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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 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 

Duluth Band Profile: Nudecolors

Nudecolors uses tight harmonies with catchy melodies on Paradise. Yet, Steve Hamlin and Nic Hanson explain the deceptive nature of the record. Click on the image above to hear the podcast.

Upcoming gig:

May 3 at Rex Bar at Fitger’s during Homegrown Music Festival 

Duluth Band Profile: Attom

Kyle Stern’s first show wasn’t at a VFW or an empty coffeehouse. It just happened to be Bonnaroo Music Festival. Under the moniker Attom, Kyle explains how he fits into the changing world of electronic music. Click on the image above to hear the podcast.

Upcoming gig: 
May 3 at Rex Bar at Fitger’s during Homegrown Music Festival 

Duluth Band Profile: Prone

Prone dabbles in the realms of hip-hop and electro-funk. Chris LeBlanc explains how the group started out of necessity. Click on the image above to hear the podcast.

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

Duluth Band Profile: Mint Vintage


Mint Vintage began after a chance encounter and a few jam sessions. As the band explains, it’s not about notoriety. It’s about being yourself. Click on the image above to hear the podcast.

Upcoming gig: 

May 5 at Sir Benedict’s Tavern on the Lake during Homegrown Music Festival

Duluth Band Profile: The Latelys

Some groups find inspiration in Elton John, Billy Joel or Stevie Wonder. For The Latelys, it’s the theme song from Step by Step. Click on the image above to hear the podcast.

Upcoming gig:

May 4 at Rex Bar at Fitger’s during Homegrown Music Festival 
 

Duluth Band Profile: Boreal Forest


Boreal Forest thrives off ambiguity. With the group’s debut Terraform, band members define not only their musical approach, but also their lives after high school. Click on the image above to hear the podcast.

Upcoming gigs: 

April 19 at Red Herring Lounge for Zenith City Spring Jam

May 4 at Blush for Homegrown Music Festival

Duluth Band Profile: Pale in Comparison

Matt Biggs and Andrew Olson of Pale in Comparison bring ’90s era punk into Duluth with American Train Wreck. The band’s approach carries on a family tradition. Click on the image above to hear the podcast.

Upcoming gig:

May 4 at Beaner’s Central during the Homegrown Music Festival

Duluth Band Profile: Timbre Ghost

Dustin Tessier‘s passion for music began to fade into obscurity. With The Ledger, he defines not only his work as Timbre Ghost, but also himself as a person. Click on the image above to hear the podcast.

Upcoming gig:

May 3 at the Main Club during the Homegrown Music Festival

Duluth Band Profile: Eric Cyr

Eric Cyr takes a different approach to sharing music. Instead of open stages and adoring audiences, he focuses his energy as a middle school music teacher. Click on the image above to hear the podcast.

Upcoming gig:

May 4 on the Duluth Transit Authority Trolley during the Homegrown Music Festival

Duluth Band Profile: Elysium Alps

Jamie Larson walks the line between ambient and ’90s era electronica as Elysium Alps. He explains how growing up in Duluth helped him avoid garden variety EDM. Click on the image above to hear the podcast.

Upcoming gig:
May 5 at Legacy Glassworks for the Homegrown Music Festival