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Erik Koskinen – EP Release “Cruising Paradise”


November 24
7:00 PM
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Nobool Presents


The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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Bent Paddle Brewing and Nobool Presents
Erik Koskinen – EP Release “Cruising Paradise”
with special guest Dana Thompson

Friday, November 24, 2017 at The Hook and Ladder Theater
Minneapolis, MN
Doors 7pm :: Music 8pm :: 21+
$20 Reserved Seats* / $15 SRO
Tickets On-Sale, Friday October 20, at Noon

Since the release of Live at the Real-Phonic Radio Hour in June 2015, Erik Koskinen has been writing and recording music in his Real-Phonic Studios in Minneapolis. Cruising Paradise, Koskinen’s new EP, features first single “Broke Down,” engineered by Tom Garneau and recorded with JT Bates (drums), Mike LaBeau (guitar), Paul Bergen (guitar) and Steve Garrington (bass). The EP release show is at The Hook and Ladder Theater with special guest Dana Thompson on Friday, November 24th presented by Nobool Presents.

‘Cruising Paradise’ EP Tracks:
1. broke down
2. free man
3. on christmas day
4. red dress girl
5. big machine
6. cruising paradise the long way around

“The best country songwriter in Minnesota, Erik Koskinen doesn’t sing about tailgating, partying with babes and driving down dirt roads. He’s more old school, with a focus on working-class themes, whether it’s about the effects of oil in “Boomtown,” the calling of a musician in “Six Pack of Beer and a Pack of Cigarettes” or the challenges of being unemployed on Independence Day in “Slow Burn.” Those tunes are on his splendid second album, “America Theatre,” a collection that would make Merle Haggard proud.”

-Minneapolis Star Tribune


Dana Thompson
Born in Sandstone, raised in Hibbing, graduating from high school in Duluth, and having lived in Minneapolis for most of her adult life, Dana is truly the Girl From the North Country. Music and writing have been integral throughout her life, whether through theater, choir, singing, or writing songs with bands. Dana has received the City Pages’ Best Female Vocalist award, and is a founding member of The Strawdogs, Hot Head Fiasco, Marina Glass, The Minor Planets, as well as fronting her own band, Dana Thompson and the North Coast. She has enjoyed touring the US and Europe in support of her critically-acclaimed first solo record, Ox. Currently, Dana is in pre-production for her second solo record.


*Reserved Seats – Concert has limited reserved seats available. All other tickets are Standing Room Only.
Band Photo by Steve Cohen