Bands

The reason we’re all here — to find our favorite local musicians.

Here, you’ll find a directory of artists, and information about their upcoming shows, contact information, and more. It’s the perfect way to keep tabs on your favorite band, or to discover new local sounds.

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A Band Called Truman

A Band Called Truman

Amped up or acoustic, A Band Called Truman loves to rock it. We have a tight uptempo, mostly original set with an occasional covers thrown in.
À La Mode

À La Mode

Duluth's newest and steamiest electro dance funk group. (Formerly known as Playdate. It's a long story.)
A Winter Downpour

A Winter Downpour

A Winter Downpour is the dark-indie songwriting of Duluth, MN based Alberto Serrano Rivera.
Abe Curran & the Blue Rooster

Abe Curran & the Blue Rooster

Guided by the highly personal song-writing of Abe Curran, with Eric Bong on bass and Patrick Bowen on drums, the band plays a unique blend of rock, folk, funk, blues, and utilizes dynamic improvisation.
Actual Wolf

Actual Wolf

Actual Wolf has paid a price, but like many deals with devils, seems to have come out the greater for it.  
Aimee Tischer

Aimee Tischer

Aimee's music has both an ethereal and evocative quality with the goal of stirring others to be bold and passionate.  
Aly Aleigha

Aly Aleigha

  Aly Aleigha is a Catholic singer/songwriter & traveling catechist.
American Rebels

American Rebels

  American Rebels is a hard-working, hard-rocking band that thrives on feedback-fueled guitar, driving bass and pounding drums.
Ann Kathryn

Ann Kathryn

  Singer/songwriter from Duluth, Minnesota.
Aurora Baer

Aurora Baer

  Folk singer/songwriter from Duluth with Nashville creds and a powerful voice.
Average Mammals

Average Mammals

Three-piece indie/alternative band from Hibbing, Minnesota.
Ball Slashers

Ball Slashers

  They named themselves "Ball Slashers." Need we say more?
Big Science

Big Science

  Harnessing the power of science to create quasi-futuristic outer space music...from space!
Big Wave Dave & the Ripples

Big Wave Dave & the Ripples

  A Duluth-based band comprised of a singer, rhythm section, and a four piece horn section playing funk/soul/blues/rock music to get people movin' their feet.
Black Diary

Black Diary

Slow, harmonic synchronicity from the shores of Lake Superior.
The Black Eyed Snakes

The Black Eyed Snakes

Cascading, entrancing beats push thick, raunchy, sometimes-psychedelic guitars into the soul like a lost love or a knife in the back.  
Black River Revue

Black River Revue

Using a bluegrass instrumentation, BRR has crafted their own sound made up of mostly original music.
Boku Frequency

Boku Frequency

Funkadelic Groove Blues Rock Soul.

Boreal Forest

Indie electronic rock group from Minneapolis/Duluth, Minnesota. Their mission is to melt minds and faces with vehemence.
Bratwurst

Bratwurst

Veterans of ancient instruments like the 2.3 horse power skill saw, garbage cans, shopping carts and sewage pipes.
Breanne Marie & the Front Porch Sinners

Breanne Marie & the Front Porch Sinners

Breanne Marie & The Front Porch Sinners is a 5 piece band playing original country music; vocals, acoustic/electric/bass guitars, drums and pedal steel.
Brothers Burn Mountain

Brothers Burn Mountain

A soulful, energetic, eclectic duo of real-life brothers, Ryan and Jesse Dermody. They've been playing music together everyday as a duo for the past 15 years.
C-Silence

C-Silence

C-Silence's natural gift for using words to create a wide range of emotions, ideas, and connections with his audience gives him a unique appeal to the most unlikely listeners.
Carebears, Carebears, Yeah

Carebears, Carebears, Yeah

Do you need to anything besides the fact that they're called "Carebears, Carebears, Yeah"?
Charlie Parr

Charlie Parr

An easily confused and very shy individual, Charlie Parr has been traveling around singing his songs ever since leaving Austin Minnesota in the 1980's in search of Spider John Koerner.
Chase Down Blue

