Gwanto Posts

Where’s Gwanto?

In case any of you have been wondering where the heck I disappeared to in the past couple of years (or have been relieved because of it), I’ve been helping develop a 155-acre organic farm in Randall, MN.

By the time our summer/fall season is done, we’ll have planted around a million and a half seeds (phew!) of pretty much everything you can think of. A lot more info is available at our website:

We don’t have a pickup site in Duluth yet because we’re about to burst as it is this year with all the local shares we’ve received thus far, which has been nothing short of awesome. Anyhoo, take care everyone, check out the site if you have time and I hope to see you next time we’re in town!

-Christian McShane

RIP Jack Rose

RIP Jack Rose

RIP Jack Rose

Jack Rose, guitarist extraordinaire, died yesterday of a heart attack. He was only 38. In September 2007, he played a rare show with Charlie Parr at Pizza Luce. Only a musician like Charlie could have gotten him to play a show like that. Besides his incredible talent, I will never forget how genuinely nice he was. His unexpected passing is our loss and the music community gains yet another deep hole. More info (as well as music/videos) is available at



Our next festival is this Friday, Oct 2! If you’re heading this direction or looking for something interesting to do, stop on by! A Whisper in the Noise and Tim Kaiser will perform later in the evening, while Logan “logain” Erickson will give a circuit bending demo and performance earlier on. Bruce Nelson, who hasn’t performed in over 10 years, opens the show (for those of us crusty old folks, he’s the grizzled guy who used to run the open stage at Quinlans in the early 90’s where many cut their performing teeth).
All info is at

Friday Night Show

Trampled By Turtles & Devils Flying Machine @ Luce Friday night for the ongoing “Music Heals” series. Show starts about 10 pm. See ya’ll there… feb62

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