I'll be heading down to Solar Culture tonight to check out Magnolia Electric Co. and The Donkeys. All-ages as always, the show starts at 9 p.m. and is $10.
I've caught Magnolia Electric Co. a couple times before - in May opening for the Avett Brothers and about three years ago at Congress - and there's no question the band is great at what it does. The new album, Josephine, is a high and lonesome set of songs, with guitar, piano, pedal steel and lyrics that evoke images that are precisely what the music calls for - filled with sundowns, shadows, horizons and a restless isolation.
The band is touring heavily - just over halfway through a 26-show U.S. run (in under a month, now less) and then after just a couple weeks off, they head out for another 27 European shows in less than two months. Catch 'em if you can.
Magnolia Electric Co. - Little Sad Eyes
Magnolia Electric Co. - Josephine
Magnolia Electric Co. - Lonesome Valley
Magnolia Electric Co. dates:
7/28 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo
7/29 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill
7/31 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
8/01 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile
8/03 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
8/04 - Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
8/05 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
8/06 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
8/07 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
8/08 - Dubuque, IA - Busted Lift