Events

Jon Wayne & The Pain w/ The Human Element and Project 432

$15 advance / $17 door / 21+

Huge New Year’s Eve show at The Aquarium in Fargo!

Jon Wayne & The Pain’s last show here sold out so plan on getting advanced tickets if you want to get in! Happy New Year!

ESP Woody the Red-Nosed Raver

Our seasonal and celestial genius of fun and American acid techno icon DJ ESP reigns over another festive night of toasty bliss. Gather ’round the fire and bring your dancer and prancer kicks to celebrate under the starlightz of the disco ball and the mischief of the mistletoe.

Legendary DJ/producer/promoter Woody McBride, aka DJ ESP, has dedicated his life to bringing the underground techno sound to people of all walks of life for 20 years. Some say mind-expanding, others say body-rocking, but one thing is certain – ESP gives his heart and soul to the dance floor. He’s made his mark many times over with 100s of releases on recording labels such as Richie Hawtin’s Plus 8 Records, Dave Clarke’s White Noize, Josh Wink’s Ovum and many others to include Bush, Drop Bass Network, Acid Tracks, Labworks and his own imprint Communique.

Openers TBA

Aqua Gives Back: Comedy night with Peter Dickitt, Jan Syverson and more!

We love our community! And the holiday season is about as appropriate as any to give back a little. Each Thursday in December, we’re hosting a show to support a cause that makes the world a better place. All the door money from this show will be going to First Nations Women’s Alliance, which performers have selected. Let’s party!

JD Provorse presents: Peter Dickitt w/ Jan SyversonMarlin WellsJenni Lou Russi and many more!

Winter Bluegrass Celebration: Kind Country, Feed the Dog and Chicken Wire Empire

Gold N Ticket Presents
A WINTER BLUEGRASS CELEBRATION feat:
Kind Country / Feed The Dog / Chicken Wire Empire
Toy Drive & Fundraiser for YWCA Cass Clay

Kind Country

Kind music for kind people. Kind Country is a Minneapolis based band that plays American standards as well as their own brand of Cosmic American music. Since their formation in 2012, the band has focused on creating live performances with high levels of improvisation and energy gathering with a goal of creating a moment of musical bliss that can be shared by audience members and band alike.

Feed the Dog

Feed The Dog is an eclectic and action packed, high-energy, jam-rock-grass-band. The Appleton-based group features masterfully crafted fiddle, Kottke like finger pickin’ acoustic six and twelve string guitar, funky bass lines and percussive soul.

CHICKEN WIRE EMPIRE

Contemporary tones blend with traditional roots in Milwaukee’s unparalleled Chicken Wire Empire
Since their formation in 2014, the Chicken Wire Empire has wasted little time establishing themselves as one of the hottest up and coming bands in the local and regional music scene.

This will be a Toy Drive and 30% of proceeds will be donated to YWCA Cass Clay. We will also get a list of useful items to donate. Lets spread some holiday cheer to those in need!!

$12 Advance/ $15 DOS
8:15pm doors/ 9pm show

Aqua Gives Back: MAUL, Phobophilic, Baltic to Boardwalk and Triple Deke

We love our community! And the holiday season is about as appropriate as any to give back a little. Each Thursday in December, we’re hosting a show to support a cause that makes the world a better place. All the door money from this show will be going to CATS Cradle Shelter, which performers have selected. Let’s party!

Featuring MAUL – Band, PhobophilicBaltic to Boardwalk and Triple Deke

Mr. Meaner w/ Danijel Zeric, Michael Strike, Ethan Rooney & MC Tim Jones

Danny is BACK and he’s playing a set with Mr.Meaner, along with him Michael Strike and The God Damn Band is making a debut in Fargo (Michael Strike played sax with Mr. Meaner on tour, and he’s also playing alongside Danny for one night only!) Opening up the show is the sexy angel voice Ethan Rooney. Not to mention the unforgivable Televista El Hur’on Jones MCing!

Like A Storm w/ Palisades and Farewell to Fear

Like A Storm with Palisades and Farewell To Fear

Doors 7pm / Show 7:30pm
21+ / General admission

The deeper you dig, the more you unearth.

By turning inward without turning back, Like A Storm uncovered the eleven hypnotic, honest, and hard-hitting anthems that comprise their self-produced third full-length, Catacombs [SONY RED Music]. The New Zealand group shoveled raw emotion into an engine of airtight polyrhythmic riffage, cinematic electronics, and primal didgeridoo to fuel their biggest offering yet and claim a spot at the forefront of the modern rock pack.

