Concerts Posts

Bob Mould at Grandma’s Sports Garden

From Rock the Garden to Grandma’s Sports Garden, Bob Mould was a busy man this weekend. Here are some photos from last night’s gig with local band American Rebels as openers. Enjoy!

Haley Bonar – WOJB Concert Series at the Park Theater

Sublimely-talented Haley Bonar and her awesome band will be performing Friday, June 3 for the WOJB Concert Series at the Park Theater, 15791 U.S. HWY 63 in Hayward.

She’s about to head out on a nationwide tour starting mid-June with Andrew Bird and Gary Louris (The Jayhawks), so this is your best chance, Duluthians, to catch her live onstage. Hayward’s only about an hour-and-a-half south of you all. Don’t miss it!

Showtime is 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and available at or 800-776-3689. They’ll be $20 at the door.

WOJB Presents Kelli Scarr Live Feb 19

Brooklyn singer-songwriter Kelli Scarr spent much of 2009-2010 recording and touring with Moby, including a collaboration for NPR Music’s Project Song. Scarr is currently touring in support of her new album, Piece, and she’s making an exclusive Northern Midwest appearance Feb 19 at the Park Theater, 15791 U.S. Highway 63 in Hayward.

Show time is 7:30PM – Molly Otis & the Danger Band open.

$18/$20 – purchase tickets at or 800-776-3689.

Season’s Greetings with The PlayList

On Thursday, Dec. 9, enjoy the sights and sounds of the season with ballads, opera, and choral music along with Hibbing’s watercolor master on WDSE-TV’s The Playlist.

The ballads of Arna Rennan and Brian Dack explore a rich musical landscape; the cast of  Amahl and the Night Visitors previews this holiday classic; award-wining watercolorist Terry Maciej shares his techniques; and members of the Arrowhead Chorale prep for a spectacular holiday concert.

Cloud Cult w/ special guests Fort Wilson Riot at St. Scholastica!

The Twin Cities based band Cloud Cult and special guests Fort Wilson Riot will be playing an all ages show November 20th at The College of Saint Scholastica. Doors open at 7:30pm and the music starts at 8:00pm.

These eco-friendly artists are sure to deliver a high energy show that won’t disappoint! Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at St. Scholastica, The Electric Fetus or online at

University Ave. photographer and bandoneón player on the PlayList this week

The PlayList’s second season continues Thursday, Oct. 14, at 9pm on WDSE-WRPT’s PBS North (8.1/31.1).

Wing Young Huie’s photography takes his audience through the rapid-fire labyrinth of socioeconomic and cultural realities along University Avenue’s six-mile thoroughfare in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

Melody Matters: A Benefit Concert for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland

For their Senior Capstone project, Marshall School seniors Katie Kronzer, Yoon Tack, Gunnar O’Neill Sengbush, and Hannah Curwin will be hosting a benefit concert for the Boys & Girls Club of the Northland. The concert will feature the four seniors performing popular songs from artists such as John Mayer, the Wreckers, Jason Mraz, and the Beatles. Please come and join them in supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland!

Melody Matters:
A Benefit Concert for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
6 pm in the Fregeau Auditorium

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students. Donations are encouraged. All proceeds go directly to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland

Experimental Music Fest and Workshop

Bent Fest

Who is interested in attending a short experimental music fest in Duluth? I’ve got interested performers and workshop presenters. I could probably wrangle some funding, too. I’m looking at some time in the fall for a Friday-Saturday kind of thing. Still need a venue, a couple of interested volunteers and a potential crowd of workshop participants and performance attendees. Express your desires here or contact me directly through my web site.

May 1 – Dulcimer Day in Duluth

Master dulcimer performer/instructors will be in Duluth Saturday, May 1. Concerts at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Instrument vendors and local crafters 10 to 4 p.m. 20 classes held starting at 9 a.m. with assorted traditional folk instruments: dulcimers, autoharp, banjo, and bowed psaltry. Workshops to dye a scarf and make a whistle. Lunch will be for sale by Community Action Duluth to raise funds for their Circles of Support group. Class schedule at This is the 9th year for this fair.

Elf Lettuce and The Infinite Flow 4/10 @ Pizza Luce

Elf Lettuce and The Infinite Flow will be playing from 10 PM until 2 AM at Pizza Luce this Saturday, April 10th. The cost is $5. If you want to listen to either of these amazing Jamtastic Dance your A** Off bands, go to

The Infinite Flow is comprised of 3 members of The Rez and an amazing guitar player from the cities. So if you like The Rez, you will love The Infinite Flow. We hit higher and higher peaks every time! =)

Thank you =)

Light and Love and Healing to you,
-Patrick Arden McNally

The Rez at Lake Avenue Cafe

The Rez at the Lake Avenue Cafe
Saturday, Feb 13 | 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. | $2

Come bring in Valentine’s Day with the fresh funk of The Rez. Make’s you wanna dance.

With You, Haiti Cherie: Benefit concert for Haitian relief

The College of St. Scholastica is hosting a benefit concert for Haitian relief on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m in the Mitchell Auditorium on campus.  Doors open at 6:15 p.m.  Seating is limited, so please arrive early.  The event is free but a goodwill donation is requested.   A silent auction begins at 6 p.m. in Mitchell’s upper and lower lobbies.  T-shirts, books, CDs, etc. will also be for sale.

Performers include “Bonga and the Drums of Haiti,” Echoes of Peace Choir, First Lutheran Church Choir, CSS Hand Drum Ensemble, storyteller Elizabeth Nordell and a slide show accompanied by music from violinist Rudy Perrault.  Michelle Lee from KBJR-TV will emcee.

Proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross, Catholic Relief Services and Partners in Health.  For more information see

The Rez – Dec. 12 @ Twins Bar – Free

The Rez will be playing at the Twins Bar on Saturday, Dec. 12. If you haven’t heard us yet, surf on over to

And Click play to hear our latest show! We are funky, we are jammy, come check us out. You will Dance!

Light and Love and Healing to you all,
-Patrick Arden McNally

The Rez, The Feelin’ Band and Pistol Whippin’ Party Pengins Fri. Nov 20 8PM

The Rez, The Feelin’ Band and Pistol Whippin’ Party Pengins will be playing at the Orpheum Duluth (downstairs NorShor) on Friday Nov. 20 at 8PM – $7 – Get there early and catch all the music!

Light and Love and Healing to you all,
-Patrick Arden McNally

“Farewell Milwaukee” says “Hello Duluth”


While most bands are fleeing their homes for the coastal cities of New York and Los Angeles, Farewell Milwaukee is embracing the role that their Midwestern towns have played in shaping them artistically. Audiences are drawn to their Americana style, authentic lyrics, as well as the chemistry that’s displayed when 5 shaggy boys from the Midwest drop their jaws wide and harmonize as one!

Their debut album “Autumn Rest Easy” bleeds with Americana soul, folk rock, perfect pop harmonies, and a pedal steel that would make all 3 Hank Williams’ proud.  It is a Midwest-fall road tripper’s dream, combining sparkling clean guitar tones and vocal harmonies on tracks perfect for passing hours eastbound on I-94.

Farewell MIlwaukee will be playing at Beaners Central in Duluth on Saturday, Nov. 14 with “Red Fox Grey Fox” and “The People Say Fox