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“Minnesota Moon” Album Cover Design Contest

Matt Ray White Wall SessionsLocal musician Matt Ray plans to release his newest album Minnesota Moon this fall and is seeking help designing the album cover. Submit photos, paintings, drawings, etc. of your “Minnesota Moon” to matt @ mattray.org by July 1. Ray will select one image for the album cover. The winner will be awarded promotional posters, and Matt will probably throw in some CDs and swag as well.

The Aly Aleigha Band

https://vimeo.com/171641735

Catholic singer/songwriter Aly Aleigha moved to Duluth after recording her first EP, Jealous Love, in 2015. She put together the Aly Aleigha Band for her performance at the 2016 Homegrown Music Festival at Superior’s Red Mug Coffeehouse, where Max Haben shot this video.

Upcoming gig: Aug. 8-12 during Camp Survive in McGregor

Shaunna Heckman – “Wandering Girl”

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

Shaunna HeckmanShaunna Heckman performed her electronica music in KUMD‘s Studio A prior to her appearance at the Homegrown Music Festival last month.

Phantom Ship Kickstarter

Phantom Ship - CoastalScott Gusts moved from Minneapolis to Walker in 2012 with plans to release a new Phantom Ship record inspired by his time spent on Lake Superior and in northern Minnesota. He’s running a Kickstarter for the project, which is halfway funded with five days to go.

A week of art, music and singles mingling

How do I catch you up on the past week, PDD?

Last Thursday, I went to the reopening of the Tweed. Mayor Larson was there, exciting. Ken Bloom directs one of the most significant cultural resources in the region. Bill Payne‘s tenure as Dean of the School of Fine Arts at UMD made great things possible for the Tweed, too.

Superior Siren – “Trying Too Hard”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcLElfa4hgY

Superior SirenSuperior Siren performing “Trying Too Hard” at KUMD last month promoting the Homegrown Music Festival. Listen to the interview at kumd.org.

Perfect Duluth Day Outdoor Summer Concert Primer 2016

Those who prefer the safe confines of walls and a sturdy roof can check out Kiss or the Beach Boys this summer at Amsoil Arena or David Liebe Hart at the Red Herring Lounge, but ’tis the season for music under canopies or wide open to the elements.

Bayfront Festival Park and Big Top Chautauqua are hosting the usual slew of major acts throughout the summer, along with local music being showcased through smaller concert series, such as the Chester Creek Concert Series and Bayside Sounds at Barker’s Island Pavilion. With multiple shows scheduled every week throughout the summer, it’s hard to choose which ones to make time for. Here’s a look at some 2016 outdoor concert highlights.
 

June 14
Teague Alexy
Chester Bowl Park
The Chester Creek Concert Series launches its 34th season with a performance by poetic rock musician Teague Alexy.

June 17
Grandma’s Marathon Big Top Opening Night
Canal Park
Multi-platinum rock band Smash Mouth headlines this year’s opening night to Grandma’s Marathon weekend.

June 18
Brandi Carlile
Big Top Chautauqua
Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile makes her way back for another year at the Big Top stage.

Woodblind – “Jubilee”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9vF3Z1AC3k

The ska duo of Veikko Lepisto and Jason Wussow perform “Jubilee” in KUMD’s Studio A.

Upcoming Woodblind gigs: June 9 at Beaner’s Central and June 27 at Thirsty Pagan Brewing.

The Story of Charlie Parr

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

Tony Polecastro interviews Duluth musician Charlie Parr.

Kat Fox – “Kat Calling”

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

Kat FoxKat Fox is makin’ it on her own; just give her the microphone.

Recent Interview: Conversations on Misogyny and the Music Scene, Pt. 1

Upcoming gig: June 10 at Red Herring Lounge.

Trampled by Turtles 2015 Bayfront Park Footage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chyszt-trg0

Trampled by Turtles at Bayfront 2016WDSE-TV’s The PlayList shot last summer’s Trampled by Turtles concert at Bayfront Festival Park. The band returns July 9 for another Bayfront show.

Ingeborg von Agassiz – “Bulletproof Vest”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ7YDZMfhnE

Ingeborg von Agassiz 2016Ingeborg von Agassiz performs in KUMD‘s studio in this video, shot on May 5.

Upcoming gig: Friday, June 24 at Washington Gallery

Zenith Quartette circa 1908

Zenith Quartette Duluth

The Zenith Quartette was a Dutch vocal group based in Duluth. Members shown in this old flier are Carl Hvaal, first tenor; J. Olsen, second bass; O.A. Gronsette, baritone and O.O. Hovday, second tenor.

The Story of Duluth Homegrown 2016

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

Kip Praslowicz‘s latest memory-card dump video is a retrospective of the eight-day Homegrown Music Festival.

Music by the Electric Witch

Matt Ray – “We’ll be OK”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJfSFVSkaa0

Matt RayWDSE-TV’s The PlayList captures singer/songwriter Matt Ray performing “We’ll be OK.”