Music Posts

New Fever Dream album/video teaser trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ_h6eFnhTk

Homegrown Steering Committee Openings

chicksThe Homegrown Music Festival is looking to add new members to the Homegrown Steering Committee — the nonprofit committee responsible for the nuts and bolts of the eight-day festival. Ideal candidates have a love of local music and our community, and an eager commitment to continuing to improve the 16-year celebration of local music and culture. Committee terms are two years, with the opportunity to renew.

Deadline for application is Friday, Sept. 26.

The Kid and Nic Show – “Little Darlin”

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

A little doo wop on Duluth’s hillside, performed by the Kid and Nic Show.

Venus DeMars embraces Sacred Heart

Venus DeMars has been busy. After finishing a national your with Against Me!, DeMars returns to her hometown on Saturday for a concert at Sacred Heart, where she will record her first acoustic album. In this interview, she explains how her new album will be a culmination of her musical experiences.

Preston Gunderson with Jillian Rae – “Night”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3PKYspYcvw

Video by Peter Jamus and David Kasyanyuk
Shot at East Medicine Lake, Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles — all near Minneapolis
Actors: Laura Blak and Vinny Balbo

Preston Gunderson is a singer/songwriter from the Iron Range. His album While I was Gone cracked the top 200 on the iTunes pop charts, and his EP The Recluse peaked at no. 25 on the iTunes Singer Songwriter Music Chart. He was a casting finalist on NBCs The Voice, but did not appear on the TV show. He was also named the 2014 Bob Dylan Singer-Songwriter Grand Champion during Dylan Days.

Jillian Rae is known in Duluth for her days lending fiddle skills to the band Two Many Banjos. She performs solo shows and in a number of bands in Minnesota.

Trampled by Turtles : Tiny Desk Concerts from NPR

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Duluth Album Releases in 2004

In the never-ending quest to further geek out on local music, here’s a work-in-progress list of albums released ten years ago by Duluth artists. Obviously some are missing, and all the album art isn’t available here. Fill in the gaps by commenting on this post or sending info to paul @ perfectduluthday.com.
 
 
Greg Cougar Conley
For You
HDC Records

Jerree Small
Mobius
Available on CD Baby

Trampled by Turtles
Songs from a Ghost Town
Available on Amazon

Trap God featuring Lil Mikee – “Dumpin Back”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2dhqkcVCJ0

I’m interested in hearing comments about this music video shot in Duluth. Do you think it portrays our city fairly? Does it make you want to visit Duluth? What do you think?

Chris Belich – “Stars”

Duluth’s Chris Belich plays a mean steel pan.

Record Stores on Highway 53, Part Three: Deaf Ear Records in La Crosse

Manager Tina Melvin describes how Deaf Ear Records became a landmark in La Crosse’s downtown, and how collecting records can fill a void in a person’s life.

Fun Fact: Deaf Ear’s best-selling used record is the same as Revival Records in Eau Claire’s best-selling used record — Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours.

Part One: Vinyl Cave in Superior
Part Two: Revival Records in Eau Claire

Deaf Ear Records
112 Fourth St. S.
La Crosse WI 54601
608-782-7829

Record Stores on Highway 53, Part Two: Revival Records in Eau Claire

Owner Billy Siegel opens up about how Revival Records started with liquidating his personal record collection. He mentions how selling the collection allowed the store to become an integral part of Eau Claire’s music scene.

Fun Fact: Revival Records’ best selling used record is Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours.

Part One: Vinyl Cave in Superior
Part Three: Deaf Ear Records in La Crosse

Revival Records
128 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire WI 54701
715-514-4202

Record Stores on Highway 53, Part One: Vinyl Cave in Superior

Owners Tom Unterberger and Tom Johnson explain how their love for music lead them to open Vinyl Cave. Located in Superior, 1.7 miles off Highway 53, the store is a required stop for record collectors in search of classic-rock favorites.

Fun Fact: Vinyl Cave’s best selling used record is Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.

Part Two: Revival Records in Eau Claire
Part Three: Deaf Ear Records in La Crosse

Vinyl Cave
1717 Belknap St.
Superior WI 54880
715-392-1477

Trampled by Turtles – “Are You Behind the Shining Star” (Live video from the Late Show with David Letterman)

Dave on Dave: TBT’s Carroll comments on band’s previous Letterman appearance

On the occasion of Duluth band Trampled by Turtles making a second appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman — tonight at 10:35 p.m. on KDLH-TV channel 3.1 — I looked back at notes from an interview with Banjo Dave Carroll from spring 2013. He told stories about being on the Letterman and Craig Ferguson shows that didn’t make it into the story I was working on at the time.

Here is Carroll sharing an anecdote about taking a break outside the Ed Sullivan Theater before the Letterman gig:

They have these barriers on the sidewalks that are kind of gated off for photographers to hang out and allow them to get a picture of celebrities — whoever’s coming in. … It happened to be Amy Phoeler. We were hanging out there, and there were all these photographers. Her black town car or whatever pulls up, the photographer looks at us and says, ‘hey are you guys in the band?’ We kind of looked at each other and said ‘yeah, yeah we’re in the band.’ And they just said, ‘hey, get out of the way!’” Amy Poehler was coming across the street and they didn’t want us to be in the background with her.

Jack Campbell releases new video and Fundrazr

http://vimeo.com/99102639

Local musician Jack Campbell just released a new free single “Drive” with a video by Lakefront Films and he’s doing a crowd funding campaign through Fundrazr to make a full length record.