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Performed October 29, 2013 at Plush in Saint Louis, Missouri

Mosquito Bandito

Mosquito Bandito, drunk again, at Plush’s upstairs lounge. Photo by Andrew Erdrich

To some, John Larson, the one man bandito known as Mosquito Bandito, is a legend. He’s toured extensively in various bands and as a solo performer; lived in cities across the country; built a rock n’ roll oasis (The Middle East) by rehabbing downtrodden homes in the east side of Kansas City; and shown unbelievable innovation in his pursuit of being cheap as possible. This spawn of Michigan has also spent much of his life fulfilling the dreams of a five-year-old; owning numerous motorcycles, shooting guns in his basement, having free and open access to a four-player Blitz Arcade Machine, and stocking his very own Pepsi brand soda dispenser with yard beer. To me, however, Johnny is not just an entertaining and talented musician, but a good friend. There are few people I would rather be crammed next to in a St. Louis bound, mid-sized SUV.

For your convenience (and mine) I’ve bullet pointed some highlights from our trip:

• The sound guy never really decided just exactly what he wanted that kick drum to sound like, enjoy!

• Beer ticket exchange was confusing and often disappointing, but Johnny managed to drink too much whiskey anyway

• Most of the money made that night was blown on crave cases of jalapeño and cheese sliders from White Castle

Sneaky Creeps was the only act that was not a one-man-band

• Isaac, once again, managed to find someone to bum him a cigarette

• The car ride home smelled bad


Listen to Mosquito Banditos set now with the embed below (17:57)

Listen to Mosquito Bandito’s set later, with tracks already separated, by clicking the mediafire link below

Set List for Mosquito Bandito

1. Alcohol

2. Pillow Fight/Satan (1:57)

3. Paint In a Bag (4:51)

4. Martin Luther King [Touchers] (7:24)

5. Art School (9:47)

6. Baby Teeth (11:34)

7. She Said [Hasil Adkins] (11:54)

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This recording was made and posted with permission of your friend and mine, John Larson. If you like his tunes then next time you see him playing buy him a drink or maybe one of his many dust collecting seven inches. If you like this blog then kindly share it, subscribe to it, leave some comments, and keep reading. Also, a facebook page for Big Urges is up at, so click it for more bonus material and like the page to help spread the word!