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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

KUMD is a proud sponsor of MPIRG’s Bus/Bike/Walk event happening Thursday, April 27th from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the UMD Kirby Bus Hub.

KUMD is proud to present the 2017 UMD Shark Tank happening Monday, April 24th from 4:00- 6:30pm at the Marshall Performing Arts Center on campus at The University of Minnesota, Duluth. The UMD Shark Tank Competition is a university-wide entrepreneurial competition where students have the opportunity to pitch a 3-minute business idea or product to a panel of Duluth Business Professionals. This event, which is open to all UMD students who have an innovative business idea, and will be held April 24. The top 3 winners will be awarded a cash prize to help fund their business.

KUMD Album Review: Pile

Apr 19, 2017
Pile

Pile | A Hairshirt of Purpose

Pile, born in Boston straight from the mind of frontman Rick Maguire, has garnered some attention as one of the city’s newest indie rock bands on the rise. Their fifth release, A Hairshirt of Purpose, is the band’s first attempt at a cohesive album. Unlike the compilation of disjointed hits that made up previous attempts, Pile’s latest has a thin narrative shackling the songs together.

The Basement Best Bets 4/13

Apr 13, 2017
Night Moves

Night Moves, Carnage the Executioner, Non Fic, and The Crunchy Bunch
Common Apparel's Grand Opening After Party features music fit for a good time. Rock, Hip Hop, and Dance music will be played for a night to remember
The Red Herring
Saturday, April 15th | 7:00 PM | 21+ | $15

KUMD Album Review: Sorority Noise

Apr 12, 2017
Sorority Noise

Is emo, anthem rock still a thing? After this past year anything is possible, so why not make 2017 stand in as the new 2007? Sorority Noise comes back swinging with You’re Not As _____ As You Think, their latest release since their 2015 EP It Kindly Stopped for Me.

The Basement Best Bets 4/7

Apr 7, 2017
Jason Rosewarne

Mr. Kickass, Average Mammals, and WDNY
Part of The Homegrown Iron Range Invasion, local lovelies Mr. Kickass and Average Mammals drive out to Virginia, MN to play Rock/Punk/Alternative with WDNY. Well worth the drive
Pauly G's
Friday, April 7th | 8:30 PM | 21+ | Free

KUMD Album Review: The Chinchees

Apr 5, 2017
The Chinchees

The Chinchees | The Chinchees

In a world of countless alt-rock bands, many struggle to find their own space and create a unique sound. The Chinchees make their first attempt, a somewhat successful one, in their first self-titled album, The Chinchees. The Chinchees represents a flawed, but potent attempt, one that might not achieve all its goals, but still spurs on interest for the band’s future.

The Basement Best Bets 3/31

Mar 31, 2017
Facebook // The Dames

Kat Fox, The Farsights, Paper Parlor, Chasm of Czar, and The Trash Cats
Kat's Pajama Party with great Local Rock Bands and an even better Cat Theme
R.T. Quinlan's
Friday, March 31 | 9PM | 21+ | Free if You Come in Pajamas! or $5

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