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February 2017

New Direction Fest 6

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - February 26 @ 11:00 pm
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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The 6th annual New Direction Fest. We are more than a building, we are a community. Lineup: Alistair Hennessey Stars Hollow Wanderer Salt Creek Triple Deke Ghost Bath Tigerwine Crab Legs Grazing Township Monday Night Unturned Phobophilic Benefactor Many Months Left Baltic to Boardwalk Infinite Me Ticketing info: 3 day passes are on sale NOW until January 15th for $20. After January 15th the price will go up to $25 so get your tickets early. Only 200 advance tickets will…

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March 2017

Sub:Culture 39 :: Govinda :: Wissota

March 1 @ 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/fb/7213905/aquarium Additional Info: SUB:CULTURE @ The AquariumFeaturing the best regional performance DJ's, and producers this is North Dakota's premiere weekly. ================================== 21+ $10 cover Doors 9 p.m. Music 10 p.m. ================================== SUB:CULTURE A cultural group within a larger culture, often having beliefs or interests at variance with those of the larger culture. This is North Dakota's premiere EDM weekly. Showcasing the best regional producers and performance DJ's. We are dedicated to making you dance. ========================= THIS WEEK: Special Guest:…

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Useful Jenkins at The Aquarium

March 2 @ 10:00 pm
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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$10 / Age 21 And Up Additional Info: Useful Jenkins is a contemporary acoustic band with a bluegrass foundation. They use their grass-roots to readily tap into other genres such as folk, funk, rock, and hip hop. Their music generates emotion and sends a message to a wide range of listeners, giving them an eclectic group of followers from all walks of life. Useful Jenkins thrives on energy; they flourish in the moment and have an unmatched resonance with the…

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Parsonsfield at The Aquarium

March 3 @ 8:30 pm
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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$7 adv / $10 doors / Age 21 And Up Additional Info: May 6, 2015: Day One in the abandoned axe factory hadn't gone as planned, so today is the first time the five members of Parsonsfield will actually get to makemusic here. They'd been looking forward to converting this cavernous industrial space on the banks of the Farmington River in Collinsville, CT, ever since singer/banjo player Chris Freeman, who grew up nearby, brought it to their attention. The idea…

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A Very 80’s Party w/Soap & EGi at The Aquarium

March 4 @ 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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Let's let loose for a night and celebrate one of the wildest and weirdest decades ever, the 80's! Each band will interweave some 80's rockers into their sets, anything is fair game. Soap http://www.soaptheband.com soap.bandcamp.com @soaptheband Twitter/Instagram EGi. http://www.egimusic.com https://youtu.be/KclhTrnfJTE 9:00 doors 10:00 music Ages 21+ $10 adv // $12 dos

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Marbin at The Aquarium

March 7 @ 7:30 pm
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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$10 adv / $12 door / Age 21 And Up Additional Info: Marbin is a progressive jazz-rock band based in Chicago, IL, with a unique story that stands out in today's music world. With a do-it-yourself approach, Marbinstarted touring in 2011 and has played over a thousand shows since, bringing their original instrumental music everywhere in the States that they could book a show. After well over a thousand shows and more than 20,000 albums sold, Marbin has gained thousands…

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Jens Lekman at The Aquarium

March 7 @ 8:00 pm
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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$15 adv / $17 door / Age 21 And Up Additional Info: Jens Lekman, born and reared in Gothenburg, Sweden, is a songwriter, adventurer and retired bingo hall employee. Traveling our globe as a wide-open receptor ofall it has to offer, Lekman repurposes for his own oeuvre the world's great, lost pop hooks of past and present. He breathes into them his droll senses of humor, romance and melody and gives them newfound buoyancy. Since his 2004 trifecta of EPs…

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Marbin (Early Show!) at The Aquarium

March 8 @ 7:00 pm
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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$10 adv / $12 door / Age 21 And Up Additional Info: Marbin is a progressive jazz-rock band based in Chicago, IL, with a unique story that stands out in today's music world. With a do-it-yourself approach, Marbinstarted touring in 2011 and has played over a thousand shows since, bringing their original instrumental music everywhere in the States that they could book a show. After well over a thousand shows and more than 20,000 albums sold, Marbin has gained thousands…

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Hollow Earth (MI), Greg Bennick (WA), Artorias (IA), & more!

March 8 @ 9:30 pm - 1:30 am
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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Wednesday, March 8th at the Aquarium Hollow Earth (Michigan post-metalcore on Good Fight Music) goodfightent.bandcamp.com/album/dead-planet Greg Bennick (spoken word, from Seattle) Artorias (Iowa hardcore) artoriashc.bandcamp.com Brütälür (Fargo metal/punk) reverbnation.com/brutalur Swing Low (Fargo hardcore) swinglowhc.bandcamp.com Triple Deke (Fargo melodic punk) TripleDeke.Bandcamp.com 21+ $8 Doors: 9:30pm Music: 10:00 pm

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Low Standards Album Release Party

March 10 @ 9:30 pm - 12:00 am
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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Be the first to hear Low Standards debut EP played live in its entirety! With opening acts Boxcutter Kids and Too Fast For Frank, the night will be filled with classic pop-punk covers, along with great original music. -Drinks available -Low Standards EP for sale for $5 -$5 cover

