Current Album: Breathless - Available Now Current Radio Single: Secondhand Smoke Voted by Texas Music Pickers as the "2014 Entertainer of The Year" Voted by Study Breaks Magazine as the "Best Live Band of 2014" Picked as 1 of 5 bands projected to dominate 2015 by Radio Texas Live (Cody Johnson, William Clark Green, Sam Riggs, Shane Smith & The Saints, and Mike Ryan)
Micky and the Motorcars, with their own band of Americana rock, bring an optimism and integrity only acquired after performing so long the only thing left to tell is the truth. Eleven years and six albums after MMC was founded in Challis, Idaho, the band still writes more than 90 percent of its music as it defines the lives of brothers Micky Braun (vocals, acoustic guitar) Gary Braun (vocals, guit ars, mandolin, harmonica) Joe Fladger (bass), Dustin Schafer (lead guitar) and Shane Vannerson (drums, percussion). Micky and the Motorcars may be self-described as “a little rough around the edges,” but with its rocking sound, MMC shares real thoughts, is full of depth, and has a honest, raw emotion and energy bleeding through Micky’s heart straight out into the crowd. Anyone who has ever loved and lost or loved and drank or loved at all knows exactly where he’s coming from and what he’s talking about in a sincere, piercing way. It’s also made Micky one of the most sought after songwriting collaborators on the scene, and consequently MMC songs have credits to brother Willy Braun, Randy Rogers, Cody Canada, former Jack Ingram bassist Robert Kearns, as well as Kevin, Dustin and Savannah Welch. Throughout its tenure, MMC’s Braun front men have been quoted repeatedly as “just wanting to play good songs.” For Micky and Gary, whose genetic musical legacy precedes them, playing and singing is damn near the only life they’ve ever known. The boys grew up in the Western mountains, playing music with their family: older brothers (Reckless Kelly’s Willy and Cody Braun) and father (full-time musician, Muzzie Braun). The boys’ paternal grandparents were both were full-time musicians as well, and the boys watched their father play in his own Braun brother band with their uncles Billy and Gary. For MMC’s Braun brothers, they hope to create their own legacy — of doing what feels good, what sounds right, and hoping it pays off. So far, it has. MMC has come a long way from playing for free and sleeping on random floors and couches. Now, travelling nationwide more than 200 days year, the most rewarding thing for MMC is watching the raw emotion of the crowds. There’s an excitement, Gary says, never really knowing how everything is going to work out. But the ups and downs of the road somehow make it all worthwhile for the Motorcars, who don’t have any plans of slowing down.
The replay of John Moreland's network television debut is…glorious and affirming and a sucker punch. He is announced by Stephen Colbert, lights dissolve, and the camera slowly focuses on the person midway across the unadorned stage, revealing him beneath muted blue lights.
He is a big man.
Seated, alone, cradling his acoustic guitar.
He looks like nobody who is famous.
Then he begins to sing, to caress the song "Break My Heart Sweetly," and all that remains is to whisper, "Oh, my god."
In Colbert's studio everybody stood, like they were in church.
Big Bad Luv is the record John Moreland made after, after everything in his life changed. For the better.
He sings in one of those accents from flyover country that's impossible to locate and implausible to mimic. (Texas, by way of Northern Kentucky, but mostly Tulsa, as it happens.) He sings directly from his heart, with none of the restraint and filters and cautions the rest of us would apply for public protection. He sings with resolute courage.
And writes. Writes with simple eloquence about love and faith and isolation; the human condition; what every song and poem and novel is about, at the core: Life.
DATE: April 15th, 2017 TIME: 12-4PM AGES: ALL PRICE: Free BANDS: Los Gatos Locos FOOD: Hurricane Kitchen and Ruddell's Smokehouse LOCATION: BarrelHouse Brewing Co.
You knew it was coming, hot exhaust and cold beer runs through our veins!
Join us on April 15th, 2017 for the first annual BarrelHouse MOTORAMA. We'll be bringing together the most eclectic mix of vintage and modern motorized contraptions. From tractors to military vehicles and everything in between, you'll get enjoy the passions of fellow gear heads, enjoy live music on our amphitheater stage and choose from two of our local food trucks: Hurricane Kitchen and Ruddell's Smokehouse.
The BarrelHouse MOTORAMA is free to the public and to show-off your ride. Registration is required, and space is limited. Please follwo this link to register:
DATE: Tuesday's, May 2nd - August 1st 2017 TIME: 6-8pm PRICE: $5 per team each week LOCATION: BarrelHouse Brewing Co. Backyard
If you’re in the Beer, Wine, or Spirits industry, we challenge you to come out with your competitive spirit for the second annual BarrelHouse Industry Corn Hole League. We’ll have prizes, drink specials, and as always good times!
Series: Tuesday Nights from 6:00-8:00 pm starting May 2 through August 1. Weekly single elimination games with a tournament of champions the final week.
Registration: Sign up each week on the day of play. $5 per team, payable at the bar. First come, first serve. Bonus point opportunities available each week (at Rustle’s discretion).
Weekly: - $2 off for players during play (excluding barrel-aged beers) - Up to 32 teams of 2 allowed each week - Winner will receive a $25 BHBC gift card - Winner also get to take the trophy home and are expected to bring it back the next week
Tournament of Champions - Prizes: 60%, 30%, 10% is the first, second, third place - Top 14 teams and 2 wildcards for the tournament of champions - RULES for Tournament of Champions - Each win is worth 5 series points - Weekly winner 10 series points - Top 9 points totals to Tournament of Champions - Bonus Prizes: - Team Spirit - Most Creative Name - Best Dressed - Always a Bridesmaid - Which team came in 2nd place the most (if there is a tie or not a clear winner, then this prize can go to the person with the most epic loss).
Plus: Tournament of Champion winner will get to engrave their name on the Corn Hole Trophy and receive a complimentary BHBC Corn Hole set. Let's not forget about a year's worth of bragging rights!
Rules for Cornhole: - We are adhering to the ACA rules, however for simplification, here’s what you need to know: - If the bag touches the ground it is a dead bag - 3 pts in the hole. - 1 on the board - Net scoring after all bags are thrown