Music

​Quiet and mighty

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 11th, 2017

“We got up out of the Midwest and went all the way down as far away as we could go and then sometimes like-minded people find each other. That’s just kind of how it went.” Says David Huckfelt of the indie folk band The Pines.

Huckfelt and fellow frontman and songwriter Benson Ramsey are both Iowa natives with strong roots in the Iowa folk scene--yet they happened to meet one fateful night while both living in Tucson Arizona. Though they had similar interests and ran in similar…

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Brütälür melts faces despite winter cold

by John Showalter | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | January 11th, 2017

It’s not every day that I get declared an honorary member of a metal band, despite the fact that I don’t play any instruments. However, the three members of local Fargo metal act Brütälür saw fit to honor me with that status. Great times were had by this metalhead and the band members as we had drinks and waxed on about the band, heavy metal in general, and the upcoming concert on Saturday, January 14 that they would be performing with their openers: the newly-premiered Fargo…

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Fargo Moorhead Gay Men’s Chorus: holiday concert and then…New York City!

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | December 7th, 2016

The Fargo-Moorhead Gay Men’s Chorus (FMGMC), founded in 2013, will soon be bringing their musical talent to Lincoln Center in New York City. For the relatively new chorus, this is just as big a deal as it sounds.

The FMGMC’s next event is its annual Holiday Concert, “I Heard the Bells,” Sunday, December 11th at 2 pm at the Sanctuary Events Center. According to the FMGMC Steering Committee President, Adam Johnston, the annual holiday concert is “the highlight of each FMGMC…

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​Honky tonk hero

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 30th, 2016

Minot-based musician Jeremiah James Sanderson has always loved music. In fact he came from a musical family. His mother sang in churches throughout the northern part of the state, and once he was old enough he joined her. Later as an adult he relocated from the Magic City to Idaho. Though, unlike many young musicians he didn’t spend his youth playing in bands.

“My music career was bookended by tragedy, I didn’t buy a guitar, start writing songs, or start playing until I was about…

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​Bold rock & blues: Bolder Shades of Blue at Speck’s Bar

by Brittney Goodman | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 22nd, 2016

Jamestown-based Bolder Shades of Blue make their Fargo premiere at Speck’s Bar November 25 and 26, playing what lead vocalist Tamara Dallman describes as “energetic blues with a classic rock twist.”

Donald Klontz is an avid fan of live music, particularly blues, and follows many bands and local jam sessions. He describes Bolder Shades of Blue as having “a very good, tight sound as a unit” and he appreciates their repertoire mostly focusing on blues styles. Donald adds, “And…

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​The Vagabond lifestyle

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 16th, 2016

Photo by Garrett Born Photography

To say that Davina Sowers, the lead singer, songwriter, pianist, and namesake of the Twin Cities based band Davina and the Vagabonds is class, sass, and everything in between would be stating the obvious. The audience at The Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes will witness this first hand as Davina and the Vagabonds share the stage with fellow Twin Cities-based musician Jack Klatt this Friday.

Though the show starts at 7pm, DJ Sean McPherson of The Current

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​F-M Symphony guest artist: classical guitarist Berta Rojas

by John Showalter | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 9th, 2016

When you think of an orchestra, what string instruments come to mind? Chances are the first two to come into your head are violins and cellos. In many cases, that’s not terribly far from the truth. Even FM Symphony Orchestra executive director Linda Boyd readily admits, “Orchestras tend to stick to popular instruments,” and the order of the day is usually violins, cellos, and various kinds of horns and woodwinds.

An instrument like the guitar more often brings up associations…

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​The man in black

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 2nd, 2016

By Ben Haugmo

benhaugmo@yahoo.com

Join artists from the Fargo-Moorhead area and the surrounding region this weekend to celebrating the work of legendary musician Johnny Cash. “Hear That Train A’ Comin’” takes place on Saturday at the Fargo Theatre.

Merrill Piepkorn helped organize the event, and will also be performing during the show alongside his band ,The Radio Stars. He sees the show as an opportunity to not only enjoy popular Cash songs, but also to highlight lesser-known…

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​Touché Amoré - Stage Four

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 26th, 2016

By Jack Stenerson

jackstenerson@gmail.com

California hardcore band Touché Amoré have never followed the trends when it comes to their genre. They have carved out their own niche in the scene through deeply emotional records with instrumentation that draws influences from genres beyond their own.

Their fourth album, Stage Four, was released September 16. This new collection of songs deals exclusively with the death of frontman Jeremy Bolm’s mother, who lost her battle with cancer on…

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​Andrew WK and “The Power of Partying”

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 19th, 2016

Andrew WK is a man of parts: musician, music producer, nightclub owner, motivational speaker, and now, party guru. He’s back on tour but this time he’ll be behind a podium on a 50 state speaking tour called “The Power of Partying”.

Earlier this spring, on a separate endeavor, WK filled out the necessary paperwork and collected signatures in order to start his own political organization called the Party Party. Unfortunately these efforts were cancelled due to a pre-existing…

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​The other shoe

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