The Basement

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The Basement Best Bets 2/24

Feb 24, 2017

Brain Bugs, Chase Down Blue, and Bone Powers
Surf Punk/Post Punk Show for Blush's Final Fundraiser, presented by The Basement
The Rex
Friday, February 24 | 9PM | 21+ | $5

Dwynell Roland, Baby Shel, J. Plaza, Eddiedition, Dawn Lock, Sound Insight, 2G's, and Crunchy Brunch
Homegrown Music Festival Hip Hop Throwdown
The Red Herring Lounge
Friday, Feb. 24 | 8PM | All Ages | $5

KUMD Album Review: A$AP Mob

Feb 22, 2017
A$AP Mob

There has long been a sort of familial structure behind some of the most successful entities in the rap game. Hip-hop families such as Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, Junior M.A.F.I.A and Death Row are representative of collectives that wield longstanding success.

The Basement Best Bets 2/17

Feb 16, 2017

Brothers Burn Mountain with Fish Heads
Electric Blues/Rock and Twisty Folk
Sir Bens
Friday, Feb. 17 | 6PM | All Ages | Free

KUMD Album Review: Dead Man Winter

Feb 15, 2017
Dead Man Winter

Trampled by Turtles may be on hiatus, but frontman Dave Simonett is here to see Duluthians through the winter with his latest release Furnace.

The Basement Best Bets 2/10

Feb 9, 2017

Medical Underground, As We Are, Fight For The Weekend, and Of Brighter Skies
Alternative/Rock/Pop Punk
Beaner's Central Coffeehouse
Friday, Feb. 10 | 7PM  | All Ages | $5 at door

Kate Gruba, Aimee Tischer, Abe Curran & The Blue Rooster, and Gavin St. Clair
Indie/Singer/Songwriter
The Red Herring Lounge
Friday, Feb. 10 | 9PM | 18+ | $5 at door

KUMD Album Review: Run the Jewels

Feb 8, 2017
Run the Jewels

Run the Jewels | Run the Jewels 3

Run The Jewels 3 — The third release in a simultaneously fresh, yet familiar series begins with a song titled, “Down,” in which Killer Mike raps, “I hope with the highest of hopes that I never have to go back to the trap and my days of dealing with dope”. This song speaks to the magnitude of success that Run The Jewels has had since releasing Run The Jewels in 2013 and Run The Jewels 2 in 2014.

The Basement's Best Bets

Feb 3, 2017

Paper Parlor with The Charles Walker Band
Psychedelic/Blues/Fusion 
The Blind Pig
Friday, February 3 | 9 PM | All Ages | $5 at door

Koo Koo Kanga Roo with McNasty Brass Band and James G
Dance/Electric Comedy Duo
The Red Herring Lounge
Saturday, February 4 | 5:30 PM | All ages | $10 online or at door

KUMD Album Review: Heat

Feb 1, 2017
Heat

Overnight is an experiment with the minimalism rock was once synonymous with. Heat, a Montreal based rock band, has made their effort at bringing it back. 

"On January 21, over 5 Million of us worldwide and over 1 Million in Washington, D.C., came to march, speak and make our voices heard. But it doesn’t end here - now is not the time to hang up our marching shoes - it’s time to get our friends, family and community together and make history." ~ Women's March

The UMD Commission for Women invites the campus to get or stay civically engaged by writing to their legislators over the lunch hour on February 1, in the Kirby Student Center.

KUMD Album Review: Landlady

Jan 25, 2017
Landlady

Landlady, a self-proclaimed experimental band, has coined their music as “adventure pop.” 

The hunt is OVER! The Golden 45 has been found!

Tune in to The Basement on KUMD 103.3fm. Clues are announced nightly after 9pm. Find the golden Frozen 45 and bring it back to the radio station to claim the reward! 

Our mission during Out Cold Week is to get the students of UMD outdoors during this chilly time of year. We have hidden a golden 45 record somewhere outside on the UMD campus—it is up to you to find it and return it to the KUMD station located in the basement of the Humanities building. To help narrow your search for the Frozen 45, clues will be released nightly after 9pm on The Basement. The first clue will be airing on Sunday, February 12th during Hip Hop Hotdish. Good luck and get outside!

KUMD Album Review: Slow Hollows

Jan 18, 2017

L.A. based Slow Hollows formed in 2013, but don’t start putting boxes around this indie rock band. 

KUMD Album Review: David Dondero

Jan 11, 2017
David Dondero

David Dondero | Inside the Cat's Eye

A jack of all trades from bartending to carpentry, David Dondero deals out another sound release as a musician. Released after the New Year, Inside the Cat’s Eyes is a ten track album that at times seems to flow like a short story.

KUMD Album Review: Ab-Soul

Jan 4, 2017
Ab-Soul

Ab-Soul | Do What Thou Wilt

Carson, California, rapper, Ab-Soul has long been known for embracing all parts of his consciousness. Now he’s back. 

KUMD Album Review: J. Cole

Dec 28, 2016

Fayetteville rapper and Dreamville Records founder, J. Cole tells a powerful story on his newest album, 4 Your Eyez Only. The album differs from Cole's previous releases– The Sideline Story, Born Sinner and 2014 Forest Hills Drive– but make no mistake; this is J. Cole at his finest. 

4 Your Eyez Only showcases the life and the legacy of Cole’s childhood friend, James McMillan Jr. — Wanna be rapper gone drug dealer — who serves as a symbol for the struggles faced by black America.

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