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KUMD's Go-to Gigs 11/17

Nov 16, 2017

 Sonja Bjordal, Royale, Norshore, Big Wave Dave & the Ripples, and Boreal Forest
Hope After Hurricanes concert where proceeds go to helping hurricane victims. Phenomenal local music for an even better cause
Red Herring
Thursday, November 16 | 5 PM | $5 | 21+

Pavel Arkhipenkov

This week Student Views spotlights hurricane relief efforts at UMD. Elly Johnson from UMD Honors shares their effort to support medical assistance going to Puerto Rico.

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 11/10

Nov 9, 2017
Lesser Planets
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Charlie Parr, Anima, and Jacob Mahon
Good ol' fashioned folk with the kind himself, Charlie Parr
Red Herring
Thursday, November 9 | 9 PM | $5 | 18+ 

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 11/3

Nov 2, 2017
Missing Letters Facebook

 Chasm of Czar, The Missing Letters, Average Mammals
Hard Rock, Alternative Rock, and Indie/Alternative. From a hard and rocky start in the chasm to a melodic entrancement by mammals, it'll be one magnificent experience
Red Herring
Friday, November 3 | 9 PM | $5 | 21+ 

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 10/27

Oct 26, 2017

Heatbox with The Crunchy Bunch

Experimental Beatboxing and Dance will leave you in a trance. Take your stance, get out there and prance
Rex Bar
Friday, October 27 |10 PM | 21+ | $7

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 10/20

Oct 20, 2017
Laura Velvet and the Bookhouse Boys
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Band: Israel Malachi, Laura Velvet & the Bookhouse Boys, Revolution Jones, and Theft By Swindle
Description: Electric Blues Guitar, Old School Torch Singers and Motown, Raging Roots Rock and Raggae, and Rock
Venue: Top Hat Tavern
Time: Friday, October 20th - 8:00 PM
Age: 21+
Cost: Free

KUMD's Go-to Gigs

Oct 13, 2017
Man wearing sunglasses and playing a trumpet in front of a guitar player
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Band: Big Wave Dave & the Ripples
Description: Big Funk, Big Soul, Big Wave Dave
Venue: The Rex Bar
Time: Friday, October 13th - 10:00 PM
Age: 21+
Cost: $5

The Basement Takeover on October 6, College Radio Day!

Tune in Friday, October 6 as KUMD celebrates College Radio Day along with stations across the country.  The Basement djs takeover the airwaves all day! KUMD was started 60 years ago by students at the University of Minnesota Duluth and celebrating our deep college roots, check out the student playlists of new alternative music from hip-hop to indie rock to electronic.

Soundset Festival Review 2017

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, Soundset kicked off at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Sunday, May 28th. From its humble roots as a showcase of local label Rhymesayers Entertainment’s impressive roster of independent and underground hip-hop artists in the Metrodome parking lot in 2008, the festival has grown into an all-access pass to all things hip-hop, expanding into more commercial and big name acts, while still retaining a strong roster of local and independent talent.

Basement's Best Bets 5/5

May 4, 2017
Low // Facebook

DJ Nola, Dirty Horse, and Big Wave Dave & the Ripples
Boogie the night away with Electric House/Funk/Disco, Pontoon Rock, and Funk/Soul. Be sure to wear your dancing shoes
The Main Club
Thursday, May 4th | 10:00 PM | Age: 21+ | Wristband Required

KUMD Album Review: Deep State

May 3, 2017
Deep State

Deep State | Thought Garden

Athens, Georgia seems to be the music mill of the southeast having birthed acts like R.EM, Of Montreal and Dead Confederate, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Deep State formed in recent years as a punk band that’s got their toes dipped in southern blues with a love for 60s styles reverb. Thought Garden is their second album since their 2015 release Nice. Collaborative and introspective, the novel Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse sowed the seed for Thought Garden.

All Ages Shows Homegrown 2017

May 1, 2017

Kristy Marie & the Birdiecrats, Carebears, Carebears, Yeah! and the Holy Hootenanners
Folk Americana, Potpourri, and Country Gospel bands partake in an event whose awesomeness cannot be seen by the naked eye; only by true local music lovers. Prepare yourself
Teatro Zuccone
Sunday, April 30th | 6:00 PM | All Ages | Free

The Basement's Best Bets 4/28

Apr 27, 2017
Paper Parlor

Paper Parlor, Abe Curran & the Blue Rooster, Boreal Forest, and The Latelys
Part of Homegrown: the Psychedelic/Blues/Fusion, Rock/New Folk, and Alternative/Electric Rock bands join forces for a never ending night of frivolous adventure
The Blind Pig
Sunday, April 30th | 7:15 PM | 21+ | Free

KUMD Album Review: Kendrick Lamar

Apr 26, 2017

Kendrick Lamar | DAMN.

Rapper and wordsmith, Kendrick Lamar graces the radio waves once again with his fourth studio album DAMN. After To Pimp a Butterfly’s Earth shattering success, Kendrick’s fan base can let out a breath of relief knowing the prolific writer’s pen has barely scratched the surface of his genius.

The Basement's Best Bets 4/21

Apr 20, 2017
Black River Revue

Alan Sparhawk, Rick McLean, Gin Street, and Enter/Void
Northern Isolation III's fundraiser is certain to be a banger. The Folk Rock, Folk Punk, Post Punk, and Doom/Black Metal bands are determined to show you a good time
The Blind Pig
Friday, April 21st |10:00 PM | 18+ | $7

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