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Music on a Stick 2018 kicks up romance, rock at the State Fair

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The Current’s Music on a Stick concert at the State Fair this year had a stacked lineup for those who are into bluegrass and romantic indie rock. Lissie opened the night, followed by Lord Huron and local favorites Trampled By Turtles. As the golden hour washed over those of us corralled in the Grandstand, Lissie took…

FEMN Fest bringing music and education to Duluth with all-female lineup

When thinking back to last year’s inaugural FEMN Fest, co-producer Abigail Mlinar remembers there being “love in the room every night.” The Duluth festival returns Sept. 21-22 for its second year and includes a lineup of female-identifying musicians, educators, and vendors. It is an unconventional music festival that acts, in the words of Mlinar, as “an opportunity…

Today in Music History: Happy Birthday to R.E.M.'s Bill Berry

Early R.E.M.: Stipe, Mills, Berry, Buck

Elvis got mobbed after a show; James Taylor had a No. 1 single with friend Carole King's song; Survivor had the No. 1 album with 'Eye of the Tiger'; Springsteen played his longest show ever; and R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry was born in Duluth, Minn., Today in Music History.

The Lowland Lakers perform at Radio Heartland

The Lowland Lakers

The Lowland Lakers are set to release their second full-length album, 'Lost in the Move,' this week. The members of the trio trade lead-singing duties, and their harmonies are lush and beautiful -- even though the subject matter of the songs can be a little on the sad side. The Lowland Lakers visited the Radio Heartland studio to play some songs from the new album.