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Shana David at R.T. Quinlan’s

Shana sings silly little songs and plays a tiny keyboard. Opening for Lincoln, Neb.’s Two Black Cats.


Someone in PDDland has to know the best place in town to get my bingo on. Help me out here.

Homegrown Rummage Sale

A number of folks expressed interest in buying our snazzy Homegrown tees this year, which were only available to volunteers and musicians. Well, we’ve got a few leftover so Rummage Sale time it is. If you’re headed to the Park Point sales tomorrow, June 10, stop by and visit us on Minnesota Ave between 18th and 19th, on the Lake side.

We’ll also have CDs, including the new Mayor’s Mix, Homegrown coozies, and tees screenprinted with the logo above.

Homegrown 2011 tickets on sale

Advance Homegrown tickets now on sale only at the Electric Fetus.

Friday or Saturday $15
Weeklong passes $25

Be the first on your block. Or something.

I’ve read a lot about fireworks safety!

When I was in kindergarten a stranger with one arm warned me sternly against ever using fireworks. But next week I’m turning 30 and apparently the terror of that day has receded in my memory because I’m ready to celebrate!

Where can a girl (responsibly and legally) get fireworks in these parts? A Google search turned up a number for an Arrowhead Fireworks (just rings), and I already tried that place in Superior that advertises the thrilling combination of fireworks, wild rice and lobster tails (they were closed for the month).

Homegrown Band and Musician Registration for 2011

Band and musician registration for the music festival with the most impressive ratio of big:cheap begins Jan. 15 and ends Feb. 15. If that seems early, it’s ’cause we moved it up after suddenly realizing no one was gonna stop us.

Homegrown’s Incubation Grants

To promote contemporary music education in K-12 schools, the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival proudly announces the first opportunity in its new grant-making program: Incubation Grants. Entering its 13th year, the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival will recognize the continued support of the Twin Ports’ unique music community by reinvesting in our youth. These Incubation Grants will be available to educators in public, private and home-school settings for up to $500 ($1,000 for educators who pool their resources) and can include instructional materials, textbooks, teacher training, field trips or any other expenditures directly related to beginning or enhancing an existing contemporary music curriculum. More information and an application can be found at Applications are due Nov. 19, 2010.

Rock on, Little Dudes.

The Chicken Needs You

The Duluth Homegrown Music Festival is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator. Responsibilities include scheduling of volunteers at two dozen venues over the course of eight days, managing correspondence with a pretty kickass group of people, and generally keeping your cool under pressure.

A detailed job description can be found at

Happy Hour with Shana at Zeitgeist

Beginning June 24 Shana David will host a weekly happy hour that includes Ellington, Hendrix, Weill, plus Burt Bacharach every hour on the hour. Also sprinkled in are original tunes including the debut of “Bentleyville Magic,” Shana’s entry in the Bentleyville Theme Song contest.

Please leave lots of song requests in the “comments” section, and stop by Zeitgeist Arts between 4:00 and 6:00 Thursday Evening.

Not a fan of KUMD?

Well, I am. They gave me a chance to sit around with my better half for two hours a week listening to music and talking smack on air. Don’t care for their programming? Listen to The Funhouse tonight — Wednesday — from 7:00 to 9:00 and we promise to either change your mind or put you off KUMD permanently.

Plus, this week is the Funhouse Fun Drive with sponsorship gifts including CDs and the ever-coveted 10 screening pass for the Zinema 2, so you Current Lickers have the chance to put your money where your mouth is.


Seeking Tailor

I’m looking for someone willing and able to do some alterations to a formal (read: hideous taffeta) bridesmaid dress. You’d have about a month. Anyone interested? Email shana(at)

Tooth Terror

scary toothAnyone have a suggestion for an oral surgeon for a squeamish, terrified patient with a screwed up wisdom tooth? I’m talking about a doc who is a pro with pain management, read: will knock my butt out and send me home with adequate pillage.

Homegrown’s Experimental Tuesday

Blue Crab Homegrown Flyer

Shana David at the Blue Crab, Tuesday April 28 

Homegrown’s Experimental Night

9:00 – 9:20 Original Tunez, piano, vocals and cuteness

9:20 – 9:25 Quick break

9:25 – 9:45  Michael Jackson Mini-Set

Cheeeeeck it out!  Click on the creepy pic and then scroll down for more info on Shana D.