Experimental Mill City Live: Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders

Sponsored by 89.3 The Current

Alex 'Crankshaft' Larson, state fair, headshot

Mill City Museum - Ruin Courtyard
704 S 2nd St.
Minneapolis , MN 55401
(612) 341-7555


Crankshaft (a.k.a. Alex Larson) has been forging his own brand of high-energy, low-brow, upper Mississippi blues, a new genre of music he likes to call "Pork Neck" since 2008. Performing and as the leader of his trio, Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders, fans of Mill City Live can expect a new breed of foot stompin' country blues that appeals to young and old alike. Crankshaft writes great songs, and sings them with passion. The energy at his live shows is undeniable, and he won't rest until everyone in the room is rockin' and rollin' with him. – Page Burkum, The Cactus Blossums $5 includes concert and museum admission from 4 to 9 p.m., an opportunity to visit Mill City Museum at a significant discount. Free for Minnesota Historical Society members. All ages