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Duluth Does …?

Sacred Heart Music Center is gearing up to do another Duluth Does event in October and we are trying to decide on a theme. We have already done the Beatles, Woodstock, Johnny Cash and Neil Young and the Grand Ole Opry. We have some ideas but want to hear suggestions from the PDD community.

What artists or genres would you like to hear area musicians cover?

Our only criteria is that the music will work in the space, meaning Duluth Does Slayer or Megadeath is probably out, and that people will want to come out and support it as these events are fundraisers for Sacred Heart.

What’s your idea for a Duluth Does show?

112 Comments

Shane

about 9 years ago

Elvis could be interesting...

edgeways

about 9 years ago

This might be too recursive ... but Duluth Does Low?

zra

about 9 years ago

Edge totally beat me to it.

Manilow? Tormet? Floyd (Pink or Cramer...)

zra

about 9 years ago

Cohen! Cave! 

Waits!

Totally Waits.

Hotrod

about 9 years ago

Rolling Stones!

The Friendly Old Knifey

about 9 years ago

Duluth Does Duluth has always been a favorite suggestion that I have heard.

baci

about 9 years ago

Pink Floyd, and can Tangier 57 play one of these things sometime?

adEm

about 9 years ago

I was going to say Duluth Does Duluth too. Everyone covers everyone else... but... probably less a draw. Duluth Does Danny?

Not by any means the one to go to for Floyd, but a Dark Side or The Wall would have a lot to work with.

Or what about a movie. Duluth Does O' Brother, or TV Theme Songs. Or Wierd Al.

Or White Stripes.
Or really I'm just waiting for a local Heartless Bastards cover band.
And the AC/DC ft. Jody Kujawa reunion.
And a lot of things I guess.

Sorry.

adEm

about 9 years ago

Oh yeah. Michael Jackson? Too soon?

Mickey

about 9 years ago

Duluth Does Duluth is a cool idea. I also like:

- ...their Favorite Songs
- ...Guilty Pleasures
- ...Madonna
- ...Elvis Costello
- ...The Who

Swan

about 9 years ago

+1 for the Stones (Exile on Superior Street)
The Who
The Replacements 
Radiohead cover nights have been successful elsewhere.

Please refrain from Bob Marley ( I love Marley, but do not want to hear bleached versions of his songs)

krlars

about 9 years ago

Have you done Duluth does Dylan yet?  Only makes sense since he was born just down the street.

mrashley

about 9 years ago

There were two "...Does Dylan" albums in the last ten years or so, although I don't think they were direct fundraisers for Sacred Heart.

ElPete

about 9 years ago

Mandy suggests the "Rocky Horror Picture Show"

Terry G.

about 9 years ago

Robyn Hitchcock

Will

about 9 years ago

I like the idea of Duluth Does O Brother Where, Art Thou. The venue would be good for the music. And, the musical themes would fit the venue. It was a popular soundtrack and film with cross-demographic appeal; that should make for a decent draw for fundraising.

Sherman

about 9 years ago

Pixies
They Might Be Giants
Bob Mould
Replacements
Kinks
Ramones
Doors
Talking Heads

j

about 9 years ago

I also vote for O' Brother.  Good bluegrass music.

W.T.F

about 9 years ago

Buddy Holly, He actually has enough material that is known to young and old. Also has that obtuse connections of Bobby Dylan seeing Buddy at the armory and deciding thats what he wanted to do with his life. Also, as mentioned above, having musicians do their guilty pleasures or as I call then closet favorite. Could turn into a real sap fest but it could be interesting.  Otherwise hows about just doing favorite "pop" tunes

Ms. Lee

about 9 years ago

The Velvet Underground, Loaded.

Sjixxxy

about 9 years ago

That one hit song that The Spin Doctors had.

Nate

about 9 years ago

Guess I wasn't the first to think of Duluth Does Duluth after all but I like that! Also, my involvement at the Armory biases me towards the Buddy idea!  

Whatever you choose, this has been such a cool concept, keep it up!

Gary

about 9 years ago

I'd propose "Duluth Does Gram Parsons and the Byrds".  I think that sound would be well suited for Sacred Heart!

wetclimber

about 9 years ago

Duluth does.. an album, by an artist, in order. eg. Duluth does 36 Chambers.

Jim M

about 9 years ago

Duluth does Nickelback.  You would sell the place out.

brian

about 9 years ago

Replacements
Elvis Costello

Duluth does Devo would be fantastic. Maybe more as a recording than a Sacred Heart show.

doubledutch

about 9 years ago

Smith.  (You could choose, Elliot or Patti.)

Also kinda digging the Cohen/Cave idea.

Jake

about 9 years ago

I'm with B-man.  N.W.A. Foshizzle.

