The Local

Don Ness Shows Off Duluth

Don Ness Shows Off Duluth is the second event at NorShor Theatre highlighting local talent during an evening of music, comedy, and special guests. Guests include two time Olympian Kara Goucher, electronic folk artist Ingeborg von Agassiz, folk trio Lowland Lakers, comedians Mary Mack and Tim Harmston, and several other guest appearances. The variety-show will move from music to stand-up and sketch comedy. Tune in during The Local at 5pm on KUMD Wednesday, May 30th for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the show! 

Performance Date: Wednesday, June 13th

Maija Jenson

Storytelling and music come together in "The Mixtape Project 2" from Minnesota artist, photographer, filmmaker and community organizer Daniel Oyinloye. Oyinloye has spent 2017 working with boys at Duluth's Woodland Hills Youth and Family Services residential program, producing hip-hop, a creative avenue for introspection and personal growth. 

Hot Date and Kat Fox on the Local

Nov 30, 2017
Hot Date
KUMD

Minneapolis band Hot Date joined Marv in the Mix on the Local on November 29, 2017 in advance of their show at Duluth's Red Herring. They shared some tunes and talked about how they came to be. 

Deploi on The Local

Nov 2, 2017
Album Artwork

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. 

 

 

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.

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.

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.)