Local Roots supergroup Magnolia Mountain is gearing up for the release show for its new album, Town and Country, on April 20 at the new Ballroom at the Taft Theater. You can purchase advanced tickets here for the show, which will feature special guests Tom Evanchuck And The Old Money, Jeremy Pinnell And The 55’s and Chuck Cleaver & Lisa Walker of Wussy. (The show falls the day before another much anticipated album by a local band, Bad Veins' The Mess We've Made, is celebrated at the Ballroom. Read CityBeat's interview with the Veins fellas from this week's issue here.)
You'll have a couple of opportunities to get in the mood for MM's big Taft show. Tonight, the group is performing at the Cincinnati Zoo's Tunes & Blooms concert series. The free 6 p.m. concert will also feature the superb Comet Bluegrass Allstars.
Then, this Sunday, Magnolia Mountain is teaming up with Piñata Productions to film a music video for Town and Country track "Don't Leave Just Now." Piñata is a local production house that did a great clip for Shiny and the Spoon (watch it here) and has also produced short films and other projects.
The shoot for the "live footage" portion of the video takes place this Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at the historic Emery Theatre (1112 Walnut St., on the border of OTR and Downtown). The band is looking for extras to play "enthusiastic crowd members" so add to your IMDB page and just show up Sunday for the shoot (frontman Mark Utley says the filming should last about two hours).
Here's a promo video preview of Town and Country.