We rolled in to MPR Studios in St-Paul before heading down to 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis. 7th Street Entry is the side club for First Avenue, the venue made famous by Prince in the film Purple Rain.
Even though my debut LP, "Sebastien Grainger & The Mountains" had only come out a month earlier, the band and I had been playing together for almost 2 years already at that point. These performances capture that raw spirit that made playing together transcendent. Big punk-nasty power-pop.
These files have been sitting on hard-drives for ages. I thought they could use some air. Enjoy!
PS: If you enjoy the songs, check out the studio LP on Saddle Creek Records!
released December 31, 2019
Sebastien Grainger: Lead Vocal, Lead Guitar
Nick Sewell: Bass, Backing Vocal
Leon Taheny: Drums
Andrew Scott: Rhythm Guitar, Piano, Juno-60,
Tambo, Backing Vocal
Hosted by Mark Wheat
Recorded Live at Minnesota Public Radio
St-Paul, Minnesota, November 24th 2008
Mixed by Matt Dematteo
Photos by Bao Nguyen