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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…

Recap: The Current Does Duluth at the Red Herring Lounge


The Current spent some quality time on the shore of Lake Superior this weekend at several different special events in Duluth, including a live broadcast from the Endion Station Public House in Canal Park, a “The Current Does Duluth” showcase at the Red Herring Lounge in downtown Duluth, and an afternoon at the All Pints…

What to do in Duluth: Locals share their tips


We’ve got a great crowd down at Endion Station today for the Current’s live broadcast from Duluth—and we thought we’d take advantage of the opportunity to ask some of the Duluthians (and regular visitors) what they like to do in this beautiful city on the tip of Lake Superior. Megan and Tom “We like to…

Duluth: Coming home to Minnesota’s musical Zenith City


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When Trampled By Turtles went on David Letterman’s show earlier this month to play their song “Are You Behind the Shining Star?”, their host wasted no time revealing what a New Yorker knows about the band’s hometown. “Duluth. That’s iron ore country? Taconite, that’s right.” Then Letterman turned to Paul Shaffer, who seemed to be…

The Current to visit Duluth July 25 and 26


The Current Goes to Duluth

Duluth Mayor Don Ness talks to Steve Seel about The Current's summer road trip to Duluth that will feature a live broadcast with special guests and a night of local music.

9:30 Coffee Break: Duluth


What songs do you want to hear from musicians either born or lived (however briefly) in Duluth?

New Duluth music venue the Red Herring Lounge opens this weekend


Duluth has always had an active music scene, but in the past few years the city seems to have it going on. The Homegrown Festival grows a little bit larger every year, new talent seems to be springing up left and right, and albums recorded in the North Country are consistently ending up on year-end…