Venus de Mars performs an acoustic set, joined on the bill by Minneapolis punk band the Florists and local heartbreakers Dear Rosetta. Doors open at 8 p.m.; music starts at 9. Attendees must be age 18 or older.
Blush hosts its first theme night: “90s Business Bitch.” Attendees are encouraged to dress up, act out, and get wild to DJ sets by DJ Hazy Harold and a curated 1990's jam playlist. Bring a manila envelope or a filing cabinet and the $5 cover charge is waived.
Allen Killian-Moore will read from his tome, Owning the Means of Production, recently published by Portland-based Microcosm Press. It’s a guide to worker-owned cooperatives that tells the story of Jefferson People’s House in Duluth. Music by Lee Jeffrey, Yana and Clancy Ward & Friends.
Duluth's haunted folk band Superior Siren performs a send-off show to launch their tour of the Midwest. Electronic trio Prone and post-glam rockers The Nat Harvie Trio open. Doors open at 8 p.m. and music starts at 9 p.m.
DJ Boyfrrriend and DJ Sarah Akawa are coming to Duluth to bring Queer Pressure vibes and "bumpin' beats." Queer Pressure. All queers and allies over age 18 are all welcome. All bathrooms are gender neutral and the building is wheelchair accessible. Admission is $5.
Pop-music sweethearts Midas Bison and Amy Hzl share the bill at this 18+ dance party concert. Bison is a queer-pop experimentalist from Madison who combines familiar elements of pop music with experimental sounds and abstract lyrics. Duluth's Amy Hzl and her magic band play music that is "like gay 90's house meets pop with more drunk yelling."
Killers Liars Flowers is an exhibition of new paintings by Adeline Wright. The series is inspired by the off-putting or socially unacceptable hairdos of televangelists, mass shooters and serial killers, along with the beautiful strangeness of poisonous flowers. Through portraiture and still life paintings, Adeline grapples with the reality of hatred, bigotry, sexism, televangelism, fascism and deadly blossoms. Singer-songwriter Rick McLean performs.
Instrumental post-rock collective Portrait of a Drowned Man performs at Blush with alt-rock band Bitter Ghost and punk rockers Horrible Lives of Minneapolis, while Duluth band heavyset makes its debut performance.
A founding member of the groups Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh and The Folk Implosion, Lou Barlow brings his acoustic guitars to Duluth for a solo performance of his extensive back-catalog of music. Requests will be taken, stories will be told. Doors open at 7 p.m.; music starts around 7:30.
Duluth band Coyote releases its new album A Different Path with a performance featuring opening act Yester. Yester plays at 8 p.m., Coyote plays at 9. Coyote consists of Jerree Small on guitar and vocals, Marc Gartman on banjo and vocals and Matt Mobley on upright bass. Formed in 2007 the band has released four full-length records. Produced by Steve Garrington, engineered by Jake Larson and recorded at Sacred Heart, this new music comes after a six-year break in recording…
Pleasure, Bodies & Justice is a three-day event about starting conversations and addressing the politics of pleasure and body autonomy. Participants will share resources, sex-positive science and everyday stories about how communities can find and sustain pleasure to live a feminist life. Thursday April 11, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Marginal Bodies, Queer Consent UWS Pope Student Center, Room 232 Old Main Thursday April 11, 6:30 p.m. Emily Nagoski, Ph. D., author of Come As You Are UMD, Chem 200 Friday…
WE Health Clinic (formerly Women's Health Center) celebrates its new name. Music provided by DJ Chris LeBlanc (of Crunchy Bunch fame) starting at 9 p.m. Drink specials by the bartenders of Blush. Learn about gender-affirming hormone therapy and PrEP HIV prevention programs. Talk to staffers about how they are the only abortion providers in Northern Minnesota, Northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Get some info on their low- and no-cost birth control and STI testing and treatment options.…
During the Eclectic Friday Freqout, the following bands perform at Blush: 1. Dylan Fett - 9 p.m. - Plays beautiful acoustic guitar with beautiful vocals. Follow them at @the.dylan.fett. 2. The Trash Cats - 9:45 p.m. -The Trash Cats bring their brand of acoustic cat rock to Duluth on the regular. 90's covers and 90's inspired originals are the name of their game. 3. Alluvion - 11 p.m. - Alluvion plays his own brand of down-tempo electronic music with live…
Blush celebrates two years in business with a three-day party featuring music, dancing and drinks. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Life House Youth Drop-in Center. Tickets are $35 for a weekend pass and $10 for a single night. They are available at eventbrite.com or at the door. Thursday Bands Sauna Accident Jrunk Mint Vintage Last Import Friday Bands We Should Have Been DJs The Sordid Affairs DJ Dean Miller Nat Harvie with Brent Penny Saturday Bands Rick McLean…
Based on their book, The Science of Monsters, Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl will explore the science behind horror movies’ most iconic villains, unraveling the medical mysteries and scientific marvels that inspired the creation of Freddy Krueger, Norman Bates and more. Kelly Florence is a teacher, mother and horror film lover. She teaches at Lake Superior College in Duluth and is the co-host of the Horror Rewind podcast. Meg Hafdahl is an author and co-host of the Horror Rewind podcast.…
Singer-songwriter Matt Wilson and his harp and banjo orchestra perform music from his repertoire, reaching back to his earliest compositions and the songs he’s chosen from his recent streak of composing. The group is also spins up renditions of old-time songs that Matt "considers to be among the greatest of all music history."
Jazz Night at Blush happens every Monday. Music starts at 8 p.m., usually with a short break around 9 and then it starts back up. Wine and beer are available. Always 18+, no cover charge. Open for anyone to listen, or to come up and play a tune.
This event has been postponed. A new date has not been announced. Benefit show for Caden of Torment, who was injured during a hit and run. Proceeds for the show go towards his GoFundMe account. Performing artists include Portrait of a Drowned Man, Trita and Prairie Fyre.
This event has been cancelled, however, Blush remains open for business. Jazz Night at Blush happens every Monday. Music starts at 8 p.m., usually with a short break around 9 and then it starts back up. Wine and beer are available. Always 18+, no cover charge. Open for anyone to listen, or to come up and play a tune.
Jazzy lounge trio Tender Ness opens the show. Elysium Alps is Jamie Larson’s electronic project combining samples and synth to produce rave-like dance beats. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; music starts at 8:30. Open to ages 21+.
The Sapsuckers and Paisley Fields kick off their Midwest tour in Duluth. Paisley Fields is a country singer, songwriter and bandleader splitting time between Brooklyn, N.Y. and Nashville, Tenn. The Sapsuckers perform original country songs that blend humor, heartache and honky-tonk. Tickets are available at songkick.com.
Nat Harvie celebrates the release of their new album, "Married in Song," with special guest Double Grave. Doors open at 8 p.m. Music starts at 9 p.m. Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination are required.
Nat Harvie celebrates the release of Married in Song with special guest Double Grave. Tickets are $12 in advance at blushduluth.com and $15 at the event. Doors open at 8 p.m.; music starts at 9. Proof of vaccination is required.