April 29 – May 6, 2018

The Homegrown Music Festival is Duluth’s annual showcase of rawk and/or roll. It began as a simple birthday party with a handful of bands and a bunch of beer. Now it’s a complete bureaucracy, run by a volunteer steering committee and a board of directors, featuring 200 musical acts, along with a few filmmakers and other artists.

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DJ J Peach

As a DJ and Producer, recent UMD graduate J Peach aka Jordan Berndt has been a dance music enthusiast for over five years.  Expect to hear some quality underground house music. 11:15pm Friday 5/4 at Red Star Lounge SoundCloud

J. J. Lawrence

With help from two Denon S3500 CD turntables and a Numark mixer with effects, Jason Holmes creates the sound of a self-described “bipolar DJ” as J.J. Lawrence. “I will usually change the sound very dramatically,” Holmes says. “I love to change the mood from pretty to powerful within the electronic dance music culture just to...

DJ Dyami Tsunami

Dyami Quast has worked as an organizer, promoter and advocate for local electronic music since the early 1990s. He has had success in both the film and music production industry, and (how many can say this?) started a “think tank” for his medium called Telepathy Entertainment — all the while creating his own popular brand...

DJ Delgado

Derek Delgado has played a pivotal role in the the Twin Ports hip-hop scene since the early 2000s when he became involved with Round About Records and started playing with rap group Kritical Kontact. Since then he has toured the country and played locally at nearly every venue in town. He’s been mixing records since...

The Crunchy Bunch

The Crunchy Bunch has been making Duluthians dance since 2009. The DJ collective released its first official original material last year on the four-track EP, Nah, I’mma Stay. Chris LeBlanc (aka Privilege) and Dan Branovan (aka Branologic) also scratched on a handful of tracks on Strictly Hammers’ latest album. Each DJ has his own personal...

DJ Warhorse

When it’s time to get down and funky on the dance floor, Duluth’s wax-spinnin’ warrior is Kevin Craig. As DJ Warhorse, Craig is known to get bodies moving into the wee hours of the morning with a lethal dose of bass and pulsating hooks that rattle through brains and fly out feet. ’Cause it ain’t...

DJ Path Annu

Patrick Hannu has been spinning wax in the DuSu for 18 years. He has shared his knowledge and a generous mix of musical genres with the moving masses at weekly residencies for the past 7 years. Known primarily for mixing house, funk, and disco, DJ Path Annu has found fans by showcasing vinyl selections from...

Supreme Rokka Hi-Fi

Performing as an authentic reggae sound system requires two things. First, exclusive dubplates — meaning acetate photograph records. Second, a deep understanding of the Kingston DJ scene of the 1950s. Warhorse (Kevin Craig) and DJ Binghi Hype (Brian Tomaino), the duo that makes up Supreme Rokka HiFi, can indeed claim both. Besides using their own...

This is Now

Founding members Dan Holmi, Jesse Johnson and Garrett Schroeder have played the Twin Ports for over a decade with different hard rock projects. When they formed This is Now three years ago, they decided to skip over the hardcore genre’s stereotypes and fill the gaps with good ol’ fashioned head bangin’ metal music. Filling out the line-up with...

Xhaust

For seven years, Xhaust played heavy, loud and fast as a traditional four-piece metal band. Dan Krause’s vocal and guitar work provided the rock and roll blueprint while the rest of the group filled in the sonic backdrop. Then, last fall, two members opted out, leaving Krause and Conor Glenn to perform as a duo,...

Words to a Film Score

Two parts of Farewell Tour (Mat Milinkovich and Matt Osterlund) and two parts Man in Water (Nic Patullo and Tim Curtis) teamed up in 2002 and formed Words to a Film Score. Self described as emo rock, they toured the Midwest extensively with the likes of the Swiss Army, the Black-eyed Snakes and Low before disbanding in 2005....

Matt Wahl

Matt Wahl and his family are relatively new to the area, having moved to Duluth in 2010. Calling his music “the fun side of life,” he introduces the ukulele on top of his typical guitar/harmonica sound. “It’s about having fun and enjoying yourself as much as possible,” he says. “It’s about staying a kid at heart, laughing a...