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Trampled by Turtles and Atmosphere are just a few of the acts playing Duluth Saturday


  Heading to Duluth this weekend for the big Trampled by Turtles and Atmosphere show at Bayfront Park? May as well make a day out of it. Like a mini Homegrown Music Festival, this Saturday boasts a wide variety of concerts all around Duluth, offering Minnesota music fans plenty of opportunities to see something unexpected.…

Bob Dylan will be honored with a new statue in Duluth


  Duluth has no shortage of love for its most famous son. Already there is Bob Dylan Way, the annual Dylan Days celebration (which spreads all the way up to Hibbing, where Dylan’s family moved after he was born), and the series of Duluth Does Dylan compilations. And soon, if the Dylan By Duluth project…

Remembering seminal Duluth punk band Bear Garden


  “We set our minds to make something real, something passionate,” remembers Mikey Ferrin. And so began the journey of three Duluth teens who crafted a sound and a movement that still inspires and resonates with a passionate and loyal Duluth following. Bear Garden played their first ever show to 12 people in a friend’s…

Duluth artist Kip Praslowicz re-imagines the concept of concert photography


  In this dizzying digital age, concert photography is everywhere. Attend a show at any sized venue these days, and tiny glowing screens light up every corner of the room. From the sea of smart phones in the audience DSLR-equipped shooters crammed into the pit in front of the stage, everyone seems to be angling…

Duluth Homegrown 2013: Highlights from the 15th annual music festival


  Now in its 15th year, the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival is officially an institution. That much was clear as soon as I picked up the festival guide, a meaty, 82-page directory of all of the shows happening over the eight days of Homegrown; in addition to a play-by-play of each day and descriptions of…

9:30 Coffee Break: Duluth Bands


Duluth, MN bridge

Enjoying some music from our friends on the North Shore in celecbration of Homegrown Music Festival. What artists from Duluth, MN do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break?

Meet Walt Dizzo, host of the new Duluth Local Show


  The Wisconsin town where I grew up, about 70 miles south of Duluth, was small. Think “under-900-people-in-the-whole-town” small. The local music scene consisted of a handful of bands cobbled together from kids living in surrounding towns, who somehow seemed to find the same influential bands despite the nearest record store being 50 miles away…

Duluth Homegrown Music Festival 2012


I recently traveled to Duluth for the second half of the city’s eight-day-long Homegrown Music Festival, which showcases talent exclusively from the Twin Ports area. In addition to my impressions of the festival and community and my roundup of highlights, photographer Ben Clark has also assembled a collection of photos of the nearly 30 acts…