Music Posts

Robot Rickshaw’s Spring Rite

The Embassy wrapped up its first season of “plaguestreams” earlier this month, and now Robot Rickshaw has released this excerpt of a spring rite.

Homegrown Music Festival Field Guide 2021 out this weekend

The 23rd annual Homegrown Music Festival is less than a month away. A 60-page Field Guide is off the presses and will be available at local bars, restaurants and other businesses over the course of the next few days.

Syd & the Boys – “Sweet Jane”

Duluth band Syd & the Boys, featuring Sydney Hansen, have a new music video shot on the fishing dock on Rice Point that was once part of the Duluth-Superior Interstate Bridge. The video was edited by Grent Ellis Cañete, who plays guitar in the band. Other band members are drummer Ian Hopp and bassist Calvin Lund.

The song is a cover of the 1970 Velvet Underground classic “Sweet Jane,” styled after the 1988 Cowboy Junkies version.

Trampled by Turtles – “Annihilate” at First Avenue

This clip of Trampled by Turtles is from the Trampled by Thursdays concert series shot at First Avenue and streamed on Thursdays during the month of February. The shows were directed and edited by Charlie Berg. The song “Annihilate” is from the band’s 2018 album Life is Good on the Open Road.

Lanue – “Something Sacred”

The third Lanue video was edited by the artist herself, Sarah Krueger. The track is from the album released in February, available on Bandcamp, Apple Music and Spotify.

PDD Video Lab: Bluebird Day on the Black Bear Highway

In this edition of the Perfect Duluth Day Video Lab we combine trail camera footage from the Voyageurs Wolf Project, which was previously posted on PDD, with the title track to Duluth band Woodblind‘s 2020 album Bluebird Day.

The original video features a vast array of critters. This trail cam happened to be a spot considered a “black bear highway,” and the happy bears seemed to need some music to dance to.

The Brothers Burn Mountain – “Honey in the Shadows”

The Brothers Burn Mountain have a new single, “Honey in the Shadows.” The video was shot by Ryan Dermody. The song was mixed and recorded about an hour north of Duluth at Diarmada Studio, and mastered by Tom Garneau.

Glitteratti – “I Don’t Always”

A new album by Duluth band Glitteratti is in the works, titled Rectify!

But the most important thing to know is that the first video is comprised entirely of footage from Marc Gartman’s bar mitzvah in 1987.

Duluth Concert Archive: Blue Oyster Cult in 1977

From the archives. Were you in attendance? Also, does anyone know where/what Samahdi Sound was in Ashland?

Call for Performers: Welcome Home {Grown} | Live {Stream}

We miss live music! We all miss live music … right?

This will be the 11th year of 2104’s Soup Social, dubbed #SoupB4Supe. Last year we were forced into the Live Stream gig … and now Bryce Kastning and I, also with support from a few others, have been producing Music Live Stream’s since April 2020. If you haven’t listened to our streams … you can pick them up as often as you want, they are at youtube.com/duluthiscool or 2104.us. As of this writing, we have created 22 streams from 2104.

Life Parade – “A Little Bit Longer”

Duluth’s Cameron Mathews performs a preview of a song from the upcoming Life Parade album.

Meet Lanue boss, same as La old boss

Music video for “What I Love the Most” below the fold.

Lanue – “September”

The second video from Sarah Krueger’s new music project Lanue was edited by the artist herself, mixing her own footage with clips from the public domain. The Lanue album is available on Bandcamp, Apple Music and Spotify.

Cory Coffman – “Midnight Callin'”

Duluth’s Cory Coffman has released the third music video promoting his 2020 album Canvas and Color.

Videography by Alyssa Johnson of Blind Spot Creatives. Editing by Mason Lehto.

Duluth is where cool musicians go to retire

Teenage Prayers photo by Orianna Riley from PopMatters.

Teenage Prayers is a band from my days in college radio in Milwaukee. KUMD and KUWS approach the college radio vibe, but in the 1990s, college radio was a thing, and Teenage Prayers was a part of the thing.

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