Richie Townsend of Lesser Planets, an instrumental prog rock band based out of Duluth recently released Electric Neon Plastic, recorded at Sparta Sounds. Hear our conversation we had with him on The Local.
"On The Local yesterday Malachy interviewed some members of Duluth punk band Big Kiss. Find out about the band's history, their upcoming cassette release, playing punk music in the Twin Ports, and much more in this interview"
This year's virtual Duluth Homegrown Music Festival ended with a showing of Charlie Parr's Duluth Cider performance from early in the pandemic, at a time when artists were just figuring out the livestream thing. Despite playing to an empty venue, Parr gave an engaging performance that was worth a second look, or first look for those who'd missed it the first time.
Duluth Homegrown Music Festival Saturday dawned clear and with an expected high around 60, so it was a safe bet that a kickball game would spring up at Chester Bowl Park for the first time since 2019. In a way it was a throwback to the early days, when the smaller number of bands performing translated into a smaller number of players on the field. Find a complete rundown of the game from Mike Creger on Perfect Duluth Day.