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The Boomchucks – “Antidote”

Boomchuck BirdYes, another video for this song was released a year ago, but hey, the Boomchucks like to make videos. In fact, The Boomchucks Home Movie premieres Friday night at the Red Herring.

The new “Antidote” video was shot at the Red Herring, outside the Zeitgeist Arts Building and at Carmody Irish Pub. It contains almost as many birds as a certain pair of videos from the PDD Archive.

Duluth Band Profile: Gaelynn Lea

ThumbGaelynn Lea ventures into her own with All Roads Lead Us Home. She reminds us, struggling musician or frustrated listener alike, that endearment isn’t perfection; it’s knowing how to be perfect on your own terms. Click on the image above to hear the interview.

Upcoming gigs:

April 30 at College of St. Scholastica and Red Herring Lounge
May 2 at Sacred Heart 
May 6 at Electric Fetus, Beaner’s Central and Teatro Zuccone

Portage – “Hold On”


Portage released this gorgeous video shot in Iceland from their upcoming album Creatures, due out May 28.

Upcoming gig:
May 5 at the Reef Bar

Woodblind & Big Wave Dave and the Ripples – “Kom-on-Inn”


Kom on InnWoodblind joins forces with Big Wave Dave and the Ripples on the new song “Kom-on-Inn.”  With the help of Myke Dixon and crew, the hospitality of the Kom-on-Inn staff and the participation from friends and fans this video was created. It was shot on Jan. 17, and after a few months of editing it was released on April 5 with performances by both bands and video premiere at the Kom-on-Inn.

Duluth Band Profile: Emily Haavik

Emily ThumbEmily Haavik looks like any other person you could see on the street. But when she’s on the stage, you hear something larger than life. Click on the image above to hear the interview.

Upcoming gig:
May 6 at the Underground

Denfeld Lip Dub: We Run this Town

UPDATE: As is plainly visible, a copyright claim on the music used in this video resulted in it being pulled from YouTube after one day.


Denfeld Lip Dub 2016Denfeld High School 2016 lip dub project. Full disclosure, I work at Denfeld as some kind of educator. The third annual all-school lip dub dropped today, something students and educators worked on closely for the past couple of months. It’s a mash up of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “Crazy in Love” and “We Run this Town.”

If this is the future of Duluth, I think we can all be very hopeful and proud. Particularly noteworthy for me is the way that we see strong, confident and successful women portrayed prominently in the video.

Actual Wolf – “Thinking of You”


In this video, WDSE-TV’s The PlayList captures Actual Wolf performing “Thinking of You” as an opener for Trampled by Turtles at Bayfront Park on July 11, 2015.

Upcoming gig: Actual Wolf plays Rex Bar at Fitger’s on Saturday, May 7, during the Homegrown Music Festival.

R.I.P. Prince

Prince - Liu Heung Shing  AP 2015MPR: Minnesota music legend Prince dead at 57
Photos: The life and legacy of Prince

Duluth Band Profile: Ruthe Kay and Bailey

Cover ThumbRuthe Kay and Bailey are two friends with one big voice. They open up about how performing isn’t just a hobby; it’s a way of life. Click on the image above to hear the interview.

Upcoming gig:
May 6 at Amazing Grace Bakery & Café

Nick Robin – “Little Red Squirrel”


Music written and produced by Sean Elmquist and Nick Robin. Video by Nick Sunsdahl.

Duluth Band Profile: Glen’s Neighbor

Glen ThumbGlen’s Neighbor mixes country rock with plenty of bluegrass hooks. Band members explain how teamwork and criticism produced Behind the Door. Click on the image above to hear the interview.

Upcoming gig:
May 7 at Tycoons Alehouse

Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank – “Take This Town”


The new video by local band Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank is illustrated, edited and directed by Truvio Del Sol.

Charlie Parr – “I Ain’t Dead Yet”


Charlie Parr - I Ain't Dead Yet EPIn this video from March 20, Duluth’s Charlie Parr shares a powdered toothpaste anecdote and performs “Ain’t Dead Yet” at the Ore Dock Brewing Company in Marquette.

The song is on Parr’s new limited edition EP, a 10-inch record (pressed on green vinyl) set for release on Saturday as part of Record Store Day.

Superior Siren – “Rattlesnake”


From the April 14 edition of WDSE-TV’s The PlayList, Superior Siren performs “Rattlesnake.”