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Trampled by Turtles Show Information

Hullo, Trampled by Turtles fans!
Stop. Collaborate and listen. The Trampled by Turtles show at the Clyde Iron is going to be awesome. To help keep it awesome, please be aware of the following:

  • This is a 21+ show.
  • There is a max capacity at Clyde Iron. Once this is reached, no more admittance wristbands will be available.
  • Doors open at 6 p.m.
  • No backpacks, bottles, guns, exotic animals, imported fruit, bad manners, etc., etc.

Ticket Information:

  • $5 Wednesday night only tickets go on sale at 5:30 p.m. at Clyde Iron. Cash Only. Weeklong wristbands will also be available for purchase.
  • If you already have a Homegrown Weeklong wristband you do not need an additional ticket. A weeklong wrist band does not guarantee admission.
  • First come, first serve general admission. Once Clyde Iron reaches capacity no more fans will be admitted.
  • Homegrown will be handling all ticket sales. Please DO NOT call Clyde Iron looking for ticket info or purchasing.

MNTV Short Film Series Call for Entries!

Deadline for submission: Thursday, June 16, 2011

Curated by IFP MN and the Walker Art Center, MNTV showcases the finest films and videos produced in the state over the past two years. The showcase is a series of three one-hour broadcasts on TPT, featuring short films by Minnesota filmmakers of all levels of filmmaking experience. Submit your films now! There is no cost to apply!

If your film is selected,

  • it will be broadcast on Twin Cities Public Television (TPT-TV) and streamed online;
  • it will be installed in the Best Buy Film/Video Bay at the Walker Art Center;
  • you’ll be paid $500 in licensing fees.

The series will be broadcast in December 2011.

Click here for information and submission form!

Homegrown Cultural Ephemera

• WED: All American Club

• THU: Narum’s Soup Party

• FRI: ??

• SAT: Mindy’s BYOBBQ / Tim Nelson’s / Glass Elevators

Surfactants’ live Homegrown 2010 set is free y’all

Surfactants Homegrown Live

Here’s some more free music! The Surfactants just uploaded their live set from last year’s Homegrown (that would be 2010)! You can listen to it all and download it for free or for money if you want.

Grab it now and get ready to rock with them at Luce this Friday night!

Got some Homegrown Pix to Share?

You’re taking photos… and they’re super awesome… Share them / View them here:


Seriously. Last I heard, Knifey said the $lizzard is in Iceland. Is it sitting on some jack-a-ninny’s beer-box end table?

Two new Lion or Gazelle EPs

Lion or Gazelle are pleased to present two new free EPs on their bandcamp site for your immediate and free enjoyment:

House Upon the Sand

Pom Pom

Celebrating 15 Years!

We have been providing yoga to the Northland for 15 years this Spring! In honor of this milestone, Yoga North launched a new website today and we are having a 15 Year Celebration on May 20th!

This website was created with Jane Reed of Duluth company Red Pebble Web Design It offers a host of new features and simplified headings, providing visitors with more clarity of the programming and resources available through Yoga North. We feel it more accurately reflects the atmosphere of the studio, and displays a better sense of the community which yoga practitioners enjoy while practicing there.

The website launches today, just a short time before the Open House celebration on Friday, May 20th from 5:00pm- 7:30pm. Festivities are open to the public and will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony from the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce, followed by special yoga classes including an optional $15 Master Class with Yoga Therapist Ann Maxwell (spaces limited), and ending with community time and food. Yoga North is offering 15% off everything (merchandise, classes, workshops, etc) for the first time ever. Please join us for this celebration of 15 years in business!

“Gone from Minnesota,” by Loup-Garou

Created for the 2011 Duluth Homegrown Music Festival. Featuring the song “Gone from Minnesota” by local talent Loup-Garou. Starring Tonya Porter and Abraham Curran; directed by Erin McConnell.

Dulcimer Day in Duluth traditional music festival — May 7

Saturday, May 7, is the tenth year for the Dulcimer Day in Duluth festival. There will be a concert at 1 pm and 7 pm at the Coppertop Church with top dulcimer performers from NC, IN and KS. There will also be 20 classes throughout the day on mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, ukulele, shapenote singing, music theory, needlefelting, backup guitar and how to jam. Local craft and instrument vendors will be there 10-4 p.m. For more info, go to

You’ll hear Cajun music, ragtime, Tin Pan Alley tunes, and good ol’ traditional music on the dulcimers.

Homegrown Music Video Encore

For those of you who missed the LSD-tripping fabulousness of the Homegrown Music Video festival, don’t go cry in your pillow, come to Zinema 2 on Wednesday at 10pm for an encore performance.

Also, if you are a filmmaker, think about putting your film on the internets. It’s what all the kids are doing these days and then we can compile them on this here blog site for those that couldn’t get off the beer stool for either screening.

Last publication week for LV students

Thursday May 5, 2011 will be the last publication day for this semester’s LakeVoice students. The publication is student run each Spring by journalism students at UMD.

Check out last weeks publication

We appreciate every one that has visited our site and has helped contribute content for our stories. Your comments and suggestions have helped our class learn the ins and outs of running a news organization. The experience will help us all in our future endeavors. Thank you!

We are still accepting “This Week in Duluth” photos for Thursdays issue. Submit your photos to

Visit this Thursday,  May 5th!

For sweeties or tweeties, head to the Western Waterfront Trail

Not sure why I’m thinking this way, but if you’d like to impress your sweetie with your knowledge of Duluth’s cool places, plus get some exercise and check out spring, you can’t go wrong with a nice long walk on the Western Waterfront Trail. The St. Louis River is full of migrating birds, the trail is wide enough and dry enough for hand-holding, and it is so much more “perfect Duluth” than the tourist-lined Lakewalk.

Western Waterfront Trail runs along the St. Louis River

Read more details, including directions to the seldom-used but way better eastern trailhead.

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Where is the $lizzard?

Last I saw of the Homegrown $lizzard, Knifey was running wildly down Superior Street.

Hollywood Undead and Brandi Carlile at Clyde Iron Works this summer

Just announced today:

Wednesday, July 13, 5 p.m. — Hollywood Undead
General admission tickets are $27.50 in advance; day-of-show tickets cost $30. Applicable fees may apply. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 13, at 10 a.m., and can be purchased at Clyde Iron Works, the Electric Fetus or via phone at 1-800-514-3849 or online at Doors open at 4 p.m.; this is an all–ages performance and will be held outdoors rain or shine.

Sunday, August 14, 8 p.m. — Brandi Carlile
Tickets are general admission and cost $27.50 in advance and $30 day of show. Applicable fees may apply; a $1 charitable donation is included. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 6, at 10 a.m., and can be purchased via phone at 800-514-3849 or online at Doors open at 7 p.m.; this is an all-ages performance.

Somewhere to ship kids for the summer

University Nursery School is now excepting enrollment for the summer of 2011. We have five sites, our newest near UMD and St. Scholastica. Serving children from 6 weeks to 12 years. Most sites are open from 6:30am to 6 pm. Fun, active, and educational field trips for children four and up! For more information, visit or call (218) 727-2699.

Finally a weekend Yoga Class in Duluth!

There have been plenty of inquiries about holding a Yoga class on the weekend! Guess what! Offering Saturday and Sunday classes now!
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