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Music in the HART – Week 2 – The Black-eyed Snake

This Thursday The Black-eyed Snakes will be playing for Music in the HART concert series. Stop down to Lake Place Park Thursday 8/9 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm. Each week will feature a different band. For the full list please check out the schedule HERE. All shows are free, family-friendly, and open to the public.

Nothing quite compares to watching a Mormon nicknamed “Chicken Bone George” stoke an audience of heathens into a pulsating frenzy … while the artist is mostly sitting down. The normally calculated and mild-mannered George Alan Sparhawk of Low fame screams distorted gospel commands when leading longtime side-project the Black-eyed Snakes. Meanwhile, “Big House” Bobby Olson’s guitar cranks out heavy-metal blues while the space is filled by the twin skins of drummer Brad Nelson and percussionist Bryan “Lefty” Johnson. The band’s third album — the first since 2003’s Rise Up! — is in the works.

Black-eyed snakes

Music in the HART- Week 1 – Superior Siren

Today kicks off week one of the Music in the HART series. Stop down to Lake Place Park today from 4:30pm – 6:30pm. Each week will feature a different band. For the full list please check out the schedule HERE. All shows are free, family-friendly, and open to the public.

Superior Siren began 2018 with a full house at Sacred Heart Music Center for the band’s self-titled album release show. Band leader, singer and songwriter Laura Sellner explained the eerie folk style to the crowd. “I wanted to make music that comforted the disturbed and disturbed the comforted.” The synergy of the classical cello and upright bass playing by Rachel Gobin and Nyssa Krause, respectively, with the simple yet conscious drumming of Emma Deaner create deep and lingering sounds supported by Sellner’s lyrics of love and empowerment.

DAY EIGHT: BRUNCH & RECOVERY

Sleep in, weary music fans, but don’t rest long on your seven-days-of-revelry laurels. The grand finale remains.

Slackers have one last chance to see the Homegrown Music Video Festival at the Red Herring. Proprietor Bob Monahan promises a bloody mary bar and bottomless mimosas with freshly squeezed juices from the Juice Pharm and some sort of brunch offering, possibly an eggs Benedict buffet.

The last music happens at Canal Park Brewing. For those needing hair of the dog, the popular bloody mary bar is open until 3 p.m. Music begins at 1:30 with Battersea, a band that incorporates instruments such as the jouhikko and bouzouki. Next comes the acoustic Americana of The Lowland Lakers.

The Teague Alexy Band is the final act of the fest. The Americana singer-songwriter will have an array of talented musicians in tow for what’s sure to be a rockin’ set. Alexy looks forward to
closing out the fest but vows not to do it quietly.

“We’re excited to take all that energy and the spirit from the whole week to celebrate what a great festival we have in Duluth — and the great thing that Homegrown has evolved into,” Alexy says. “It will be a celebration not just of the city and the festival but of the people who put all the work into it to make Homegrown what it is.”

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