Listen to live music … still at home

Live from the Pines is a virtual music festival with a lineup that includes Charlie Parr, Lissie, Them Coulee Boys, Molly Tuttle and more — but the main event is Pert Near Sandstone, which will play two nights from the stage at Whispering Pines without an audience.

Pert Near Sandstone (Photo from PertNearSandstone.com)
Pert Near Sandstone (Photo from PertNearSandstone.com)

Pert Near Sandstone is scheduled to release its album “Rising Tide” on Friday. The festival will be available for viewing on YouTube and Facebook.

Live from the Pines virtual music festival is June 12-13 on the Blue Ox Music Festival Facebook page and YouTube channel. Free, but donations are accepted.

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Breanne Marie and the Front Porch Sinners (submitted photo)
Breanne Marie and the Front Porch Sinners (submitted photo)

Listen to live music in public

There will be music. In public. In front of people. Breanne Marie and the Front Porch Sinners will play one of the first public shows of the post sheltering-in-place era. The Saturday evening show is billed as being on the “socially distanced patio” of the Lincoln Park-based bar, The Caddy Shack. This is the alt-country band’s first public show since March — though they have performed virtually.

Breanne Marie and the Front Porch Sinners play at 7 p.m. June 11 at The Caddy Shack, 2023 W. Superior St. Tickets: There is no cover, but call ahead to reserve seating 218-624-7768.

Clayton, Jackson, McGhie Memorial (2020 file / News Tribune)
Clayton, Jackson, McGhie Memorial (2020 file / News Tribune)

Remembering Clayton, Jackson and McGhie

Monday is the 100th anniversary of the Duluth lynchings — which was originally supposed to be a large scale event at the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial in downtown Duluth. Then: a pandemic. There are still ways to memorialize the three men who were killed by a mob on June 15, 1920, after they were accused of raping a West Duluth woman. There was no evidence that the assault occurred. The Minnesota Historical Society is screening interviews with authors, historians and community members.

The Legacy of the Duluth Lynchings screens from 12:30-1 p.m. Monday on the historical society’s Facebook page. The News Tribune's podcast, The Duluth Lynchings," can be found at duluthnewstribune.com.

Aaron Brown (submitted photo)
Aaron Brown (submitted photo)

A pod with Range roots

Aaron Brown, the popular Iron Range-based writer behind the blog Minnesota Brown, has spent the past four years working on a book about Victor Power, a former mayor of Hibbing. In the process, he joined forces with a Karl Jacob, a filmmaker who often sets his scenes in Northern Minnesota, and now the duo have created a podcast series “Power in the Wilderness.” They are offering a sneak preview of the podcast at 11 a.m. on KAXE.org — or 91.7 FM if you’re in Hibbing.

(Zero Hour Escape Room)
(Zero Hour Escape Room)

Bust free

Zero Hour Escape Room is offering the chance to shelter in a place just a little longer — unless you can bust free. The local escape room was scheduled to reopen Wednesday with a plan in place for keeping the space cleansed and the groups separated. Escape rooms, for the uninitiated, are an interactive puzzle that starts with getting locked in a room. Competitors are led from clue to clue to break out of the space.

Zero Hour Escape Room is at the USAN building on Lake Ave. and West First St. Go to duluth.zerohourescaperooms.com.