Go To Gigs 6/13

Jun 13, 2019
Trevor Murphy

Camille Martsen

A key member of Jacob Mahon & the Salty Dogs, Camille plays solo with an acoustic folk sound

Ursa Minor Brewing

Thursday, June 13 | 6pm | free | all ages

Soundset 2019 Recap

Jun 5, 2019


The weather was perfect…

His 2018 album, The Tree of Forgiveness, has two songs nominated for a 2019 Grammy award in the Best American Roots Song category. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster. 

Two woman singing, one playing the fiddle and one playing the guitar.
Christine Dean

Melissa Carper and Rebecca Patek formed this old-school country and folk duo in Austin, Texas before moving to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Carper, who plays guitar, banjo, and bass, has performed on Prairie Home Companion, while Patek is a three-time winner of the Wisconsin State Fiddle Championship who also plays guitar. The two joined us in the studio on May 29, 2019.

Buffalo Gals

Ani DiFranco plays NorShore 6/10

May 24, 2019
Ani DiFranco
Ani DiFranco

Grammy-winning musical artist and feminist icon recognized for her poetry and songwriting which pierces social convention and challenges the status quo, as well as her social activism and political engagement. She will be joined by Diane Peterson, whose latest album features DiFranco. The show is set to begin at 7 p.m. June 10th.

Man sitting at a grand piano and woman singing into a microphone
Christine Dean for KUMD

This year's Duluth Dylan Festival featured a concert from Joan Osborne, whose most recent album, Songs of Bob Dylan, paid tribute to Duluth's native son.

Duluth Dylan Fest 5/18-5/26

May 22, 2019
Duluth Dylan Fest
Duluth Dylan Fest

The weeklong festival Duluth Dylan Fest, celebrates the music and influence of Bob Dylan with an array of events and concerts including art exhibits, a poetry reading, The John Bushey Memorial lecture and nightly music events. Musical acts include Joan Osborne, Rich Mattson and the North Stars, Cowboy Angel Blue, a Bob Dylan Review in a reunion show and more.

May 18 - May 26

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Soundset 2019 5/26

May 22, 2019
Soundset 2019
Soundset 2019

Independent Hip Hop Festival in Minnesota. Soundset 2019 will be on May 26, 2019 at the MN State Fairgrounds on The Midway! Lil Wayne, Lil Uzi Vert, DMX, Beast Coast (Flashbush Zombies & Joey Bada$$), Tierra Whack, Atmosphere, Royce Da 5'9″ among others.

May 26, 2019

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Mags David formed this women's chorus in 1999 with a small group of beginners learning how to sing. The group has since expanded to 30-plus members, have released an EP, and have performed steadily including at several Homegrown Music Festivals.

KUMD and First Avenue presents Trampled by Turtles at Bayfront Festival Park July 6!

Man playing trombone and man playing sousaphone in a radio studio
Christine Dean for KUMD

This quartet formed when three members of the brass section of Twin Cities rock band Chooglin' broke off to start their own project, later adding drums to create a sound they call "hip shakin' beer jazz." They recently put out a second release, the EP All Day Music, recorded with Rich Mattson at Sparta Sound. 3/4 of the band, trumpeter Bob DeBoer, trombonist Zach Zins, and sousaphone player Hal Longley joined us in the studio on May 24, 2019 for a preview of their EP release show the same night at Beaner's Central.

Winnipeg Folk Festival
Winnipeg Folk Festival

Winnipeg Folk Festival is a relaxed and happy three-day music and camping festival featuring  a diverse lineup of music. A few artists to mention include Death Cab for Kutie, Kacey Musgraves, and Jason Mraz who are playing alongside many noteworthy artists spanning across genres and experience.

Date: July 11-14
Place: Birds Hill Provincial Park, St. Clements, MB R0E 0K0, Canada

Bayfront Reggae and World Music Festival 7/20

May 19, 2019
Bayfront Reggae & World Music Fest
Bayfront Reggae & World Music Fest

The 14th annual Reggae and World Music Festival will feature artists including Ky-mani Marley who celebrates cultural equality through their music. Food trucks and vendors available during the day.
Gates open at 11 am, the concert will be held rain or shine.


KUMD's Go-to Gigs 5/10

May 9, 2019
Chris Koza
This Means War - Chris Koza

Charlotte Montgomery, Cornelius Corvidae, Plumstar*
Celebrating each of their album’s release, Cornelius and Plumstar play with an ethereal sounds inspired by Duluth’s subcultures
Friday, May 10 | 9pm | $5 | 18+

Chris Koza
Rock and Americana, Chris and his band will also be playing songs off their new album ‘Sleepwalkers’
Blacklist Artisan Ales
Friday, May 10 | 8pm

Main Focus*
Electro soul
Red herring
Friday, May 10 | 8pm | $15 | 18+

Guitarist, drummer, and bass player in radio studio
Christine Dean for KUMD

Lee Peterson is a local musician known for his work with band Loup Garou and as a solo artist under the name Lee Jeffrey. He's released music with both of those projects, and now has a new album under the name Plumstar. Listen to our session with him and his band from May 10, 2019

Plumstar on Bandcamp