Cruel Love EP Release + Crankshaft + Guest DJ: Mark Mallman
$8 IN ADVANCE/$10 AT THE DOOR - 11:00 PM

10:30pm doors/11pm showtime

Cruel Love:
Minneapolis electronic group, committed to writing fun, cute songs and ending the pornography prohibition in America.
Bonnie Stitches - Vox
Mo Bluntz - Production

Alex “Crankshaft” Larson and The Gear Grinders are a hard band to describe to a friend, the press have had hard time too, in recent reviews they’ve been compared to an unusual list of acts, including Bob Mold, Johnny Cash, The Black Keys, The Band, G Love and the Special Sauce, early Elvis Presley, Tom Waits, The Heavy, Dick Dale, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Strokes, and even Jon Spencer. In every generation a few bands stumble into new territory while managing to somehow sound familiar at the same time, this is one of those bands. The minimalistic approach to song arrangements “works beautifully” and allows them to “genre borrow and meld individual facets into an equally individual sound.” - Christopher West. Backing that stripped down simple style with a high energy show has made them “One of the best and most interesting roots, rock and blues acts playing around town these days.” - Cities 97. Go out and see them live, you wont regret it.