Videos Posts

Austin Castle – “Creek Water”

Austin Castle, with Cole Mikel on guitar, performs “Creek Water” in the Board of Trade Lofts in Duluth. The video was shot by Holden Law and Andrew Mathews.

Cloud Cult – “As Beautiful as it Hurts”

The new video from Cloud Cult is for the second single from the band’s upcoming album Alchemy Creek, which is set for release Aug. 8. The album was written, recorded and produced by front man Craig Minowa in the solitude of a tiny cabin on wheels in the middle of the Wisconsin woods after a difficult divorce.

The video was directed by Lauren Josephine, Jeff D. Johnson and Chad Amour of Motion 117 Productions.

Dollhouse City Streets

This is the new Richardson brothers project, a Youtube channel devoted to the dollhouse city we built with our lifelong toy collection. The channel is just getting started but we’ve already got a ton of Dollhouse City content on Allen’s Instagram @blackobelisk. Here is how we describe it on Youtube:

Wild Horses – “Man in the Mirror”

Grand Rapids-based Americana band Wild Horses launched its summer tour on Saturday at Milk & Honey Ciders in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Gina Nagler Smith captured this video of the song “Man in the Mirror.”

Wild Horses will play a halftime show at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Arena when the Duluth Harbor Monsters arena football team faces the Iowa Woo on June 29.

The Slice: Blake Romenesko’s Lake Gossip

Blake Romenesko talks about the new Twin Ports history zine Lake Gossip, the first edition of which tells the quirky story of Duluth ice houses.

In its series The Slice, PBS North 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.

Rachael Kilgour – “Dad Worked Hard” (live at The Current)

“Dad Worked Hard” is the third song Duluth native Rachael Kilgour performed during a recent studio for a session at the The Current hosted by Radio Heartland’s Mike Pengra. All three songs are from her 2023 album My Father Loved Me.

The Slice: Duluth Punk Rock

Pete Cich, Ollie Morris, Worm Littler and Bird Polacheck talk about the punk rock scene in Duluth in this quick video.

In its series The Slice, PBS North 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.

Rachael Kilgour – “Heart on Fire” (live at The Current)

Duluth native Rachael Kilgour visited The Current studio for a session hosted by Radio Heartland’s Mike Pengra. She played three songs from her 2023 album My Father Loved Me, including the track featured here, “Heart on Fire.”

Dirty Knobs – “More Fire in More Places”

“More Fire in More Places” is the fourth release from the new Dirty Knobs album, Songs About Everything Dying Around Us, Including Us.

The Slice: Naming Life Parade and Deep Fake Five

Cameron Mathews explains how the bands Life Parade and Deep Fake Five got their names.

In its series The Slice, PBS North 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.

Homegrown Music Festival 2024 Photo Slideshow

This year was the third in row that I lugged my heavy camera around during the Homegrown Music Festival and attempted to be a photographer. Above are the 86 best photos I could muster.

Dirty Knobs – “The Seal Cannot Be Past the Door”

“The Seal Cannot Be Past the Door” is the third release from the new Dirty Knobs album, Songs About Everything Dying Around Us, Including Us.

Rachael Kilgour – “Ontario” (live at The Current)

Duluth native Rachael Kilgour visited The Current studio for a session hosted by Radio Heartland’s Mike Pengra. She played three songs from her 2023 album My Father Loved Me, including the track featured here, “Ontario.”

Cloud Cult – “I Am a Force Field”

Cloud Cult has returned with a new single, “I Am a Force Field.” The video was directed by Jeff D. Johnson of Motion 117 Productions.

The Slice: Naming ZOZATRAS

Luke Moravec explains how his one-man band, Zeb or Zeke and the Run Away Screamings, was named.

In its series The Slice, PBS North 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.