Chase Down Blue

Weaving through quiet vocal harmonies and heavier builds to instrumental climaxes; Chase Down Blue creates a unique sound.
Chasm of Czar

Chasm of Czar

Cinematic metal powerhouse, weaving intricate melodies between devastating walls of distortion.
Condition

Condition

Shameless alternative rock band playing original music. We love non skid carpeting, cats, eating thawed ice cream in secret, and crocheted undergarments.
Crazy Neighbors

Crazy Neighbors

Meeting at a midnight jam in the throes of a blizzard spent in the woods, men armed with a bottle and the mantra ”shit it’s cold”, began to forge bonds over fire, pizza and cheap whiskey.
Dad's Acid

Dad's Acid

Surf the arctic shores of Lake Superior and get ripped day in day out.
Dan Dresser Trio

Dan Dresser Trio

Duluth mainstay and folk acoustic musician Dan Dresser and his bandmates. Two bandmates, specifically.
Dance Attic

Dance Attic

Dance Attic's set list ranges from old time country, classical Italian pieces, polkas, 1920's style tunes, Hawaiian music, late 1800's music, the Monty Python theme song and songs about beer.
G'narwals

G'narwals

  G'narwals, formerly known as Dare 2 Kill, consists of Jacob Daire (drums/vocals), Sean Kihlstadius (guitar/vocals), and Austin Korkowski (bass/vocals)
Dead End Friends

Dead End Friends

Dead End Friends: keeping heads bobbing and feet stomping since 2011.
Dear Interceptor

Dear Interceptor

Blending pop punk with the unique hardcore and punk that Duluth has bred in its vibrant basement scene, Dear Interceptor is both two-step and mosh pit inducing.
Deja Vu Drifters

Deja Vu Drifters

Acoustic music, driftin' from rock to reggae, country to swing, folk to pop. Strangely familiar, mysteriously strange, uniquely original.
Devil's Flying Machine

Devil's Flying Machine

Buzzed-up, electrified country blues.
Dirty Horse

Dirty Horse

Consisting of 1/2 part shady and 1/2 part nasty, the Dirty Horse ShaDynasty continues to howl.
Discord at Dawn

Discord at Dawn

Hard Rock. Heavy Metal. Hungry Nerds.
DJ Path Annu

DJ Path Annu

Patrick Hannu, AKA DJ Path Annu, DevilBoy, PH Balanced
Dream Police

Dream Police

A tribute to Cheap Trick with band members from Duluth, Superior and St. Cloud, MN.
Dubz

Dubz

Rapper and producer from West Duluth, Minnesota.
EddieDition

EddieDition

Trying to mix the modern day of hip hop with the originality that it started from, to give people what they like and to keep it real with you and myself.

Elysium Alps

An alias of Duluth-based Producer, DJ, and THAW label/club operator Jamie Larson.
Emily Haavik

Emily Haavik

Emily Haavik writes music and plays it with Beau Walsh (guitar/banjo/vocals), Bryan Wentworth (guitar), Lisa Wentworth (vocals) and Luke Mirau (drums).
Emily Jayne and Fellas

Emily Jayne and Fellas

Singer / songwriter Emily Jayne and, occasionally, the Fellas.
Erik Berry

Erik Berry

Original-Irish-Old-Time-Bluegrass-Improv. On mandolin.
The Fabulous D-Bags

The Fabulous D-Bags

We do things to you. Not for you.
Fearless Moral Inventory

Fearless Moral Inventory

Fearless Moral Inventory blends a variety of influences -- including ska, blues, and country -- into their signature sound.
Fever Dream

Fever Dream

Marc Gartman found the "Fever Dream" LP while searching through vinyl at the Record Cave in Superior, WI. He recreates this album on a vintage keyboard and drum machine.
Four Mile Portage

Four Mile Portage

Old-Time Fiddle and Banjo Dance Music, Dance Calling, and Vocal Harmonies.
Gaelynn Lea

