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The Magnolias, Mike Nicolai, & The Owl-Eyes


June 14
8:30 PM
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The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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The Magnolias with special guests Mike Nicolai (backed by The Rank Strangers) plus The Owl-Eyes on Friday, June 14 at The Hook and Ladder Theater
The Magnolias
with special guests Mike Nicolai (backed by The Rank Strangers) 
plus The Owl-Eyes

Friday, June 14
The Hook and Ladder Theater
Doors 8:00pm :: Music 8:30pm :: 21+
$7 Advance / $10 Day of Show

The Magnolias
The Magnolias, a tried and true name in American hard rock, earned this status via loud, brash shows on expansive tours of the U.S. in the 1980s and 90s. Fronted by singer/guitarist, songwriter and co-founding member, John Freeman, the band solidified its reputation as one of Minneapolis’ most formidable musical acts by delivering from-the-gut, yet melodic, hook-laden tunes across seven albums for the Twin/Tone and Alias, SMA and Veto record labels.
Mike Nicolai
Minnesota-to-Austin-and back (and forth) transplant Mike Nicolai is part of a wave of solo auteurs more influenced by Paul Westerberg and Jonathan Richman than Bob Dylan or Joni Mitchell, Nicolai marries bar band melodies to lyrics that sound stream-of-consciousness, end up affirming the mastery of his craft throughout. Nicolai’s songwriting style can be compared to the likes of, Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel), Craig Finn (The Hold Steady), and Frank Black (The Pixies, Black Francis).

The Owl-Eyes is an Alternative Rock Experience. Lovingly referring to as “Glam Grunge”.