Summer in Duluth is marked by a few telltale signs: the reopening of malt shops, hordes of tourists wandering the Lakewalk and the appearance of an ominous-looking funerary vehicle cruising downtown streets. Much like its namesake automobile, the band Purple Hearse is a complete unknown. Formed via text messages between Tony Bennett and Ian Prince, former bandmates in the Dames, the duo will debut at Homegrown. Prince has drummed with a variety of acts, including Houston, Kid Dakota and Story of the Sea, but given his history with Bennett something along the lines of improvisational noise and sludgedoom can be expected. Think the experimentation of late-period Coltrane mixed with an early Melvins sound.

12am Sun 4/26 | Pizza Lucé