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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.


Haley Bonar
Graham Tolbert Photography

We're happy to welcome this indie pop/rock performer (and former Duluthian) back to our studios for a solo set on Tuesday, February 14 at 2pm. We'll find out more about her latest release, Impossible Dream, which garnered critical acclaim and took her on tour around the country and to Europe. She performs the same night at Sacred Heart Music Center in Duluth.

The Basement Best Bets 2/10

Feb 9, 2017

Medical Underground, As We Are, Fight For The Weekend, and Of Brighter Skies
Alternative/Rock/Pop Punk
Beaner's Central Coffeehouse
Friday, Feb. 10 | 7PM  | All Ages | $5 at door

Kate Gruba, Aimee Tischer, Abe Curran & The Blue Rooster, and Gavin St. Clair
Indie/Singer/Songwriter
The Red Herring Lounge
Friday, Feb. 10 | 9PM | 18+ | $5 at door

KUMD Album Review: Run the Jewels

Feb 8, 2017
Run the Jewels

Run the Jewels | Run the Jewels 3

Run The Jewels 3 — The third release in a simultaneously fresh, yet familiar series begins with a song titled, “Down,” in which Killer Mike raps, “I hope with the highest of hopes that I never have to go back to the trap and my days of dealing with dope”. This song speaks to the magnitude of success that Run The Jewels has had since releasing Run The Jewels in 2013 and Run The Jewels 2 in 2014.

The Basement's Best Bets

Feb 3, 2017

Paper Parlor with The Charles Walker Band
Psychedelic/Blues/Fusion 
The Blind Pig
Friday, February 3 | 9 PM | All Ages | $5 at door

Koo Koo Kanga Roo with McNasty Brass Band and James G
Dance/Electric Comedy Duo
The Red Herring Lounge
Saturday, February 4 | 5:30 PM | All ages | $10 online or at door

KUMD Album Review: Heat

Feb 1, 2017
Heat

Overnight is an experiment with the minimalism rock was once synonymous with. Heat, a Montreal based rock band, has made their effort at bringing it back. 

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