The Basement

Monday-Thursday 9pm-3am

KUMD's student-run radio featuring indie rock and hip-hop.

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KUMD Album Review: Nai Palm

Jan 22, 2018
Nai Palm
Nai Palm, Needle Paw

Nai Palm | Needle Paw

With her Zen-filled lyrics and a gentle delivery, Nai Palm, the 23-year-old lead vocalist of the Australian based soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote, delivers an acoustic barrage on her solo debut Needle Paw

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 1/19

Jan 18, 2018
Good Night Gold Dust Facebook

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 1/12

Jan 11, 2018
Superior Siren Facebook

 Har-Di-Har, Black Diary, and JRUNK*
Art/Pop and Indie Folk bands electrify your night with warming cinematic pop
Red Herring
Thursday, January 11 | 9 PM | $5 | 21+

Granddad, Mint Vintage, and Cave Light*
Punk, Alt/Rock, and Indie Rock Bands light up the night for your own kick-butt, music craving self

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 12/15

Dec 14, 2017
The Playlist

 Red Mountain, A Band Called Truman, Steve Sola, and Elephant Hotel
Pop-Folk, Rock, and Folk/Blues/Grunge bands will take the night away. You'll be begging for more by the end of this one
Red Herring
Friday, December 15 | 9 PM | $10 | 21+ 

 

Darren Sipity, Jaygee, C-Silence, Taylor French, Intelligent Design, Kid Automatic, and OKNICE*
Holy Hip-Hop! Big lineup. All throwing down in The Red Herring's Red Room
Red Herring Red Room
Friday, December 15 | 9 PM | $10 | 21+

KUMD's go-to Gigs 12/8

Dec 7, 2017
The Black Eyed Snakes
Black Eyed Snakes Facebook

 GGOOLLDD and Àlamode*
Electropop and Electro Funk bands rev up the dance floor with bodacious beats and jammin' jives
Blush
Thursday, December 7 | 8 PM | $7 | 18+

Gin Street (LAST SHOW), Double Grave, and Single Player*
The local legend Punk Band plays their last gig. Tears will be shed. Probably
Blush
Friday, December 8 | 8 PM | $5 | 18+

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 12/1

Nov 30, 2017
https://tophatlounge.com

Àlamode and Prone*
Electro-Dance Pop and Electro Funk bands rip up the dance floor this Thursday. Get up to throw down
Red Herring
Thursday, November 30 | 8 PM | $5 | 18+

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
Lesser Planets Facebook

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
 
Blaha and Low Forms

Surf Psych and Punk Bands combine forces for one heck of a good show. There's going to be some good dancing
Blush
Friday, October 27 | 9 PM | 18+ | $7
 
Chris Webby, Nate Millyunz, Gaines FM, Craze & Kryptic, and Jugg Brothers

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 10/20

Oct 20, 2017
Laura Velvet and the Bookhouse Boys
Laura Velvet and the Bookhouse Boys Facebook

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
www.bigwavedaveandtheripples.com

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.

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