Music Posts

Free Chamber Music Concert

Sacred Heart Music Center will play host to part of the Three Bridges International Chamber Music Festival with a free concert on Tuesday June 16 at 7:30 pm.

I have had the pleasure of recording all of the concerts during this festival and have been very impressed by the quality of the participants. Some world class players are involved and hearing them play in the acoustical space of Sacred Heart should be a treat. Even if you aren’t normally a classical music fan you owe it to yourself to check out this show.

Caroline Smith & the Good Night Sleeps


Performing at Beaner’s Central on Friday, June 12,  at 8 p.m.

Listen to songs from their debut album Backyard Tent Set at

(I particularly dig the track “Clinch My Teeth.”)

Clever Headline

This Saturday at Thristy Pagan:

Show starts at 6 with two fab. songwriter/performers. Bands start at 9 and go till 1am. Bring earplugs and noisemakers.

Old Knifey (Duluth)
Will Tolle (MPLS)
Holly Newsome of Zoo Animal (MPLS)
Three Song Sunday (Duluth)
Colder in Moscow (MPLS)
The Fontanelles (Duluth/MPLS)
The Unit Breed (Portland, OR)

Saturday June 6, 2009 @ The Redstar

Disco, funk & electronic dance music at the Redstar Saturday June 6th with local talent DJ Nola and myself “Odogg” from Mpls.

No Cover

Big Top songwriting contest


Heads up to local musicians:

Big Top Chautauqua is holding another songwriting competition. The long version of the details is on the “Celebration of Song” page of (scroll about halfway down the page).

The short version is, you submit two original songs by June 19. Finalists perform on the Big Top stage August 27 and have a shot at airplay on Tent Show Radio, a $100 cash prize and a chance to play a two-song set opening for Suzanne Vega.

Good Job, Gartband


Magician Kelvin Saline brings his Magic Village to events of all kinds. Kelvin’s “magical extravaganza” features audience participation, comedy, ventriloquism, and magical illusions which he has been performing for over 30 years. Kelvin keeps to the traditional types of magic and illusions through appearing, disappearing, sawing through a live person, escapes, and several original tricks that delight young and old. Saline performs for corporate, college, school, fair, and community events including weddings!

Kako Foundation Benefit


Perhaps you saw the article in the DNT a year ago about Rudy Perrault’s 16 year old cousin, Kako, who was brutally murdered in Haiti, after being kidnapped after school on his way to his grandmother’s house. The silver lining to this heinous act, is the KAKO Foundation, a music education program that has already begun in Haiti, with plans to eventually be established in the Twin Ports. The 2nd Annual Haiti Worthy Cause Concert will celebrate this emerging Foundation with great music and food – and, will celebrate Kako, a beacon for us all.

 Sunday May 1, Chester Park United Methodist Church
3 PM, Program
4:30 PM Haitian Dinner

Benefit concert features Bill Bastian

The Northland’s tenor extraordinaire, Bill Bastian, will headline a concert to benefit two Iraqi refugees attending St. Scholastica in the fall.

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2
Where: Mitchell Auditorium on the College of St. Scholastica campus

Duluth Does Cash and Young

This Thursday, 7 pm at Sacred Heart Music Center.

Tickets only $10 online at, at the Electric Fetus or at the door. Proceeds to benefit the Sacred Heart Youth Program Fund to foster music and art education for local children.

Over 40 local acts performing Johnny Cash and Neil Young songs.

Some of the artists scheduled to appear include Jamie Ness, Max Dakota, The Fish Heads, Rivulets, Rachael Kilgour, Sara Thomsen, Jerree Small, Chad Lyons,Yeltzi, Lookdown Moon, Bill Flannagan, Dave Mehling, Leanne Perius, Centerville All Stars, Clyde Iron, Paul Newberg, Hattie Peterson, Old Knifey and many many more.


Gabe Green & Voices of Vision

Inviting anyone and everyone that would like to be a part of the next big move of worship and ministry here in the Twin Ports! Gabe Green & Voices of Vision has been ministering in the Twin Ports for the last 2 years and we are blessed to grow to over 30 singers with an awesome set of musicians. I would love to grow this ministry to new heights and I invite anyone that loves to sing, love GOD and love to have a good time to please contact me!!

Time: 6:00pm

Days: Every Thursday

Location: 301 W Saint Marie St
Duluth, MN 55803
(218) 724-2266




Midwest Tour Kickoff!


We’re going to Texas to find out if the Alamo has a basement.

They don’t tell you that stuff in school…it’s something you just have to experience.

11pm/ All Ages/ $5

The Hillbilly Hellcats

At the Electric Fetus …

MinnEconomy Event Today!

11am-4pm : Mary of GitchiGami Beach Glass will be giving an in-store demonstration making jewelry from Lake Superior beach glass.

4pm : Free in-store concert by The Bitter Spills.

Get the new Bitter Spills cd at 10% off!

From Homegrown to worldwide


The Homegrown video for the Black-Eyed Snakes got picked up by the Channel Frederator Cartoon Podcast. It’s a weekly collection of animation from around the world. You can watch it on their site, or subscribe through the iTunes store.

Ashland Folk Festival

Come on out and see some great folk music on May 14th to the 16th at the Ashland Folk Festival in Ashland, WI.
the line-up includes:
Tracy Grammer, Bingham and Thorne, the Roe Family Singers
The Floor Birds, Whistle Pigs, Old Knifey and the Cutthroats, and Tenzin Ngawang with dance group.

Come check it out!

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