Shortwave was born out of a jazz quartet made up of four Duluth East High School students. The group brings together guitarist J. J. Sivak and pianist Peter Brown with Excuse Me, Princess members Jack Campbell and Ben Ouellette. Shortwave makes a point of looking for more unusual venues for shows, such as parking lots, church basements, triathlons and old-people conventions at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, along with occasional shows at Beaner’s Central. The band has been around for only a few months and shifts between playing jazz, rock and reggae, depending on the event.

9pm Wed 5/1 | Sacred Heart