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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…

Bob Dylan and Duluth: Ten things to know


1. Bob Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth on May 24, 1941. 2. The Zimmerman family lived in Duluth until Dylan was six years old. When Dylan’s father became ill with polio, the family moved to Dylan’s mother’s home town of Hibbing. The Duluth house where the Zimmermans lived still stands, at 519…

Duluth Does Low concert will pay tribute to one of the city’s best-known bands


Fans of Duluth’s Low won’t want to miss a special one-time performance by more than 25 of the band’s friends and neighbors during an event dubbed “Duluth Does Low” this Thursday at the historic Sacred Heart Music Center in Duluth’s central hillside. This tribute to Low is being organized by Sacred Heart Executive Director and…

Eating and Drinking with Heavy Table's James Norton: Duluth


Tycoons Zenith Alehouse

Today on The Morning Show's Eating and Drinking, James Norton spoke to Steve Seel about his trip to Duluth. He raved about the steak at Tycoons Zenith Alehouse, and Northern Waters Smokehaus and their fish sandwiches.

NorShor Theater: Coming (back) to Duluth in 2015


Duluth Mayor Don Ness can still remember the marquee lights of the NorShor Theater shining bright on East Superior Street in the 1990s. “It was the birthplace of the Homegrown Music Festival,” Ness said, “and a lot of prominent bands in Duluth all started at the NorShor. It was a really important part of my…

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…