Free admission with a donation of three nonperishable food items or a $5 cash donation to the Central Texas Food Bank: Carson McHone (11:30am), Tiarra Girls (12:30pm), Superfónicos (1:30pm), Alesia Lani (2:30pm), Mike & the Moonpies (3:30pm): Mike & the Moonpies are the hardest-working honky-tonkers in Texas. The local sextet rose from a residency at the White Horse to become two-step ambassadors across the nation, exporting a raucous mix of traditional and contemporary country to the tune of 275 dates: a year.: “I’ve had the same guys now for about 10 years, so it’s amazing nobody’s killed somebody yet,” laughs lead Moonpie Mike Harmeier while on the road to Houston. “We have a nice new Chevy conversion van with a TV and Xbox in it, so it keeps morale a little higher.”: Following 2015 breakout LP Mockingbird, the locals captured their live set on a double album last year during a three-night stand at the WinStar World Casino & Resort in Oklahoma. The pared-down but still energetic live set informed what Harmeier wanted from their fourth album, recorded at Yellow Dog Studios in Wimberley and expected out early next year.: “With Mockingbird, I knew exactly how I wanted that to sound,” offers Harmeier. “We brought in a saxophone player and all that, and this one I just wanted it to be about the band. We cut it live in five days and it’s more electric guitar-driven, a lot of twin guitars. I didn’t play any acoustic guitar on it.: “It’s really different from anything else we’ve ever done. It’s a rocking record.”: Mike & the Moonpies preview new tunes Sunday while headlining the Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival, for which songwriter Carson McHone dishes country ballads, Alesia Lani serves soulful R&B, Superfónicos spice up Afro-Cuban funk, and reigning U-18 Austin Music Award winners Tiarra Girls.
Sun., Aug. 20, 11:30am