Duluth Music

Man seated holding a guitar with another man standing behind him holding a guitar
Christine Dean for KUMD

This local entertainer is known for his charismatic performances covering everyone from Elvis to the Rat Pack to the Everly Brothers. He's now channeled those influences into his own compositions for his first album, Out of the Blue, which he'll release on Sunday, August 19 at Clyde Iron in Duluth. We found out more about the album, why it was so long in the making, and heard some tunes when Eckart joined us in the studio with guitarist Jimi Cooper on August 16, 2018.

Todd Eckart

Man standing in front of shelves full of CDs
Adam Reinhardt for KUMD

Max Mileski is a local audio engineer, producer, and musician who is known more for his work on others' projects than on his own.

Duluth AmeriCorp volunteer Alayna Johnson has been working to bring recycling and composting to summer events at Duluth parks.  Creating low-waste events her focus and is a matter of providing proper receptacles along with good signage and education. You can volunteer this summer as a part of the effort where trash talking is encouraging composting at the Chester Creek Concert Series.  

Learn more about participating in Trash Talking at Chester Creek

KUMD is pleased to announce the release of Live from Studio A Volume 1, a collection of 16 tracks recorded in our studios over the past several years.

Man holding a guitar above his head
Michael Mayou for KUMD

    While there’s no shame in calling Homegrown and snipping off the wristband after Saturday night,  Brunch and Recovery Sunday is there for those who need it.

Homegrown Music Festival 2018: Day 7

May 6, 2018
Four band members wearing suit coats and jumping in the air
Adam Reinhardt for KUMD

  A gorgeous morning drew a sizeable crew to Chester Park bright and early (in rock star time) for a Rock and Run at Chester Park to begin Homegrown, Day 7.

Homegrown Music Festival 2018: Day 5

May 4, 2018
Singer of the band holds up his guitar yelling out in excitement.
Stevie Twining for KUMD

      Homegrown Day 5 opened with an unofficial festival event that’s been happening so long they might as well put it in the field guide next year. SoupB4Supe offered up delicious soups ranging from vegan hot and sour to potato jalapeno and a warm communal feel as Homegrown musicians and fans mingled in the kitchen, on the porch, at the foosball table, or in the backyard of the venue dubbed 2104. Homegrown committee member Erin Naughton-Garrison presented Starfire with a cake in honor of his upcoming 50th birthday.

Homegrown Music Festival 2018: Day 4

May 3, 2018
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Michael Mayou for KUMD

    It’s a bit mind-blowing to see an 11-year-old female lead singer nail everything from Stevie Ray Vaughn to Metallica to the B-52’s “Love Shack” while the 16-year-old female guitarist shreds along.

Homegrown Music Festival 2018: Day 3

May 2, 2018
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Vicki Kurker for KUMD

Tuesday, Day 3 of Homegrown, saw much of the action shift to Canal Park where fans could easily loop between Vikre, Amazing Grace, and the Sports Garden, or hop across the Lake Avenue Bridge and take in nearby shows at Prove Gallery or Dubh Linn.

KUMD Album Review: Ingeborg Von Agassiz

Mar 14, 2018
Album cover for Ingeborg Von Agassiz' album O Giver of Dreams
Ingeborg Von Agassiz

Ingeborg Von Agassiz| O Giver of Dreams

Duluth-based artist Ingeborg Von Agassiz is more than just a mouthful to pronounce. Von Agassiz, whose actual name is Emma Rusten, draws her moniker from two 12th century influences, Hildegard Von Bingen and Eleanor of Aquitaine, two of the most accomplished women in the Medieval era. Her newest project , O Giver of Dreams, is self-produced and described as a “Hank Williams melody with a Hip Hop beat;” truly her music is a unique blend of vocals, acoustics and drum production.

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 3/8

Mar 8, 2018
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Wolfskull Creative

Superior Siren with Nat Harvie Trio and Prone*

Superior Siren's Midwest Tour Sendoff Event! Join us and jam out while we wish the local lovelies farewellBlushFriday, March 9 | 9 PM | $5 | 18+ 

Man with guitar, woman playing drums, man playing bass
Stevie Twining for KUMD

For some, it was an emotional homecoming to a venue that hosted some of the most memorable moments from Duluth's music and arts scene from the '90s to the mid-2000s. For others, it was a first chance to experience music in one of Duluth's last remaining historic  theaters.

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Jeff Jarvinen

Women's Music Show host Liz continues her series of interviews with local female musicians. This time we hear from Rose Hoene and Leyla Aktekin.

Hoene's musical path started with performances in Duluth and led to time in Los Angeles working at a recording studio and at Geffen Records.

Three women standing in a hallway
Jeff Jarvinen

On November 19, 2017, Women's Music Show host Liz brought two local female performers, Maxi Childs and Robyn Rohweder, into the studio for a fun conversation about their time in music.

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 10/27

Oct 26, 2017

Heatbox with The Crunchy Bunch

Experimental Beatboxing and Dance will leave you in a trance. Take your stance, get out there and prance
Rex Bar
Friday, October 27 |10 PM | 21+ | $7
 
Blaha and Low Forms

Surf Psych and Punk Bands combine forces for one heck of a good show. There's going to be some good dancing
Blush
Friday, October 27 | 9 PM | 18+ | $7
 
Chris Webby, Nate Millyunz, Gaines FM, Craze & Kryptic, and Jugg Brothers

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