Cloud Cult Posts

Cloud Cult in Concert & Conversation at the Greene Space

Cloud Cult, a band formed by Craig Minowa in Duluth, performed at the Greene Space in New York on Nov. 1 in an event streamed online and available in the video above. Dawn Gross, host of the radio series Dying to Talk interviews Minowa between songs on the topics of love, loss and more.

The Lowertown Line: Cloud Cult

Twin Cities Public Television’s live-performance music show, The Lowertown Line, features Cloud Cult performing on the Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza for the opening of the 2015 Northern Spark art festival.

The band’s new album, The Seeker, is scheduled for a Feb. 12 release with a concert in Duluth at Grandma’s Sports Garden on March 11. There will also be a show at Papa Charlie’s in Lutsen on Feb. 6, one week prior to the album release.

Cloud Cult – “No Hell” (Homemade Lyric Video)

“No Hell” is the first single from Cloud Cult’s forthcoming album The Seeker, scheduled for release in February. The official music video will be released in December. For now, the band put together this “quick homemade behind-the-scenes lyric video, shot lo-fi on a phone” in the “woods where most of these songs are written.”

Cloud Cult returns to Bayfront

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Cloud Cult comes back to the area for the Twin Ports Bridge Festival at Bayfront Park on Sept. 11. Craig Minowa talks about some big surprises for the group’s return.

Trailer for Cloud Cult film Unplug

Minnesota band Cloud Cult, founded in Duluth by Craig Minowa, is releasing a video distillation of 12 years of songwriting that features acoustic performances at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis, along with interviews and behind the scenes footage. The movie is the product of an eight-year collaborative relationship between Minowa and co-producer Jeff D. Johnson.

There will be a screening on April 30 at the Riverview Theater in Minneapolis, with the national release on the following day, May 1. No word on a Duluth screening yet.

Even on rainy days Duluth still best outside city in country

Shot on and around Ely’s Peak with a cheap pocket camera and enhanced with stolen Cloud Cult music. Keep Duluth weird.

Oh, and vote in that thing if you want to. The numbers have been bizzaro, to the point where the mayor thought it might have been hacked …

Sloppy Cloud Cult post-rainout acoustic set clips from the Twin Ports Bridge Festival

It started raining at the Twin Ports Bridge Festival pretty much the moment Cloud Cult hit the stage. About four songs into the set it started pouring. When the announcement came that the show couldn’t continue, the crowd slowly dispersed, then rushed back when the band started performing unplugged as the rain relented. When informed they needed to get off the wet stage, the band climbed into the pit area behind the guard rail to belt out another tune. Then they escaped under the stage and the downpour resumed.

Check out Nate Lindstrom’s photo gallery of the Bridge Fest at the N. Lindstrom Photo website.

Cloud Cult – “Good Friend”

The new Cloud Cult video “Good Friend,” directed by John Burgess, premiered this morning on MTVu.

Tickets for Cloud Cult in Silver Bay

I have three Cloud Cult tickets for Saturday night, Dec. 1, in the Silver Bay High School auditorium that are up for grabs. It sounds like a fun trip up the shore for you and two of your best mates! E-mail kristinebergren @ if interested.

Cloud Cult – Unexplainable Stories

Animation by Jon Thompson of Minneapolis-based Bolster Creative

Previous Cloud Cult video here.

Cloud Cult – “The Exploding People”

Video created by the One Light Collective
Directed by Andrew Melby
Visual Effects by John Griese
Colorist Victor Rukavina

Cloud Cult plays Bayfront Park in Duluth on July 9 during the Twin Ports Bridge Festival.

Get well soon, Craig Minowa

From Cloud Cult’s website:

Cloud Cult has announced the cancellation of the band’s upcoming performances at First Avenue (January 21) and Lutsen (February 5). On Thursday, Cloud Cult’s Craig Minowa was hospitalized with heart issues.

Although the condition necessitates a temporary hiatus from performances, doctors are suggesting a noninvasive heart surgery would likely be performed in the next few weeks to bring permanent remedy to the problem. We apologize for any complications, and we look forward to returning with more energy than ever in the coming months.

Cloud Cult & Caroline Smith

Two new music videos shot in Duluth by North Shore Sessions:

Cloud Cult – Bobby’s Spacesuit (acoustic)

Caroline Smith Duo – Eagle’s Nest / Callio

CSS Stockfest Presents Cloud Cult!

The College of St. Scholastica will be bringing Cloud Cult to the Mitchell Auditorium on Nov. 20. Doors open at 7:30 and the concert starts at 8. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased either on the CSS campus or at