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 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
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+ 

Craig Minowa of Cloud Cult joined us to talk about his latest projects as a film soundtrack composer as well as their upcoming show at Lutsen. Minowa has led the eclectic experimental band Cloud Cult since they formed in Duluth in 1995, and with recent orchestral film projects, the band has discovered new audiences and new venues.  Cloud Cult released an album and film the Seeker in 2016 and recently Minowa has scored the soundtrack to "The Great Alone" a documentary about sled dog musher Lance Maki

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+

KUMD Album Review: The Happy Fits

Jan 31, 2018
Two women standing in front of a KUMD picture
Jeff Jarvinen

Women's Music Show host Liz continues her series of interviews with local female musicians. This time we hear from Rose Hoene and Leyla Aktekin.

Hoene's musical path started with performances in Duluth and led to time in Los Angeles working at a recording studio and at Geffen Records.

The Local host Marv in the Mix welcomes Reed Benjamin to the show this weekend to talk about his latest project "Life Finds a Way" and the upcoming tour stop in Duluth.  A founding member of the Minneapolis-based  hip-hop Mill City Collective, Benjamin talks about his roots, inspirations and future aspirations. 

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 1/26

Jan 25, 2018
Paper Parlor Facebook

Timbre Ghost, BLAHA, and Nat Harvie Trio*
Rock/Indie Rock, Alternative, and Alt Rock/Post Glam bands are determined to rock your socks off in one night of ultimate intimacy
Red Herring Red Room
Friday, January 26 | 10 PM | $5 | 21+ 

The Cellar Door, In Existene, and Markus J Dandy
Alternative and Metal/Alternative bands will be hosting a killer show of killer proportions. Killer
Beaner's Central
Friday, January 26 | 7 PM | $5 | All Ages 

KUMD Album Review: Illism

Jan 24, 2018
Love and Loyalty
Illism | Love and Loyalty

Illism | Love and Loyalty

After two EPs (later re-released on one album) the duo known as Illism, comprised of lyricist Envy and vocalist Fancy, came together again for their debut album Love and Loyalty. Combining elements of Soul and R & B with appearances of 80's Funk, Illism shows nothing but loyalty to their Minnesota roots.

KUMD Album Review: Nai Palm

Jan 22, 2018
Nai Palm
Nai Palm, Needle Paw

Nai Palm | Needle Paw

With her Zen-filled lyrics and a gentle delivery, Nai Palm, the 23-year-old lead vocalist of the Australian based soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote, delivers an acoustic barrage on her solo debut Needle Paw

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

Four women standing with instruments in front of a wall of CDs
Christine Dean for KUMD

Laura Sellner debuted Superior Siren as a solo project in Duluth in 2012 expanding her atmospheric, eerie folk sound by adding cellist Rachel Gobin, bassist Nyssa Krause, and drummer Emma Deaner in 2015. The quartet released its first, much-anticipated self-titled debut on January 12, 2018. They joined us that afternoon to share songs from the album and talk about how the project has grown and changed.

Superior Siren

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 1/12

Jan 11, 2018
Superior Siren Facebook

 Har-Di-Har, Black Diary, and JRUNK*
Art/Pop and Indie Folk bands electrify your night with warming cinematic pop
Red Herring
Thursday, January 11 | 9 PM | $5 | 21+

Granddad, Mint Vintage, and Cave Light*
Punk, Alt/Rock, and Indie Rock Bands light up the night for your own kick-butt, music craving self

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