Music

​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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​Bringing the Dust Home: Bindle Fest III

July 20th, 2022

By Michael Strike

michaelstrike.solo@gmail.com

Bindle Fest is coming back to Fargo, and the third time's the charm for this sprawling DIY fest hosted across the Fargo/Moorhead area. Since its first inception in 2016, it's been an on-again-off-again showcase of some of the most original and DIY-centric musicians from across the midwest and beyond. Originally started by a couple of the original Dusty Boys of Fargo, Ethan Rooney and Owen Broke were able to book M.B Johnson, run their own…

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​Madison Cunningham Reveals and Confesses: Concert at Fargo Brewing August 2

July 20th, 2022

By Brittney Goodman 

brittney.goodman@mnstate.edu

The HPR caught up with singer-songwriter Madison Cunningham to talk about her upcoming album, “Revealer,” and her August 2 concert at Fargo Brewing. This Los Angeles-based musician wrote her first album when she was 15 and has been nominated for two Grammy awards. She is the opening act for Lake Street Dive at The Fargo Brewing Company, August 2, 7 pm, outdoors.…

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​We’ve Had One, Yes, but What About a Second Breakfast?

July 20th, 2022

By Dylan Bender

dylanbender808@gmail.com

Second Break-Fest is a two day festival centered around food, music, and merriment hosted by Prairie Sky breads in Minot. This festival is originally born out of a play on Tolkien's hungry Hobbits, a joke about hosting a festival early enough in the day that everyone is home before 8, and a desire to create a family reunion feeling amongst performers, was hosted for the first time in July of 2021. Now the Prairie Sky Breads team is getting ready…

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