MJ

about 9 years ago

David Bowie

keega016

about 9 years ago

THE LAST WALTZ!

Adam

about 9 years ago

Duluth Does Slayer.

LoLo

about 9 years ago

Elvis Costello has such an awesome catalog.  Also the Beach Boys might be fun too or Fleetwood Mac.

Fan of Ham

about 9 years ago

The White Stripes and/or The Black Keys!

Carl Miller

about 9 years ago

Sherman. Great Ideas. I'd vote Talking Heads.

On the other hand, I always ponder what brought about the "Duluth Does ..." concept.  How about Duluth Does "its own music," like original music from the artists performing?  

I enjoy Homegrown, tis nice to see all of the bands getting together for a week of jam, but why do 90 percent of these bands never play?

samh

about 9 years ago

What Adam said.

john

about 9 years ago

The Replacements is such a good idea.  I'd dig a Duluth Does Floyd too.

Others:
Townes Van Zandt
Loretta Lynn
Social Distortion
Duluth Does NOLA

EricE.

about 9 years ago

The only band that matters: The Clash

Bad Cat!

about 9 years ago

Stones, Bowie.
But I love the "Duluth does Duluth" idea.

Swan

about 9 years ago

+1 for the Clash

Paul Lundgren

about 9 years ago

As far as matching the music with the space goes, I think Leonard Cohen is the best idea.

As far as getting a strong turnout goes, Rolling Stones is probably the best bet.

The best blend of both of those is probably Pink Floyd.

But Duluth Does Demento or Duluth Does Duluth are the shows I would personally want to see the most.

Bret

about 9 years ago

Duluth Does Duluth sounds cool.

I'd also vote for the Replacements (the first thing that entered my head), but am now intrigued by Pink Floyd.

Kerry

about 9 years ago

+1 for Duluth Does Duluth
+1 for Radiohead

What about Duluth does Motown?

coho hobo

about 9 years ago

Duluth does Hermantown

woodtick

about 9 years ago

Duluth does Britian
Duluth Does the Range
Duluth Does Minnesota

The Friendly Old Knifey

about 9 years ago

+1 for Duluth Does Motown

ian

about 9 years ago

Bo Carter.

Teos

about 9 years ago

Oingo Boingo

tang!

about 9 years ago

The Pixies or Nick Drake, for sure!

Lubaurubie

about 9 years ago

Elvis Costello

or

Cake

rykwon

about 9 years ago

Duluth Does Beck
Duluth Does Ween
Duluth Does NWA


I also like the Cake idea. No Floyd though, we hear enough Floyd covers thank you very much

brian

about 9 years ago

October?
Duluth does The Cramps for Halloween

Gary

about 9 years ago

Instead of having Duluth Does Ween, how about if we actually get Ween to play at Sacred Heart (or anywhere else up here)?  That would be amazing.

Sam

about 9 years ago

I second The Cramps.  "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" would be perfect for Halloween.  

RIP Lux Interior!
http://bit.ly/16qWVe

doubledutch

about 9 years ago

Oh, October - aside from Halloween, it's also Marc Gartman's birthday.  Duluth does Gartman, and none of his bands are allowed to play.

schultzie

about 9 years ago

How about Old Knifey does Accelerati and vice versa?   Or Duluth does Superior.  Or Vivaldi maybe... Hmmm

andy

about 9 years ago

I second the vote for Duluth does Gram Parsons.

Also:

Duluth does Zen Identity

Duluth does Willie Nelson

ab

about 9 years ago

Moody Blues
Marvin Gaye
U2

Hot Shot

about 9 years ago

I'm also all for a Duluth Does Duluth.
Many of these bands have been featured during the Ides of March showcase at Luce through the years (I was drumming for both the Replacements and Pixies sets).
I'd vote Stones or Pink Floyd.

Chris

about 9 years ago

Duluth Does Minneapolis...
The Replacements
Husker Du
Soul Asylum
Prince
and many, many, other options

Bret

about 9 years ago

I have to admit, I'd love to see Low/Retribution Gospel Choir cover this:

year of glad

about 9 years ago

Wilco (I think this would be awesome)
Pixies
Elliott Smith
Iron and Wine
The Avett Brothers

Hot Shot

about 9 years ago

+1 to Elliott Smith

The Dames

starfire

about 9 years ago

Duluth Does The Dead.

btw. Jerry died 15 years ago today.

Zeito

about 9 years ago

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass

The Opponent

about 9 years ago

Either Duluth Does Stax or Duluth does Slade.

Baller

about 9 years ago

Wow can't believe that anybody hasn't mentioned ZEPPELIN.  So many songs to choose from.  It would be really inspiring. Everybody loves a lil Led. Just imagine Kashmir or Stairway to Heaven  reverberating throughout the lovely accoustic structure of Sacred Heart.

ericswan

about 9 years ago

Thanks everyone for all the awesome suggestions.

