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Duluth News Tribune website redesign »

The DNT’s new website rollout seems to be going exceedingly well. Day three …

Pre-sale Homegrown T-Shirts! »

Pre-sale T-shirts for the 2014 Homegrown Music Festival are now available. Artwork is by the wonderful Heidi Blunt. Be aware: unless you are a volunteer for the festival, this is the only way you can get a shirt this year. Pre-sale closes at the end of March.

Enbridge »

Why is Enbridge banging out “we’re great on safety” ads on Pandora lately — oh, I get it.

Seeking: Homegrown 2013 Photos »

It’s that time of year again. If you have Homegrown 2013 photos you’d like to have considered for inclusion in this year’s Homegrown Field Guide, send me an email: adam [at] transistormag [dot] com.

Thank you, fans!

Homegrown Field Guide Last Call »

Diorama-rama – March 29 »

Sarah Heimer says: “Hello all! Getting the word out that the Diorama-rama is happening this year on March 29 at Sacred Heart! This a call out to anyone/everyone interested in making a diorama for a super fun one night show. (For those of you who don’t know … a diorama is a box with a scene inside it.) Anyone is welcome to make and show one, the more the merrier! They can be any shape, size, theme that you want. It will be a night of music and art and fun and it only happens once every two years. Feel free to contact me for more info. Tell your friends!”

Homegrown 300 »

Thank you to all of the performers who registered for the 2014 Homegrown Music Festival. Even with the earlier registration window, it was a banner year, reaching 317 total submissions. Band selection starts this weekend, and scheduling begins next week (and will take 20+ versions and the entire month of February). Hold tight. More details when we have ‘em. Happy Homegrown!

Vice Does Enbridge »

Vice reports:

“It’s been three and a half years since Enbridge’s Line 6B pipeline ruptured in Marshall, Michigan, leaking more than 843,000 gallons of diluted tar sands bitumen into the Kalamazoo River. It was the largest on-land oil spill in the history of the USA, and remains, so far, as the largest spill of tar sands oil ever. Yet despite Enbridge’s immense, ongoing clean-up operation, which has spanned more than three years, cost over a billion dollars, and removed significantly more oil from the river than the company will admit it spilled, those living in Enbridge’s sacrifice zone have more questions than answers—even as most areas of the river have been re-opened for public use. High on the list of concerns is a chilling refrain: What are these chemicals that work crews have been dumping into the river in massive quantities, and are they dangerous?”

Poll Crazy »

I think you folks are getting a little too poll crazy.

Call for HG2013 Photos »

A blustery fall day seems like a good day to get an early start on Homegrown 2013 photo wrangling for next year’s Field Guide. With an earlier start, hopefully this can evolve into better curation and collaboration. Send me stuff & questions: transistormag [/] gmail.

Homegrown is also in the process of planning a website / photo archive / history overhaul, so we will be looking for a “motherfucking sub-committee” for that, if I remember my meeting notes correctly seeking input.

Thanks!

Free Jim Carlson »

Welcome to Duluth.

(Image courtesy of Tyler Scouton.)

Amy & Freddy »

Amy & Freddy performed at the Duluth-Superior GLBTAQI Pride Festival Saturday, and they were hilarious. An Ethel Merman-style showtunes lounge act interrupted with crowd observations and gags — and once Amy engaged with the ASL interpreter on stage, the vaudeville was on:

“Wait a minute — you sign whatever I say??”
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OMG »

Wolf Blood »

Ars Technica has an interesting article on Isle Royale wolf ecology.

See also:  Wolf Blood.

Last Minute Homegrown Schedule Changes »

Changes for tonight!

9:15: Exiles @ Sacred Heart

9:30: Fever Dream @ Pizza Lucé

9:30: The Surfactants @ R.T. Quinlan’s

Daredevils @ World Championship »

The Duluth East Daredevils are at the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, and are ranked 5th going into the second day of qualification matches. Robots!

Free Jim Carlson »

Image and stickers available courtesy of your friends Bratwurst.

Homegrown Radio »

Homegrown Radio is up and running! Listen to all your local favorites online.

Also: an expanded “Homegrown: the History” is now available — 3,700 words longer than the published Field Guide history.

And a PDF of the Field Guide is also online.

Poetry Motel’s Don’t Know Shit »

Patrick McKinnon’s Poetry Motel released Don’t Know Shit on Bandcamp the other day.

Google Fiber (Austin, TX) »

Google Fiber – Duluth, it looks like your next best bet will be Austin, TX. You should consider moving there. I’ll help you pack.

Via Ars Technica.