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Upcoming shows: Lauren Housley... Penelope Isles... Rachel Sermanni... Peggy Sue... Admiral Fallow... Lubomyr Melnyk... We Were Promised Jetpacks... BC Camplight... James Yorkston... Tommy Alexander... Rachel Baiman... Aoife O’Donovan... Brendan Benson... Heartless Bastards... The Surfing Magazines... Francis Lung... Josh Rouse + Vetiver... Smoke Fairies... Douglas Dare... Lael Neale... Left Lane Cruiser... Simone Felice... Efterklang... Dana Gavanski... Beans on Toast... The Sheepdogs... Keeley Forsyth... Spencer Cullum... The Happy Soul... Roddy Woomble... The Weather Station... Wyndow... Sam Amidon... Elkyn & S.T. Manville... Samana... Robyn Hitchcock... Federico Albanese... The Beths... Pictish Trail... Sondre Lerche... La Luz... William Fitzsimmons... Kristin Hersh... The Besnard Lakes... Tré Burt... Jake Xerxes Fussell... Andy Shauf... Charlie Parr... The Unthanks... The Lovely Eggs... The Handsome Family... The Dears...

When: 8pm on Tuesday 22 February 2022
Where: Night & Day Cafe, 26 Oldham St, Manchester, M1 1JN

We’re delighted to be welcoming Left Lane Cruiser back to Manchester!

The dream team Left Lane Cruiser line-up is back: Freddy J IV is joined by his original partner in crime Brenn Beck!

Imagine RL Burnside jamming with Black Sabbath – iron-heavy slide guitar from Freddy J is welded onto even heavier slamming beats delivered by Beck… it’s great to have the guys back together in the UK after 10 years.

Headed by singer/guitarist Freddy J IV, Left Lane Cruiser is a bona fide blues rock band from the American midwest. Far from pretending to be rambling hobos for the sake of a manufactured image, Left Lane Cruiser has been genuinely living the blues for over a decade, bringing its freestyle jams to crowds all over the world.

Shake and Bake, the band’s latest album, was cooked up in a van rolling heavy on the highway, headed by two baked and juiced musicians, veering across the lines, desperately steering towards rest and redemption at the nearest parking lot. It is a record about the juice that keeps the crowd dancing, the smoke that keeps the minds lifted. This is as real it gets.

Recorded ‘old school’ analog by Jason Davis in his Fort Wayne studio, and with a cover by legendary artist William Stout (Ramones, Fred McDowell, Iggy Pop), Shake and Bake has a heavy sound and a big heart. For Left Lane Cruiser the blues is enduring and easy to feel.

Tickets go on sale at 11am on Friday 26 November via Seetickets.com

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