I am honored that you have shown so much interest and imagination.

Tomorrow the powers that be at Sacred Heart will discuss all this and we'll have a decision soon.

jwilferling

about 9 years ago

I like Pink Floyd, Nick Drake or Elliot Smith. 
   Any firmish timeframe, Eric? I'm gonna possibly be home in Early Oct.

zra

about 9 years ago

@ eric: I'm crossing my fingers for a weekend other than the 22nd and 23rd.

thedoog

about 9 years ago

Duluth does Disco.

lee

about 9 years ago

Duluth Does Elvis Part 1 & 2 (Presley & Costello).
Duluth Does Chess Records, or Sun, or Motown.
Duluth Does Gospel.

Jake

about 9 years ago

Why is there discussion about this?  Obviously it has to be Duluth does NWA.  I thought we settled this a long time ago.

rykwon

about 9 years ago

Yeah, Ween at Sacred Heart would be great, and I guess Gartman already did the Ween cover thing a little while back. Black-eyed Snakes playing "Take Me Away" would be pretty badass.

There seems to be a resonance with the NWA suggestion ... perhaps Coal Car Caboose laying down "Fuck tha Police"... I'd go to that.

W.T.F

about 9 years ago

I find most of these suggestions to have very little broad appeal. I hope the "powers that be" will exercise some reasonable amount of 
discretion. I would 2nd Starfire's  bid for Duluth Does the Dead as they have a huge catalog and a  broad based appeal across age and music styles. I can think of lots of their material I'd love to play given a chance.

W.T.F

about 9 years ago

PS: the Stone would be the only other reasonable group to consider once again due to their very well known catalog and appeal across age and styles.

The Friendly Old Knifey

about 9 years ago

I, personally, would want to see a show where there are covers I haven't heard a thousand times before. I can already picture the set list of both Duluth Does the Dead and Duluth Does the Stones and it bores me to death.

W.T.F

about 9 years ago

Most people want to hear music they are familiar with. Let's remember that the people, hopefully paying for tickets, probably aren't jaded musicians but "regular folks" (whatever that is) who would like to hear something they can hang their hat on. I am pretty sure that isn't NWA, Nike Drake, etc. But let's not quibble, Sacred Heart will choose for us. I know most people think Lawrence Welk is square but I tell you what: he has been dead for 20 years and he still has a show on weekly network TV! 51 years and still counting! No other musician even has a show much less one that is been on half a century. The longevity is due to the fact that he has always played music that is familiar and the people like (maybe not you and me, but enough people that he is still on the air and we are not).

adam

about 9 years ago

Your Lawrence Welk reference is not entirely correct.

W.T.F

about 9 years ago

Adam, Please tell more, RE: Larry Welk, what is not correct.

TimK

about 9 years ago

Woody Guthrie

Sonya

about 9 years ago

More votes for Elvis Costello, Leonard Cohen and Patti Smith.

The Friendly Old Knifey

about 9 years ago

+1 for Woody Guthrie

I changed my mind about the Grateful Dead and Rolling Stones shows, though. Somebody brought up the idea of Exile on Superior Street (technically it would be Exile on 4th Street), and I love that idea. Also, an evening of American Beauty would be awesome. I just don't want to hear "Fire on the Mountain" or "Touch of Grey."
Plus, we haven't had a good album covers show since Duluth Does White, or the Let it Be show at Luce (to which I am quite biased, I suppose). Although, I did see the band SOAP from Minneapolis play the entire Animals album, by Pink Floyd, at the Rex.

Waveview

about 9 years ago

Duluth Does Cake(Eaters)

W.T.F

about 9 years ago

Knifey, I hear your concerns. Nothing has been more detrimental the the Deads music than obnoxious deadheads playing really bad bootleg recordings of really bad versions of their really  good songs over and over. Don't need the ones you mentioned and quite honestly really don't need the extended jams (although I love them....when its Jerry playing). There is enough real good songs to stand on their own.

zra

about 9 years ago

@ W.T.F.: Welk's show is on viewer supported Public Television.

The vast majority of contributors to PBS is, and has always been, people who are old enough to remember Welk's show when it was a first-run variety hour...which is why PBS also drags out every variety and tribute show featuring every do wop and motown variety show during pledge drive week.

