Live Music

2/13 Live From Studio A: Reina del Cid

Feb 12, 2018

This Twin Cities indie folk/rock artist recently released her third album, Rerun City. She and her longtime guitarist Toni Lindgren join us in the studio on Tuesday, February 13 at 2pm. They perform the following night at Papa Charlie's in Lutsen.

Reina del Cid

Papa Charlie's

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 2/9

Feb 8, 2018
Koo Koo Kanga Roo Facebook

Zach Deputy with Ginstrings
Funk Soul Americana and Bluegrass/Folk bands. A night destined to stir up dancing fever
Red Herring
Thursday, February 8 | 9 PM | $12 | 21+ 

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 2/2

Feb 2, 2018
BlackRiverRevue Facebook

The Big Wu with Black River Revue*
Rockin' Blues and Soul bands deliberately pour their heart and soul out for you and expect nothing in return. Truly selfless individuals
Red Herring
Friday, February 2 | 9 PM | $15 | 21+

1/24 Live from Studio A: Charlie Parr

Jan 18, 2018
Charlie Parr
Christine Dean for KUMD

This local favorite joined us in the studio on January 24. He released his album Dog, back in September and gave candid interviews about how his struggle with depression influenced the making of the record. He's currently doing a January residency Wednesdays at the Cedar Lounge in Superior and will take the stage the same night at 8.

Charlie Parr

Cedar Lounge

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 1/19

Jan 18, 2018
Good Night Gold Dust Facebook

Man sitting on a stool playing guitar and singing into a microphone and woman standing playing accordian
Christine Dean for KUMD

We had a great session with this duo, which features Wisconsin native Jason Dae West and Arizona native Aurelia Anne Cohen, on January 5, 2018. Both were wanderers before they had a child and settled down in their current home in small-town Oregon; West traveled the country, sometimes hopping trains, and Cohen was (and still is) a circus performer. The two, who describe their sound as "original Western folk music," still tour regularly and have released four albums.

Four kids standing in front of a wall of CDs
Christine Dean for KUMD

If you've seen the Mahtowah, Minnesota country gospel band the Holy Hootenanners, you know they sometimes bring their kids onstage to contribute to a tune or two. Now some of those offspring, ranging in age from 11 to 14, have formed their own group and recently recorded an album with Rich Mattson at Sparta Sound. They have a release show for that disc, American Hippie, on Saturday, December 16 at Beaner's Central in Duluth and joined us in the studio on December 14, 2017 for a preview.

12/12 Live From Studio A: Eira

Dec 12, 2017
Eira
Christine Dean for KUMD

Fiddler Liesel Wilson of the Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua Orchestra joins Sue Spencer and Jim Ofsthun of Celtic bands Willowgreen and McGinnis' Kitchen in this group that performs music from around the world. Last year the trio put out a holiday album,Glen Tidings; this year they'll be performing a holiday show on Thursday, December 14 at 7:30pm at Duluth's Peace United Church of Christ. They'll bring some holiday cheer to our studios and give us a preview of that show on Tuesday, December 12 at 1pm.

 Eira

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+

11/17 Live From Studio A: Josh Harmony and Co.

Nov 13, 2017
Josh Harmony & Co.
KUMD

In addition to writing and performing psychedelic rock, this Minneapolis musician is also a pro skateboarder and a visual artist. He and his band performed at the Rex Bar in Duluth on November 17 at the afterparty for Prove Collective's Plys with Purpose event, an exhibition and silent auction featuring skateboard decks. Proceeds from this fundraiser go towards building a state-of-the-art skate park in Gary New Duluth. They joined us in the studio for a preview that same afternoon.

Josh Harmony

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

Thomsen lead her Echoes of Peace choir at the annual Duluth Sister Cities International fundraising concert, One Village Many Voices, on November 3 at St. Scholastica's Mitchell Auditorium. This year's guest performers included Wheeler, who's best known as the actress who portrayed Janice on TV's Friends. Wheeler is also a singer, songwriter, workshop facilitator. Hassan Dyer is a vocalist, percussionist, vocal improviser, and storyteller who was raised in France and Senegal and has been influenced by the music of West Africa.

Man in white shirt wearing bolo tie
www.bobdylan.com

Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples are bringing their tour to St. Paul and we want to send our listeners as a way of saying "thank you" for helping us reach our goal during our Fall Membership Drive. Tune in for a pledge-free week October 16 through October 20 to enter our drawing! 

Listen everyday this week for chances to call and enter, you can enter once per day.  The winners will be announced on Friday, October 20. The show takes place on Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30PM at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN. 

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