Friday, July 30, at the Wreck Room and Saturday, July 31, at Barley House
If you like Pleasant Grove, then you'll love Milton Mapes and Magnolia Summer! Lord help me if some marketing company actually steals that line for a press quote, but cheesiness aside, it's an accurate recommendation that you can take advantage of at Barley House. Austin's Milton Mapes smothers a plate of Whiskeytown with finely diced Neil Young, while St. Louis' Magnolia Summer sounds like Jay Bennett-era Wilco if they were fronted by a Valium-dosed Gordon Gano from Violent Femmes. The slow-fried roots sound of both out-of-towners should sit nicely with a glass of Pleasant Grove's sugary country-rock.