Micky and the Motorcars with The Ornery Jacks
by Eric Kofer
Don’t miss Micky and the Motorcars on Thursday, June 13th at the world famous Filling Station in Bozeman. Opening the show will be Bozeman band Ornery Jacks, featuring former members of Oxcide & the BoozeHounds.
Thirteen years can put a hell of a lot of wear and tear on even the hardiest of rock ’n’ roll bands. But don’t be fooled by all those hundreds of thousands of miles on Micky & the Motorcars’ odometer: pop the hood of Hearts From Above, the long-running Austin band’s seventh album, and you’ll find a brand-new engine, fine-tuned and good to run for at least as many more miles still ahead. And behind the wheel? Two brothers — Micky and Gary Braun — who by their own admission haven’t been this fired up about playing together since they first rode south from the Whitecloud Mountains of Idaho to stake their claim to the Texas and wider Americana music scenes.
Of course, that’s not to say that the years between then and now have been fallow for Micky & the Motorcars, who have spent the last decade and change establishing themselves as one of the exciting young roots-rock bands in the “Live Music Capital of the World” (Austin, TX) and growing their fan base through constant touring and a fistful of increasingly confident releases. But Hearts From Above finds founding members Micky (lead vocals and guitar) and Gary (guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and vocals) invigorated and supercharged by a transfusion of new blood from fresh recruits Josh Owen (lead guitar, pedal steel guitar), Joe Fladger (bass), and Bobby Paugh (drums).
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and of course tickets available at Cactus Records. Doors open at 8 p.m. and music starts at 9 p.m. This is a 21+ show serving beer and wine.