Another Mission favorite! It’s been close to a year since these young men have graced The Mission stage. Incredibly talented and fresh young group bringing originals and their own touch to the covers they perform. We are excited about their return!
Moon Jr. started in 2003 as Paulines basement when (singer) August Rolufs and (keyboardist) Nathan Showalter started writing and recording music together in the 6th grade. Joining them were their classmates (bassist) Mac Crain and (drummer) Brian Taggart. After high school they disbanded after the bass player and drummer moved away for school. In the summer of 2010 Augie and Nate met (local drummer) Jonathan Ammerman and began jamming with Nates younger brother Lucas Showalter on the bass. After several name changes ( rude machine, the quills, the fuzz) they decided on Moon Jr. and they have been jamming ever since ~speaking in 3rd person (jonathan Ammerman)
Our music is influenced by Radiohead, The Beatles, Robert Johnson, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Parliament Funkadelic, Bill Withers, The Allman Bros.. Yes, U2,
Check this video recorded at the FOX (KTVI) studio in St. Louis:
“August Rolufs is part of the band Moon Jr. They are a four piece indie rock band from Missouri. Although they hail from a small town, they do not have a small sound. Their music combines elements of rock, psychadelia, dance pop, and blues.” – ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)