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July 1, 2021

Gimme Eleven Twenty-Nine

By: Laurie Gallardo

-Artwork by Chase Maclaskey Harmeier.

Mike and The Moonpies‘ latest Texas boogie shakedown “Paycheck To Paycheck” is undeniably a major tip o’ the cowboy hat to an OG badass known for creating a chorus of the ages that folks might’ve fantasized about singing to their employers. Yes, most people hold dear a very special 1980 film’s theme song as the ultimate bad job ditty, and rightly so, but let us not forget Johnny Paycheck‘s gleefully unruly 1977 hit “Take This Job and Shove It.”  Moonpies songwriter and vocalist Mike Harmeier takes the baton from there with Paycheck in the tape deck “/ and blaring on the radio,”  relating an all-too familiar tale of working for a living – with a sweet shout-out to Paycheck’s “11 Months and 29 Days.”

Before heading out on their summer tour, Mike and The Moonpies have a big show coming up tonight, Thursday July 1, at The Saxon Pub, 1320 S. Lamar. The show starts at 8 p.m., followed by Austin country artist Robynn Shayne’s album release show at 10 p.m.


October 30, 2023


Genesis Owusu returns to Austin to perform tomorrow night at Empire Garage.


October 28, 2023

LEVITATION: Saturday and Sunday

AMM picks for LEVITATION weekend, including Amyl & The Sniffers, Durand Jones, Altin Gün and more.


October 27, 2023

LEVITATION: Friday & Saturday

The AMM’s LEVITATION 2023 picks for Fri/Sat, including Alan Palomo, Allah-Las, Queen Serene and more.


October 26, 2023

So Very Curious, Indeed

A Curious Mix of People book launch reunion show, Saturday at The Parlor on Guadalupe.


October 25, 2023

Friday at Radio East

Black Live Music Fund & Radio East present a DAWA benefit with Latasha Lee and Blakchyl.


October 24, 2023

The Returner

Allison Russell brings The Returner Tour to 3Ten tomorrow night.


October 23, 2023

Haunt Me and Dark Shadows

Cover your neck. Or don’t. It’s the Goth Gala tonight at Sagebrush, with Haunt Me, and a screening of the original ‘House of Dark Shadows.’


October 21, 2023

Bienvenido al Laboratorio

Carrie Rodriguez’ LABORATORIO at Stateside on Sunday, with Angélica Garcia & Cat Cardenas.