Trampled when you want 'em
Earlier this year, Trampled By Turtles offered four weeks' worth of live shows in front of no audience from First Avenue. Those concerts, dubbed “Trampled By Thursdays,” were themed shows — centering on specific albums or studios or how they positioned their bodies while performing (the band famously sat during early era concerts) — are now available for video on demand on Mandolin and audio-only via Bandcamp.
Among the pieces made available for public consumption, a video of the band performing "Annihilate" on a darkened and foggy stage lit in golds and reds and decorated with owl imagery. Tune in for one of those wicked Ryan Young moments on fiddle and a rich cello solo by Eammon McLain. Also satisfying, oddly, the wind-like movement of mandolin player Erik Berry's hair.
Your home team is playing
It's that time of the year when even if you aren't a Minnesota Duluth men's hockey fan, you should probably become a Bulldogs' hockey fan.
The local squad makes its fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Frozen Four, this year in Pittsburgh, after a wee-morning win over North Dakota in the longest NCAA tournament game in the history of the sport. (Clocking in at 142 minutes, 13 seconds.) It was freshman winger Luke Mylymok who scored the game-winner.
The Bulldogs face Massachusetts in the semifinals at 8 p.m. April 8. Winner plays either Minnesota State or St. Cloud State in the Minnesota team-heavy tournament.
Grab something maroon: The semifinal game will be shown on ESPN2 and the finals, on April 10, will be on ESPN. They are also available for streaming on WatchESPN or the ESPN app.
Soprano on your computer
Vicki Fingalson, a soprano who teaches in the University of Wisconsin-Superior music department and can be seen locally in productions by Lyric Opera of the North, will be featured in a short virtual performance alongside pianist Hector Landa. The program includes repertoire by Rogers & Hammerstein, Aaron Copeland, Stephen Sondheim, Jake Heggie and more.
The concert, from the University Recital Series, is at 7:30 p.m. April 13. To register, go to uwsuper.edu/calendar.
UMD offers Lot A concerts
In a year that has been light on staged performances, the University of Minnesota Duluth's music department is offering outdoor concerts. There is a limited amount of space available in UMD's Lot A, near the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium, and it's recommended that concert-goers register in advance at tickets.umn.edu.
The first performances are at noon (Jazz Combo III, Chill Factor, Jazz Ensemble II) and 3 p.m. (Concert Chorale, Piano Ensemble) on April 7. These are free and open to the public.
There will be additional concerts in the following weeks.
New vids from Lanue
Lanue, a new project by musician Sarah Krueger, has added two new vids to go along with the self-titled debut. In an interview last month, Krueger said she has enjoyed playing with the imagery to go with her songs. For "Something Sacred" and "September," she choses a home-movie style, showing beachside visuals contrasting with vintage traffic jams and shadow play in the former, while layering, reversing and pulling in old-school footage.
The album is available for purchase from lanuemusic.com.