Fundraising for Northern Isolation III is underway

The 1st Northern Isolation III fundraiser show will be held on Friday, April 21st at The Blind Pig

Northern Isolation III is happening on August 18th, 19th and 20th. It will be the biggest one yet with expenses that almost double previous years so we are in need of major fundraising. Come out to enjoy some music and help raise money to make the fest happen one last time.
The Blind Pig
Doors: 9
Music: 10

Rick McLean
Local nice guy with satirical commentary about your social media addiction.

The Chinchees (Minneapolis)
The catchiest band in Minneapolis that might just fool you into feeling good.

Gin Street
Local band with emotions.

Local band that doesn't wear corpse paint.

Invite your friends. Tell them to invite their friends. Bring someone new. The Blind Pig's capacity is over 300, let's pack the place.


The 2nd Northern Isolation III fundraiser show will be held on Saturday, April 22nd at the UMD Planetarium

Modify is the solo project of Dean Berlinerblau. Over the past three years, this project has manifested into a cacophony of texture and meditative severity. His music harbors a reflection of societal flux and the interplay between chaos and order in the brave new world we now inhabit. Modify is a boilerplate reconstruction of auditory sculpture and processing, synthesized through his own configuration of Max/MSP sound programming. Listen to a track from his forthcoming debut album 'Transformational Variances' here:

Cyrus Aluni has been releasing music under his own name since early 2016, and has outputted one album and two EPs. He translates the meta-fog of the human psyche in relation to the balance of pervasive stimuli and simplicity into orderly electroacoustic compositions, addressing the rigor of navigating the complexities of the human brain and creating a sonic discourse of its relationship with life experiences and technological change. Listen to his music here:
April 22nd, 2017
UMD Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium
Doors 9:00
Music 9:30
Free (suggested donation $5-10)


We will be accepting donations to help fund Northern Isolation III – Duluth’s premiere experimental music festival – which will take place on August 18th, 19th, and 20th and showcase a variety of local, regional, national, and international acts. Suggested donation: $5-10


A 3-page spread that includes photos by Cyrus Aluni and words by Dean Berlinerblau. You can purchase it from Nicolai Mickleson if you're in the Twin Ports or on their website.

Coming this Summer: Falling "Out of Sight" Cassette (NI-003)

Falling is pretty hard to describe. Their songs range from chaotic to calm, dissonant to melodic, and are insistently progressive and carefully organized.