I make no apologies that my 1st love in music is garage rock. It’s the stuff I grew up with, not the classic rock that was playing On WDVE, this is the music we had to search and find before the convenience of instant everything. Today , we feature Mikey & The Drags and they fit in nicely with what I’ve been focusing on lately, a return to FUN. You can tell in an instant that these guys know how to get it done. Dick Dale guitars, harmonies, cool organ, Sonic styled vocals ,great dance or sing along songs . Garage Rock has some fantastic history, I’m not wanting to convince anyone who listens to the current pop star to suddenly embrace cool music, that might freak me out and I’m confused when the New York Times says Garage rock is making a comeback. IT never went anywhere. Mikey & The Drags are proof that garage rock is alive and well, and I suggest you listen to them right now…. at the bottom of the page is a link to help Mikey & The Drags fund their trip to the Northeast in the fall.
Meet The Band
Hi our name is….
Mikey And The Drags!!
And our sound might be best described as….
A cross of Question Mark & The Mysterians, The Lyres
and The Sonics
Mike, Andrew, Austin & Chris
We are originally from…..
The first time we met was…..
Mike, Andrew and Austin had known each other from previous local bands
and we met Chris just a couple of years ago through mutual friends.
We knew we were going to be a Band when………
After not being in a band for a couple of years, Mike asked
Andrew to help out with a new project.
Chris joined soon after.
We really needed Organ in our songs and since
we couldn’t find anyone in town who owned
a sweet 60’s combo organ that might not have been busy already,
Mike bought an organ and asked Austin to join in on keys!
We finally have the sound that we’ve been wanting to achieve!
Our craziest gig ever was….
When we played a Halloween show as The Mummies!!
Crazy fun!! Broken beer bottles everywhere!!
The first song we wrote was…….
Being the bad guy
What we are currently listening to….
Quitty And The Don’ts
Also been revisiting some Billy Childish as of lately, Great stuff!
A few albums we could never part with….
Boom – The Sonics
A Web Of Sound- The Seeds
Los Peyotes – Psychotic Reaction
For fun we like to…..
Hang around some of our favorite local dive bars
The one thing we want you to remember while your listening to us……
We’re just 4 lads from Texas who want to play Rock N Roll!
That old time 60’s American garage vibe.
A lot of recording for our release with Soundflat Records.
And Heading towards the New York area in early October!!
you can follow Mikey & The Drags here….