Happy 2nd Anniversary to The Hook & Ladder! It’s hard to believe it’s only been two years, but that’s a testament to their great shows—and under-appreciated beer selection, too. A surprise to no one that’s been to a show at the welcoming Minnehaha Ave club, the Hook marks the occasion with a rockin’ southern fried lineup of live music that features the righteous and gravely sounds of James Leg (of Black Diamond Heavies), hometown heroes Eleganza!, one-man band Jaw Knee Vee, and the slithery blues of Liquor Beats Winter. Plus they’re getting a dry day to also have an outdoor BBQ . . . and it’s all free to their fans (including you if this will be your first visit). Friday, September 21st, 7 PM. Free.Hank Stacks

The Hook & Ladder Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S, MPLS; hookandladder.com