The Gearbox was a local rock venue (capacity of 350) located in Soulard in the back room of Lil' Nikki's Grill & Chill at 1551 South 7th Street. Lil' Nikki's opened in 2001, and shows began to be booked at The Gearbox in early 2005. The venue closed its doors in August of that same year due to a buyout.
- Review of Lil' Nikki's/The Gearbox - St. Louis Post Dispatch 02/17/2005
- "Beat Happenings" - Riverfront Times 08/31/2005