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Crankshaft's November Update

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crankshaftHey folks!

Rachel and I made it home safe from the 26-day one-man band tour around the east side of the country! With the exception of having to replace the front brakes, calipers and rotors in Richmond, VA and a broken mirror in St. Louis,  the fan-funded 1986 Toyota Travel Master made it back too! We met lots of nice people and I got to play a bunch of very fun shows to new audiences. Once again the kindness we encountered from strangers was humbling and awesome! I hope you can make it to the homecoming show this Saturday at MaGillycuddy's! Recently The Earthquake Shake music video that we shot in the barn was uploaded to YouTube and is available to view at http://youtu.be/HKFjdB9Evkk. Enjoy! This month I'll be wrapping up loose ends on the upcoming album, and I'm excited to announce that this will be the first of my albums to be released on 12" VINYL! Hope to see you at a show soon! -Crankshaft!

Upcoming Events with M.O.R.T.

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Hey friends, happy autumn!
The Mystic Order of Reverb and Twang will be rocking at:
The Fine Line Music Café
Wednesday, October 17th
No cover! Early show! 
Doors at 7:00, bands at 7:30. We play a set at 9 PM, also featuring:
32nd Day (CD release party)
Funktion Junction
And DJ Pinoy Boy between sets and afterwards
Lee’s Liquor Lounge
Wednesday, October 31st
Miss Shannon’s Sock Hop Halloween!
No cover for those in costume!
Free dance lesson with Bill and Shannon Butler starts at 8 PM, we play at 9:00 PM
And on the horizon:
Friday, November 2nd: The Palace Stage at Wild Tymes, downtown St. Paul
Saturday, November 10th: Club Underground (Spring Street Tavern, NE Mpls) with The Tremblers and Bad Companions
Thanks for your support,

September Update - Help Crankshaft Win!

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crankshaftHello everyone!
With only 9 days left in the Artist Signal  ( www.artistsignal.com/crankshaftmusic ) contest, I'm asking everyone to vote for Crankshaft as many times as they can, we're trying to maintain FIRST PLACE! Randy Burk is in second place and is trending more votes per day than us with just a small margin of votes between. Please help spread the news about voting to everyone you know! If you love coming out to Crankshaft shows, if you like the albums that I've released, or if you enjoy the music videos that I've produced, PLEASE VOTE! Winning this $25,000 would really help me out, I'm hoping to use it to produce three big-budget music videos, and also use a portion of this money to hire a national publicist to pitch my next album to major review publications like Rolling Stone, Spin, Mojo, and NPR. Please take a minute to register, it's free to do so and it could potentially change my life. Thanks for your support! www.artistsignal.com/crankshaftmusic
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Big John Bates at Memory Lanes

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2012-10-05 Tomorrow night at Memory Lanes Big John Bates returns to the Twin Cities with his own special brand of rockin'. Local surf trio M.O.R.T. (Mystic Order of Reverb and Twang) will warm things up for the night. The show goes on at 10pm, is 21+ and as always at Memory Lanes is absolutely FREE TO GET IN.


Crankshaft's August Update

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crankshaft  So, we're in the 30-day countdown for the ArtistSignal contest that I signed up for. I need your help with this now, for real! We're in a heated race to maintain FIRST PLACE!! I really need all my fans to vote as often as they can, because $25,000 is on the line! Please help spread the news to others, many Crankshaft fans are disconnected from the social networking sites and possibly this email list too. The voting countdown party will be on September 7th at Patrick's Cabaret, hope you can make it! Thanks so much for voting!
Click here to go vote (Login with Facebook or signup required)

In case you haven't heard, Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders got to open for Soul Asylum at First Avenue on July 20th! It was my first ever time playing the main room, what a blast! There are some photos from that night on my website www.crankshaftmusic.com, check 'em out if you get a chance. A video of my Weber's Deck exit surfaced on YouTube recently too, http://youtu.be/iX3g1R-wO7U. And don't forget about the Earthquake Shake Music Video/Crankshaft Sampler Volume One CD release party on August 24th at Cause. Come out and see if you made the final edit and get a free copy of the sampler, which includes two new tracks! Thanks for your support, I hope you're having a great summer! Alex.
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