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Double your pleasure: Sean Anonymous and Sims play The Aquarium

by Jacinta Macheel Zens | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 8th, 2017

Sims, from Minneapolis hip hop super crew Doomtree, will be performing with Sean Anonymous at the Aquarium on March 11. HPR was able to talk to both of them about their relationship, the upcoming Fargo show and what they both have been up to musically.

High Plains Reader: Last September, HPR was able to chat with you before you played at the Sanctuary Event Center with Gentlemen of Doomtree. What have you been up to since then?

Sean Anonymous: Not gonna lie, life has been wild. The last…

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​A long-awaited homecoming for PDQ Bach

by John Showalter | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 8th, 2017

Those who have been following the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra during the 2016-2017 season realize that their concerts have been evoking a more personal, intimate feeling. Whether it was the “Intimate Tango” of this January, the “Orchestra and Guitar” of November 2016, or “The Great Romantics” of September 2016, the Masterworks series has focused on a more earthy, passionate relationship with the audience than the equally astounding blockbuster-themed previous…

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​Band of brothers

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 23rd, 2017

As youths, members of the punk-country band Lucero cultivated their love of music at the neighborhood haunt known as The Antenna Club, which was known to host matinee hardcore shows. But in a city like Memphis, home of the iconic Sun Studios, Lucero bassist John C. Stubblefield said, “There’s so much history in music here, it’s hard not to be influenced.” This being said, you can see how they managed to blend a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll to develop their…

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​Uhl be fine at The Nestor

by Kace Ayres | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 22nd, 2017

Abisha Uhl, who has fronted Minneapolis-based female band Sick of Sarah since 2005, has recently started a new solo career and will be at The Nestor February 25 to debut her new act in Fargo.

Abisha was born in Bahrain and moved to Okinawa, Japan at nine months old and got her start playing drums before switching to guitar. After graduating from high school, she moved to Minneapolis and founded Sick of Sarah. Sick of Sarah has the distinction of being one of the most torrented bands of…

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​Though physically gone, New Direction is alive in spirit

by John Showalter | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 22nd, 2017

As some of you may know, local venue The New Direction closed back in September 2016. For several years, this small, all-ages venue located below street level Downtown, hosted concerts showcasing talent from numerous independent and local music acts.

Although unforeseen circumstances caused the physical location to close its doors, people are still eager to keep its spirit of supporting local and independent music alive.

I had the opportunity recently to speak with Jack Stenerson, one of…

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Dave Simonett: the fuel behind his fire

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 15th, 2017

The album “Furnace” marks a number of firsts for Dave Simonett. Not only has he asked for a hiatus from popular string band Trampled by Turtles in order to focus on his current project, Dead Man Winter; he’s opened himself up to his audience emotionally, with his topical album “Furnace.” The main inspiration behind the album was the dissolution of Simonett’s 10 year marriage and the fragmentation of his home and family.

When asked what inspired the album musically, “All of…

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​Celebration through the years

by Ashley Murtha | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 15th, 2017

You sit in the Fargo Theatre talking with your neighbor when the lights go out. You turn towards the stage and watch as the first performer walks to the middle and prepares to start their performance. Finally you are immersed in beautiful music from some of the best female performers in the area.

This is something that you can experience on Saturday during the Celebration of Women and Their Music event, where many local performers will play or sing their best pieces so that they can…

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​Off With Their Heads acoustic tour

by Jack Stenerson | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 15th, 2017

Off With Their Heads have been making waves in the underground punk scene ever since their formation in 2002 and after their signing to Epitaph Records in 2010 have been slowly gaining worldwide attention. We had the chance to do a quick Q&A with singer and founding member Ryan Young about their upcoming tour, his multimedia company, and his own struggles with mental health.

High Plains Reader: What made you decide to do an acoustic tour? Have you done one before?

Ryan Young: I decided…

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​Young and Restless

by John Strand | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 8th, 2017

Formed in 2013 Jake Luppen (vocals/guitar), Nathan Stocker (guitar/vocals), Zach Sutton (bass), and Whistler Allen (drums/vocals) -- also known as Turntan, Stitches, Espo, and Beans -- met at Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. Though each member played in different bands throughout high school, they formed Hippo Campus shortly after graduation. Since then they have sold out First Avenue on their home turf, toured extensively with acts like Modest Mouse, played on Conan,…

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After a Decade, Sovereign Sect Shelves the Beats

by John Showalter | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | February 1st, 2017

Fargo has had no shortage of musical talent come and go over the years. The musical scene in the area caters to any number of genres from folk to hip hop to metal. As far as electronic dance music (or EDM for the hip youth) is concerned, hardly a group has made more of a name for itself around here than Sovereign Sect. In fact, this marks their third or fourth appearance in this publication, not to mention being featured in Fargo Monthly. However, after about ten years of delivering…

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