Gaelynn Lea

Gaelynn Lea has been actively performing throughout Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin since 2006, contributing to a number of musical projects in the Twin Ports.
Gavin St. Clair

Gavin St. Clair

Gavin spends as much time as he can writing, composing, and traveling.
Gin Street

Gin Street

Smoke cigarettes. Drink Hamms. Play punk.
Glen's Neighbor

Glen's Neighbor

A group of friends collectively over 15 years forms the group Glen’s Neighbor, which has developed a tenacious web of musical influence and acquaintance.    
Glitteratti

Glitteratti

Glitteratti is an acoustic/electric rock outfit formed in Duluth, MN in 2013. Their sets are a mix of Gartman originals and classic covers that range from The Everly Brothers to Pink Floyd.
Good Colonels

Good Colonels

The Good Colonels are experimental post-punk weirdo rock veterans.
Greg Tiburzi

Greg Tiburzi

Inspired by pop radio, the American songbook, folk and world music, and rock from Chuck Berry on, Greg Tiburzi blends guitar and harmonica to back his compositions of loss, redemption, and fragility of the human condition.
Hannah Rey

Hannah Rey

Hannah Rey plays an eclectic mix of covers, from 60's pop to current & some obscurities peppered by original material.
Heaven's Gate Away Team

Heaven's Gate Away Team

The Heaven's Gate Away Team is band based out of Duluth MN, with a focus on prepping and educating our peers for the recycling of our planet.
Horrorsho

Horrorsho

DJ / Producer duo horrorsho compose electronic tracks that weave atmospheric samples with devastating bass drops.
Horse Fzce

Horse Fzce

Formed in 2014, the acoustic duo Horse Fzce is a collaboration between Northeastern Minnesota singer / songwriters Heather Surla and Eric Krenz.  
Horse & Rider

Horse & Rider

We drink excessively and don't give a f*ck.
Ire Wolves

Ire Wolves

Based in the frigid north of Duluth, MN - Ire Wolves is a band that was started by 3 musicians that were at the end of their previous music projects.
Iron Range Outlaw Brigade

Iron Range Outlaw Brigade

Wild dirty country music with punk energy.
Israel Malachi

Israel Malachi

Blues guitarist from Duluth, MN who often delves into other genres and instruments.
J4Tay

J4Tay

Jared R.A Forte aka J4TaY is an independent artist who writes, records, and produes hip hop & rap.
Jacob Mahon

Jacob Mahon

Jacob has been writing and performing in the Duluth area (occasionally with his brother, Owen, as "Hog Rooster") since 2011.
Jacob Swanson

Jacob Swanson

Jacob Swanson is quite a familiar face to the scene, having performed in / collaborated with several projects in the Duluth area.
JamesG

JamesG

Local, homegrown hip-hop you can feel good about listening to.
Jaw Knee Vee

Jaw Knee Vee

"Jaw Knee Vee is basically a musical hurricane who doesn’t so much play his instruments (some stringed instrument, kick drum, and cymbal) as assault them." -- Incognito Mag
Jaze

Jaze

A heavy sense of sarcasm and a good sense of humor also helps Jaze craft witty songs for everyone to crack a smile too.

Jen West

Solo project of Jen West, whom you may know as the tiny ukulele player from Space Carpet.
Jessica Skilar

Jessica Skilar

Open-field Americana inspired by backcountry highways, blue-sky mornings, and heartbreak.
Kat Fox

Kat Fox

Rapper from Duluth whose fierce style draws comparisons to Eyedea.
Kate Gruba

Kate Gruba

Tiny but feisty singer-songwriter from Duluth, Minnesota.
Kaylee Matuszak

Kaylee Matuszak

Since age 15 when she taught herself to play the guitar, Kaylee been dedicated to bringing the songs in her head to life and to the stage.
Kitschy Gloomy

Kitschy Gloomy

Kitschy Gloomy was born along the shores of Gitchee Gumee, randomly forged in a yearly staple of the Duluth music scene - Rock & Roll Kamikaze.
Kraig James & the Campfire Stars

Kraig James & the Campfire Stars

"Cunningly brazen lyrics that exemplify wholeness and target America's relationship with the joy and spirit of country living."
Kyle Ollah

Kyle Ollah

Singer-guitarist and old-time fiddle and banjo player. Plays blues, old-time dance tunes & ballad songs.
Legitimit

Legitimit

An artist who has been a mission to elevate the consciousness of humanity through clever witty banter.

