By Christa Lawler, Duluth News Tribune
Foreigner to show us what love is
Foreigner, a rock band with roots in the mid-1970s, returns to Duluth for a concert backed by the Dave Eggar Orchestra — and, well, the Denfeld choir.
The ballad-ready band is best known for its songs like “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Cold As Ice,” “Waiting for a Girl Like You” and “Feels Like the First Time.”
Foreigner first played Duluth in 1977 on a bill with Head East and UFO.
As for the Denfeld choir — Maroon 16 submitted a video of its interpretation of “I Want to Know What Love Is” to KQDS and won fan-favorite. They’ll be on stage with the band during part of the concert.
Foreigner plays at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Symphony Hall at the DECC. Tickets start at $55 and are available at www.jadepresents.com and Ticketmaster outlets like www.ticketmaster.com and the DECC box office.
Low plays organ concert at Sacred Heart
Turn around, bright eyes. Low will perform a special organ-centric concert on Friday night — and because it requires the use of the in-house Felgemaker, the band will play from the balcony. Low was commissioned to compose work for Organ Reformed, a music festival at Union Chapel in London — a band-favorite venue. Now they’re bringing the concert — billed as an organ concert, an opera and a rock show — home.
They also performed in Amsterdam and at SXSW.
The concert is a fundraiser for Friends of the Felgemaker and CHUM. Ingeborg von Agassiz opens.
Low organ concert is at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Music Center, 201 W. Fourth St. Tickets: $10 available at Electric Fetus, Globe News in Superior, www.eventbrite.com.
‘Transmutation’ opens at Zeitgeist
An exhibition of new works by Eric Dubnicka opens Monday at the Zeitgeist Atrium. “Transmutation: Art of Love and Growth” is a collection of work that, according to his artist statement, is an inward response to outward pain and grief.
“As we grow spiritually and seek hope through inward pursuits of self, we are endowed with wisdom and self love,” he writes. “Perhaps our greatest mission in life is taking on these internalized challenges and hurdles in order to develop or self-love to its greatest potential, and with it demonstrate greater kindness and empathy for all.
Dubnicka has shown his photography, paintings and sculptures regionally.
“Transmutation: Art of Love and Growth: New Works by Eric Dubnicka” has its opening reception 5-7 p.m. Monday at Zeitgeist Arts Atrium, 222 E. Superior St. Tickets: Free, open to the public.
DJ Pezzner plays Full Moon Party
Sound: Duluth’s “Echo: Full Moon Party” will feature a two-hour set by a Seattle-based, internationally touring DJ. DJ Pezzner came on the house music scene in 2008 with his release “Other Lover.” In a 2017 interview with The Stranger, he described his DJ philosophy as: “I love to juxtapose styles and moods. Salsa with techno, huge house tunes followed by deep ones, atonal periods followed by melodic ones. I think it keeps things interesting, and I find it so exciting when I find two songs that are so different but can complement each other so well.”
“Echo: Full Moon Party with DJ Pezzner” is 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday at Sound, 132 E. Superior St. Tickets: Start at $12 at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Endless Reign brings ‘Fly Fishing’ tour to Red Herring
Minneapolis thrash-groove-death metal band Endless Reign, which released “Perished Memories” in 2017, brings its “Fly Fishing in a Brazilian Creek” tour to Red Herring Lounge on Saturday. Its songs are self-described as a “back and forth battle between blistering leads, vicious vocals, crushing riffs, complete with pounding drums and bass.”
The band has played with Prong, Revocation and Cannabis Corpse. They also toured with Psychostick and Lydia Can’t Breathe.
Endless Reign is currently touring, working on material for its third album.