Max Johnk & Conor Lee Present: Dual Album Release Show!

Max Johnk’s new album, Allweather, is a follow-up to his 2015 album, Lessons of Drought. Johnk employs a back to basics approach and this time leads a group comprised of bass, drums, saxophone, and trombone. The shifting textures of a rhythm section with no chordal instrument and the energetic sounds of two horns provide the listener a refreshing spin on modern jazz composition and improvisation.

Conor Lee will be releasing his debut album, Adapt. Finding inspiration in the flux of his daily social interactions, Lee blends a range of musical influences into his compositions. Consequently, calm moments of introspective piano and washy cymbals can diverge into the eruptive force of distorted guitar and a driving rhythm section. `

Join us for a rare opportunity to hear two local groups perform original, progressive jazz music in Downtown Fargo.

Doors 6 p.m. / Show 6:30 p.m.
$10 cover / 21+

Dead Larry, Space Monkey Mafia and Wicked Bees at The Aquarium

Dead Larry returns to The Aquarium in Fargo on Saturday, January 12!

Special guests:
Space Monkey Mafia
The Wicked Bees

Dead Larry’s powerful blend of high-energy rock, dance and funk shakes the foundation of modern music. From rock-driven sea shanties to pulsating dance beats, from Beatle-esque harmonies to spine chilling screams, from shake-yo-booty funk jams to orchestral themes of space and time travel, Dead Larry is one thing: Original. The band was formed in a basement in high school, and after over a decade of writing, touring and chasing the dream, Dead Larry has a grown to be one of the most prominent independent rock bands coming out of the Midwest.

Doors 8 p.m. / Show 9 p.m.
$10 cover / 21+

Anomic, Emissary Echo, Grime and Another Poet at The Aquarium

Fargo favorites Anomic return to The Aquarium!

w/ Emissary Echo, Grime and Another Poet

January 11 at 9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

The Scooter Brown Band at The Aquarium

The Scooter Brown Band (Texas outlaw country)

After 4 years and 3 months, 2 tours overseas with 1 tour of combat in Iraq as a United States Marine, Scott Brown traded his guns in for guitars and hit the road. The Scooter Brown Band was formed in 2005 and played mainly in and around Houston, Texas. It wasn’t until 2009 with the release of their first studio album, “Between Hell & Texas,” that they gained a notable presence in the music scene. Along with their growing notoriety came their first radio single “Apology.” Other radio releases were soon to follow and include “Whiskey Talkin”, “Soldiers Christmas Eve”, “Feels Like Home,”, “Summer Song”. In 2010, Scooter Brown Band put out the album “LIVE at BIG TEXAS”. In 2013, they followed up with their next studio album, “VALOR.” The title track was co-written by Navy Seal & American Sniper, Chris Kyle.
The newest self-titled album “Scooter Brown Band” was released in September 2015. This album is a move in a different direction for the band with a lot more “Southern Rock” influence. Radio singles, “Hard Times” & “Olivia” have already come off this record with great response.
SBB has put out four records but their live show is where people truly become fans. SBB has toured Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Alabama, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Wisconsin, New York, Washington D.C., and Tennessee, headlining shows and opening for some of the biggest names in the business. In 2016, Scooter Brown Band was fortunate enough to join forces with well established Nashville booking agents at APA & manged by David Corlew of the Charlie Daniels Band.
With 2 of the 4 members being prior military, the band spends a lot of time doing work for Veteran Support Organizations like Base Camp 40 – Warriors in the Wild, Lone Survivor Foundation, and the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.

Mystic Grizzly at Sub:Culture

Mystic Grizzly
Doors 9 pm, January 4, 2019
The Aquarium / 21+, valid ID required

Mystic Grizzly
Specializing in raunchy psychedelic grime, psy-bass, glitch hop, space bass, and tribal beats. Understanding the true spiritual effect and impact music has on humans and on life in general, he has shifted his intention to love and crafts his sounds and songs to give his listeners a one of a kind, mystical experience.
He dives deep within himself to extract the most raw, mind bending, brain warping, psychedelic sounds complimented perfectly with ambient melodies and earthy, tribal atmospheres. He has produced and mastered over 100 original songs and usually plays an all original set. He has a calm, humble appearance but an animalistic spirit. His out-of-this-world dance-floor bangers always leaves his crowds howling at the moon. An artist on the move, he is a rising star in the bass music scene, growing in popularity and demand.


SUB:CULTURE is North Dakota’s premiere electronic music weekly. Developed by our collective, the event began as Thirsty Thursdays. Over time a unique culture emerged at the events, a group of people devoted to the sounds of electronic music and the culture that goes along with it. Thus, Sub:Culture was born.

The event features resident DJ’s: Econ, Wissota, Dextrious and New Reign at The Aquarium in downtown Fargo, ND.
Each week is devoted to a different genre, providing a showcase of genres from across the region and glove including drum and bass, techno, house and bass music.

Nappy Roots at The Aquarium

21+ / Doors 9 p.m.
$15 advance / $20 day of show
Shawn Who on the 1s and 2s
Hosted by The Wizardly Toke
Performance’s from Kid Kovu, King Deuce, Shawn Who and Will Robinson

Tickets on sale now at Orange Records, Dempsey’s and online.

Nappy Roots is an American alternative Southern rap quartet from Louisville, Kentucky. The group met in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1995 while attending Western Kentucky University. They are best known for their hit singles “Po’ Folks”, “Awnaw”, “Roun’ The Globe” and “Good Day”. They were the best selling hip hop group of 2002. The group consists of Milledgeville, Georgia native Fish Scales and Kentucky natives Skinny DeVille, B. Stille and Ron Clutch.

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
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.


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