New band ‘Hazardous Weather Outlook’ opens Duluth Homegrown

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The annual week-long Duluth Homegrown Music Festival opens today. Nearly 200 local bands will perform at venues throughout the Zenith City.

Homegrown is a cornerstone of the Northern Minnesota music scene, showcasing the depth and variety of artistic talent in the region. That’s why the choice of opening band is such a surprise.

This year’s opener is a new group calling itself “Hazardous Weather Outlook.”

Frankly, this band’s website is a mess. Here’s an example:

THE GREATEST TOTAL SNOWFALL WILL BE FOR INLAND PORTIONS OF THE ARROWHEAD, AREAS SOUTH OF THE IRON RANGE, AND INTO THE DULUTH AND CLOQUET AREAS, WHERE A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT.

Near as I can figure Hazardous Weather Outlook is some kind of genre-bending experimental group. Some vanity project for an overrated rhythm guitarist booted from a real band. Just read these lyrics:

A POTENT SPRING STORM SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO LIFT RAIN NORTH INTO THE NORTHLAND THIS MORNING, AND THE RAIN WILL TRANSITION TO SNOW FOR MANY AREAS, ESPECIALLY ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST MINNESOTA AND INTO FAR NORTHWEST WISCONSIN.

The lead singer is some guy named NOAA. Frickin’ stoner can’t even spell his name right. Listen to to what he told Christa Lawler at the Duluth News Tribune:

WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL OF 2 TO 7 INCHES WILL FALL FROM THIS STORM, INCLUDING FROM THE BRAINERD LAKES TO TWIN PORTS AREA AND INTO THE ARROWHEAD.

Which is it, asshole? Two or seven?

These pretentious hipsters ruin everything.

Anyway, I think Hazardous Weather Outlook is one and done. This review in “Rolling Stone” pretty much seals their fate:

TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: THE PROBABILITY FOR WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS LOW.

Fortunately, a lineup that includes Rich Mattson and the Northstars, Gaelynn Lea, Teague Alexy, Low and more is still worth the price of admission. You can view the entire eight-day schedule for the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival. Meanwhile, for up-to-date weather forecasts see the National Weather Service.

Comments

  1. John Ramos says:

    Interesting that the Rolling Stone review of HWO mentions Low.

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