WDSE “The North” Posts

Pizzaghost – “Someone Died”

PizzaghostNoise rockers Pizzaghost performed in KUMD’s Studio A on June 9, just before the band went on hiatus.

Portage – “Shake the Bones”

Portage - CreaturesPortage performed in KUMD’s Studio A in May, a few weeks before releasing the EP Creatures. The band formed in Duluth in 2011, but has been Minneapolis based for most of the past five years.

Shaunna Heckman – “Wandering Girl”

Shaunna HeckmanShaunna Heckman performed her electronica music in KUMD‘s Studio A prior to her appearance at the Homegrown Music Festival last month.

Woodblind – “Jubilee”

The ska duo of Veikko Lepisto and Jason Wussow perform “Jubilee” in KUMD’s Studio A.

Upcoming Woodblind gigs: June 9 at Beaner’s Central and June 27 at Thirsty Pagan Brewing.

Homegrown 2013 on KUMD

Once again it’s a Homegrown Music Festival extravaganza on KUMD  all week long. We’ll have Live from Studio A sessions with Homegrown bands every week day, plus a two-hour edition of the Local Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring performances from Toby Thomas Churchill, Tim Kaiser, and more.

Women’s Words on KUMD

I love this new(ish) show on KUMD. Check out recordings from past shows here [Jill Hinners, Deborah Cooper, Cheryl Reitan, Sheila Packa, Gail Trowbridge, Meredith Cornett (total self-promotion, please forgive me), and many others!]. “Women’s Words” airs at ~1:30 and 3:30 p.m. on Sundays as part of the Women’s Music Show. If you are a (woman) writer willing to do a short reading from your work, they want to hear from you!

The Local Does Duluth on Demand

Moose Wallow Ramblers albumIn case you missed the June 29th edition of the Local on KUMD hosted by me and Paul Lundgren and based on this PDD post, it’s now archived on our website here. It features an interview with John Berquist of the Moose Wallow Ramblers (pictured at left), who wrote “I Like it in Duluth,” and a medley of versions of that song.

You can also listen to my recent show featuring interviews and music from the Winnipeg Folk Festival, including interviews with Charlie Parr and Eric Berry of Trampled by Turtles, who were both playing the festival for the first time, here.

Low on World Cafe, 2011

Duluth band Low is the guest on World Cafe, which airs on 103.3 FM KUMD weekdays from 3 to 5 p.m. The interview is part of the first hour of the program.

Homegrown 2011 on KUMD

As always, KUMD 103.3 will provide plenty of coverage of this year’s Homegrown Music Festival.

Hear it first on LakeVoice

To hear what is going on in LakeVoice this week listen to our audio recording that appears on KUMD. To listen, click the audio link below.

This week in LakeVoice

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Retribution Gospel Choir on the World Cafe

Retribution Gospel Choir will be interviewed on the national program the World Cafe on 103.3 KUMD today. The show runs 3-5 p.m., interview will be in the first hour.

Homegrown 2010 on KUMD

Once again KUMD 103.3 will feature Homegrown artists Live from Studio A all week long. If you miss a session they’ll be archived at kumd.org.

Monday: North Shore Trio (will be archived shortly)
Tuesday: Shaunna Heckman 2:30pm
Wednesday: Kip Jones 2pm
Thursday: The Bitter Spills 2pm
Friday: TBA

Mark Lindquist has also kindly allowed us to offer an mp3 download of an unreleased Little Black Books track, “True Religion,” on our website during the week of Homegrown.

Happy Homegrown, y’all!

High Volt Rustler – “Spinning”

Duluth band High Volt Rustler performs “Spinning” live in studio at KUMD.

Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles on KUMD and @ Pizza Luce w/ TBT

For some reason this Minneapolis gypsy, folk super-group has yet to set foot in Duluth but the wait is finally over. A regular main-stay at Minneapolis venues such as the Cedar, the Dakota and First Avenue, tonight they open for Trampled By Turtles @ Pizza Luce. It will be hard to follow last night’s opening performance by Minneapolis roots-rockers A Night in the Box, though Michelle & co. will certainly cease your attention. Trampled By Turtles really loves their regional bands, supporting numerous, young, up and comers including A Night in the Box, Johnson Family Band, Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank and many more.

One more from after the bomb baby


Last time to plug the show that might ruin your day.