PhotoJohn Horton (left) and Chris Grabau of Magnolia SummerMagnolia Summer just announced it'll be touring the U.K. in February with long-time pals/Undertow hombres Dolly Varden. Both groups will be performing as duos; the Magnolia Summer configuration will be vocalist/guitarist Chris Grabau ... More >>
On Friday and Saturday night, the Focal Point in Maplewood hosted Rough Shop's annual Holiday Extravaganza. Guest stars such as Steve Carosello, Toby Weiss, Chris Grabau, John Horton and Kate Eddens joined the band to sing holiday originals and cover favorites from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Dar ... More >>
Jon GitchoffWavves last night at the Billiken Club. (Drinking locally, we see.) View an entire slideshow here.That's it. Summer is over, and Wavves sent it packing last night with an adrenaline- and pot-fueled rager. Crowd surfing at the Billiken Club isn't something you see every day, but Wa ... More >>
Jason StoffKim Massie at LouFest. More photos from day two here.Now this was the kind of church service I could get into: Kim Massie opened up day two of Loufest with a relaxed Sunday morning set heavy on gospel and what she called "inspirational songs." After kicking off with a version of "A ... More >>
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews Magnolia Summer's two new EPs, The Current Moves and The Slip That Leads Into the Fall.
No one can accuse Magnolia Summer leader Chris Grabau of getting lazy. Sixteen months after the release of the band's most recent (and strongest) LP, Lines From ... More >>
In this week's paper, I profiled Jason McEntire and Sawhorse Recording Studios, one of the many local studios helping musicians near and far make cool records. As of late, bands such as Building Rome, Ludo, Ha Ha Tonka and Magnolia Summer have stopped by the south-side digs. Oh, and speaking of stop ... More >>