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Thu • August 24, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Los Straitjackets

with Jake La Botz Trio
The Hook and Ladder Theater
Tickets $25 – $40
Los Straitjackets with Jake La Botz Trio Thursday, August 24, 2023 Under the Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater "An Urban Outdoor Summer Concert Series" Doors 6:00pm :: Music 7:00pm :: 21+ Reserved Seats: $40 GA: $25 ADV / $30 DOS


under the canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater

  • Doors 6:00pm
  • Music 7:00pm
  • 21+
  • Reserved Seats: $40
  • GA: $25 ADV / $30 DOS

*Does not include fees

Thank you to our supporting partners:
Jack Daniels, Summit Brewing, Slane Irish Whiskey, KFAI – Fresh Air Community Radio, Mpls / St Paul Magazine, Nobool Presents, Arbeiter Brewing, Moon Palace Books, The Hub Bike Co-Op, The Hive Realty, Lake Street Council, & The MN State Arts Board

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Los Straitjackets

with Jake La Botz Trio

Hot off their extended tour with Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe, guitar legends Los Straitjacketsreturn to the Twin Cities for a special “Under The Canopy” performance.  
Los Straitjackets are the leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental.  Using the music of The Ventures and The Shadows, and with Link Wray and Dick Dale as a jumping off point, the band has taken their unique, high-energy brand of original rock & roll around the world.
Though known for their extensive catalog of guitar instrumentals, they’ve collaborated thru the years with vocalists such as Nick Lowe, Big Sandy (of Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys), Deke Dickerson, Raul Malo (of The Mavericks), Reverend Horton Heat, Dave Alvin, and Cesar Rosas (of Los Lobos).
Clad in their trademark Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling masks, the “Jackets” have delivered their trademark guitar licks to 16 albums, thousands of concerts and dozens of film and TV shows. Their CDs, coupled with their relentless touring, have made them, in all likelihood, the most popular band of the surf/instro revival.  Viva Los Straitjackets!
Jake La Botz spent his early days studying under the last of the city’s pre-war era bluesmen. He began releasing his own albums of roots-drenched music in 2000 and would go on to spend the next two decades amassing a litany of critical acclaim as he worked his way up from playing street corners and tattoo parlors to sharing bills with luminaries like Ray Charles, Etta James, Dr. John, and Mavis Staples. When he’s not on the road, La Botz can be often be found onscreen (he’s appeared in everything from True Detective to On the Road and even starred in the stage musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, written by Stephen King and John Mellencamp) or teaching meditation in prisons, Buddhist Centers, and living rooms around the country. 
Over the years, Jake’s work has been praised by Rolling Stone, World Cafe, No Depression, Folk Alley, Atwood Magazine, American Songwriter, PopMatters, Glide, Bluegrass Situation, and many more.

The Award-Winning* Under the Canopy series at The Hook & Ladder Theater returns with its uniquely seasonal urban footprint to the Longfellow neighborhood of South Minneapolis in 2023. *Voted Best in MN 2021 by StarTribune readers.

The Hook has committed to having a food truck Under the Canopy throughout the 2023 season for our guests.
Come hungry and enjoy dinner with the show!


Thu • August 24, 2023
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$25 – $40
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The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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