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Three of Kip’s Dumps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n7TYY0UkM0

Above is Kip Praslowicz‘s latest memory-card dump video, a retrospective of his life in Duluth (largely spent at local music clubs) during the wet hot summer — July 1 to Aug. 9.

Kip’s dumps have been happening more frequently than we can keep up with at PDD. Below are his two previous dumps, spanning June 3 to July 1 and March 16 to June 3 (minus the Homegrown Music Festival, which was on a separate memory card.

Reflectivore – “7 77/March”

https://vimeo.com/178558737

ReflectivoreDirector/DP: Kjell Kvanbeck
Written by: Allen Cragin, Ryan Rusch and Kjell Kvanbeck

“7 77/March” is the second collaboration between Reflectivore and True Norse Films. The first, “Red Looking Glass,” was released in December.

Kiss Meets the Phantom of Duluth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NRqilxTFcU

Kiss performed at Amsoil Arena in Duluth on Aug. 3, and … well, if you didn’t go, there are all sorts of videos shot by a guy named Tom. If you did go, and you didn’t care much for it, well, Paul Stanley thinks you are a miserable asshole.

Paul Stanley thinks Tony Bennett is a miserable asshole

Duluth Album Releases in 2006

Cheer Up Poems - Here Not Up ThereCheer Up Poems
Here Not Up There
Wire Heart

Sara Softich - Pipe DreamSara Softich
Pipe Dream
Available on CD Baby

Cneterville All Stars - Not Dead YetCenterville All Stars
Not Dead Yet

15 minutes of basement cacophony from Duluth’s Litterbox

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRbxaIzi8T0

Litterbox 2016 Bonfire CD ReleaseA “lightly edited, haphazardly shot little banger video” by Gags Gaglione from a July 29 basement show in Duluth featuring Pale in Comparison, Cat Fantasy, Trinity Test and Bonefire.

Bring the Sing Duluth – “Draw the Circle Wide”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs86jfHfUYk

Footage from MPR Classical’s “Bring the Sing” mass choral singing event held in April.

Lake Superior Magazine’s interview with Paul Shaffer

Lake Superior Magazine - Sept 2016Thunder Bay native Paul Shaffer is bringing his “Late Show” band to perform in the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium on Oct. 7 to mark the concert hall’s 30th anniversary. Lake Superior Magazine’s Bob Berg scored an interview for the magazine’s Aug/Sept issue.

The audio embed is a slow loader, so it appears after the jump.

Charlie Parr – “Remember Me If I Forget”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPdMEVjboQs

This video is from a Skype session recorded during last summer’s Frendly Gathering festival in Vermont. In an interview at the end, Parr references the famous Proctor La-Z Boy DWI incident.

Upcoming gig: Parr plays on the pier at Glensheen Mansion on July 27.

On tap at Bayfront: a plethora of craft beer

All-Pints-North-2016

Duluth’s beeriest festival, All Pints North, is coming up on Saturday. Organized by the Minnesota Craft Brewer’s Guild, the tasting extravaganza at Bayfront Festival Park will include more than 120 breweries.

All Pints North began in 2012 and has mushroomed each successive year. In 2015, an estimated 3,500 people attended. The beer fest primarily highlights the guild’s roughly 100 members, but some national breweries participate as well.

Kristy Marie – “Bernie Forever”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkPYKeey8a8

Bernie SandersNew video by Duluth’s Kristy Marie, in support of Bernie Sanders for President. Featuring instrumentation by Marc Gartman and Rich Mattson.

Video premiere July 20 at the Red Herring with Useful Jenkins, Devil’s Flying Machine and Adam Faucett.

Pizzaghost – “Someone Died”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkDyn_jHFTc

PizzaghostNoise rockers Pizzaghost performed in KUMD’s Studio A on June 9, just before the band went on hiatus.

Bob and Joan

Bob mentions a couple of Northland towns at the beginning of their first song.

Music Shopping in Duluth

I am drained; I just want to appreciate things today. It’s almost Sidewalk Days in Duluth. Makes me appreciate all I can walk to downtown. Today, I am gushing about music.

I was walking downtown enjoying the summer and stopped in to Electric Fetus. There, I picked up the new Jean Michel Jarre CD (a double-disc, actually), Electronica 1&2. On the set, Jarre collaborates with hip, exciting new artists I have never heard of, as well as Cyndi Lauper, Laurie Anderson, Edward Snowden, Edgar Froese, John Carpenter … an eclectic batch of voices. I look at the disc and see the Orb as a collaborator and realize the Orb is already “old school” to today’s music what my parents’ music was to me. The entire package is a reminder that I am (approaching) middle age. I said “approaching.”

But it also reminds me how lucky I am that the Electric Fetus is around. And it got me thinking hard about record stores in the Twin Ports.

Portage – “Shake the Bones”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qyn4QUyrR14

Portage - CreaturesPortage performed in KUMD’s Studio A in May, a few weeks before releasing the EP Creatures. The band formed in Duluth in 2011, but has been Minneapolis based for most of the past five years.

Glen’s Neighbor – “Destiny”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wCqBhRn7n8

UntitledDrummer Pat Byrne produced this video for Glen’s Neighbor, utilizing practice session footage and some Duluth scenery. The song is from the band’s debut album Behind the Door.