Here’s a Taste of the Bands Playing NEW DIRECTION FEST This Weekend

Much of the midwest music scene is a buzz about this weekend’s NEW DIRECTION FEST, a three day long variety festival celebrating the five year anniversary of the popular Fargo, ND music venue The New Direction. The festivities include a “Punk Rock Garage Sale” Saturday afternoon and, of course, lots of local music spanning Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Once again we’ve put together a little sample platter of all the bands playing to help prepare you for the awesome weekend you’re bound to have. We have 23 bands to cover, so lets begin…

KWAICIAN TRAYLOR // acoustic // Chicago, IL

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MOST/SIMPLE // pop-punk // Fargo, ND

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KYLE COLBY // acoustic // Fargo, ND

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DAKOTAH FAYE // hip-hop // Minot, ND

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THIN ICE // hard rock // Fergus Falls, MN

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AVOID. // emo // Ceder Rapids, IA

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PASS THE FLASK // punk // Fargo, ND

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THE JAZZ COMMITTEE // jazz // Fargo, ND

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HIGH HOPES // pop-punk // Moorhead, MN

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KIPP G // hip-hop // Fargo, ND

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CRAB LEGS // punk // Fargo, ND

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UNTURNED // emo // Minneapolis, MN

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PROBLEM OF PAIN // hardcore // Haslett, MI

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ATROCITIES // hardcore // Fargo, ND

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BALTIC TO BOARDWALK // melodic hardcore // Fargo, ND

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LOST CAUSE // hardcore // Fargo, ND

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SWING LOW // hardcore // Fargo, ND

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PIERRE // emo // Minneapolis, MN

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INFINITE ME // emo // Minneapolis, MN

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CASUAL // hardcore // Minneapolis, MN

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HOUSEHOLD // melodic hardcore // Minneapolis, MN

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TINY MOVING PARTS // emo // Benson, MN

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Before we sign off, shoutout to GRAZING, who will also be playing New Direction Fest, but I could not find any information about. No music, band photos, YouTube videos, or even social media accounts. After a significant amount of digging I found out they’re a two-piece emo/indie act from Fargo, and that’s about it. Way to be underground, keep up the good work!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ABOUT NEW DIRECTION FEST

 


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