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Selective Focus: Homegrown 2019: Rawk Night

Select Instagram photos from night six of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Jacob Mahon – “Butt Rock” (Live on the Homegrown Trolley)

Video footage by Kip Praslowicz from last night’s Homegrown Music Festival trolley in Superior. Jacob Mahon and a cast of friends perform “Butt Rock.”

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2019 Soup Town Night

Select Instagram photos from the fifth night of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2019 Westside Wednesday

Photos from night four of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2019 Canal Park Night

Select Instagram images from day three of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2019 Craft District Night

Images from the second night of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Selective Focus: Homegrown 2019 Opening Ceremonies

Select Instagram photos from opening day of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Homegrown Music Festival 2019 Primer

Duluth’s 21st annual Homegrown Music Festival is upon us, spanning April 28 to May 5. There is a 100-page Homegrown Field Guide available at locations all over town with the details. Updates and peripheral tidbits can be found below.

Duluth Band Profile: Bryan Gatten

Bryan Gatten’s The Blue Hour combines new-age soundscapes with virtuoso guitar solos. He explains how the album is a love letter to his new home. Click on the image above to hear the podcast.

Upcoming gigs: 
April 26 at Lake Superior Brewing Company
April 27 at Ripple Bar
May 2 at Reef Bar during Homegrown Music Festival

Duluth Band Profile: Charlotte Montgomery

Charlotte Montgomery wrote a somber coming-of-age story with Lonesome Ghost of Me. During a frustrating period, she found strength in unlikely places. Click on the image above to hear the podcast.

Upcoming gigs: 
May 3 at Legacy Glassworks during Homegrown Music Festival
June 21 at Lake Superior Brewing Company

Duluth Band Profile: The Great Unwilling

The Great Unwilling blends fuzzy guitar tones with heavy distortion. Band members explain how EP was a chance to rediscover themselves. Click on the image above to hear the podcast.

Upcoming gig:
May 4 at Pizza Lucé during Homegrown Music Festival 

Duluth Band Profile: MRS. & the Sordid Affairs

Moriah Skye of MRS. & the Sordid Affairs explains the backstory behind Thick. She opens up about the challenges of being a transgender musician in contemporary society. Click on the image above to hear the podcast.

Upcoming gig:
May 3 at Pizza Lucé during Homegrown Music Festival 

Duluth Homegrown on Rockin’ the Suburbs podcast

 

Duluth’s Homegrown Music Festival gets five minutes of attention on Rockin’ the Suburbs, a “podcast dedicated to exploring all forms of rock and pop music, from the perspective of two music-crazed suburbanites, Jim Lenahan and Patrick Foster.”

Duluth Band Profile: Moon Dogs

Members of Moon Dogs expand into new creative territory on Ghost. The band reflects on the challenge of complete creative control. Click on the image above to hear the podcast.

Upcoming gig:
May 4 at R.T. Quinlan’s Saloon during Homegrown Music Festival 

The Symptones – “Rosetta”

The Symptones, a five-piece rock, soul, punk and folk-influenced band from Minneapolis, was in Duluth for a pair of gigs last month. The group’s first video, directed by Steven George, features some Duluthy scenes.

The song “Rosetta” is from the band’s upcoming album Irrational Fears / Overactive Imagination, due out April 26.