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Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon to play Duluth on Nov. 13, with Low opening

courtesy Mark Kozelek

This morning, Low confirmed via Twitter that they would be opening for Mark Kozelek’s solo performance at the Karpeles Museum in Duluth on Nov. 13. Kozelek is better known under the moniker Sun Kil Moon, a name he’s released most of his music under for the past several years.

The Karpeles Museum holds the largest private collection of original manuscripts and documents in the world, and has locations in Buffalo, Charleston, and Jacksonville, to name a few. The Duluth branch has hosted shows in the past and is working to expand their involvement in the community. The show has been confirmed on the Caldo Verde website, although ticketing information has not been released.

In recent days, Kozelek has been in the news for his self-initiated feud with the War on Drugs. Initially stemming from offhand comments when the War on Drugs’ music bled over onto his stage at the Ottawa Folk Festival, Kozelek has continued to antagonize the band, going so far as to release a song titled “War on Drugs: Suck My Cock.” War on Drugs frontman Adam Granduciel remained silent up until an interview with Swedish music blog Songs For Whoever, in which he calls Kozelek a “douche” among other things. In response, Kozelek released a track mocking Granduciel’s comments, titled “Adam Granofsky Blues.”

Though he’s an unlikely ambassador of peace on earth and good will towards all, Kozelek is set to release a holiday album, Sings Christmas Carols, on Nov. 4. The solo acoustic album will feature holiday standards including “O Christmas Tree,” “Away in a Manger,” and “Silent Night” with a Kozelek twist. A cover of Vince Guraldi’s “Christmas Time is Here,” featured in A Charlie Brown Christmas, was released on Pitchfork.

Brenda Tran is a student at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities.