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Duluth Band Profile: Dance Attic

Dance Attic PDDDance Attic dusts off the antiques from your grandparents’ house. Jimi Cooper and Suzi Ludwig explain how Cabin Fever creates its own type of magic. Click on the image above to hear the podcast.

Upcoming gigs:

April 28 Dance Attic CD Release at Beaner’s Central

May 2 at Vikre Distillery during Homegrown Music Festival

Duluth Band Profile: Reflectivore

Reflectivore PDDAllen Cragin and Ryan Rusch of Reflectivore walk the line between life and death. After the loss of Cragin’s wife, their self-titled album doesn’t shy away from the joy and desperation of the healing process. Click on the image above to hear the podcast.

Upcoming gig:
May 6 at the Red Herring Lounge during Homegrown Music Festival

 

Duluth Band Profile: Tender Ness

Tender Ness PDDPeter Witrak’s Tender Ness blends lounge, soul, and vocal jazz. When he talks about the process of making Blues and Oranges, he explains how music transcends a sense of self and creates moments of beauty.

Upcoming gigs:

April 29 at Beaner’s Central for Tender Ness 007 Party

May 6 at Teatro Zuccone during Homegrown Music Festival

Duluth Band Profile: Chase Down Blue

Chase Down Blue PDDChase Down Blue creates its own mythos with Red V. The group’s blend of spacey, post-punk links earnest emotions with the feelings of Lake Superior. Click on the image above to hear the podcast.

Upcoming gig: 
May 3 at Kom-on-Inn during the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival 

Duluth Band Profile: Kaylee Matuszak

Kaylee Matuszak’sKaylee Matuszak PDD aspirations for music began on the playground. With the release of her debut Stirring Skies, she isn’t stopping anytime soon. Click on the image above to hear the podcast.

Upcoming gigs:

May 6 at Sir Benedict’s during the Homegrown Music Festival

Duluth Band Profile: Mama’s Stolen Horses

Mama Stolen PDDKristoffer and Abby Jo Robin of Mama’s Stolen Horses steal the stage with their bend of folk and Americana. But, it’s how Abby Jo stole Kristoffer’s heart that keeps this duo alive. Click on the image above to hear the podcast.

Upcoming gigs:

April 28 at Beaner’s Central for Dance Attic’s CD Release Show

May 6 at Blacklist Artisan Ales during Homegrown Music Festival

Duluth Band Profile: Jacob Mahon

Jacob Mahon PDDJacob Mahon developed his songwriting skills playing bars and backyards across central Minnesota. Since his arrival to Duluth, he’s learned how a single compliment goes a long way. Click on the image above to hear the podcast.
 

Duluth Band Profile: Pizzaghost

Pizzaghost PDD ImagePizzaghost takes audiences to the ethereal plane of noise and punk rock. Keyboardist Jack Klander and bassist Ben Jacobson explain the anarchy of the group’s live shows.

Upcoming gig:

May 6 at R.T. Quinlan’s Saloon during the Homegrown Music Festival

Duluth Band Profile: Kat Fox

Kat Fox PPD ImageRapper Kat Fox isn’t one to walk away from the mic. In her video “Kat Calling,” she questions not only the sexism in hip-hop, but also society’s gender norms.

Upcoming gigs:
April 5 at UMD during Arts for Activism
April 8 at R.T. Quinlan’s during Halloween in April
April 30 at Pizza Lucé during the Homegrown Music Festival

Duluth Band Profile: Àlamode

Alamode PDD ImageÀlamode brings us back to the pop and funk mixture of the Minneapolis sound. Nathan Holte and Ned Netzel explain why the song “My Mistake” isn’t a mistake. Click on the image above to hear the podcast.

Upcoming gig:
May 2 at the Sports Garden during the Homegrown Music Festival.

Duluth Band Profile: Gaelynn Lea

ThumbGaelynn Lea ventures into her own with All Roads Lead Us Home. She reminds us, struggling musician or frustrated listener alike, that endearment isn’t perfection; it’s knowing how to be perfect on your own terms. Click on the image above to hear the interview.

Upcoming gigs:

April 30 at College of St. Scholastica and Red Herring Lounge
May 2 at Sacred Heart 
May 6 at Electric Fetus, Beaner’s Central and Teatro Zuccone

Duluth Band Profile: Emily Haavik

Emily ThumbEmily Haavik looks like any other person you could see on the street. But when she’s on the stage, you hear something larger than life. Click on the image above to hear the interview.

Upcoming gig:
May 6 at the Underground

Duluth Band Profile: Ruthe Kay and Bailey

Cover ThumbRuthe Kay and Bailey are two friends with one big voice. They open up about how performing isn’t just a hobby; it’s a way of life. Click on the image above to hear the interview.

Upcoming gig:
May 6 at Amazing Grace Bakery & Café

Duluth Band Profile: Glen’s Neighbor

Glen ThumbGlen’s Neighbor mixes country rock with plenty of bluegrass hooks. Band members explain how teamwork and criticism produced Behind the Door. Click on the image above to hear the interview.

Upcoming gig:
May 7 at Tycoons Alehouse

Duluth Band Profile: Rick McLean

Rick ThumbRick McLean honed his songwriting skills on Coupla Focal. From a Pogues-ish “St. James” to a somber “Son of Luddwig,” he isn’t afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve while making people laugh.

Upcoming gigs:
April 20 at Legacy Glassworks
May 4 at Kom-on-Inn