Moon Bandits are a two piece folk punk band based in Los Angeles. We are Thomas (banjo) and Astrid (violin).
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Atlanta GA. Another beautiful flyer by Dakota Floyd. 

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Hey Atlanta!

moonbandits:

Atlanta GA. Another beautiful flyer by Dakota Floyd.

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Hey Atlanta!

4/15/14 Greenville SC.
Wow! This was our last show with Bernays Propaganda and Ghost Mice and what a great time to spend it. Hula hooping, juggling, eating vegan sloppy joes, and relaxing on a bed of nails. We got to meet a really great musician and new friend Dakota, and play an equally great all age DIY space called Garaj Mahal. We all slept next to the fire at night and told ghost stories about Christians. It was honestly one of the most beautiful nights ever. Thank you to everyone who was a part of it!

April 13 & 14
The first of the two days we played at the fellowship hall in Durham. It was a pretty rad art space filled with busted up televisions, old VHS’s, and looping images of Contra. Before the show we went swimming in Eno River state park. That was great. There were massive amounts of turtles during our swim and we weren’t quite sure if the were the biting kind, but everything turned out all right. Then on the 14th we played in Asheville at a place called the Odditorium. It was a bar that has all age shows. I was skeptical at first cause I don’t like being in bars ever really, but it was great. The show was great and the people were wonderful. Prior to the show we all went swimming yet again. This time with the Macedonians in Bernays Propaganda and the Ghost Mice kids. The river was difficult to get across which made for an adventure in itself, trying to find a way across without being swept into rocks. That night in Asheville we stayed up in hopes of seeing the blood moon. No such luck as the sky was filled with rain clouds.

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Greenville SC. Flyer by Dakota Floyd. Definitely one of my favs!

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Tonight!!

moonbandits:

Greenville SC. Flyer by Dakota Floyd. Definitely one of my favs!

https://www.facebook.com/events/425612397573888/

Tonight!!

moonbandits:

Flyer for our show in Asheville NC. Art by Astrid. 

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Show tonight in Asheville!

moonbandits:

Flyer for our show in Asheville NC. Art by Astrid.

https://www.facebook.com/events/419141288229817/

Show tonight in Asheville!

Anonymous asked: Yo not to spoil your impression of wingnut but there have been some issues with mo, who owns the house. Check out ex wingnut on tumblr to learn a bit more.

Thank you. We will have a look.

Anonymous asked: How do I get involved more with the events Bridgetown has other than shows? I don't have a facebook either. Do they have email list? Monthly/weekly newsletter? Text message alerts? an app? I always find out about events too late..

Shoot! So all they really have right now is a Facebook, but at the last collective meeting we were talking about this issue and are looking to find a better way to inform people about things. Bridgetown collective meetings are every other Monday and Wednesday. So not today 4/14 but next monday 4/21 there is a meeting for mostly booking and then 4/23 Wednesday there will be a committee meeting where most other issues are addressed. Come on out.

4/12/14 Richmond VA.
First day of tour. What a great day. We got to meet up with our friends Liz and Luke of Cottontail for the beginning of an amazing week. After we met their dog Gram and got a shit ton of hugs Luke made a killer breakfast and we shoved off to Richmond. We got there pretty early and met up with two of our best friends and went on a nice little hike along a pipeline around James River. It was pretty nice and we even got to see a beautiful Heron catch and eat a fish. Our show was at the Wingnut House. That place is so rad and I don’t think there is a single punk project that is not happening there. We played with Catfish Steve, Bernays Propaganda, and Ghost Mice. All the bands were great, all the people were wonderful, and there was a massive spread of food to boot. It was amazing! Thanks so much Richmond.

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moonbandits:

I made a thing and it’s just me on banjo. I wrote this song a little while ago while I was thinking about how I feel about work, industry, america, and over all what these things do to the mental health of people, the environment we love in, and how when exhausted from being over worked we are considered lazy when we just can’t do it anymore. I’ve had personal experience with pressure and being overworked while trying to improve my financial situation after my daughter was born. I kept thinking that eventually it would get better, working 10, 12, even up to 20 hour days. They never let up. It’s like feeding the bears. Once they get a taste it never ends. I have my own issues with working and how I feel my work enables these companies to destroy the planet we live on. But I cannot beat myself up too much. I cannot accept all the blame or even a fraction of it. I must work to live, but I also must fight for change. I understand that not everyone is always in a position to be active in these struggles, and I certainly don’t expect them to. As a father I know that I am not willing to put myself at risk in certain ways. I also know some people can not afford to necessarily lose their jobs over this. I am not saying that I know what to do. I just felt this way and wrote this song. This is roughly about sadness and anger in the face of capitalism.
-tommy

Utah Phillips once said, “The earth is not dying. It is being killed, and the people killing it have names and addresses.”

I’ll share it again for you night time folks. It’s a new song.