Strange MeetingWhat the seminal band the Lounge Lizards represented to the early 1980s no-wave movement in New York City is similar to Strange Meeting’s role in Duluth’s bustling music scene. Both walk that fine line between distinguished jazz players and satirical artistes. Matt Mobley (bass), Matt Wasmund (sax) and Jeremy Ehlert (guitar) pen original compositions mixed with ambiguous interpretations of popular music set to jazz customs they learned while students in the UMD Music Department years ago. They regularly perform at Lake Avenue Restaurant and Bar wearing ties, but can just as easily switch over to play for the beard and flannel crowd.

7:30pm Thurs 5/2 | Red Mug