Music

​The Bar-Clearing Punk Band You Should Know About

April 29th, 2023

By Martin Beckmann

beckmanniscool@gmail.com

A couple of weeks ago at the Battle of the Hamms, I was lucky enough to stumble upon a spectacular new local punk band with one of the best names, Idiot Man Child. The band consists of Jake Asen on bass and vocals, Chris Holmes on drums, Tristan Barstad on guitar, and Jesse "Riff" Ostlund on guitar. This is a bar-clearing punk band you should know about, so I talked with Jake about the band's origin and supergroups.

High Plains Reader: So your…

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BOSS’ DAUGHTER w/ PASS THE FLASK, THE GODDAMN BAND and TBA

April 5th, 2023

The Aquarium, 226 Broadway, Downtown Fargo, upstairs above Dempsey's

Tuesday, May 9, Doors 7 pm // Music 7:30 pm

21+ // $10

Boss' Daughter are known to have a little fun. Hailing from the Biggest Little City in the World, Reno, NV, Boss' Daughter is Chris Fox (Guitar/Vocals/Trombone/Trumpet), Danny Paul (Bass/Vocals), and Jamie Locks (Drums/Vocals). Formed in 2014, Boss’ Daughter is one of the hardest-working bands in the underground punk scene. They’ve played over 400 shows across six…

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​Phobophilic Goes Transatlantic

March 23rd, 2023

By John Showalter

john.d.showalter@gmail.com

photo by Andy Wilcox

Many of Fargo-Moorhead’s talented bands and musicians have been able to gain fans around the country. Some of this, of course, is due to social media making it easier than ever to put one’s art out into the world, but the rest is good, old-fashioned touring. Local favorites have hit the road and performed from sea to shining sea.

And now, Phobophilic is planning to go international and play across the proverbial pond.…

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​Hiahli Brings on the Good Party

March 23rd, 2023

By Sabrina Hornung

sabrina@hpr1.com

When Hiahli comes to town you know it will be a party, not only because you’re in for a killer show. It's a homecoming. The group was started by frontman Ryan Tetzloff and bassist Dr. Jason Boynton, who are no strangers to the F-M music scene.

“The music scene in Fargo is, I would call it incestuous. I mean, like, my relationship with Ryan came about, because I was in D Mills & The Thrills and she knew Kipp, Kipp knew Ryan. Therefore, Ryan landed…

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Nick Shoulders: A Healthy Dose of Southern Pride

March 6th, 2023

By Sabrina Hornung

sabrina@hpr1.com

Upon discovering the music of Arkansas-based musician Nick Shoulders, there are a couple of things that come to mind. At first listen it’s no secret that his sound is a celebration of past music traditions; his croon, his whistle, unmistakable yodel and musicality are steeped in folk traditions older than human recollection.

In fact, he attributes his yodel to growing up mimicking birds in the woods.

Along with his musicality he is an accomplished…

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Mauled and Abandoned

January 16th, 2023

By John Showalter 

john.d.showalter@gmail.com

Sick riffs, extreme vocals, chaotic energy: all these and more are among the reasons that people listen to metal in all of its countless subgenres. The Fargo-Moorhead area has no shortage of both fans and talent when it comes to banging one’s head. The band Maul has been making waves in this pool of talent for the last several years and shows no sign of slowing down.…

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​Up to Spec

November 17th, 2022

By Martin Beckman

beckmanniscool@gmail.com

Spec is a new hardcore band from the Fargo area featuring Josh on guitar, Ethan on vocals, Austin on guitar, Landon on bass and Robby– drummyboy. Spec has been creating waves with their brand of slamming hardcore and intense sweat and dank-bud fueled live performances. Recently I had a chance to sit down with Josh, Ethan,and Landon to bother them with questions about the band.

HPR: So how did y’all come together and why are you so…

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​Tedeschi Trucks Band at Bluestem Amphitheater

August 17th, 2022

By Chris Larson 

cjlarson75@gmail.com

During a short break in their Wheels of Soul Tour with Los Lobos and the Gabe Dixon Band, I had a chance to speak with Susan Tedeschi, a vocalist, songwriter, and guitar player in the Tedeschi Trucks Band, which also features her husband and guitar legend Derek Trucks. We spoke at length about the new album and what inspired the 24 track, 4 LP release that was…

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​The Gina Powers Cinderella Story

August 17th, 2022

By Sabrina Hornung

sabrina@hpr1.com

Fargo artist signs Nashville recording contract

To say the 2020s got off to a rough start might be the understatement of the century, but Fargo musician Gina Powers managed to find her own Cinderella story after a visit to Nashville that resulted in her signing a record deal with Hughmont International, LLC, with the legendary Jerry Foster.

According to IMDB, “Jerry Foster is perhaps best known as one-half of the infamous songwriting team of Foster &…

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​Reminiscing and Recalibrating With Laura Jane Grace

August 17th, 2022

By Dylan Bender

dylanbender808@gmail.com

Against Me! Vocalist Laura Jane Grace has been finding a way to navigate a new world for artists, created by a post-pandemic world. Her Canadian tour, which was initially slated to begin in March, is kicking off in Green Bay, Wisconsin on August 25, and ending at Fargo Brewing on September 29. She took some time out to chat about surreal career moments, maneuvering in the new world for artists, and pastimes to help deal with it all.

Releasing her…

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