Owners Tom Unterberger and Tom Johnson explain how their love for music lead them to open Vinyl Cave. Located in Superior, 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.
Tommorrow: Revival Records in Eau Claire
Friday: Deaf Ear Records in La Crosse
1717 Belknap St.
Superior WI 54880
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.
Pineapple Arts Center in Downtown Duluth is now offering music lessons. Guitar, bass and ukulele lessons are available, and songwriting/composition help can also be provided.
Here’s what they had to say on the matter:
We’re so excited to have Duluth-area musician and News Tribune music writer Tony Bennett (Cars & Trucks, The Dames, Seed Math) offering music lessons for beginners/intermediates this summer! Lessons will be dictated by what the student wants to learn, with a focus on fun and creativity. Tony is able to cover many styles, including: rock, folk, blues, punk, metal, avant-garde, pop, some country, and much more! Give the store a call at (218) 722-2919 if you want to take music lessons ~~THIS SUMMER~~ acoustic and electric guitar ~~ bass guitar ~~ or songwriting and composition. ~~ Lessons are available on Tuesdays between 6-9 PM. Cost is only $20 for a single half-hour lesson, and $70 for a four-lesson package deal!
June 14 Pert Near Sandstone
Big Top Chautauqua
Pert Near Sandstone kicks off the summer under the big top.
June 17 Charlie Parr
Chester Bowl Park
Bluesman Charlie Parr kicks off the Chester Creek Concert Series.
June 20-21 Lake Ave Live 2014
Lake Avenue Restaurant and Bar
Two nights of music under a big-top tent in the parking lot of the DeWitt-Seitz Marketplace in Canal Park, featuring Grrl Prty, the4ontheFloor and more. (more…)
The slideshow above displays photos tagged with homegrownmusicfestival2014 on Flickr. So far it’s quite a bit leaner than previous years, perhaps because Flickr use is fading in favor of Facebook use (see Facebook #hgmf14). Or maybe this Flickr slideshow will continue to grow as photographers sober up and find time to upload their gems and tag them.
Share your Homegrown memories through words in the comments, if you’re not completely exhausted by the mere mention of it by now.
If nothing satisfies your hunger for Homegrown, follow these links for galleries of pics from past years:
Duluth’s own father of sex, Fred Tyson, presented his Sex Workshop Friday night during Homegrown at the Rex Bar. His fast footwork, velvety voice and magical smile brought concert goers on a sexual journey not soon to be forgotten.