The Magnolias

The Magnolias have been a revered Minneapolis power-pop institution for more than a quarter century, bringing their intensely tight, high-energy Buzzcocks / Clash / Undertones-influenced rock to audiences throughout the United States beginning in 1984. The band enjoyed an initial stint on Minneapolis' famed Twin-Tone Records, as well as Alias and SMA. The quartet's latest 11-song disc Pop The Lock appears on VETO Records.

The Magnolias are fronted by singer/guitorist John Freeman, the only member to fly The Magnolias flag non-stop since the group's inception in 1984 and who spearheaded the band's revival. The Magnolias' current lineup includes re-recruited lead guitarist MikeLeonard, who had been in the group from 1993-95, drummer Pat Mckenna who played with Freeman in The Pushbacks (1997-2000). The band is complete with the rediscovery of bass talent Kyle Killorin, whose service to The Magnolias dates to 1987. The Magnolias' high-energy American punk is consistently compared favorably to the band's influences, including The Clash, The Only Ones, The Undertones, The Real Kids and Buzzcocks. The Magnolias fans, new and old, will witness intense performances by these reunited and rejuvenated musicians who, like their hometown friends The Replacements and Suicide Commandos, play stripped-down rock 'n' roll tight, fast, hard and loud, the way it was meant to be. [Steve Sharp]

Past Shows


Aug
26
th
2016
Turf Club
Aug
26
th
2016
Turf Club

The Muffs

with The Magnolias, Teenage Moods and TRAVORAMO FA FA FA
Nov
14
th
2015
7th St Entry
Nov
14
th
2015
7th St Entry

rank strangers

with The Magnolias, THE SEX RAYS and WOWSVILLE
Mar
27
th
2015
7th St Entry
Mar
27
th
2015
7th St Entry

The Magnolias

with KEVIN BOWE AND THE OKEMAH PROPHETS and The Badinovs
Jul
7
th
2012
7th St Entry
Jul
7
th
2012
7th St Entry

The Magnolias

with BULLET PROOF HEARTS and THE RHINESTONE DIPLOMATS
May
28
th
2011
7th St Entry
May
28
th
2011
7th St Entry

The Magnolias

with Ian Olvera & The Sleepwalkers and rank strangers
Mar
12
th
2011
Mainroom
Mar
12
th
2011
Mainroom

A BENEFIT FOR GRANT HART 3/12/11

with The Alarmists, DAVE PIRNER (Soul Asylum), The Magnolias and more!
Oct
23
rd
2010
7th St Entry
Oct
23
rd
2010
7th St Entry

The Magnolias

with the Whole Lotta Loves and DOUBLE BIRD

More Shows

Aug
19
th
Turf Club

Sleeping Jesus

with Dark Bunny and Grand Courriers
Sep
20
th
Turf Club

Zeal & Ardor

with Sylvaine and Imperial Triumphant
Oct
15
th
Fine Line

Monolink

Oct
2
nd
7th St Entry

Cochise