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Deploi on The Local

Nov 2, 2017
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In addition to spinning the best in local and regional tunes on The Local, This week DJ Marv in the Mix shares his conversation with Deploi, a Los Angeles-based hip-hop artist who has collaborated with St. Paul band Down Lo. Members of that group will back him up at his show at the Red Herring Lounge on Thursday, November 2.

The Dark Underbelly on the Local

Oct 12, 2017

Father and son Bob and Nick Petoletti and Armond Blackwater (formerly of Steppenwolf) of Duluth band The Dark Underbelly joined the Local's DJ, TJ in the studio on October 11, 2017, to talk about their new album Szczerepa and share some tunes. 

 

 

FEmnFest

Abigail Mlinar and Brittany Lind, organizers of Duluth's newest festival FEmnFEST, joined Christine Dean to talk about what inspired this unapologetically feminist festival. They talked about why they felt it was needed and about the music and workshops that will be featured during this three-day event.

Find out more about the festival

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Christine Dean for KUMD

Listen to our interview with Daniel Oyinloye and members of the Mixtape Project, a project to engage youth involved in a Woodland Hills program and give them the opportunity to write and record their own music inspired by their personal stories. They stopped by our studios on August 16, 2017, to talk with DJ TJ and share tracks from the project. You can hear the tracks mentioned in the interview and more here.

This melodic Duluth power trio joined us for an interview and performance on the Local on March 1, 2017. They had a release show for their new 7" EP, Traffic, on March 3, 2017 at the Red Herring in Duluth.

Kat Fox on the Local

Jan 13, 2017

Local musician Kat Fox joined Marv in the Mix on January 11, 2017 to talk about her upcoming Snatch Back tour, featuring a group of female musicians who will play a series of shows on their way to the Women's March on Washington. Local artists DJ Nola and Aurora Baer are also part of the lineup. The tour kicks off at the Barrel Room in Fitger's on Sunday, January 15 at 8pm.

KUMD will be broadcasting The Great Northern Radio Show On Saturday November 12, live from the Lincoln Park Middle School auditorium and although you can hear it on your radio, there is nothing quite like seeing live radio theater.

@lowtheband

KUMD is a proud sponsor of Low: Remixing Shakespeare at Karpeles Manuscript Library, a concert with original music by Low, performed as a live score to silent film adaptations of "The Tempest" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Congratulations to all the KUMD listeners who won tickets ~ enjoy the show!

 

August KUMD Monthly Concert

Friday, August 19 // Red Herring Lounge

DOORS 9 PM // MUSIC 9:30 PM 

WIN TICKETS:

Tune in to KUMD Wednesday afternoon and to The Local at 5 for chances to get on the guest list for this KUMD Monthly Concert.  Catch The Local on KUMD every Wednesday at 5 for local music, concert information and ticket giveaways.  

According to  front-man Marc Gartman, Fever Dream has run it's course.  A man of many projects, Gartman joined us on The Local to talk about why he's hanging up the keyboard and dashiki with his last show at the Red Herring happening  Wednesday, July 27.  

With three recordings from this off-beat dance group, Gartman talks about moving forward, writing songs and enjoying another project, Glitterati.  Listen here for chatter about the bygone era of local group Fever Dream, what's next for Gartman plus tunes from the catalog.

 

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https://natharvie.bandcamp.com/

Nat Harvie of Duluth band Vivielle released a solo EP on July 1, 2016.

He stopped by The Local on July 6 to share tunes from the project and spoke with host DJ TeeJay.

They talked about the EP, titled Snow is a Gift to My Fear, which was inspired by the bleakness and monotony of a Duluth winter and written during a wet, gray winter north in British Columbia, where Harvie goes to college.

Nat Harvie on Bandcamp

DJ Teejay
DJ Teejay

DJ Teejay, host of the Local and the Lounge Wednesday nights on KUMD, shares her top ten albums of the year and top local albums of the year.

KUMD is deeply saddened by the loss of Edgewood Smith a.k.a. DJ-E, a longtime host of "The Local."  We offer our condolences to his friends and family.  We shared our tribute to DJ-E on The Local, July, 22, with guests from the KUMD team, family requests and some of Edgewood's favorite tracks honoring his  contribution to the Duluth music community.   

"Peace and Noise" - DJ-E

We celebrated the Homegrown Music Festival with a special two-hour edition of the Local featuring local experimental supergroup Big Science. Listen to their performance and interview with DJ E.

A special edition of The Local on KUMD with Paul Lundgren of local blog Perfect Duluth Day. Paul joined Christine Dean for an hour of songs that mention Duluth in their title or lyrics (based on this PDD post.)