Music Posts

Vansplaining, Episode 2: Lord Friday the 13th

In the second episode of Vansplaining, Duluth’s Alan Sparhawk talks with Felix and Sloane of the Austin, Texas-based brother-and-sister band Lord Friday the 13th about meditation, fonts and flying tea.

At the six-minute mark, another Duluth musician makes a cameo. Nathan Amundson of Rivulets tells a car-accident anecdote.

Featured in the next three episodes are Cat Clyde, Mikaela Davis and Southern Star, and Chelsea Wolfe.

City Pages honors Mary Bue and Sam Cook

Former Duluth-based musician Mary Bue and Duluth News Tribune columnist Sam Cook were honored by City Pages this week in its annual Best of the Twin Cities issue.

JamesG – “Toes Up”

Former Duluthian James Geisler, aka hip-hop artist JamesG, has just released this music video, featuring the usual wheeled-sneaker stunts that have made him a TikTok star.

Social Animals – “Something to Keep Me Awake”

Social Animals have a new music video for the single “Something to Keep Me Awake.” The footage was shot in Europe by Brendon Marti in pre-pandemic 2020.

Singer Dedric Clark stated on Facebook that he wrote “Something to Keep Me Awake” on a 14-hour trip from Cloquet to Nashville in his mother’s old Ford Taurus.

Charles Obije, et. al. – “Let it Shine”

Duluth-area musicians join forces with DanSan Creatives, the city of Duluth and the U.S. Census Bureau in this music video encouraging everyone to complete the 2020 census form.

Vansplaining, Episode 1: Our Girl

Duluth’s Alan Sparhawk, a musician in various bands, most prominently Low, has a new web series called Vanspaining in which he chats with other musicians while helping them unload and load gear at shows.

In the inaugural episode, Sparhawk talks with the Brighton-by-way-of-London-based band, Our Girl about magnets. Featured in the next four episodes are Lord Friday the 13th, Cat Clyde, Mikaela Davis and Southern Star, and Chelsea Wolfe.

Ben Rosenbush and the Brighton – “Duluth”

Duluth native Ben Rosenbush penned a song about the Zenith City for his band’s second album. Ben Rosenbush and the Brighton‘s 2012 release, A Wild Hunger, included a track titled simply “Duluth.”

Mary Bue – “Shit Storm”

Former and perhaps future Duluthian Mary Bue has a new 14-track album set for release on Aug. 21. The video for the opening track, “Shit Storm,” was directed by Jeremy Ylvisaker.

Torment with Collin Sabbatini – “Drown in Piss”

In this recently released clip from back in the days when people crammed together tightly for concerts, Duluth band Torment performs live at Blush with Collin Sabbatini filling in on vocals for Caden Dudek, who had been recently injured in a hit-and-run incident.

Live STEAM! Brothers Burn Mountain roast Sacred Heart stage

The Brothers Burn Mountain landed the hottest, steamiest, most oppressive weather of the summer to torch the Sacred Heart Music Center altar stage with their patented end-of-the-show drum breakdown.

Note: 19th Century cathedrals were not equipped with air-conditioning.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, sound engineer Eric Swanson and video director Rich Narum were the only people on hand to capture the July 18 scorcher.

Watch with an ice cold beverage in hand.

Trampled by Turtles – “Victory”

Trampled by Turtles performs the “official quarantine” version of “Victory,” a track from the band’s 2010 album Palomino.

Video by Banjo Dave Carroll.

Patrick Nelson – “Someone Like You”

Superior native and University of Minnesota Duluth alum Patrick Nelson has a track on Elliott BlaufussAirwavs quarantine collaboration record. Blaufuss is the producer; Nelson handles drums, bass and vocals on the track.

Thirty-three artists from across America started a long-distance musical collaboration resulting in a six-track EP.

Ingeborg von Agassiz – “Alive”

Another new track by Duluth’s Ingeborg von Agassiz.

Ingeborg von Agassiz – “The Alchemist”

Another new track by Duluth’s Ingeborg von Agassiz.

James Moors – “Welcome to Duluth”

James Moors‘ “Welcome to Duluth” appeared on the 2008 album Hush.

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