Music

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. 

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Christine Dean for KUMD

Listen to our session with Minnesota native and co-founder of the Jayhawks Olson, who returned to our studios with his wife and musical partner Ringvold (a native of Norway) on December 13, 2017.We talked about the making of their latest album, Spokeswoman of the Bright Sun, which they recorded at their home in Joshua Tree. We also heard about their time in Albania, where Ringvold learned to play a folk instrument called the qanon, which plays an important part on the new disc.

 

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 12/8

Dec 7, 2017
The Black Eyed Snakes
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 GGOOLLDD and Àlamode*
Electropop and Electro Funk bands rev up the dance floor with bodacious beats and jammin' jives
Blush
Thursday, December 7 | 8 PM | $7 | 18+

Gin Street (LAST SHOW), Double Grave, and Single Player*
The local legend Punk Band plays their last gig. Tears will be shed. Probably
Blush
Friday, December 8 | 8 PM | $5 | 18+

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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.

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. 

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 12/1

Nov 30, 2017
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Àlamode and Prone*
Electro-Dance Pop and Electro Funk bands rip up the dance floor this Thursday. Get up to throw down
Red Herring
Thursday, November 30 | 8 PM | $5 | 18+

david p whelan

Let KUMD be the soundtrack to your Thanksgiving Day.  We'll be sharing songs of the season, our annual broadcast of Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant" and music specials from Ralph Stanley, Tom Petty and more.

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 11/10

Nov 9, 2017
Lesser Planets
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Charlie Parr, Anima, and Jacob Mahon
Good ol' fashioned folk with the kind himself, Charlie Parr
Red Herring
Thursday, November 9 | 9 PM | $5 | 18+ 

Photo Provided by Jeff Jarvinen

In a year that saw the launch of Duluth's first all-female music festival, FeMNfest, we look back at a time when women weren't such a commonplace part of the music scene. Liz Minette talks with Ione Tomasetti of Iron Range band Renown and Duluth's Lorene Couture of bands Hostage and Legacy about their time in music, from their first-ever gigs to giving words of encouragement to a young Bob Dylan (then Bobby Zimmerman) after watching him get booed off the stage during a talent show to hearing their songs on the radio for the first time.

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 11/3

Nov 2, 2017
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 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+ 

Deploi on The Local

Nov 2, 2017
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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.

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

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