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Local talent thrives at open mic

Alex Chocholousek and Simon Thill performed original blues/folk tunes.1 / 7
"Kat" sang a song about Zoloft. "I didn't write it, Mike Tyson did," she explained.2 / 7
Sheila Wonders has hosted open mic at Sir Ben's once a month "since forever," she said.3 / 7
Katie Gruba performed a Leonard Cohen song and some originals.4 / 7
Joe Harding and Josh Brown were a hit with the crowd playing original country songs as well as covers.5 / 7
Jeff Loudermilk riffed on current politics with a comedy routine.6 / 7
"Mariah," despite the tasteful dress, performed hard-edged rock and roll.7 / 7

Open mic night is one of Duluth's most enduring traditions. Some amazing performers showed their stuff at Sir Benedict's Tavern on the Lake Feb. 2.

Sir Ben's hosts open mics every Tuesday at 9 p.m. Other open mics are also held regularly at these venues:

Amazing Grace, Sundays 5-7 p.m.

Beaners Central, Wednesdays 6 p.m.

Dubh Linn, Fridays at 10:30 p.m. (Comedy. Sign up here.)

Pizza Luce, Sundays, 9 p.m. til close