Interviews

The Local Show talks with Chaperone Records


Southwire

The local music scene in Duluth has been gaining some well-deserved attention in the past couple of years, and the addition of a new record label in town definitely won't hurt the spotlight. Chaperone Records may be a baby still -- it was only launched in May of this year -- but its roster already includes some of the brightest talent on the North Shore.

Gary Clark Jr.: A blues wunderkind breaks out


Gary Clark Jr.

It's been a while since pop-music writers have heaped praise on a blues guitarist as the next big thing. But that's what's happened with Gary Clark Jr., who's just put out his first full-length album on a major label.

Ben Gibbard: Living With Ghosts


Ben Gibbard

After 15 years in Death Cab for Cutie, Ben Gibbard is releasing his first solo album, Former Lives. Guy Raz talks with Ben about what it's like to confront older versions of one's creative self, his private life after a very public divorce and the future of Death Cab for Cutie.

Robust Worlds Talks With The Local Show


Robust Worlds

Chris Rose has been a go-to guitarist in town for years, playing with bands like Vampire Hands, Private Dancer and Heavy Deeds. For much of the last year though, he has embarked on a solo affair called Robust Worlds. The project is doused in characteristic reverb and provides dreamy imagery that cohesively pulls together all the work he's done in other acts through the years.