Lesser Planets

Lesser Planets is a psychedelic fusion jam band/ambient experiment residing in the Kuiper Belt of Duluth's music and arts scene. We can see Earth from here.
Lion or Gazelle

Lion or Gazelle

Indie alt-country Nashville smashcore futurefolk.
The Little Black Books

The Little Black Books

  The Little Black Books is a rock band that originated in Duluth, MN and now records out of Central Lakes area  
Lord Montague

Lord Montague

Lord Montague is a blues influenced heavy rock band formed in Minneapolis, MN in early 2013.
Lorenzo's Tractor

Lorenzo's Tractor

Lorenzo's Tractor is distorted information, misrepresented doctrines, abstracted absolutes, concepts and misconceptions, sounds which must exist because they can exist, a pure expression of the fabric of reality.
Low

Low

Low is an American indie rock group from Duluth, Minnesota, formed in 1993. As of 2010, the group is composed of founding members Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, joined by Steve Garrington.
Low Forms

Low Forms

Duluth's best punk band by a country mile, according to members of Low Forms.
Low-Hi Funk

Low-Hi Funk

Low-Hi Funk was the Brainchild of C-Silence and MidiEvil of Strictly Hammers. They connected up two years ago, and now both are teamed up in full effect.
Maddy Siiter

Maddy Siiter

Just five years after picking up a guitar for the first time, the soft-spoken musician is a frequent local performer and has already recorded two full studio albums.
Mama's Stolen Horses

Mama's Stolen Horses

Bringing you soulful songs expressive to their life on the road.
Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon

A good friend of mine. A good friend of yours.
Markus J Dandy & the Complete Lack Thereof

Markus J Dandy & the Complete Lack Thereof

Avant-garde angry Americana.
Medical Underground

Medical Underground

"With MNsure on the fritz and Don Ness retiring to become a shadow hunter or a monk of some sort, it’s time for a band to bring the essence of rock ’n’ roll to the heart of the people of Duluth."
Mind Control

Mind Control

Mainstays of the Duluth underground punk scene. So punk, they don't even have a Facebook.
Minnesotabuick

Minnesotabuick

Sit back, relax, and enjoy-kinda music.
Monster Mob

Monster Mob

Blending the musical influences of old school punk rock and metal with the lyrical influences of classic and indie horror, science fiction and comic books.
Morrow

Morrow

Morrow is an original pop rock band with lots of upbeat rhythms. They write their own songs, but throw a few covers in!
Mr. Kickass

Mr. Kickass

Good ol' down & dirty punk trio from Duluth, MN.
Nat Harvie Trio

Nat Harvie Trio

The 100% queer solo project of Nat Harvie.
NonFic

NonFic

In an age of disposable emcees, and candy-coated lyricists, few are innovative enough to stand out from the crowd. NonFic is one of those exceptions.
Nopamine

Nopamine

Playing punk rock in basements and garages across like two states.
Norby

Norby

Music for you to shake your robot self to while spitting zeros and ones.
Kristy Marie

Kristy Marie

For the Love of Love.
Pale in Comparison

Pale in Comparison

Punk band from Duluth, MN. You might say other bands...well, you know.
Paper Parlor

Paper Parlor

Currently a 5-piece group, Paper Parlor continues to expand upon their sound and energy, blending many genres into up-beat tunes for all to enjoy.
Paradigm Collapse

Paradigm Collapse

Psychedelic, instrumental post rock.
Phantom Tails

Phantom Tails

Wielding distorted analog synthesizers, fuzz bass, and angular guitar while brandishing electronic drum beats sampled from vintage 808 machines, traditional sumatran folk music, and sonar whale recordings.
Pizzaghost

