Music

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 4/6

Apr 5, 2018
Pablo Baxter

Jon Wayne & The Pain with Woodblind
Reggae and Acoustic Ska Duo. The popular Minneapolis band travels north to play with local favorites Woodblind for one heck of a night
SOUND
Friday, April 6 | 9 PM | $15 | 21+

KUMD Album Review: Nat Harvie Trio

Apr 4, 2018

Nat Harvie Trio | Broken Record

Nat Harvie and the two other members of their trio, Sam Williams and Becca DeBoer, have crafted one of the most entertaining debuts by any Minnesota artists recently.

Woman and man standing at the front of a church balcony singing
Stevie Twining for KUMD

It pays to live in Low's home town. On Friday, March 30 locals were lucky enough to experience the band performing a work originally commissioned for the Organ Reframed festival at London's Union Chapel back in October and only performed twice since, in Amsterdam and at SXSW. Duluth's Sacred Heart Music Center, with its renowned Felgemaker organ, served as the perfect venue for this special show, the seats turned to face the balcony. The performance was a benefit for the Friends of the Felgemaker and Churches United in Ministry.

Dylan and the Dead Return on KUMD

Apr 2, 2018

Duluth, MN – KUMD 103.3 FM's legendary Highway 61 Revisited, a show dedicated to Bob Dylan’s music, will return this Saturday at 5pm with a new host, DJ Miriam. The show was hosted for the past 25 years by its founder, Dylan expert John Bushey, who passed away in February. 

"John was inspired to pass the torch and he shared his wishes with us. 

4/6 Live From Studio A: Georgia Rae Family Band

Apr 2, 2018

  

Fiddle champion Georgia Rae was joined by her sisters, lead singer and ukelele player Kelly Jo and banjo and mandolin player Quin. The Illinois trio headlined this years Cabin Fever Bluegrass Festival at Duluth's Radisson Harborview Hotel April 6-8th. We got a preview when they joined us in the studio on April 6.

Georgia Rae Family Band

Cabin Fever Festival

Miller is a member of Twin Cities orchestral indie rock band We are the Willows. He be performed at a songwriter showcase at the Red Herring, then the full band joined hime at the same venue on that same night. He dropped by our studios on April 5 for a preview of both sets.

We are the Willows 
Red Herring Lounge

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 3/30

Mar 30, 2018

Low Organ Concert Fundraiser
Duluth's Indie Rock band Low puts on one heck of a fundraiser for Sacred Heart Music Center, The Friends of the Felgemaker, and CHUM
Sacred Heart
Friday, March 30 | 7:30 PM | $10 | All Ages

TYTE JEFF, Catbath, and A Winter Downpour
Indie Rock and Rock bands throw down one meaty serving of heck yeah
Red Herring
Friday, March 30 | 9:30 PM | $7 | 21+

KUMD Album Review: Shrimpnose

Mar 28, 2018

Shrimpnose | Sullen

We’ve all had to face adversity in our lives in one way or another, but Shrimpnose may be proof that it takes time to conquer our demons. Overcoming several obstacles early in his life and till this day, the Minneapolis producer still finds a way to rise up and make music for others to do the same. Investing newfound energy and emotion into his newest project, Sullen, Shrimpnose crafts a peaceful electronica experience.

Afroman
Picture from Celebs Net Worth Today

American rapper and musician, Afroman, is making his way to The Red Herring Lounge in Duluth, MN.

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 3/23

Mar 22, 2018
Nat Harvie Trio
Aaron Reichow Photographer

The Ides of March
Local musicians cover the Specials, The Byrds, and The Distillers
Red Herring Lounge
Friday, March 23 | 10pm | $5 | 21+
 
The Ides of March
Local musicians cover Bad Religion, Mars Volta, and Ty Segall/Fuzz
Pizza Luce
Saturday, March 24 | 10pm | $5 | 21+

KUMD Album Review: Dessa

Mar 21, 2018
Dessa's album Chime
Dessa Chime

Dessa | Chime

Doomtree member Dessa is here with her fourth album and its timing couldn’t be any better. When she’s not working on her evolving sound in New York or going back to her alma mater helping participate in neuroscience research (which helped influence the album), Dessa can be found at a local venue jamming out. The Minnesota native’s latest, Chime, blends sounds of classical orchestras, hip-hop instrumentals and soulful pop.

3/30 Live From Studio A: Jacob Mahon

Mar 20, 2018

Since moving to Duluth as a teenager just two years ago, Mahon has been drawing attention for his unique, beyond-his-years singing and songwriting style as well as his guitar skills. He's won songwriting competitions hosted by Beaner's Central and by Duluth Dylan Days. He released his debut album, Llamaless on March 31 at Beaner's and will stop by our studios for a preview on March 30.

Jacob Mahon

Beaner's Central

3/28 Live From Studio A: Dusty Heart

Mar 20, 2018

Minnesota Americana singer/songwriters Molly Dean and Barbara Jean had established solo careers before forming this duo just a couple of years ago after being invited to open a Colorado tour for Dave Simonett and Dave Carroll of Trampled by Turtles. The two released their self-titled debut album on March 16; we found out more when they joined us in the studio for a session on March 28. They played the same evening at Glensheen as part of that venue's March Unplugged series.

Dusty Heart

3/22 Live From Studio A: Nat Harvie Trio

Mar 19, 2018

Duluth native Harvie drew attention with their high school band, Vivielle, which eventually broke up after the members went off to college. After putting out some solo material, Harvie formed this "100% queer" solo project that also features bassist Becca DeBoer (Red Mountain) and drummer Sam Williams (Chase Down Blue). The trio put out its first album, Nat Harvie's Broken Record, on March 23. They joined us for a preview of the show on March 22.

Nat Harvie Trio on Facebook

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.

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