Duluth Music

KUMD Album Review: Ingeborg Von Agassiz

Mar 14, 2018
Album cover for Ingeborg Von Agassiz' album O Giver of Dreams
Ingeborg Von Agassiz

Ingeborg Von Agassiz| O Giver of Dreams

Duluth-based artist Ingeborg Von Agassiz is more than just a mouthful to pronounce. Von Agassiz, whose actual name is Emma Rusten, draws her moniker from two 12th century influences, Hildegard Von Bingen and Eleanor of Aquitaine, two of the most accomplished women in the Medieval era. Her newest project , O Giver of Dreams, is self-produced and described as a “Hank Williams melody with a Hip Hop beat;” truly her music is a unique blend of vocals, acoustics and drum production.

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 3/8

Mar 8, 2018
Four women standing in front of Lake Superior under a cloudy sky
Wolfskull Creative

Superior Siren with Nat Harvie Trio and Prone*

Superior Siren's Midwest Tour Sendoff Event! Join us and jam out while we wish the local lovelies farewellBlushFriday, March 9 | 9 PM | $5 | 18+ 

Man with guitar, woman playing drums, man playing bass
Stevie Twining for KUMD

For some, it was an emotional homecoming to a venue that hosted some of the most memorable moments from Duluth's music and arts scene from the '90s to the mid-2000s. For others, it was a first chance to experience music in one of Duluth's last remaining historic  theaters.

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Jeff Jarvinen

Women's Music Show host Liz continues her series of interviews with local female musicians. This time we hear from Rose Hoene and Leyla Aktekin.

Hoene's musical path started with performances in Duluth and led to time in Los Angeles working at a recording studio and at Geffen Records.

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Jeff Jarvinen

On November 19, 2017, Women's Music Show host Liz brought two local female performers, Maxi Childs and Robyn Rohweder, into the studio for a fun conversation about their time in music.

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
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

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

Beaner's Central Coffee House One Week Live Graphic
Beaner's Central Facebook Page

For the 16th year, our friends at Beaner's Central are hosting a week-long series of live music featuring local musicians. The performances will be recorded for Volume 16 of the Beaner's One Week Live compilation album. KUMD is so proud to be a supporter of Beaner's week of live music year after year. Tune in to 103.3 KUMD on Thursday, September 28 to hear our Live from Studio A session with Average Mammals leading up to the show.


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

Breanne Tepler has been performing in Duluth's music scene since 2010, most recently with her band the Front Porch Sinners, which includes her husband, Evan Tepler, on guitar. She stopped by our studios on September 14, 2017, with pedal steel player Johnny "Blaze" Peterson to perform and talk about her latest album, Wildflowers & Tumbleweeds. While her first two releases were marked by family tragedies, she told us this one is more lighthearted.

Six young men wearing black t-shirts with their names on them standing with their backs to the camera and one man crouching in front facing the camera
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.

Duluth Dylan Festival 2017 KUMD is proud to be the official radio station of the Duluth Dylan Festival taking place from Saturday, May 20 - Sunday, May 28. This year, Bob Dylan's 76th birthday is celebrated in Duluth with music, poetry, art exhibitions, and more. Listen to KUMD for concert and event details and all things Dylan Fest on Highway 61 Revisited Monday and Saturday evenings at 5pm with Dylan historian and KUMD DJ, John Bushey. 

Saturday, May 20

Band performing in front of sunny windows
Christine Dean for KUMD

The last day of the Homegrown Music Festival started at the respectable hour of 11am, giving the previous night's festival goers the chance to pop some ibuprofen, drink some coffee, and wait for the caffeine to kick in before heading out for one last round of music.

Man in red wig and gas mask with a white teddy bear strapped in front of his body and a cart of drums
Maija Jenson for KUMD

Saturday began with the annual Rock 'n' Run, organized by Alan Sparhawk of Low. A group of about ten took to the trails of Chester Park for a casual morning run scheduled to end right around the start of the kickball game.