Music Posts

Lanue – “Fire in My Mind” (Lyric Video)

Sarah Krueger’s musical project Lanue has a new five-song EP titled Fire in My Mind coming out April 15. The lyric video for the title track was directed by Krueger.

Sacred Heart releases album recorded during lockdown

Sacred Heart Music Center is releasing an album recorded during empty-building, pandemic-lockdown concerts live streamed over its YouTube channel in 2020 and 2021.

A listening party for Live from the Heart: The Sacred Heart Music Center Quarantine Sessions will be held from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, March 20 at Ursa Minor Brewing, 2415 W. Superior St. in Duluth. The free event will feature the first public airing of the album, CDs for sale, drink specials, pizza and more.

Trampled by Turtles announce grant and Bayfront concert

Bluegrass band Trampled by Turtles has announced its return to Bayfront Festival Park. The Duluth-formed group will perform July 9 with special guest Jenny Lewis.

The band also announced it is partnering with the Homegrown Music Festival on a grant to “battle against artistic mediocrity.” The $5,000 Palomino Grant is available to musicians in, or within 20 miles of, Duluth and Superior and can be used for things like recording, gear and touring. Applications are being taken through Google Forms, which must be submitted by the first day of Homegrown, May 1. The grant winner will play the opening slot of the Bayfront concert.

The Slice: Rick McLean – “Lilies & Cilantro”

Duluth’s Rick McLean has been working on a several new songs, including “Lilies & Cilantro.” He opens the St. Paddy’s Day Bluegrass Blowout at Duluth Cider on Thursday.

In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.

Mary Bue and Laura Seitz – “Aftermath”

Occasional Duluthian Mary Bue‘s new song “Aftermath” is being released today at 7 p.m. with a special livestream benefiting the Minnesota Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Co-written with children’s author Laura Seitz following the suicide of one of her friends, the song documents the grieving process. Seitz grew up in Virginia, Minn. and graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Lindula Brothers – “A Cold Day in Duluth”

From the Lindula Brothers‘ 2020 self-titled album, a little song about coming home.

Nat Harvie and Adelyn Strei ice sheet jam sesh

Duluth Album Releases in 2022

Abe Curran
Self titled
(Jan. 11)
Available on Spotify

The Christopher David Hanson Band
(Feb. 10)
Available on Bandcamp

Vanilla Bloom
(Feb. 22)
Available on

Low – “All Night”

The seventh music video release from Duluth band Low‘s 2021 album Hey What is directed by Azalia Snail.

Low’s album was nominated for a Grammy in the category “Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical” for the work by mastering engineer BJ Burton. The Recording Academy has announced the rescheduled date for the 2022 Grammy Awards show, which was postponed due to COVID-19. It will air on April 3 at 7 p.m. on the CBS network, KBJR channel 6.2 in Duluth.

Song Release: Sydney Hansen’s “Somebody’s Nobody”

Duluth’s Sydney Hansen has a new single on various streaming platforms. She cowrote the song with Nashville’s Bill DiLuigi.

New Salty Dog – “Done and Done” (Live in the Kitchen)

What’s all that noise in Duluth’s Endion neighborhood? Damn New Salty Dog is jamming in the kitchen again.

Alan Sparhawk of Low on American Football

This video is more than three years old, but with the Super Bowl coming up this weekend it seems appropriate to get Duluth musician Alan Sparhawk’s take on the sport of football.

The video was shot during Low’s tour of the United Kingdom prior to the release of the 2018 album Double Negative. Luke Turner, editor of the rock music and pop culture website the Quietus met Sparhawk at the Barbican Centre in London to talk about football as part of the website’s “At Leisure” series, looking at musicians and their non-musical interests.

Trampled by Turtles with Suzanne Santo – “Ooh Las Vegas”

Trampled by Turtles were joined by fiddler Suzanne Santo at Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater in Austin, Texas on Jan. 14 performing a cover of Gram Parsons’ “Ooh Las Vegas.” The video was shot by Evan Adamson and Scott Perry, edited by Scott Perry and mixed by Adam Krinsky.

The Slice: Shane Nelson

Superior’s Shane Nelson plays his new song “Hold On” and shares what songwriting means to him and his love of performing. Nelson’s next gig is Feb. 12 at the Cast Iron Bar & Grill.

In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.

Chester Creek Concert Series 2022 band applications sought

The 39th season of the Chester Creek Concert Series will run Tuesday nights from June 14 to Aug. 16 at Chester Park. Bands interested in playing a 90-minute set on one of those Tuesday can apply with Duluth Parks and Recreation.

As a part of the application process, bands are asked to provide a bio, contact information, up to three sound samples and other information.

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