Condensed from The Duluth News Tribune
By Tony Bennett on Aug 31, 2017 at 1:27 p.m.
It's the waning days of summer, and that means college students are once again arriving in the area to begin a new year. Of course, they'll also be looking to find out just which musical acts are worth checking out when they get a break from book learnin' and want to take in some live music. So, here's a quick primer on five local artists who are making waves in the Duluth/Superior scene that newbies to the area might want to plan to see.
• Alamode is one name that has been popping up a lot as of late. The band — formerly known as Playdate until recently — is a pop-disco quartet that lists artists like Prince, Madonna and Michael Jackson as major influences. They play fairly regularly in the area, and they've got a few tracks on the internet that the curious can check out, like the song "Find You," which is a tight, airy number that displays the group's dancey sound well. The band is currently working on a full-length album.