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Sims (of Doomtree) at The Aquarium

March 11 @ 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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$12 adv / $15 door / Age 21 And Up Additional Info: Doors 9 / Show 10Sims:Life and loss and dance parties. Sex and love and fractal math. Sims wrote More Than Ever last winter in the wake of some personallytrying times: death and sickness in his immediate circle of friends and family. And he decided that the only acceptableanswer to big loss is big joy-urgent, defiant, unapologetic joy. The thirteen tracks on More Than Ever capture Sims coming to,…

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Nappy Roots at The Aquarium

March 12 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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$15 adv / $18 door / Age 21 And Up Additional Info: Openers: TBA Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Nappyness: In an economically recessed climate, Nappy Roots has joined the rest of the nation in trying to understand and workthrough financial and emotional struggles. No stranger to challenges, this four-man collective from Kentucky tackled their obstacles and, in the process, their self-honest work emerged in form of 5 studio albums and 10 mix-tapes. As usual, Nappy Roots examine our…

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Dead Horses | Fargo, ND

March 16 @ 8:00 pm - 1:30 am
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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• Ages 21+ • General Admission • Doors at 8pm • Show at 9pm Onsale: Tuesday, February 7th at 11am Artist Info Vocals, Guitar / Sarah Vos Double Bass, Vocals / Daniel Wolff Originally hailing from a small Wisconsin town made world famous by a pair of overalls (Oshkosh, B'Gosh), the now Milwaukee-based band have cultivated a sensibility well beyond their years due in part to the powerful musical and literary force that is their frontwoman and songwriter, Sarah Vos.…

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By The Thousands, Reaping Asmodeia and Insidious at The Aquarium

March 17 @ 10:00 pm
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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$7 adv / $10 door / Age 21 And Up Additional Info: By The Thousands are progressive metal band from the Twin Cities. St Patrick's Day is sure to turn a very dark shade of green this 2017 at The Aquarium.https://www.facebook.com/bythethousands/Openers:Reaping Asmodeia-Progressive/Technical Deathcorehttps://www.facebook.com/reapingasmodeia/Insidious - Fargo Metalhttps://www.facebook.com/InsidiousFargo/ Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/fb/7205585/aquarium

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The Courtneys at The Aquarium

March 20 @ 8:00 pm
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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$7 adv / $10 door / Age 21 And Up Additional Info: The Courtneys drift back to the sound of the early '90s, drawing from strong influences including Teenage Fanclub, Pavement, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, andThe Clean. Courtney Loove's dreamy guitar riffs add a timeless powerpop element to the punk backbone formed by Sydney Koke's driving basslines, while drummer/lead singer Jen Twynn Payne delivers heartfelt lyrics with a powerful vocal style. These components come together through a passionate collaborative songwriting…

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Advance Base and Karima Walker at The Aquarium

March 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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$8 adv / $10 door / Age 21 And Up Additional Info: Owen Ashworth used to release his lo-fi keyboard pop under the name Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, but these days he calls it Advance Base.Walking the line between electronic music & traditional singer/songwriter forms, Ashworth writes minimalist, heavy-hearted, & nostalgia-obsessed songs of longing & regret. His conversational, baritone vocals sing stories of hard-luck Midwesterners & their demons amid swirls of electric pianos, Omnichords, drum machines & samples.Advance Base's…

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Horseshoes & Hand Grenades | Fargo, ND

March 22 @ 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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• Ages 21+ • General Admission • Doors at 8:00 pm • Show at 9:00 pm Artist info: In 2010, the five Wisconsinites that make up Horseshoes & Hand Grenades found themselves in a living room in the college town of Stevens Point, WI, holding acoustic instruments and enjoying a hodgepodge of fermented beverages. Music and revelry ensued that evening and, while many of the party guests eventually bid their goodbye well into the morning hours, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades…

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Denham’s “Shut Up” Single Release Show @The Aquarium

March 24 @ 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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Newly signed hip hop to the New Trinity Music Group former NDSU alum Denham brings some of Sioux Falls' top talent to the city! Doors open at 9PM show at 10PM $5 entry fee! 21+ Denham Taran Jaber Nikko McFadden Dan 'blokstarz Harbor T.U.E / Thee United Empire Vice Boys

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Soundlife x No Lackin’ Present: Lil Debbie at The Aquarium

March 29 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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Soundife x No Lackin Present: LIL DEBBIE Cakes By The Pound Tour with: 1 Ton of Potluck & Demrick Blaze 1 Lil' Bams Local openers TBA Tickets available NOW online and soon locally.

