Quantcast

Music Posts

Video Archive: The Dames on KBJR-TV

Twenty years ago today — Sept. 24, 1998 — Duluth band the Dames was featured in a segment on KBJR-TV News. The band performed at the Shrine Auditorium the next day with two other local bands, Crazy Betty and Groundskeeper Willie.

Ingeborg von Agassiz – “Rebel Robin” featuring Betty Boop

New video by Duluth artist Ingeborg von Agassiz for a song from her debut album O Giver of Dreams.

Video Archive: The Tisdales – “Find it in Me”

Uploaded to YouTube 10 years ago today — Sept. 18, 2008 — is this track from Duluth band the Tisdales. The song “Find it in Me” appears on the group’s 2008 album “Bakers Dozen.”

Swimming with Nancy – “Fourth Street”

This Duluth song doesn’t actually have the word “Duluth” in its lyrics, but is loaded with Duluth references. It’s from the self-titled 2005 album by Duluth band Swimming with Nancy.

Low – “Rome (Always in the Dark)”

Low‘s new album Double Negative is out today on Sub Pop Records. The new music video, “Rome” is directed by Aaron Anderson and Eric Timothy Carlson.

Matt Wahl – “Just Look at the Lake”

Perfect Duluth Day’s series of posts featuring Duluth-related songs takes a turn for the corny this week.

Eau Claire native Matt Wahl moved to Duluth in 2010 and by summer 2011 released this song on YouTube. He spent seven years in Duluth before moving to Knoxville, Tenn.

Alex Frecon – “I’m From Minnesota (The Minnesota Anthem)”

This new video from Minneapolis hip-hop artist Alex Frecon features a few scenes shot in Duluth.

The 4ontheFloor – “Radio Edit [Explicit]”

Minneapolis band the 4ontheFloor, featuring occasional Duluthian Gabriel Douglas, has a new music video out, a new album on the way and a Kickstarter campaign nearly wrapped up.

Alice Cooper – “Remarkably Insincere”

Alice Cooper drops a reference to Duluth on this song from his 1982 album Zipper Catches Skin.

Abort Scene – “Born Pinned to the Duluth Wheel”

Perhaps the least-known Duluth song is by the Champaign, Ill.-based band Abort Scene. “Born Pinned to the Duluth Wheel” was released on the album Seeds of the Real Alternative (Waterloo Records, June 3, 2008). The track also appeared on the band’s 2013 compilation Rational Hardcore.

Duluth’s Madam Butterfly

Rena Vivian Smith as Madam Butterfly, Cosmopolitan Magazine, February 1907

The latest “Forgotten Duluthian” posting by David Ouse at the Duluth Public Library’s Vintage Duluth blog is about Duluth’s Madame Butterfly, Rena Vivian Smith.

Bob Dylan – “Something There is About You”

Consider this the third post in the “Ruth Trilogy.”

Part One: Shuggy Ray Smith – “Ruth from Duluth”
Part Two: Ruth Hart: “Baby Ruth from Duluth”

Mary Scott Bywater – “America’ll Win the War”

One century ago, as “The War to End All Wars” raged on, Mary Scott Bywater of Duluth wrote and published a forgotten anthem.

Shuggy Ray Smith – “Ruth from Duluth”

This little tune, purportedly released in December of 1965, is about a “little pretty girl” from Duluth who “eats corn on the cob through a picket fence.” Enjoy.

Doug Setterberg & Stan Boreson – “Scandinavian Hot Shot”

From the album Yust Try to Sing-a-long in Swedish with Doug Setterberg & Stan Boreson, Golden Crest Records, undated (circa 1962).

Local music fans will recognize this tune as the inspiration for the Hoot Owls song “Scandinavian Hot Rod.”