Two-and-a-half years ago, guitarist Sheila Wonders, bassist Blake Konrad and drummer Jim Hagstrom were just names in a box at an annual Duluth musical matchmaking night called the Rock and Roll Kamikaze. The three were randomly placed on stage together and discovered … a band. They called themselves the Gold Star Junkies. Adding Bob Bursell on lead guitar and Kris Carlson on percussion, the Gold Star Junkies play a jumble of rock, pop, folk and blues grounded in the same spirit of spontaneity and excitement of experimentation found every December in the Rock and Roll Kamikaze.

11pm Tues 5/3 at Dubh Linn Irish Pub