More Heely tricks with JamesG

Former Duluthian James Geisler, also known as the hip-hop artist JamesG, continues his series of videos performing stunts on wheeled sneakers.

He has more than 33,000 followers on TikTok.

How to Juggle Longboards

From the Iron Range city of Palo comes Steve Solkela with this important lesson in riding two longboards at once.

Social Animals – “Get Over It”

Social Animals release the seven-inch record Best Years today. The group is self-quarantined at home in Duluth during the COVID-19 pandemic, waiting for a North American tour with Beach Slang to get rescheduled.

The record features previously released singles “Bad Things” and “Best Years,” and the new single “Get Over It.”

This Week in Social Distancing: March 31

Another collection of highlights of people reaching out while staying in.

If you care to keep up with any of the artists or organizations shown here, many can be found in the Virtual Duluth Facebook feed. Others have been doing things on their own social media, and with literally every gig cancelled, many are taking tips via Venmo, PayPal and other methods.

The Playlist Presents: Cory Coffman

WDSE-TV‘s The PlayList Presents is a series of 5-minute segments featuring emerging musicians, including interview clips and a live performance. This episode focuses on Cory Coffman, with a performance of the song “Canvas and Color,” shot at Duluth Cider.

The PlayList Presents airs Thursday nights at around 8:20 p.m., after Making it Up North.

Dave Mehling – “The Catfish Song”

Duluth native Dave Mehling covers Townes Van Zandt’s “The Catfish Song” in this video with images based on Tina Higgins Wussow’s short story “Wilting Point.”

Robot Rickshaw Emergence at the Embassy

Some footage for those who missed the Church Bazaar on March 7.

Robot Rickshaw | The Embassy

Video: Charlie Parr Virtual Mid-Week Bracer

Charlie Parr performed this special online-only show on the Duluth Cider stage last night. It’s free to watch, but you can support Parr’s Live Stream Tour at Go Fund Me. The concert starts at the 9-minute mark of the video.

This Week in Social Distancing: March 24

Highlights of the ways people were reaching out to each other while keeping their distance.

Lake Superior Pandemic Surfing

Looking for some social distancing? There aren’t many crowds in the frigid waters of Lake Superior this time of year.

Video by Samantha Lindberg.

The Slice: Ice Racing

In this clip, Scott and Angie Shober talk about ice racing on Allouez Bay in Superior. In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.

Gaelynn Lea’s Virtual Tour, Show #1

Gaelynn Lea had to cancel her March tour due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Above is the first of two virtual concerts; the second will stream live on March 22 at 2 p.m. The shows are available for free, but you can support the artist by buying a ticket on eventbrite.com.

The Slice: Ice Climbing at Quarry Park V.2

In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.

Seyi & JayGee – “If This Was the End of the Road”

Is this video good enough or not done yet? Seyi Oyinloye and JayGee have issued the “SeyiNJayGeeChallenge” to help make an even better version.

Instructions: Download the audio from SoundCloud and post your own video of anyone dancing and singing along to it with hashtags #SeyiNJayGeeChallenge #SupportBlackArtists #2020Quarantine and # the city you’re in.

Videos uploaded by March 31 will be a part of the final music video.

Duluth Community Partners COVID-19 Update #2

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson and community partners addressed the media on March 19 to provide updates on operations, opportunities and needs within the Duluth community.