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.
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.
Duluth's newest and steamiest electro dance funk group. (Formerly known as Playdate. It's a long story.)
A Winter Downpour is the dark-indie songwriting of Duluth, MN based Alberto Serrano Rivera.
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 has paid a price, but like many deals with devils, seems to have come out the greater for it.
Aimee's music has both an ethereal and evocative quality with the goal of stirring others to be bold and passionate.
Aly Aleigha is a Catholic singer/songwriter & traveling catechist.
American Rebels is a hard-working, hard-rocking band that thrives on feedback-fueled guitar, driving bass and pounding drums.
Singer/songwriter from Duluth, Minnesota.
Folk singer/songwriter from Duluth with Nashville creds and a powerful voice.
Three-piece indie/alternative band from Hibbing, Minnesota.
They named themselves "Ball Slashers." Need we say more?
Harnessing the power of science to create quasi-futuristic outer space music...from space!
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.
Slow, harmonic synchronicity from the shores of Lake Superior.
Cascading, entrancing beats push thick, raunchy, sometimes-psychedelic guitars into the soul like a lost love or a knife in the back.
Using a bluegrass instrumentation, BRR has crafted their own sound made up of mostly original music.
Funkadelic Groove Blues Rock Soul.
Indie electronic rock group from Minneapolis/Duluth, Minnesota. Their mission is to melt minds and faces with vehemence.
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 is a 5 piece band playing original country music; vocals, acoustic/electric/bass guitars, drums and pedal steel.
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'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.
Do you need to anything besides the fact that they're called "Carebears, Carebears, Yeah"?
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.
Weaving through quiet vocal harmonies and heavier builds to instrumental climaxes; Chase Down Blue creates a unique sound.
Cinematic metal powerhouse, weaving intricate melodies between devastating walls of distortion.
Shameless alternative rock band playing original music. We love non skid carpeting, cats, eating thawed ice cream in secret, and crocheted undergarments.
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.
Surf the arctic shores of Lake Superior and get ripped day in day out.
Duluth mainstay and folk acoustic musician Dan Dresser and his bandmates. Two bandmates, specifically.
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, formerly known as Dare 2 Kill, consists of Jacob Daire (drums/vocals), Sean Kihlstadius (guitar/vocals), and Austin Korkowski (bass/vocals)
Dead End Friends: keeping heads bobbing and feet stomping since 2011.
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.
Acoustic music, driftin' from rock to reggae, country to swing, folk to pop. Strangely familiar, mysteriously strange, uniquely original.
Buzzed-up, electrified country blues.
Consisting of 1/2 part shady and 1/2 part nasty, the Dirty Horse ShaDynasty continues to howl.
Hard Rock. Heavy Metal. Hungry Nerds.
Patrick Hannu, AKA DJ Path Annu, DevilBoy, PH Balanced
A tribute to Cheap Trick with band members from Duluth, Superior and St. Cloud, MN.
Rapper and producer from West Duluth, Minnesota.
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.
An alias of Duluth-based Producer, DJ, and THAW label/club operator Jamie Larson.
Emily Haavik writes music and plays it with Beau Walsh (guitar/banjo/vocals), Bryan Wentworth (guitar), Lisa Wentworth (vocals) and Luke Mirau (drums).
Singer / songwriter Emily Jayne and, occasionally, the Fellas.
Original-Irish-Old-Time-Bluegrass-Improv. On mandolin.
We do things to you. Not for you.
Fearless Moral Inventory blends a variety of influences -- including ska, blues, and country -- into their signature sound.
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.
Old-Time Fiddle and Banjo Dance Music, Dance Calling, and Vocal Harmonies.
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 spends as much time as he can writing, composing, and traveling.
Smoke cigarettes. Drink Hamms. Play punk.
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 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.
The Good Colonels are experimental post-punk weirdo rock veterans.
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 plays an eclectic mix of covers, from 60's pop to current & some obscurities peppered by original material.
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.
DJ / Producer duo horrorsho compose electronic tracks that weave atmospheric samples with devastating bass drops.
Formed in 2014, the acoustic duo Horse Fzce is a collaboration between Northeastern Minnesota singer / songwriters Heather Surla and Eric Krenz.
We drink excessively and don't give a f*ck.
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.
Wild dirty country music with punk energy.
Blues guitarist from Duluth, MN who often delves into other genres and instruments.
Jared R.A Forte aka J4TaY is an independent artist who writes, records, and produes hip hop & rap.
Jacob has been writing and performing in the Duluth area (occasionally with his brother, Owen, as "Hog Rooster") since 2011.
Jacob Swanson is quite a familiar face to the scene, having performed in / collaborated with several projects in the Duluth area.
Local, homegrown hip-hop you can feel good about listening to.
"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
A heavy sense of sarcasm and a good sense of humor also helps Jaze craft witty songs for everyone to crack a smile too.
Solo project of Jen West, whom you may know as the tiny ukulele player from Space Carpet.
Open-field Americana inspired by backcountry highways, blue-sky mornings, and heartbreak.
