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Gabriel Douglas, Erik Berry, Fever Dream to play benefit for ailing Duluth woman


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Gabriel Douglas (the 4onthefloor), Erik Berry (Trampled By Turtles), and Fever Dream will play an upcoming benefit show for a Duluth woman who’s undergoing treatment for a kidney disease. The benefit and silent auction for Duluth native Erica Rodriguez is being held at the Red Herring Lounge this Sunday, Dec. 27, at 7 p.m. Rodriguez was diagnosed with a kidney…

Duluth Homegrown Music Festival coming to the University of Minnesota


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For one night only, this Friday the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival will bring its “up north” vibes down to Minneapolis for an evening of music at the University of Minnesota’s Whole Music Club at Coffman Memorial Union. Performers will include Mary Bue, Dad’s Acid, Cherry Cola, and Unknown Creatures. The annual Duluth Homegrown Festival started…

Blood on the Tracks Express: Celebrating Bob Dylan on rails from Duluth to Two Harbors


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One of Duluth’s most unique musical events, the Blood on the Tracks Express, took place on Thursday evening on a train, and you’ve probably never heard of it. The sold-out Blood on the Tracks Express is part of the Duluth Dylan Fest, a celebration of Bob Dylan’s birthday, making this its fifth year on the rails. The…

Iron Range Invasion: Duluth Homegrown Festival ventures to Virginia


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The Duluth Homegrown Festival is branching out to Virginia—as in Virginia, Minnesota—on March 27 for a one-night mini-festival called the “Iron Range Invasion.” The Invasion is free to the public, featuring eight bands at three different venues and “a mix from acoustic folk to punk rock.” The event will serve as a (relatively) modest precursor to…

Mark Kozelek and Low in Duluth: Entrancing and unrepentant


Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon performed in Duluth last night. It was his second of two nights performing in the port town (the night prior he played an unannounced set at Fitger’s Brewhouse along with Alan Sparhawk—these things just seem to happen in Duluth). Given the controversy Kozelek has courted in recent weeks with…

Doom-rockers Wolf Blood have the Duluth music scene howling


With an international release this month, Duluth’s Wolf Blood is a band on the verge of making some major noise both home and abroad. Here’s the story of how a doom/psych/stoner metal band from Northern Minnesota found its audience. Sometimes, as they say, timing is everything. The flood that ravaged Duluth, Minnesota in the spring…

Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon to play Duluth on Nov. 13, with Low opening


This morning, Low confirmed via Twitter that they would be opening for Mark Kozelek’s solo performance at the Karpeles Museum in Duluth on Nov. 13. Kozelek is better known under the moniker Sun Kil Moon, a name he’s released most of his music under for the past several years. The Karpeles Museum holds the largest…

Don Henley sues Duluth Trading Co. over henley shirt pun


“Don a henley and take it easy,” recommended the Duluth Trading Co. in a recent e-mail advertisement touting its henley shirts. Maybe Don Henley hears a lot of henley jokes, because he was not amused by this one: he’s suing the company for “damages and other appropriate relief.” He’s also demanding the company stop making…