The title holds weight both figuratively and literally for the boys—brothers Chris Brooks [lead vocals, didgeridoo, guitar, keys/programming], Matt Brooks [lead guitar, vocals,
keys/programming], and Kent Brooks [bass, keys/programming] joined by Zach Wood [drums].

“We had a day off on tour in Paris last year, so we went to check out the actual Catacombs,” recalls Kent. “We found out that because their cemeteries were so over-run, they buried six million people down there. So they pushed all of this disease and decay five stories down beneath them. It hit me that we’re all the same way…On the outside, we’re told to project a ‘happy’ and ‘normal’ exterior; but just below the surface, there’s a much darker truth that we hide.”

“The whole excursion hit us as a metaphor for burying aspects of ourselves we don’t want to face,” agrees Chris. “Just because you close the door on them, doesn’t mean they’ve gone away. In the Parisian Catacombs, there are certain places where the skulls have been arranged ornately into crosses and hearts and that seemed symbolic to me. If you’re willing to confront your demons and address what you hide from yourself, you can find beauty in the pain and peace in the struggle.”

“We’d been building towards this record for a long time both personally and musically.” Matt elaborates. “When we really took the reigns off, we ended up with the darkest and heaviest album we’ve ever made.”

A long, tireless grind brought the band to Catacombs. An ocean away from home, they
introduced themselves to the U.S in 2009. Through relentless touring, the band built a grassroots following, which led to their break-out single “Love The Way You Hate Me” receiving so much organic radio play that they broke into the U.S Active Rock Top 40 as an independent act.

By 2015, the smash single skyrocketed to #1 on SiriusXM Octane, clinching the top spot for five weeks and making the band the highest-charting New Zealand rock act in U.S. radio history. “Love The Way You Hate Me” eventually topped 7 million YouTube/VEVO views and 6 million Spotify streams, and steamrolled a path for the release of sophomore epic Awaken The Fire. Their cover of Coolio’s “Gangster’s Paradise” eclipsed 3 million on Spotify as “Become
The Enemy” and “Wish You Hell” both leapt past the 1.5-million-mark. All said and done, the release earned Like A Storm four Active Rock hits.

Along the way, they played arenas and large venues with the likes of: Alter Bridge, Slash, Volbeat, Gojira, Ozzy Osbourne, Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Sevendust and more. They were also invited to play standout festivals the world over including: Rock on the Range, Shiprocked!, Download, Nova Rock, Graspop Metal Meeting and more. In addition to acclaim from Alternative Press, Kerrang!, and Revolver, Metal Hammer claimed, “Like A Storm are rewriting metal’s rulebook like never before.”

Throughout 2017, they took time away from the road to write, record, and produce Catacombs in Los Angeles, Toronto, and a Las Vegas studio that over-looked the Strip.
“We’d never recorded in Vegas before,” says Kent. “The place has an energy to it unlike anywhere else in the world.”

Like A Storm bash through the gates on Catacombs with the opener and first single “The Devil Inside.” The didgeridoo intertwines with a trance-like metal groove, as a melodic, haunting vocal resounds before climaxing with one of the group’s catchiest choruses to date.

“It sets the tone of the whole record,” says Chris. “This dark journey within yourself, which brings you face to face with your demons.”

Meanwhile, “These Are The Bridges You Burned Down” charges forward on a mosh pit-splitting death march. As Kent puts it, “When we were writing it, we knew this one would throw down live and tear up speakers.”

“The Bitterness” proves instantly irresistible, and “Solitary” – featuring Matt on lead vocals -interplays between a soaring melody and aggressive guitar-work.

“ ‘Solitary’ is about feeling isolated and the realization that you ultimately created this loneliness for yourself by pushing everyone else away,” states Matt.

Catacombs closes with the six-minute epic “Pure Evil”. After a building intro, the unapologetic album finale hinges on a battering ram of distortion, before slipping into an airy piano reprieve and ramping back up into a chaotic catharsis.

As Chris comments, “We wanted the dynamics to mirror the subject matter.”

Matt continues, “ ‘Pure Evil’ tackles the hypocrisy of political and religious power. These people in our world who are revered as leaders, heroes, even seen as being god-like… are so often exposed to be the worst of the worst.”

In the end, Like A Storm dig deep and make a lasting connection on Catacombs.

“Ultimately, we wanted to bring back the feeling we got when we grew up listening to rock and metal records,” concludes Kent. “That’s why we make music.”

D Mills & The Thrills and Friends at The Aquarium

9:30 doors / 10 p.m. show / 21+
$10 cover – Presale link to to come!

D Mills & The Thrills – hometown hip-hop w/ live band

Jessica Vines – local jazz/pop/soul

Free Truman – local punk

Gina Powers with Mitch Rittenbach – local folk/Americana
(facebook.com/Theginapowersband)