The two decades since the band's inception have seen music critics call The Magnolias "Minneapolis' scruffy also-rans" and "little brothers" of more well-known Twin Cities groups The Replacements, Husker Du and Soul Asylum. And although The Magnolias were a few years younger than these bands, passage of time has revealed what fans knew since the Reagan years at their best, The Magnolias were second to none.
With their twin buzz-saw guitar attack, sturdy yet flexible rhythm section, John Freeman's inimitable… read more
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