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The Return of Mickey and the Motorcars

Idaho-ish band returns from Texas and tragedy Friday, June 22


Depending on who you ask, Micky and the Motorcars is either a Stanley- or Austin, Texas-based alternative country band. Although the band originated in Idaho, its first album, Which Way From Here, wasn't released until after the group relocated to Austin. But technicalities aside, Idaho has claimed the band as its own, and Micky and the Motorcars returns that love with lots of live concerts and the annual Braun Brothers Reunion, which takes place this year Thursday, Aug. 9-Saturday, Aug. 11 in Challis.

After the recent death of former MMC bassist, Mark McCoy, the band's April 27 Boise show was rescheduled for Friday, June 22. Tickets from the previous show will be honored.

The group's latest album, Raise My Glass, channels a Springsteen-esque vibe and drips with unapologetic melancholy on tracks like "Raise My Glass" and "A Thousand Tears."