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Back in 2016, when they were still known as Medical Underground, these local alternative indie rockers were voted by users of local blog, Perfect Duluth Day, to be the band that "won" Homegrown that year. After a name change, the band got to work on its first album, Paradise, which was released on April 20. They performed tunes from that album and we found out what they had planned for this year's Homegrown show when they joined us in the studio on April 30.

Nudecolors 

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 4/20

Apr 20, 2018

The Nokturnal North, Mint Vintage, and Boreal Forest*
Indie for Earth Day! Up and Coming Indie Rock bands shred it up for Mother Earth
Red Herring
Thursday, April 19 | 8 PM | $10 | 18+

DJ BANKE, SHORTLEG DJ, DJ K-LITTLE, DJ NODEH, & DJ CHALLOFR3SH*
Culture Clash II: DJ Calvin alongside some of Minneapolis finest DJs and entertainers will be taking over Duluth city for a weekend of good vibes,loud music, diverse crowds and lit energy
Red Herring
Friday, April 20 | 9:30 PM | $10 | 18+

4/20 Live From Studio A: Johnny O'Brien

Apr 19, 2018

This Minneapolis singer/songwriter returned to our studios April 20. He gave us a preview of his latest album, due out in June. He had a show at Beaner's Central later that night.

Live from Studio A on KUMD is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Johnny O'Brien

Beaner's Central

KUMD Album Review: Revamp and Restoration

Apr 19, 2018

Various Artists -Revamp: The Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin | Restoration: Reimagining The Songs Of Elton John And Bernie Taupin

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 4/13

Apr 12, 2018

KUMD Proudly Sponsors: Nudecolors, The Latelys, Blake Thomas, and Jacob Mahon*
One Week Live Vol. 16 CD Release! Genres include: Alternative Indie, R&B/Soul, Folk/Country, and Singer Songwriter. As a bonus: The $7 entry includes FREE One Week Live Vol. 16 CD!
Beaner's Central
Friday, April 13 | 6 PM | $7 | All Ages

Prince Paul & The Conscious Party*
Reggae music sung well and sung right
SOUND: Duluth
Friday, April 13 | 9 PM | $10 | 18+

KUMD Album Review: Flatbush Zombies

Apr 11, 2018

Flatbush Zombies | Vacation in Hell

Wyclef Jean

KUMD hosts, Vicki and Dave share their interview with international superstar, Wyclef Jean on "Caribbean Roots." Wyclef is bringing his Carnival Tour to Minnesota on Friday April 13, playing at The Pourhouse in downtown Minneapolis.​ Caribbean Roots is KUMD's reggae show bringing the island sound to you every Sunday  11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on KUMD.

4/9 Live From Studio A: Jason Vieaux

Apr 5, 2018

This renowned, Grammy-winning classical guitarist joined us in the studio on April 9. Vieaux, whose repertoire spans classical and contemporary music from around the world, has been described by NPR as "...perhaps the most precises and soulful classical guitarist of his generation." He performed a solo recital, presented by Matinee Musicale, on April 10 at Duluth's Pilgrim Congregational Church.

Jason Vieaux

Matinee Musicale

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 4/6

Apr 5, 2018
Pablo Baxter

Jon Wayne & The Pain with Woodblind
Reggae and Acoustic Ska Duo. The popular Minneapolis band travels north to play with local favorites Woodblind for one heck of a night
SOUND
Friday, April 6 | 9 PM | $15 | 21+

KUMD Album Review: Nat Harvie Trio

Apr 4, 2018

Nat Harvie Trio | Broken Record

Nat Harvie and the two other members of their trio, Sam Williams and Becca DeBoer, have crafted one of the most entertaining debuts by any Minnesota artists recently.

Woman and man standing at the front of a church balcony singing
Stevie Twining for KUMD

It pays to live in Low's home town. On Friday, March 30 locals were lucky enough to experience the band performing a work originally commissioned for the Organ Reframed festival at London's Union Chapel back in October and only performed twice since, in Amsterdam and at SXSW. Duluth's Sacred Heart Music Center, with its renowned Felgemaker organ, served as the perfect venue for this special show, the seats turned to face the balcony. The performance was a benefit for the Friends of the Felgemaker and Churches United in Ministry.

Dylan and the Dead Return on KUMD

Apr 2, 2018

Duluth, MN – KUMD 103.3 FM's legendary Highway 61 Revisited, a show dedicated to Bob Dylan’s music, will return this Saturday at 5pm with a new host, DJ Miriam. The show was hosted for the past 25 years by its founder, Dylan expert John Bushey, who passed away in February. 

"John was inspired to pass the torch and he shared his wishes with us. 

4/6 Live From Studio A: Georgia Rae Family Band

Apr 2, 2018

  

Fiddle champion Georgia Rae was joined by her sisters, lead singer and ukelele player Kelly Jo and banjo and mandolin player Quin. The Illinois trio headlined this years Cabin Fever Bluegrass Festival at Duluth's Radisson Harborview Hotel April 6-8th. We got a preview when they joined us in the studio on April 6.

Georgia Rae Family Band

Cabin Fever Festival

Miller is a member of Twin Cities orchestral indie rock band We are the Willows. He be performed at a songwriter showcase at the Red Herring, then the full band joined hime at the same venue on that same night. He dropped by our studios on April 5 for a preview of both sets.

We are the Willows 
Red Herring Lounge

KUMD's Go-to Gigs 3/30

Mar 30, 2018

Low Organ Concert Fundraiser
Duluth's Indie Rock band Low puts on one heck of a fundraiser for Sacred Heart Music Center, The Friends of the Felgemaker, and CHUM
Sacred Heart
Friday, March 30 | 7:30 PM | $10 | All Ages

TYTE JEFF, Catbath, and A Winter Downpour
Indie Rock and Rock bands throw down one meaty serving of heck yeah
Red Herring
Friday, March 30 | 9:30 PM | $7 | 21+

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