Music

This charming local duo features accordion player Suzi Ludwig of Father Hennepin and guitarist Jimi Cooper of the Fractals harmonizing on quirky tunes about outhouses and hoppy beer. They'll release their first album on Friday, April 28 with a show at Beaner's Central in Duluth; we'll give you a preview that afternoon at 2pm when they join us in the studio.

This Portland, Oregon-based band features former Duluthian (and Tin Can Gin member) Harrison Olk on banjo. The bluegrass quartet released its debut studio album, Caught in the Rain in 2016. They'll join us in the studio on Wednesday, April 12 at 2pm to give us a preview of their show at the Red Herring Lounge in Duluth the same evening.

The Basement Best Bets 3/24

Mar 24, 2017

Todd Eckart, The Legendary Hell Puppies, Isreal, Crescent Moon, The Fractals, The Jane Gang, Mark Anderson Trio, and Dirty Guitars
Rockabilly, Surf, Funk, and Jazz All In One Wild Eleven Hour Event
Izzy's BBQ Lounge & Grill
Saturday, March 25 | 12PM-1AM | 21+ | Free

Abe Curran & the Blue Rooster with DJ Funk Source
Rock/New Folk/Psychedelia/Jam
The Red Herring
Friday, March 24 | 6PM | 21+ | Free

The Basement Best Bets 3/17

Mar 17, 2017

Big Wave Dave & the Ripples with Jaedyn James and The Hunger
Funk/Soul St. Patrick's Day Party
Rex Bar
Friday, March 17 | 10pm | 21+ | $10 (comes with free drink)

Dead Horses with Charlotte Montgomery
Americana/Folk
Red Herring Lounge
Friday, March 17 | 9pm | 21+ | $10

Bill Flannagan
Rock/Honky Tonk/Blues
RT Quinlan's Saloon
Friday, March 17 | 5:30pm | 21+ | Free

KUMD Album Review: Jonwayne

Mar 15, 2017
Jonwayne

Jonwayne | Rap Album Two

Jon Wayne is a rapper from California who kicked himself off the football team and into the theater group at his high school. Stepping off the sports field and into one filled with words and expression was his first into becoming Jonwayne. Sharing the same stage name as the actor is actually a homage to his ancestor from the American Revolutionary War: General “Mad” Anthony Wayne.

The Basement Best Bets 3/3

Mar 3, 2017

The Farsights with Birthday Suits and Secret Badass
The Basement is proud to sponsor the Duluth Native Punk Rock Trio with their new 7" EP Release!
Red Herring Lounge
Friday, March 3 | 9PM | 18+ | $5

The Porchlights
Vocally Driven Alternative/Folk Band
Rex Bar
Friday, March 3 | 10PM | 21+ | $6

Paper Parlor and The Confused Brothers Band with Emma Joru
Psychedelic/Blues/Fusion and Funk/Rock
Sir Benedict's
Saturday, March 4 | 7PM | All Ages | Free

Adam Herman fronts this Iron Range roots-rock band, who are releasing their second album, St. John's Dance. We caught up with the band and found out what they've been up to since their last visit when members joined us in the studio on March 3, 2017. They had a CD release show the next night at Pizza Luce in Duluth.


This Cloquet native, now based in Boston, joined us in the studio on March 3, 2017 to chat and play tunes from his new EP, In the Belly of the Feast. The EP brings back songs that were written during Kallestad's time with local trio Saint Anyway, but put away once the band split. He performed the same night at Sir Benedicts Tavern in Duluth.


KUMD Album Review: Sinkane

Mar 1, 2017
Sinkane

Sinkane | Life & Livin' It

Sinkane’s third album, Life & Livin’ It, is a special kind of animal. 

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.

The Basement Best Bets 2/24

Feb 24, 2017

Brain Bugs, Chase Down Blue, and Bone Powers
Surf Punk/Post Punk Show for Blush's Final Fundraiser, presented by The Basement
The Rex
Friday, February 24 | 9PM | 21+ | $5

Dwynell Roland, Baby Shel, J. Plaza, Eddiedition, Dawn Lock, Sound Insight, 2G's, and Crunchy Brunch
Homegrown Music Festival Hip Hop Throwdown
The Red Herring Lounge
Friday, Feb. 24 | 8PM | All Ages | $5

KUMD Album Review: A$AP Mob

Feb 22, 2017
A$AP Mob

There has long been a sort of familial structure behind some of the most successful entities in the rap game. Hip-hop families such as Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, Junior M.A.F.I.A and Death Row are representative of collectives that wield longstanding success.

The Basement Best Bets 2/17

Feb 16, 2017

Brothers Burn Mountain with Fish Heads
Electric Blues/Rock and Twisty Folk
Sir Bens
Friday, Feb. 17 | 6PM | All Ages | Free

KUMD Album Review: Dead Man Winter

Feb 15, 2017
Dead Man Winter

Trampled by Turtles may be on hiatus, but frontman Dave Simonett is here to see Duluthians through the winter with his latest release Furnace.

This Duluth quartet's folk/rock sound has evolved in a post-rock direction on their latest album, Red V. They joined us in the studio on February 15, 2017 for a preview of their release show at Karpele's Manuscript Museum.


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