Sarah Krueger mixes the vocal power of soul with the earnest songwriting of folk. In this interview she opens up about how her song “Ships and Trees” connects listeners to themes of loss and abandonment. She is currently recording the follow up to her 2011 album Dancing with Phantoms. Click on the image above to listen.
Hello Duluth! Mary Bue here. I’m a local-loving singer-songwriter who got my start in this sweet old city that we choose to live. I’ve taken these songs around the country but keep coming back … and now, I’m asking for your votes!
I’ve submitted to a contest at a recording studio in Nashville called Welcome to 1979. The contest is called “Live to Lathe” — essentially five bands will have the opportunity to record a live album straight to vinyl. Welcome to 1979 Studio will print 500 copies for us to do with what we will — capturing a 26-to-32-minute moment in time. No edits, no auto-tune, if you fuck up it’s on the record. So, super daunting and super exciting!
If you are on Facebook, please vote for me! You can vote every single day and I will sing like a bird with gratitude! Of course, vote for whomever you want, but either way, it’s a super cool contest and you’ll learn about some sweet bands from around the country. Thank you for your time!
Star Tribune: Duluth visitors, please look to your right, too
The focal point of Duluth Mayor Don Ness’ State of the City Address will be creating a secondary tourist destination along the St. Louis River.
“We have the largest freshwater estuary in the world in the St. Louis River,” Mayor Don Ness said. “You have all of these amazing natural amenities and outdoor recreation experiences in a fairly small concentrated area.”
The plan comes as hundreds of millions have been spent — with a similar sum still to come — to clean up the St. Louis River, saddled for decades with old industrial pollution. It is in concert with efforts to revitalize the long-neglected working-class part of town, where factory hands raised families in tight-knit communities near their jobs.
Here’s a sampling of what you have to look forward to this week on the PDD Calendar.
So what are you doing this week? Can we tag along? Any upcoming events that you want to promote? Let us know.
Read an article on the Queen of Duluth’s Underworld, circa 1908.
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Duluth’s Lion or Gazelle redefines itself with its newest material. Songs like “Gloria” and “The Harder it Rains” add a lyrical tension to otherwise cheerful pop melodies. The three-piece is made up of Matt Mobley, Sophie Turk and Brian Ring. The band released the EP There’s Blood in Fire in 2013 and is finishing its latest full-lengthen record.
Click the image above to hear an exclusive interview with Lion or Gazelle’s Sophie Turk and Brian Ring as they describe their music’s content.
I can’t help but bring up the Transistor’s latest cartoon that has spurred a lot of commentary in the Facebook world.
The cartoon has a male figure with the words “She had a dick” in a speech bubble above his head. The bottom of the cartoon makes the statement, “Best reason to break up.”
Is this really the best humor Duluth’s got to offer on the front of its premier arts/culture zine? It is hurtful and tasteless. For posing as such an open-minded literary mag, this cartoon is discriminatory toward our transgender community.
We have a huge, nasty ice dam on our roof. Has anyone used a removal team that was good or that ruined your roof?
On the Bumper to Bumper show on KFAN Radio, broadcast out of the Twin Cities and on the air in Duluth on KQDS AM 1490, host Dan Barreiro and his crew took on the subject of a new “cuddle business” opening near Sacramento, Calif. The subject turned to a “health club” called Yoshiko’s Sauna in Minneapolis that was in business during the 1990s. Later in the show they discovered an old post about Duluth’s Yoshikas Sauna on Perfect Duluth Day and … well … that’s the clip above.
We’re looking for responsible, reliable, friendly, and outgoing men and women – from students to retirees – to join our staff of tour guides at Superior Public Museums. We offer ~ part-time and limited term, from 4 to 40 hrs/wk, flexible schedules and daytime hours. Great summer job for all-area students and snowbirds.
Eyewitness News: Duluth Businessman Charlie Bell Dies
Northland’s NewsCenter: Well-known Duluth business leader Charlie Bell dies
Duluth News Tribune: Duluth businessman, former mayoral candidate Charlie Bell dead at 64
Duluth’s Vivielle blends two-part vocal harmony with the lo-fi approach of Sebadoh. The four-piece is made up of brothers Lino and Joe Rauzi, Rosalie Uggla and primary songwriter Nate Harvie. The band just released the single “Time Falls Apart.”
Click the image above to hear an exclusive interview with Vivielle’s Nate Harvie as he describes performing in Duluth.