Moonshine Bandits blend country, rap at Tahoe’s South Shore |

Moonshine Bandits blend country, rap at Tahoe’s South Shore

Moonshine Bandits perform at Whiskey Dick's Saloon Friday, July 8.
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If you go

What: Moonshine Bandits

When: 9 p.m. Friday, July 8

Where: Whiskey Dick’s Saloon

Tickets: $18 in advance and $20 at the door


Country music and rap will blend together at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon this Friday, July 8.

The Central Valley’s Moonshine Bandits plays the South Lake Tahoe bar in support of their most recent album, “Blacked Out,” released in July 2015.

“It begins with ‘American Banned,’ a spirited and defiant ‘thank you’ to the clubs, radio stations, media and executives who’d slammed doors in their faces way back when. (‘Seacrest signed us, then he switched up/I’m too outlaw for a network pickup’),” according to the band’s online biography. “Greasy slide guitar, a thumping beat and a mixture of lowdown rap and four-part harmony invite listeners to ‘Come On Down,’ to ‘bring some hell — let’s raise it.’ ‘Deadman’s Hands’ revels in life on the ‘open highway’ by a ‘renegade with a road to pave/rest when I’m dead, sleep in my grave.’

“Elsewhere, Bird and Tex recount a booze-drenched family gathering on ‘Good Times.’ (‘Every Friday or Saturday, my parents are in the backyard, drinking and barbecuing,’ Tex says. ‘Me and Bird will go over there, start drinking and the later it gets, the more problems we can solve.’). Powered by a slamming, guitar-driven beat, ‘Lady Luck’ is a sing-along summer anthem, amped up with a guest vocal by Crucifix. On ‘Pass the Ammo,’ over a dramatic bed of slide guitar and pulsing bass, MSB takes us into the hearts and minds of the American soldier; few tributes to those who lay down their lives can match this track’s cinematic power.”

Placerville hip-hop, rock and folk act the Good Samaritans opens Friday’s show.

Advance tickets are available for $18 at The Spot and Whiskey Dick’s in South Lake Tahoe. They are available online at Tickets will be $20 at the door.

Whiskey Dick’s Saloon is located at 2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe.

More information on the show is available at

—Lake Tahoe Action

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