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Jesse Ventura: The Body Rules

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Jesse premieres his music video for “The Body Rules” in 1984. Obnoxious autoplay on the embedded video, so click the Read More button to see the video.

Music rehearsal space for rent in Duluth?

I play in a five-person garage-rock(ish) band, and unfortunately all of the garages that we know of are not good winter practice spaces. Does anyone know of places actively renting out rehearsal space? We’re courteous, young professionals with rental references, but not quite clean-cut enough to practice, in say, a church basement. This has been a pebble in my shoe for months, so thanks you for any advice!

Tin Can Gin — “Coming Home”

Tin Can Gin has been playing around the Duluth area for 3 years. They’re heading back to Sacred Heart Music Center this weekend to record their second album, Coming Home. The band could use support in funding the album and has set up a Kickstarter page. There are some great incentives, so follow the link and see how you can help.

“Tin Can Gin is happy, heart warming, fun, and playful with a steady bass beat to anchor the banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and guitar in their fast paced melodies. Their unique North Shore flavor permeates every song, just like their lightheartedness.” — Destination Duluth

Video: Charlie Parr Live at the Paramount Theatre in Austin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6kFgXnT4ew

KSMQ, the public television station for southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, captured Duluth musician Charlie Parr performing a concert in his hometown of Austin, Minn. last month. Next Thursday Parr performs in Duluth with Alan Sparhawk at Sacred Heart Music Center.

Duluth Homegrown: Classical Music Registration

Classical ChickenNow opening submissions for the newest showcase of Duluth Homegrown: Classical Music! Open to all classical musicians, from Bach to Bartók, soloist to chamber group. Do you sing an aria from your favorite opera, or have this quartet piece you’ve been dying to perform? We want to hear from you! You have until Dec. 15 to submit your information.  Performance time for this showcase is Saturday, May 2 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart. Any questions, please contact us at classical@duluthhomegrown.org. For submissions, go to duluthhomegrown.org/classical-registration.

A Prairie Home Companion in Duluth: Sarah Krueger performs “Ships and Trees” with the North Shore Orchestra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkNQ6il25eI

Dad’s Acid – “We Fucking Love You”

http://vimeo.com/110613415

New video by Duluth band Dad’s Acid, featuring TV Land footage of all the heroes and villains of Gotham.

The Fabulous D-Bags, live in Pete’s garage

http://vimeo.com/110946214

Halloween night mayhem.

Video Archive: Low – “Fear”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym-3CN_qqLs&feature=youtu.be

Ten years ago Starfire posted this video he made for the Low song “Fear,” from the 1994 album I Could Live in Hope. The video was produced as part of the Crash Ballet Contest put on by Coudal Partners, a design, advertising and interactive studio in Chicago. Participants were asked to edit original NASA footage to music. Starfire’s video was named a runner up in the contest.

Aerial Tour of Fall on the North Shore of Lake Superior

https://vimeo.com/108527690

Aerial Footage by Liftoff Aerials. Music by Sarah Krueger.

Charlie Parr music in “Town of the Living Dead” TV show trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj_pIbq8ZBA&sns=tw

zombieThe song “Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down” by Duluth musician Charlie Parr is prominently featured in this trailer for the new TV series Town of the Living Dead, which premieres Oct. 7 on the Syfy cable network.

Robert Plant and Mike Simonson

Hey Duluth. It’s been awhile.

Two radio-related things happened today I heard here in Madison and thought you might be interested in.

1) Robert Plant gave a nod to Duluth’s own Low in a CBC interview on their show Q (it’s towards the end).

2) WPR announced the death of Mike Simonson, a journalist for whom I have the utmost respect and enjoyed hearing on the statewide news whenever his stories showed up. He cared about reporting what needed to be reported and unpacking the news in a very authentic way. Looks like Final Edition has had its final edition. He’ll be greatly missed.

Fred Tyson – “Free Man”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nefg3FfwcrU

Sometimes larger creative projects beget smaller ones. Here is one such instance. Submitted for your viewing pleasure, a music video for Fred Tyson’s “Free Man,” captured on a cross-country road trip while shooting for the feature film Half Super. What’s captured in the tag at the end can only be explained as the late-night result of three guys punch-drunk from a dozen days together in a small car. Enjoy.

Oh, and Fred has no idea about this. So happy birthday, Fred! What?? It’s not Fred’s birthday you say? Nonsense, every day is your birthday when you’re Fred Tyson!

Fever Dream – “I Give Up”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSuXnWfeI5M&feature=youtu.be

New album Hey, What’s Up is out now on cassette.

Wood Blind’s Veikko Lepisto, back in the day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIB8pk48cfY&feature=youtu.be

Duluth band Wood Blind plays Sept. 25 at Beaner’s during the week-long “One Week Live” celebration. We dug into the shallow end of the PDD archives and dusted off this Royal Crown Revue video circa 1997, which features Wood Blind bassist Veikko Lepisto doing his thing with the old crew.

Lepisto was born in Duluth and studied bass with Billy Barnard at UMD. He lived in Los Angeles during most of his music career, but has been back in Duluth for over a year.