More scenes from Duluth's Homegrown Music Festival
Above: (click most of these photos for a full image) Scenes from the ballroom above the Electric Fetus on Friday, with Anti-Anne, a.k.a. "Bob Saget." See "Top ten blurry highlights from Homegrown" at cpculture.com for more details, as well as the festival's official site, its myspace page, and various posts at perfectduluthday.com. Below: Boy Girl Boy Girl at Pizza Luce on Friday, Bone Appetit at R.T. Quinlan's, the Black Labels at the Tap Room, and dancers behind the Black-Eyed Snakes at Pizza Luce.
Then, on Saturday...
Above: Friday Night team poses after losing kickball, with Saturday team in background (lounging in the middle: HotRod HeartThrob and Alan Sparhawk). Bear Garden at the ballroom, the Undesirables at the Red Lion, Sara Softich Band at the Brewhouse (where Toasty caught up with Mary Bue), and Farewell Tour at the Red Lion. Below: Crew Jones at the Tap Room, the Little Black Books at R.T. Quinlan's, the Keep Aways at R.T. Quinlan's, NorShor marquee from Thursday night's Low show. On Sunday, a long article on the NorShor appeared in the Duluth News-Tribune. My friend Tim Nelson, of Boy Girl Boy Girl, and others said it was skewed against the owner, never mentioning that he frustrated developer plans to turn the NorShor into a parking lot years ago.
Postscript: Had breakfast at Luce with Tim and Veronica from Boy Girl Boy Girl, and Simon Grey, a.k.a. Jay Nailer, whom I wrote about at 2003's Homegrown. His song, the one with the chorus "Stick that cell phone sideways up your ass," is now available as a ringtone. Sell-out.