Rapper from Duluth whose fierce style draws comparisons to Eyedea.
Tiny but feisty singer-songwriter from Duluth, Minnesota.
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 was born along the shores of Gitchee Gumee, randomly forged in a yearly staple of the Duluth music scene - Rock & Roll Kamikaze.
"Cunningly brazen lyrics that exemplify wholeness and target America's relationship with the joy and spirit of country living."
Singer-guitarist and old-time fiddle and banjo player. Plays blues, old-time dance tunes & ballad songs.
An artist who has been a mission to elevate the consciousness of humanity through clever witty banter.
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.
Indie alt-country Nashville smashcore futurefolk.
The Little Black Books is a rock band that originated in Duluth, MN and now records out of Central Lakes area
Lord Montague is a blues influenced heavy rock band formed in Minneapolis, MN in early 2013.
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 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.
Duluth's best punk band by a country mile, according to members of Low Forms.
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.
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.
Bringing you soulful songs expressive to their life on the road.
A good friend of mine. A good friend of yours.
Avant-garde angry Americana.
"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."
Mainstays of the Duluth underground punk scene. So punk, they don't even have a Facebook.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy-kinda music.
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 is an original pop rock band with lots of upbeat rhythms. They write their own songs, but throw a few covers in!
Good ol' down & dirty punk trio from Duluth, MN.
The 100% queer solo project of Nat Harvie.
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.
Playing punk rock in basements and garages across like two states.
Music for you to shake your robot self to while spitting zeros and ones.
Punk band from Duluth, MN. You might say other bands...well, you know.
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.
Psychedelic, instrumental post rock.
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.
Loud, saucy, and just a tad ectoplasmic.
"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
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.
How does he keep it so RAW?
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.
Singer songwriter performing original music in Duluth, MN. and Superior, WI.
Northern Minnesota cosmic americana group featuring songwriters Rich Mattson (Ol' Yeller, Tisdales, Bitter Spills, Sparta Sound) and Germaine Gemberling.
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 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 is a Minnesota raised rock band with smokey female vocals, toe tapping beats, pulsating bass and unforgettably catchy guitar riffs.
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 is one of Duluth's up and coming rock/blues bands.
Computer music for dystopian dance parties.
Playing twang-tinged originals & rocking soundscapes, including songs from bands like Limbeck, DeYarmond Edison, Ryan Adams, Neil Young, and others.
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.
Bucking the trend of being pigeonholed into one genre of music, Songs of Shipwreck write songs influenced by everything from punk to folk.
Proggy Deep Tissue Folkish Psyrock.
Post-ironic funeral pop. Also occasionally performs as Starling of Athens.
A familiar figure at Beaner's open mic nights, Stephanie performs soulful blues with her trio.
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 has a haunting voice accompanied by a mesmerizing blend of strings and percussion.
Original Poetic Roots Rock.
Blues/rock band based in Duluth, MN. Come out for a show to hear some adjusted classics and our great original tunes!
Long-running folk rock act from Duluth. We dare you not to tap your toes.
The Bottle Jockeys are a Duluth, MN-based rock band. Influenced heavily by some of the greatest pub rock musicians in the world.
Original hard rock band from Duluth, MN. Always looking to gig.
"We DJ to share music we like. No requests. Shut up and dance."
Cryptic messages set to music by visionary musicians. "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl!"
Lend us your ears as we sing a song seldom sung.
Bob & Paul, aka the Dudes, play country and folk tunes around town. Embrace the Dudism.
A quirky, bespectacled power trio whose melodic & manic sound is driven by beefy bass lines, punk beats, & folk-song storytelling.
Classic rock & roll project from the Twin Ports.
Roaming between the Twin Cities, Northfield, and Duluth, the Fontanelles bring their folk-infused brand of rock with them wherever they go.
Duluth-based soul outfit with a deep craving for academic validation.
We've heard "Groovy Space Rock" and "Star Wars x Core," but we maintain we don't feel like we are from outer space.
Piano-based trio from the Twin Ports, playing slow, soulful R&B jams.
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.
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...
Duluth-based Ska band dedicated to ensuring fair and equal distribution at collaborative luncheons.
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 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."
"Part blood-red lipstick...part dark-side-of-the-roller-rink." - Christa Lawler, DNT A&E
The Trash Cats are a rising bluesy jazzy folksy band started by pianist Matt Sjelin and Guitarist Sean Mahoney.
Four-piece punk "supergroup" The Unlikelys brings together an unexpected combination of talent, and brings it hard.
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.
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 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 and the New Norm plays dance infused psyc rock.
"Tin Can Gin builds on the bluegrass tradition, drawing in excellent musicians with an upbeat, indie attitude." - The Playlist
Hardcore/Beatdown group from Duluth, MN.
Good, honest music from a local singer / songwriter.
An emcee, writer, freestyler, and showman from the West End of Duluth, MN.
Their sets include traditional reggae, ska versions of classic rock and R&B hits, and original rocksteady numbers.