Pizzaghost

Loud, saucy, and just a tad ectoplasmic.
Portage

Portage

"Portage led the pack on the folk-pop front and had one of the more fully realized sounds in that genre; it seems like they would easily win over fans of Bon Iver." -Andrea Swenson, 89.3 The Current
Portrait of a Drowned Man

Portrait of a Drowned Man

Moved by the music of groups like Hum, Mogwai and Godspeed You! Black Emperor the band has spent over a decade writing and performing in Northern Minnesota.
Raw Space

Raw Space

How does he keep it so RAW?
Red Mountain

Red Mountain

Red Mountain is the brainchild of Anton Jimenez-Kloeckl. Since 2007 Red Mountain has been over-writing and under-performing honest music inspired by love, fear, birds, angst, and others.
Red Pine

Red Pine

Singer songwriter performing original music in Duluth, MN. and Superior, WI.
Reflectivore

Reflectivore

Music of anticipation.
Rich Mattson and the Northstars

Rich Mattson and the Northstars

Northern Minnesota cosmic americana group featuring songwriters Rich Mattson (Ol' Yeller, Tisdales, Bitter Spills, Sparta Sound) and Germaine Gemberling.
Rick McLean

Rick McLean

Rick plays music across different genres, though most people call it folk because it's one guy with an acoustic guitar. C'mon, people.
Robot Rickshaw

Robot Rickshaw

Robot Rickshaw is a rapidly-deployable, human-driven, two wheeled cart full of robots that play music. Piloted by a lunatic in a hazmat suit & teddy bear.
RoofTop Fable

RoofTop Fable

RoofTop Fable is a Minnesota raised rock band with smokey female vocals, toe tapping beats, pulsating bass and unforgettably catchy guitar riffs.
Ryan Van Slooten

Ryan Van Slooten

If there's one word to describe Ryan Van Slooten, it is "dreamer". His aspirations are big, and if you ask him, he'll tell you there's nothing you can't accomplish.
Sanz Trio

Sanz Trio

Sanz Trio is one of Duluth's up and coming rock/blues bands.  
Seym0ur

Seym0ur

Computer music for dystopian dance parties.
Silverback Colony

Silverback Colony

Playing twang-tinged originals & rocking soundscapes, including songs from bands like Limbeck, DeYarmond Edison, Ryan Adams, Neil Young, and others.
Similar Dogs

Similar Dogs

The unique duo of Joe Lindzius & Sarah Jane Hale. Similar in their desire to play music that they dig. A diverse repertoire grounded by acoustic guitar.
Songs of Shipwreck

Songs of Shipwreck

Bucking the trend of being pigeonholed into one genre of music, Songs of Shipwreck write songs influenced by everything from punk to folk.
Space Carpet

Space Carpet

Proggy Deep Tissue Folkish Psyrock.
Toby Thomas Churchill

Toby Thomas Churchill

Post-ironic funeral pop. Also occasionally performs as Starling of Athens.
Stephanie Longstreet

Stephanie Longstreet

A familiar figure at Beaner's open mic nights, Stephanie performs soulful blues with her trio.

Steve Sola

Having spent the last 10 or 12 years in various bands of all shapes, sizes and sounds, Steve Sola has now embarked upon the mysterious and frequently ill-defined path of the one man band.
Superior Siren

Superior Siren

Superior Siren has a haunting voice accompanied by a mesmerizing blend of strings and percussion.
Teague Alexy

Teague Alexy

Original Poetic Roots Rock.
The Adjustments

The Adjustments

Blues/rock band based in Duluth, MN. Come out for a show to hear some adjusted classics and our great original tunes!
The Boomchucks

The Boomchucks

Long-running folk rock act from Duluth. We dare you not to tap your toes.
The Bottle Jockeys

The Bottle Jockeys

The Bottle Jockeys are a Duluth, MN-based rock band. Influenced heavily by some of the greatest pub rock musicians in the world.
The Conformist Party

The Conformist Party

Original hard rock band from Duluth, MN. Always looking to gig.
The Crunchy Bunch

