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Low song “No Comprende” from upcoming album Ones and Sixes

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

Ones and Sixes, the new album by Duluth band Low, is scheduled for worldwide release on Sept. 11.

Stereogum previews the album:
A Low Profile: Alan Sparhawk & Mimi Parker on their new album Ones And Sixes

Agassiz Oscillation Ensemble – “Shoulders in Heavy”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7PIFvvV7DM

Cinematography – Allen Killian-Moore

“Shoulders in Heavy” is a selected portion from side A of the forthcoming Agassiz Oscillation Ensemble album Workplace Democracy, to be released on Chicago-based 1980 Records in July.

Charlie Parr’s Stumpjumper Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW5pT89lgys

Phil Cook, producer of Charlie Parr’s new album Stumpjumper, narrates this video that follows Parr from the North Shores of Duluth to the hills of North Carolina. The footage was shot by Cook, Maxwell McGruder and Adam Heathcott.

The Keep Aways at Tom’s Burned Down Café

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aK3YqVSGOw

.. and then the woman with the green hair appears.

The Hoot Owls – “Flippin’ Bird”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X76v6tE1i8k

Duluth band the Hoot Owls released this song in 2007 on the album Alien Scrapyard. Now a delightful video has emerged.

Perfect Duluth Day Outdoor Summer Concert Primer 2015

Summer will soon be upon us, and with summer comes live music galore. Venues like Bayfront Festival Park and Big Top Chautauqua host major touring acts throughout summer, along with a number of smaller summer concert series put on by Lucius Woods Performing Arts Center, Bayside Sounds and Chester Creek Concert Series. There are also a handful of weekend festivals around the region, from Sturgeon Lake on over to Rhinelander and Cadotte. Here’s a look at some of the summer 2015 highlights.
 

Hobo Nephews of Uncle FrankJune 9
The Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank
Chester Bowl Park
The Chester Creek Concert Series continues with brothers Ian and Teague Alexy playing songs from their new album American Shuffle.

MystikalJune 12
Hip Hop Fest SJ1
Embassy Bar
A weekend long hip-hop festival will take place in Sturgeon Lake, with artists such as Prof, Rittz, Twista and Mystikal performing throughout the weekend. On-site camping is available.

michael frantiJune 13
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Big Top Chautauqua
Michael Franti & Spearhead hits the stage under the Big Top with hits such as “The Sound of Sunshine” and “Say Hey (I Love You).”

glorianaJune 19
Grandma’s Marathon Big Top Opening Night
Canal Park
County band Gloriana comes to Duluth to kick-off opening night of Grandma’s Marathon weekend. Fellow country act Hitchville is also on the bill.

Rich Mattson and the Northstars album out

Rich Mattson and the Northstars 2015

Youa Vang has the story for City Pages: Rich Mattson & the Northstars channel Iron Range on new LP

Here is the iTunes link and the CD Baby link for the album.

Duluth release party is Friday, June 5, at the Red Herring.

Here is the link to PDD’s list of local albums released in 2015.

Charlie Parr – “Over the Red Cedar” (Live in MPR studios)

The Farsights – “Heaven” (Live at Homegrown)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmhdB91Yj4Q

Duluth band The Farsights perform at Tycoons Alehouse during the 2015 Homegrown Music Festival in this clip from the May 21 episode of WDSE-TV’s The PlayList.

Feeding LeRoy – “Telluride Song” (Live on The PlayList)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsK-jTjN9Mo

Duluth band Feeding LeRoy performs a song from the Love is a Gamble EP on the May 21 episode of WDSE-TV’s The PlayList.

Mary Bue – “Cheribum”

https://youtu.be/ywsSs0AfOP4

New video by Mary Bue from her recent album, Holy Bones.

Charlie Parr: guitar virtuoso, friend, barefoot prophet

Charlie Parr Duluth

Charlie Parr is one of the most unusual and fascinating individuals I’ve ever met. He has lived in my neighborhood for years, but for some reason I hadn’t summoned the courage required to knock on his door until only recently. Finding him to be as accessible as an open book, I unexpectedly encountered a kindred spirit while making a friend. I don’t come across many kindred spirits, so this is worth writing home about.

Read more about this fascinating, one-of-a-kind soul here.

Adam Booker – “Unraveled Rival” (Live on The PlayList)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k36dqZckQhw

Duluth jazz bassist Adam Booker performs a track from his new album Unraveled Rival on the May 14 episode of WDSE-TV’s The PlayList. Booker’s band features Ryan Frane on keyboard, Tim Stratioti on trombone and Ben Ophoven-Baldwin on drums.

Monster Mob – Human Centipede

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4EvN2CrXr0

Duluth punk band Monster Mob has announced it will accept donations for Safe Haven Shelter at all of its shows in 2015. Upcoming gigs are May 22 at Sclavi’s Italian Restaurant and May 30 at the Red Star Lounge.

The band released its debut EP in March.

Homegrown 2015 Slideshow Retrospective

The slideshow above displays photos tagged with hgmf15 on Flickr. We post this retrospective slideshow every year around the time we are ready to finally shut up about Homegrown and be done with it for a few months. Enjoy.

Homegrown Slideshow Index
2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008