, Mike & The Moonpies are playing their first show at The Belmont, 305 W. 6th St., tomorrow night. Starting out the evening is a set by Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll. Doors open at 7 p.m. Very recommended.