The Motorcars, Joey Fender & Two Tracks at Attic
If you haven’t yet ventured to Livingston to take in a great live show at The Attic, the month of May will offer a number of opportunities to check out this awesome new venue. Here’s a look at the upcoming acts set to take the Attic stage!
Austin-based alt-country group Micky & the Motorcars will stop in for a highly-anticipated performance on Thursday, May 11th. Local musician Sean Devine will open the show at 7:30pm. Advance tickets are $15 at www.ticketriver.com and Whiskey Creek Saloon, or $20 at the door. The Motorcars’ Bozeman show is sold out, so don’t miss your chance to catch them in concert! Doors at 6:30pm.
The Motorcars are touring in support of their seventh and latest album Hearts From Above, which RollingStone.com called, “A heartfelt collection of driving Americana tunes.” Micky & the Motorcars 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” and growing their fanbase through constant touring and a fistful of increasingly confident releases. The album finds founding members — and brothers Braun — Micky (lead vocals, guitar) and Gary (guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and vocals) invigorated and supercharged by a transfusion of new blood from Dustin Schaefer (lead guitar), Joe Fladger (bass), and Bobby Paugh (drums). Recorded at Austin’s 12th Street Sound and funded by the Motorcars’ first-ever Kickstarter campaign, Hearts From Above is packed with assertive songs and road-tested crowd favorites. Have a listen and learn more at www.mickyandthemotorcars.com.
Joey Fender brings a performance in support of his 2016 release Resonation on Saturday, May 13th. Local up-and-comers Erin & The Project will open the show at 8:30pm. Check for updated ticketing information at www.whiskeycreekmontana.com.
Fender fires up licks of hotrods, slicked hair, and original rebellion, performing blues, rock-a-billy, and outlaw country rolled into “ROCK-O-LA.” He and his band have been touring the country for over two decades, having released numerous albums. With his undying love of the blues and the drive of punk rock, he wields his guitar to an unmistakable tone of his own. Take the ride of revved up dynamics. Experience an energy that fills the room, lingers in your mind, and stirs excitement in your soul. Do NOT miss this show!
The Attic will play host to The Two Tracks on Friday, May 19th. The Wyoming-based band brings their Postcard Town album release party to Livingston’s newest venue with a performance at 8pm. Advance tickets are $12 at www.ticketriver.com and Whiskey Creek Saloon, or $15 at the door. Doors at 7pm.
The forthcoming album further affirms the promise and determination shown on their eponymous debut, which No Depression described as “creating an instant connection…in truth there’s not a single offering here that doesn’t engage the listener practically from the get go,” and by The Alternate Root as “rural warmth…infusing their tunes with a feel for the open spaces of The West.” Postcard Town continues this trajectory and confirms, both in songwriting and delivery, that this enticing new ensemble has something special to offer.
Formed in 2014, The Two Tracks call the base of Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains home. From rock to country, bluegrass to folk, the music helps define the sound of superbly crafted, fully assertive Americana. Their harmony-rich songs often add cello to a solid groove, creating a unique ambiance that’s all their own. Throw in a journeyman’s attitude and a penchant for affecting storytelling, and here again, The Two Tracks create a sound that typifies a style birthed in the heartland, with all the sentiment and sensitivity that does justice to that timeless sound. Postcard Town brings it all back home — and down home — offering a travelogue that its listeners can share and enjoy.
The Attic is located at 110 N. Main St. in historic Downtown Livingston above the Whiskey Creek Saloon. Come check it out! •