Duluth Music

Three women standing in a hallway
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

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

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.

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

Woman playing guitar and singing in front of shelves of CD
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.

Homegrown Music Festival 2017: Day 5

May 5, 2017
Hands playing an instrument next to a glowing lamp shaped like a puppy
Adam Reinhardt for KUMD

Souptown night on Thursday had plenty of excitement, but felt a little less hectic than Wednesday, giving fans a breather before the weekend's full-on Homegrown onslaught.

This young singer and guitarist is a recent arrival to Duluth's music scene but has already garnered attention, winning first place in last fall's annual songwriting competition at Beaner's Central. He joined us in the studio on May 5, 2017, to give us a preview of his performance at The Blind Pig for the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival.

https://www.facebook.com/jacobmahonmusic/
http://www.duluthhomegrown.com

Homegrown Music Festival 2017: Day 4

May 4, 2017
Woman singing into a microphone with yellow stage lights over her shoulder
Adam Reinhardt for KUMD

Night 4, Westside Wednesday, once again showcased the wide scope of Duluth’s music scene and packed it all in to the part of town past 29th Avenue West.

Beaner’s Central was packed from the tables in back to the shoulder-to-shoulder standing room up front for an all-ages rock fest.

Homegrown Music Festival 2017: Day 3

May 3, 2017
Woman playing guitar and woman playing drums bathed in blue light
Sam Quackenbush for KUMD

When it’s a Tuesday night and the venue that’s hosting music at 6 is already at capacity with a line out the door by 6:05, it must be Homegrown.

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