The Crunchy Bunch

"We DJ to share music we like. No requests. Shut up and dance."
The Dark Underbelly

The Dark Underbelly

Cryptic messages set to music by visionary musicians. "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl!"
The Documentary

The Documentary

Lend us your ears as we sing a song seldom sung.
The Dudes

The Dudes

Bob & Paul, aka the Dudes, play country and folk tunes around town. Embrace the Dudism.
The Farsights

The Farsights

A quirky, bespectacled power trio whose melodic & manic sound is driven by beefy bass lines, punk beats, & folk-song storytelling.
The Fiasco

The Fiasco

Classic rock & roll project from the Twin Ports.
The Fontanelles

The Fontanelles

Roaming between the Twin Cities, Northfield, and Duluth, the Fontanelles bring their folk-infused brand of rock with them wherever they go.
The Gold Star Junkies

The Gold Star Junkies

Duluth-based soul outfit with a deep craving for academic validation.
The Horror

The Horror

We've heard "Groovy Space Rock" and "Star Wars x Core," but we maintain we don't feel like we are from outer space.
The Latelys

The Latelys

Piano-based trio from the Twin Ports, playing slow, soulful R&B jams.
The Murder of Crows

The Murder of Crows

This violin / guitar duo plays long, winding, hypnotic instrumentals that hopefully create a kind of mental journey. A few vocal songs are thrown in for good measure. Ideal bird-watching music.
The Old Smugglers

The Old Smugglers

Weight of the world got you feeling down? Need to cleanse your spirit? Drink from The Old Smugglers Medicine Show Junkyard Revival Aural Elixir and cure the pain and suffering that ails. Let the evangelical sound recharge your vital force and cast...
The Potluck Communists

The Potluck Communists

Duluth-based Ska band dedicated to ensuring fair and equal distribution at collaborative luncheons.
The Slamming Doors

The Slamming Doors

The Slamming Doors is an energetic roots band led by singer songwriter, Adam Herman. Founded in northern Minnesota, their sound has been influence by a unique culture with a rich and deep musical history.
The Social Animals

The Social Animals

"The Social Animals are a full time, van-living young band...they play their music passionately and honestly, carrying both the intensity to move feet and the delicacy to keep them still."
The Social Disaster

The Social Disaster

"Part blood-red lipstick...part dark-side-of-the-roller-rink." - Christa Lawler, DNT A&E
The Trash Cats

The Trash Cats

The Trash Cats are a rising bluesy jazzy folksy band started by pianist Matt Sjelin and Guitarist Sean Mahoney.

The Unlikelys

Four-piece punk "supergroup" The Unlikelys brings together an unexpected combination of talent, and brings it hard.
The Weeks Avenue Band

The Weeks Avenue Band

Bringing together the improvisatory aspects of jazz with the driving rhythmic feel of funk from the 70's, The Weeks Avenue Band is comprised of college musicians from the Twin Ports looking to stimulate your brain and move your booty.
This Is Now

This Is Now

While the name of the band may have started as a tongue-in-cheek reference to where they were when it seemed like their world had fallen apart around them, since they first got together the power of their music can not be denied.
Tim Kaiser

Tim Kaiser

Tim Kaiser is well known in the atmospheric experimental music scene for his blending of acousto-electric contraptions and Frankenstein electronics to create ethereal, layered drones.
Timothy Martin & the New Norm

Timothy Martin & the New Norm

Timothy Martin and the New Norm plays dance infused psyc rock.
Tin Can Gin

Tin Can Gin

"Tin Can Gin builds on the bluegrass tradition, drawing in excellent musicians with an upbeat, indie attitude." - The Playlist
Torment

Torment

Hardcore/Beatdown group from Duluth, MN.
Wes Hadrich

Wes Hadrich

Good, honest music from a local singer / songwriter.
Willie Diction

Willie Diction

An emcee, writer, freestyler, and showman from the West End of Duluth, MN.
Woodblind

Woodblind

Their sets include traditional reggae, ska versions of classic rock and R&B hits, and original rocksteady numbers.
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