Teague Alexy and Erik Berry
Christine Dean for KUMD

Teague Alexy's Irish immigrant grandparents inspired his love of Irish music, while one of mandolinist Erik Berry's pre-Trampled by Turtles bands was called Father McClanahan and His Irish Snake Stompers. The two found themselves comparing notes about Irish music for years before joining forces to perform and record in the genre. They released an album, Irish American, in late 2017. They joined us in the studio on March 14 to give us a preview of a run of shows they have scheduled for St.

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 3/16

Mar 16, 2018
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Dulutsen: Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, Superior Siren, Teague Alexy, and Erik Berry
Folk/Roots, Eerie Folk, and Bluegrass bands kick off Dulutsen right! Be there or be square
Papa Charlie's
Friday, March 16 | 8:30 PM | $14 | 21+

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.

3/14 Live From Studio A: Fox and Coyote

Mar 13, 2018
Fox & Coyote
Christine Dean for KUMD

We welcomed this Minneapolis indie folk/rock group back to our studios on March 14. They performed the same night at Sound in Duluth.

Fox & Coyote


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.

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 3/2

Mar 1, 2018
Twin Cities PBS

Gabriel Douglas, Laura Sellner, Nick Costa, and Jordyn Johnsrud
Storytellers. Featured Singer/Songwriters from Minnesota explain the meaning of a song before playing it in an Intimate Listening Experience
The Red Herring Lounge
Thursday, March 1 | 7 PM | $5 | All Ages

KUMD is Proud to Sponsor The 4onthefloor
Stomping Blues band comes to party. 4 Bass Drums. Fun 4 everyone. Let's Party
The RedHerring Lounge
Friday, March 2 | 9 PM | $10 | 21+

KUMD Album Review: MGMT

Feb 28, 2018

MGMT | Little Dark Age

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 2/23

Feb 22, 2018
Marc Millman Photography

Night Moves*
Minneapolis band's Country/Electro/Soul combination is something you need to see to believe. These guys are good
Blacklist Artisan Ales
Thursday, February 22 | 7 PM | Free | 21+

KUMD is a Proud Sponsor of The New Standards*
KUMD proudly sponsors The New Standards. The extremely talented trio each come from equally successful bands The Suburbs, Semisonic, and Electropolis. You can't miss this show
Sacred Heart
Friday, February 23 | 7:30 PM | $25 | All Ages

KUMD Album Review: Black Panther: The Album

Feb 21, 2018

Black Panther: The Album | Various Artists

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 2/16

Feb 15, 2018
Perfect Duluth Day

Repo Chairman, Deep Thought Individuals, C-SILENCE, Will Robinson, Taylor French, and OKnice*Local Hip Hop/Rap artists present their #MinnesotaTour. Listen to fresh beats done the Minnesota way
Red Herring
Thursday, February 15 | 8 PM | 18+ | $5

KUMD Album Review: Sonny Knight & The Lakers

Feb 14, 2018

Sonny Knight & The Lakers | I’m Still Here

In honor of Black History Month, we’re revisiting a 2014 album from the late Minnesota musician Sonny Knight.

Saint Paul native Knight was an artist who, among other things, helped revive classic soul in a Midwest city known for its funky rhythm and ‘80s icons. His background ranged from a gospel –filled childhood to seeing the world, fighting in Vietnam and later touring with his band The Lakers. Sonny brings a very cultured and honest take and blends genres, allowing music to flow from the soul.

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 Album Review: Nightmare on Wax

Feb 12, 2018
Nightmare on Wax
Nightmare on Wax

Nightmare on Wax| Shape the Future

Years removed from his group’s conception in the late 1980s, Nightmare on Wax now consists solely of DJ E.A.S.E who dons the moniker and continues to compose some of his greatest music. 

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 2/9

Feb 8, 2018
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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+