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Charlie Parr uses injury to reassess and record


Charlie Parr stands in front of a bookshelf.

A year after a devastating injury threatened his career, Duluth guitarist Charlie Parr is back with a new album, a new tour and a new understanding of the tunes he plays.

Duluth music advocate Rick Boo dies at 60


Members of the Duluth music scene are mourning the loss of one of its key members. Rick Boo, co-owner of Carmody Irish Pub and Brewing, died of an undisclosed cause on Aug. 28. To those who knew him he was a champion for the Duluth music scene and an advocate local artists just starting out.…

Rock and Roll Book Club: Louie Kemp's 'Dylan & Me'


Louie Kemp's book 'Dylan & Me.'

Louie Kemp and Bob Dylan met at summer camp and forged a lifelong friendship that led to a professional partnership on the legendary Rolling Thunder Revue. In 'Dylan & Me,' Kemp tells his story.

The Current Rewind: 25 Years of Low


The Current Rewind

Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, married founding members of Low, have been experimenting with rock music since the early '90s. In this episode, we join them for an interview and a walking tour of Duluth, Minn.; we explore their quarter-century of a musical career; and we meet their "road nanny" (along with several other Duluthian characters). All with a dose of dry, dark humor.

All Pints North 2019 leads another perfect weekend of music and fun in Duluth


Mayor Emily Larson said it, speaking to 5,000 attendees at the All Pints North beer festival in Bayfront Festival Park. I said it, speaking to anyone who would listen. It just rolls off the tongue, the phrase popularized by a local blog: Saturday was truly a perfect Duluth day. 120 Minnesota breweries and cideries lined…