Today’s Wave Wrap

Sarah Brokke’s “Reverie” is part of the Duluth Art Institute’s fine art auction on Saturday. Image courtesy of the DAI.

Here is what you will find in this week’s Wave:

Locally-based DIY boutique label Chaperone Records digs back to a 2004 release by Charlie Parr and puts it on vinyl. This comes with bonus insight from Parr, which I posted here.

The Duluth Art Institute collected art from locals who use Duluth as a muse. Five of the artists talk about what inspires them.

This week’s Best Bets include the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra’s soundtrack for “Psycho,” Trampled By Turtles plays a benefit for the music programs in Duluth Public Schools, plays open at St. Scholastica and UMD, and four churches combine musical efforts to perform Mozart’s Requiem for CHUM.

Music reviewer John Ziegler calls Donny McCaslin’s “Casting for Gravity” “intense”: “Little bits of reggae tangle with funk, meaty solos interface with laidback harmonies, sparse melodies hover over pounding grooves, all played with a great deal of emotion and finesse.”

Meanwhile, in other pockets of the internet:

Everyone is talking about former Duluth singer Haley Bonar. The Star Tribune is streaming “Bad Reputation,” The City Pages has posted a Q&A and The Current gets in on the action, too.

Poet Connie Wanek has a Three Act interview with poet Louis Jenkins and Tony Award-winner Mark Rylance, who have joined forces on the play “Nice Fish,” which opens at the Guthrie in April  2013. Here is the Q&A.