Left Lane Cruiser, Crankshaft & The Geargrinders

Nobool Presnets A Roots, Rock, & Deep Blues Pre-Party!

Left Lane Cruiser

Crankshaft & The Geargrinders

Flatwater Mississippi, Mutation

Fri · December 29, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$9 - $12

This event is 21 and over

Left Lane Cruiser
Left Lane Cruiser
This whiskey fueled two man frenzy of blues-driven rock’n’roll noise straight from Fort Wayne, Indiana promise to hit you like a shock wave and show you a foot-stompin’ good time. Left Lane Cruiser is comprised of Joe Evans (Freddy J IV) on slide guitar and vocals and Pete Dio on the drums. The raw blues power duo of LLC have practiced through thick and thin to hone a sound unlike any other and have been together long enough to have previously released a couple of self-produced EPs. “Let your soul drive what you do” is the premise of their music, “give it all you got, and everything is an instrument: trash cans, paint trays, hubcaps, ladders, you name it."
Learning their craft by playing at house parties, at the corner streets of their home town, and rehearsing in a heatless garage, they have developed their personal take on the North Mississippi Hill Country sound. They have toured relentlessly, sharing the stage with artists such as Robert Belfour, Buckwheat Zydeco, T-Model Ford, Bob Log III, Kenny Brown, Cedric Burnside, Scott H. Biram,The Black Diamond Heavies, The Dictators, Hillstomp, and Chris Cotton among others. They have also appeared at the Deep Blues Festival multiple years.
Crankshaft & The Geargrinders
Crankshaft & The Geargrinders
Crankshaft has been pounding the pavement since 2008, developing his own "pork neck" style along the way. A sound heavily rooted in blues, country, swing, rock 'n' roll and surf that "could not have been imagined prior to the early punk scene," as described by Dig In Magazine. Rock solid original lyrics, a dedicated fan base, and his 21st century twist on the American roots is pushing him to the top of the crowded Minneapolis music scene in a hurry. It's becoming clear to many that Crankshaft is "one of the best and most interesting roots, rock and blues acts playing around town these days." - Cities 97.

Born into this world from gas station cassette tape collecting semi-truck drivers, Alex "Crankshaft" Larson was introduced to a wide variety of music as a pup. In 1996 he traded a combination oil/wood stove to his uncle for his first electric guitar and amp. Since then he's been involved in many projects, including a band he started with his brother in 2001 called The Mojo Spleens. In April 2008, while self-employed as a contractor, he started practicing as a one-man band and was playing shows two months later. Larson self-produced and released three albums during the next two years. In 2010, backed with the business skills he developed running a construction company and the strong DIY ethics he learned from his connection to the underground punk scene, Crankshaft decided to hang up his hammer for good so he could focus on writing and performing music. Since then he's been earning a living playing, as both a traditional one-man band and as the leader of his trio, Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders.
Flatwater Mississippi
Mutation
Venue Information:
The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55406