W.T.F

about 9 years ago

Zar so whats your point? Do those "old"people some how count for less? If it is viewer supported that means real people actually watch it as opposed to "programed" stuff which is basically shit that the networks throw on the wall to see what sticks. It is on 52 weeks a year not just during pledge week.  Viewer supported, in a sense, is like an election, it means what gets played is the stuff the people who pay actually want to see. I've noticed at most of the Duluth Does events that a fair share of the paying customers are old enough to remember the Welk show when it was first run. I am sure Sacred Heart is more than happy to accept their money even if they are old and unhip as your message would seem to indicate.My original point wasn't, lets do a Duluth Does Lawrence Welk show, it was just a observation in response to Knifes comment that paying customers often like to hear things they are familiar with. The entire Duluth Does thing is about music already known to people,

Shane Bauer

about 9 years ago

I vote for The Velvet Underground, Grateful Dead, Talking Heads, Clapton and Willie (in that order) out of the suggestions so far. This is just the primary, right?

The Opponent

about 9 years ago

How about Duluth does Motown.  Think of it.....white tuxes, choreography...Hitsville U.S.A.

The Friendly Old Knifey

about 9 years ago

+1 for Duluth Does Lawrence Welk

W.T.F

about 9 years ago

I can get on board with Motown or Willie ( having already put in words for Buddy Holley or the Grateful Dead). In fact my instant run off voting is as follows: (First to worst)
1. Buddy Holley (SP?)
2. Grateful Dead
3. Rotating Rocks (the Stones dudes and dudettes!)
4. Willie Nelson
5. Motown
2 and 3 could be switched around. 
I really think Buddy is the most appropriate on many levels. (think "Fund Raiser for Sacred Heart", think old people with Money) (see previous posts re: L. Welk) Think lots and lots of really good tunes.

W.T.F

about 9 years ago

Knifey, that is just wunerful wunerful. Now excuse me I have to go take my Geritol so I can get up the strength to tune my guitar.

The Opponent

about 9 years ago

People say I'm the life of the party 
'Cause I tell a joke or two 
Although I might be laughing loud and hearty 
Deep inside I'm blue 

So take a good look at my face 
You know my smile looks out of place 
If you look closer it's easy to trace 
The tracks of my tears 

I need you... 
Need you 

Since you left me if you see me with another girl 
Looking like I'm having fun 
Although she may be cute, she's just a substitute 
'Cause you're the permanent one 

So take a good look at my face 
You know my smile looks out of place 
If you look closer it's easy to trace 
The tracks of my tears 

Outside I'm masquerading 
Inside my hope is fading 
I'm just a clown since you put me down 
My smile is my make up 
I wear since my break-up with you 

Baby, take a good look at my face 
You know my smile looks out of place 
If you look closer it's easy to trace 
The tracks of my tears

Paul H

about 9 years ago

Duluth does Waits.

So much material to choose from, and his songs would sound incredible there.

Paul Lundgren

about 9 years ago

There was a show with Duluth bands covering Tom Waits on July 29 at Pizza Luce. Been there, done that.

zra

about 9 years ago

@ W.T.F: nothin, dude. Was just saying.

I have it on good authority what Jamie Ness has been exploring his Deadness lately, and I think more than a few bands have done their own versions of Dead covers.

I'll agree that we need some more originality than that.

Still hoping for my original: Cohen.

B-man

about 9 years ago

You want a broader appeal?  Duluth does N.W.A. plus Ice Cube and Eazy-E's solo stuff.  Now that is broad appeal.  

This show would be "sucka free."  

I guess that is not a totally broad appeal 'cause suckas wouldn't like it.

Ms. L. Lee

about 9 years ago

The Velvet Underground - Loaded. From personal experience, I know this makes a great show. Phish covered the album in Vegas one Halloween.

doubledutch

about 9 years ago

Every time I listen to the Velvet Underground, I think Healthy Band Music Club would do an awesome version of "Heroin."  I mean, Chelsea is Lou Reed.  Right?

I love the Lawrence Welk show.  When we had TV, I watched it almost every week. Even if I was going out, I wasn't out at 7pm!

lee

about 9 years ago

Here are a few more ... Duluth does Canada, Duluth does Texas, Duluth does California, Duluth does Chicago, Duluth does New Orleans, Duluth does Memphis, and my final entry ... Duluth does Whatever We Want To.

Ann Klefstad

about 9 years ago

How about labels? and then maybe they'd chip in some bux. Duluth Does Red House? Duluth does Rhymesayers? Of course old labels would be fun too. Stax?

TimK

about 9 years ago

There are three critical elements to the Duluth Does... show -- 1) It is a fundraiser for the venue, so it needs to be a good draw. Covers of Tim Kaiser's stuff won't bring in the throngs. 2) It has to be sonically appropriate for the space- Sacred Heart is not the venue for most of Led Zeppelin's library. 3)The theme has to be attractive enough to the musicians who will perform for free. It is a fundraiser for the venue, so the musicians really have to love the material.

Tom

about 9 years ago

"Duluth Does Uncle Tupelo and Their Subsidiaries" 

(Wilco and Son Volt are allowed too)

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