What's on Tap 4/2006

What’s on Tap for St. Patties Day

Andrew Olson

Reader Weekly

Black Eyed Snakes are around this weekend. On Friday, March 17 (St. Patties Day) they’ll be in St. Cloud at 'The Rox' for what they call, “some green beer and puke college party action with our friends, Blimp a Zeppelin cover band.” Blimp is a band that must come to Duluth soon. They have a woman singer with dreads that would make Robert Plant jealous the way she belts out tunes. Then on Saturday, March 18 they will be at Lutsen Ski Resort. Where The Snakes say, “Come on up if you like to ski or snowboard.”

Wanted: Local Artists to interpret an album

With a new CD coming out Teague Alexy with Medication are looking for fans and friends to help them describe the album artistically. The new CD titled, "The New Folklore" is due out very soon. They talked about it saying, “the cover of the album will consist of drawings of dozens of different characters from the songs. These drawings will be done by multiple artists and we would like our fans and friends to be a part of it. If interested in contributing a sketch/drawing email1love@teaguealexy.com.” For St. Patties Day, at 9:30 pm, The Hobo Nephews Of Uncle Frank(Teague with brother Ian Alexy) play Fitger's Brewhouse. Their tune, “Minnesota Song”, was on our list of top songs of last year; see what they are playing now for free.

New Music from Boku Frequency

Trying out some new tunes Boku will be playing a show on March 17th at the Red Lion. They say, “Hey music lovers dance with us Friday at The Red Lion Lounge, 10pm to close, door free, & beer $1.50. Our first set will include the music on our upcoming CD out July 06 as well as one cut frompsycho's new CD that will be out April 06.”

Coming Soon: Trampled Returns

At one time Duluth was Trampled By Turtles constantly and like the moon rising behind the new condos off 21st Ave. E, they covered the horizon. Well, they are now a touring band so one must plan ahead for when they return. The fan needs time to get the patchwork skirt out and stretch for the full body dancing. TBT say worry no more, they have the “CABIN FEVER REVUE!! It's a Logjam promo tour featuring Trampled by Turtles, The White Iron Band, Charlie Parr, and 40 Watt Bulb.” This revue will happen on April 28th and 29th at The Tap Room.

Open Call: Festival seeks bands, apply within

The Green Man Festival is moving to Bayfront Park this year on July 14th, 15th, and 16th. The prices are also dropping for tickets down to $30 for the weekend or advance single-day tickets for $12. These will be available this month, but bands can sign up through a link atwww.greenmanfestival.com. The promoters say, “Last year, 6,000 people attended the festival over three days. Green Man Festival is the ultimate festival experience-taking place on shores of Lake Superior in downtown Duluth, Minnesota. This annual 3-day music, art, and film extravaganza features 25 artists on 2 stages offering live music all day and into the night, a mini-film festival, a cruiser bike rally, giant puppets, delicious food and many other exciting activities. Green Man will fill at least one slot with an artist who submits their information online.”

For those looking to go back to their Roots

One band that always draws a crowd when they come to Duluth are The Root City Band. They play the entire weekend at The Tap Room for St. Pattie’s Day (March 17 &18). A funky, bluesy, hippity-hoppity cover band that draws out a huge crowd; they never disappoint. The question is what night will have more people? The band talks about the BYOF show and says, “Bring your friends out.. We're bringing the party to you!”

It’s all in the name!

If you are the Indiana Jones of the bar scene and want to discover new bands there are many new names (and some older ones) out there this weekend. Steel Rain falls at the Powerhouse Bar (March 17), or you could improve your manners and go to Charm School at the Lakeview Castle, or maybe even try to make the Happy Hour (The Band) at Billy’s Bar. Some people may feel Stranded(Rascal’s March 17) or maybe just looking for a ride, which could be handled by The Potbellied Stallions at the Reef (March 17 & 18)? You could go to Shooter’s and get a back stage pass to BackStage Pass (March 17 & 18), or maybe you just want a Mooshie Cookie from Norm’s Beer & Brats (March 17 & 18). Lest we forget bands like Sassanach at Twin Ports Brewing (March 17 & 18), Pedal Point (March 17& 18) at Tyomies, or Quetico at Amazing Grace (March 17). What ever you are looking for this St. Pattie’s weekend Duluth has, now if we could just dye the lake green.