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April 2017

Omni w/ Affiney and Gneil at The Aquarium

April 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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$5 adv / $7 doors / Age 21 And Up Additional Info: Omni- the band, not the hotel - are from the former home of the Braves: Atlanta. Playing lo-fi pop that channels the specter of the late '70s and early '80s,Omnibrings you back to an era where any sane person was reeling from the unfulfilled promise of the Space Age and Age of Aquarius bleeding into the looming threat of "Morning in America."Omnidistills the buzz and grit that snakes…

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Whitney | Fargo, ND

April 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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• Ages 21+ • General Admission • Doors at 8pm • Show at 9pm Onsale: Friday, January 6, 2017 11AM Artist Info: Whitney make casually melancholic music that combines the wounded drawl of Townes Van Zandt, the rambunctious energy of Jim Ford, the stoned affability of Bobby Charles, the American otherworldliness of The Band, and the slack groove of early Pavement. Their debut, Light Upon the Lake, is due in June on Secretly Canadian, and it marks the culmination of…

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Kosha Dillz at The Aquarium

April 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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$7 adv / $10 door / Age 21 And Up Additional Info: World class improv artist that has received major attention for his dedication to success. He has played every kind of gig, ranging from shows with Rza of the Wu Tang Clan and Matisyahu, to the Legendary Yo Habba Gabba show. He is most known for his ability to improv in front of thousands of people and rap in Hebrew, Spanish, and English combined. Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/fb/7242335/aquarium

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Dead Larry at The Aquarium | Fargo, ND

April 7 @ 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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Dead Larry returns to The Aquarium in Fargo on Friday April 7! more info TBA 9pm 21+ $7advance/$10 day of

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Punk vs Hip Hop 2 at The Aquarium

April 8 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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Punk vs Hip Hop returns for round 2 at The Aquarium on Saturday, April 8th! This time we're putting them head to head for 3 battle sets throughout the night. Round 1: Boxcutter Kids (punk) vs Rich Garvey (hip hop) Round 2: Pass the Flask (punk) vs Shawn Who (hip hop) Round 3: What Kingswood Needs (punk) vs Cold Sweat (hip hop) The winner of each round gets eternal bragging rights and maybe some sort of prize, who knows? Doors…

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PUNK ROCK FOR PREMATURITY! April 15th @ The Aquarium. ALL AGES.

April 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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Saturday, April 15th PUNK ROCK FOR PREMATURITY! A fundraiser concert for March Of Dimes! "Prematurity is the #1 killer of babies in the United States. We are working to change that and help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. From polio to prematurity the March of Dimes has focused on researching the problems that threaten our children and finding ways to prevent them." Featuring: SWING LOW http://www.swinglowhc.bandcamp.com WHAT KINGSWOOD NEEDS http://www.facebook.com/whatkingswoodneeds TRIPLE DEKE http://www.tripledeke.bandcamp.com LOW SPEED CHASE http://www.soundcloud.com/lowspeedchaseband…

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Knuckle Puck + more at The Aquarium

April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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ALL AGES ALL AGES ALL AGES $12 advance, $14 doors Additional Info: After a series of EP's spent honing their sound, Knuckle Puck approached the writing and recording of Copacetic (their debut full-length for Rise Records and one of Alternative Press' Most Anticipated Albums of 2015) by studying albums close to their hearts: classics like Jimmy Eat World's Bleed American and Motion City Soundtrack's Commit This To Memory.The result is an album that, like the suburban Chicago band's raved-about live…

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Jucifer w/ Gorgatron, Brütälür and Benefactor at The Aquarium

April 20 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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$10 Adv / $15 door / Age 21 And Up Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/fb/7238755/aquarium Additional Info: Supporting Acts: Gorgatron (Fargo death metal) tour kickoff! Brutalur (Fargo punk-infused metal) Benefactor (Fargo Metal) ABOUT JUCIFER: Jucifer, founded in Georgia in 1993, are pioneers of the sludge / doom / death metal two piece. They are notorious for their use of massive amplification,and for their entirely nomadic lifestyle. The band has been nomadic for two thirds of its 24 year existence. Jucifer have stated that…

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EGYPT with LET IT BREATHE (Mankato) and TBA

April 29 @ 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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Saturday night rock fight. Oh yes. This will be a good one. More details coming soon. EGYPT https://www.facebook.com/egyptband LET IT BREATHE (Mankato) https://www.facebook.com/LetItBreathe

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May 2017

Beach Slang at The Aquarium

May 2 @ 9:00 pm
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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$13 adv / $15 door / Age 21 And Up Additional Info: Doors 8 p.m. / Show 9 p.m.Beach Slang are a band who have garnered a lot of attention considering that they've only released two 7-inches, 2014's Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Street andits companion Who Would Ever Want Something So Broken? Refreshingly this Philadelphia-based act have built their hype the old-fashioned way, without any gimmicks or marketing teams, which makes sense when you consider that frontman and…

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Sam Outlaw with Michaela Anne | Fargo, ND

May 4 @ 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
The Aquarium, 226 Broadway N (Above Dempsey's Public House)
Fargo, ND 58102 United States
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• Ages 21+ • General Admission • Doors at 8pm • Show at 9pm Presale: Thursday, February 2 (10am – 10pm) Onsale: Friday, February 3 11am Artist Bio The future’s bright for the young Angeleno And an old song plays in his head Far as he knows... These lines from the title track of Sam Outlaw's debut album Angeleno could almost serve as a haiku-like artist bio. Outlaw is a southern Californian singer-songwriter steeped in the music and mythos of…

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