Music

Homegrown Music Festival 2017: Day 1

May 1, 2017

We're 19 years in to Duluth's annual celebration of local music, and we're happy to report that the scene appears to be as vital as ever.

All Ages Shows Homegrown 2017

May 1, 2017

Kristy Marie & the Birdiecrats, Carebears, Carebears, Yeah! and the Holy Hootenanners
Folk Americana, Potpourri, and Country Gospel bands partake in an event whose awesomeness cannot be seen by the naked eye; only by true local music lovers. Prepare yourself
Teatro Zuccone
Sunday, April 30th | 6:00 PM | All Ages | Free

HOMEGROWN WEEK ON KUMD

Mags David formed this chorus in 1999 based on her belief in the power of music and that anyone can sing. The group performs traditional songs from the U.S., Europe, and West Africa, as well as some of David's originals. They performed the same evening at for Duluth's Homegrown Music Festival; note that their performance has been moved from its original location, Bent Paddle Brewing, to Sir Benedict's Tavern on the Lake.

Sing!

Duluth Homegrown Music Festival


HOMEGROWN WEEK ON KUMDKUMD

Gabriel Douglas of the 4onthefloor is the ringleader of this alt-country rock group that has had a rotating cast of members that's included in the past Nate Case of Dirty Horse and drummer Kyle Keegan. A stripped-down version of the band will joined us in the studio May 1, 2017. They performed the same night at the Rex Bar at Fitger's for the Homegrown Music Festival.

Silverback Colony

Duluth Homegrown Music Festival

This charming local duo features accordion player Suzi Ludwig of Father Hennepin and guitarist Jimi Cooper of the Fractals harmonizing on quirky tunes about outhouses and hoppy beer. They released their first album on April 28, 2017, and we gave you a preview that afternoon when they joined us in the studio. Next up, they perform at Duluth's Homegrown Music Festival on Tuesday, May 2 at Vikre at 7:30pm.

The Basement's Best Bets 4/28

Apr 27, 2017
Paper Parlor

Paper Parlor, Abe Curran & the Blue Rooster, Boreal Forest, and The Latelys
Part of Homegrown: the Psychedelic/Blues/Fusion, Rock/New Folk, and Alternative/Electric Rock bands join forces for a never ending night of frivolous adventure
The Blind Pig
Sunday, April 30th | 7:15 PM | 21+ | Free

KUMD Album Review: Kendrick Lamar

Apr 26, 2017

Kendrick Lamar | DAMN.

Rapper and wordsmith, Kendrick Lamar graces the radio waves once again with his fourth studio album DAMN. After To Pimp a Butterfly’s Earth shattering success, Kendrick’s fan base can let out a breath of relief knowing the prolific writer’s pen has barely scratched the surface of his genius.

The Basement's Best Bets 4/21

Apr 20, 2017
Black River Revue

Alan Sparhawk, Rick McLean, Gin Street, and Enter/Void
Northern Isolation III's fundraiser is certain to be a banger. The Folk Rock, Folk Punk, Post Punk, and Doom/Black Metal bands are determined to show you a good time
The Blind Pig
Friday, April 21st |10:00 PM | 18+ | $7

KUMD Album Review: Pile

Apr 19, 2017
Pile

Pile | A Hairshirt of Purpose

Pile, born in Boston straight from the mind of frontman Rick Maguire, has garnered some attention as one of the city’s newest indie rock bands on the rise. Their fifth release, A Hairshirt of Purpose, is the band’s first attempt at a cohesive album. Unlike the compilation of disjointed hits that made up previous attempts, Pile’s latest has a thin narrative shackling the songs together.

The Basement Best Bets 4/13

Apr 13, 2017
Night Moves

Night Moves, Carnage the Executioner, Non Fic, and The Crunchy Bunch
Common Apparel's Grand Opening After Party features music fit for a good time. Rock, Hip Hop, and Dance music will be played for a night to remember
The Red Herring
Saturday, April 15th | 7:00 PM | 21+ | $15

We welcomed this Minneapolis synth-pop duo to the studio on April 14, 2017. They performed the same night at the Rex as part of Ellipsis Presents: A Twin Cities Takeover, which also included Chris Koza and the Blind Shake.

KUMD Album Review: Sorority Noise

Apr 12, 2017
Sorority Noise

Is emo, anthem rock still a thing? After this past year anything is possible, so why not make 2017 stand in as the new 2007? Sorority Noise comes back swinging with You’re Not As _____ As You Think, their latest release since their 2015 EP It Kindly Stopped for Me.

This Portland, Oregon-based band features former Duluthian (and Tin Can Gin member) Harrison Olk on banjo. The bluegrass quartet released its debut studio album, Caught in the Rain in 2016. They joined us in the studio on April 12, 2017 to give us a preview of their show at the Red Herring Lounge in Duluth the same evening.

The Basement Best Bets 4/7

Apr 7, 2017
Jason Rosewarne

Mr. Kickass, Average Mammals, and WDNY
Part of The Homegrown Iron Range Invasion, local lovelies Mr. Kickass and Average Mammals drive out to Virginia, MN to play Rock/Punk/Alternative with WDNY. Well worth the drive
Pauly G's
Friday, April 7th | 8:30 PM | 21+ | Free

KUMD Album Review: The Chinchees

Apr 5, 2017
The Chinchees

The Chinchees | The Chinchees

In a world of countless alt-rock bands, many struggle to find their own space and create a unique sound. The Chinchees make their first attempt, a somewhat successful one, in their first self-titled album, The Chinchees. The Chinchees represents a flawed, but potent attempt, one that might not achieve all its goals, but still spurs on interest for the band’s future.

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