Music

FM Symphony Orchestra Heats Up Concert Hall This Winter

January 15th, 2020

Fargo is smack dab in the dead of winter, with two major blizzards already under its belt this season and frigid temperatures that show no sign of abating in the near future. Whether by choice or by necessity many people have remained cooped up in their homes rather than venture out into the cold. What better way, then, for the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra to lure people out than with the third concert of the 2019-2020 season, “Cold Weather, Hot Music?”

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David Allen: Written from the heart

December 23rd, 2019

photo by Ryan Jacobson

by Shannon Rae
loudmouthrockreviews@gmail.com
photo by Ryan Jacobson 

When written from the heart, music takes on a different life. The listener can relate whether directly with the story being told or the emotion being expelled. David Allen is one of those musicians who pours his heart out in every song. He has a talent for portraying an experience in life and the exact way you would expect it to feel through his guitar. His music is simple, but layered in a manner that gives it a depth…

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Mother-Daughter Vocal Delights: Diane and Emy Miller at the HoDo

December 18th, 2019

A venue that Diane Miller describes as “a place that means a lot to me, and has always meant a lot to me,” the HoDo Lounge in the Hotel Donaldson, will be the venue for a concert by Diane Miller and her mother, Emy Miller, on December 19. The concert begins at 8 pm, but Diane believes it will be a full house, so she recommends to “come out early for a seat!”

If you have ever heard either Diane or Emy, and especially if you have heard them sing together, you know that this will…

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​Loudmouth Record Reviews: Imperial Jade

November 26th, 2019

Imperial Jade - photograph by Guille Brunet

By Shannon Rae
loudmouthrockreviews@gmail.com

Dropping tomorrow via Listenable Records, On The Rise, is a bluesy rock collection by the Spanish quintet Imperial Rise. With praises across Europe, we would like to add in a bit of positivity from America as well.

The album has a fun 70’s throwback vibe mixed with influences of the band’s Spanish roots, that makes you want to move! This band’s sound has always been “classic” inspired, but they changed it up with On The Rise by…

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​Headbanger’s ball: Slayer’s Final Campaign

November 20th, 2019

Security managing crowd surfers during Ministry's set - photograph by Sabrina Hornung

As the lights came up after Slayer’s final song during their November 17 set for their FInal Campaign tour at the Fargodome, Minneapolis based photographer Paul Allen turned to me and said. “It’s really sad that this is their final tour, I’ve spent the last 20 years going to Slayer shows. I think this means I have to grow up.” A gentleman seated a row down from us shared his sentiments. As lead singer Tom Araya made his way back on stage to face the crowd he approached the mic…

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​History Comes to Life at the Historic Holmes Theatre

November 13th, 2019

John McEuen & The String Wizards performing - photograph provided by John McEuen

John McEuen & The String Wizards will perform at the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes this Saturday in what will be a multimedia showcase of McEuen’s legendary career in the music industry.

The show will be a performance of “Will the Circle be Unbroken” as well as original songs by McEuen. “Will the Circle be Unbroken” was originally released in 1972 by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The album was a collaboration between The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and major artists in the…

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​Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra Braves New Waters with “The Sea”

November 6th, 2019

Paul Hegland

The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-2020 season is already underway. The first concert of the season, which showcased Gustav Holst’s well-known and loved “The Planets” premiered to a sold-out audience. The first concert of the season also marked a last, however: the last concert to feature Linda Boyd as longtime executive director before her retirement. So, in a way, the second concert of the season marks a first: the first concert to feature FMSO’s new executive…

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A Good Habitual is Hard to Break

October 30th, 2019

The band Habitual

Fargo is home to a wide array of talented bands across various subgenres of metal, as any local metalhead can attest. One thing the local metal community was lacking, however, was a strong female vocalist. In the past, metal icons like Lita Ford have shown that the genre isn’t just a boys club and that ladies can rock just as hard as the men. Here in Fargo, the band Habitual has been blazing that trail with the incredible singing voice of Britta Anderson.

Habitual is comprised of a…

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​Horns a’plenty: Moon Hooch lights up the Aquarium

October 23rd, 2019

Moon Hooch - photograph by Luke Awtry Photography

By Michael Str!ke
michaelstrike.solo@gmail.com 

“Every moment is a special moment… if you pay attention to it.” Wenzl McGowen stated over the tinny speaker of a cell phone, and as one of the three members of Moon Hooch they certainly know about the power of capturing attention. Wenzl, along with fellow saxophonist Mike Wilbur and drummer James Muschler, have been capturing the attention of folks worldwide pioneering the sounds of brass house and new jazz as well as sharing an ethos…

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10 years of vinyl

October 16th, 2019

Record fair - photograph provided by Jill Fikelson

By Jill Fikelson
jsfinkelson99@gmail.com

Dean Sime has been collecting records since he was in sixth grade. Since then, he hasn’t stopped. Though he stopped working in a music store twenty years ago, he has spent the last ten years rounding up the private collectors of Fargo- and some from out of town- to put on the record fair. This year, he’ll have 40 booths for private collectors to showcase and share their records. “You’d be amazed,'' he said when I asked where he finds all…

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