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Published August 17 2007

Nightlife

Tonight

12th Annual Fargo Blues Festival, blues, 2 to 11, Newman Outdoor Field, 1515 15th Ave. N., Fargo. Lineup is Blues Tonic, Joe Moss Band, Studebaker John and the Hawks, Bernard Allison, Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers and Maria Muldaur. Tickets for the two-day festival run from $20 to $35, with a VIP pass at $75. (218) 287-7775

Other Side Blues Band, blues, 9, Duffy’s Tavern, 16 12th St. S., Fargo. (701) 235-0445

The Groovetones, blues, 9, American Legion, 505 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. No cover. (701) 237-4013

Improv Comedy Night/Experimental Performance, comedy, 7, FairWinds Cafe and Fitness, 1101 19th Ave. N., Fargo. (701) 232-7546

Boomtown, country, 9, Hooligan’s, 3330 Sheyenne St., West Fargo. (701) 373-0770

The Alarmists and the New Instructions, rock, 10, The Aquarium, 226 Broadway, Fargo. $5. (701) 235-5913

Serious Sam, rock, 9, Rick’s Bar, 2721 Main Ave., Fargo. (701) 232-8356

Babylon, rock, 9, Speck’s Bar, 2611 Main Ave., Fargo. (701) 232-0202

Power Play, rock, 9, The Windbreak Saloon, 3150 39th St. S., Fargo. (701) 282-5507

Paul Myrold, contemporary folk, 7:30, Ristreto Coffee & Tea, 5050 13th Ave. S., Fargo. (701) 356-7600

Drawing Back and Blind Joe, blues, 10, The Nestor Tavern, 1001 NP Ave., Fargo. $2. (701) 232-2485

Triple Play, rock, 9, Expressway Inn, I-94 and South University Drive, Fargo. No cover. (701) 235-3141

Rayzing Sons, Escaping Corinth, Jack the Ripper and Meddle, metal, 7, Red Raven Espresso Bar, 14 Roberts St., Fargo. $5; all ages. EP release show for Escaping Corinth. (701) 478-7337

Studebaker John and the Hawks, blues, 10, The Broken Axe, 700 1st Ave. N., Moorhead. (218) 287-0080

Blackstone Project, rock, 9, M&J Brand Saloon, 817 Main Ave. W., West Fargo. (701) 282-3059

Planet Y, club music, 10, The Venue, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. $7 for ages 18 to 20; $3 for 21 and up. (701) 232-6767

The Roosters, country, 9:30, House of Rock, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. $4. (701) 232-6767

Saturday

12th Annual Fargo Blues Festival, blues, noon to 10, Newman Outdoor Field, 1515 15th Ave. N., Fargo. Lineup is Warped Melon Blues Band, Little Donny and the Groovetones, Mississippi Heat, Guitar Shorty, Coco Montoya and Roomful of Blues. Tickets for the two-day festival run from $20 to $35, with a VIP pass at $75. (218) 287-7775

The Groovetones, blues, 9, American Legion, 505 3rd Ave. N., Fargo. No cover. (701) 237-4013.

S.O.L., rock, 9, Hooligan’s, 3330 Sheyenne St., West Fargo. (701) 373-0770

Club NDSU, 9:30 p.m., NDSU Memorial Union, Fargo. Welcome event for students, faculty and staff features a nightlife atmosphere including a live DJ, a video-game lounge including Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution, nonalcoholic cocktails, free food and door prizes. No cover.

Gordon Court , acoustic folk rock, 7:30, Ristreto Coffee & Tea, 5050 13th Ave. S., Fargo. (701) 238-0359

Charlie Parr and Why Make Clocks, folk, 10, The Aquarium, 226 Broadway, Fargo. (701) 235-5913

Serious Sam, rock, 9, Rick’s Bar, 2721 Main Ave., Fargo. (701) 232-8356

Babylon, rock, 9, Speck’s Bar, 2611 Main Ave., Fargo. (701) 232-0202

Separate Ways and 8th Hour, rock, 9, The Windbreak Saloon, 3150 39th St. S., Fargo. Journey tribute band. (701) 282-5507

San Haven Chuckle, rock, 10, Big D’s Bar and Grill, 1515 42nd St. S., Fargo. (701) 241-4386

Red River Singles Dance, 9, Sons of Norway, 722 2nd Ave. N., Fargo. Music by DJ Lute Simley. Free dance lesson starts at 8:30. Beach Party theme. $6 for Red River Singles members, $9 for nonmembers. (218) 233-8141

Coachmen, variety, 8:30, VFW, 308 Sheyenne St., West Fargo. No cover. (701) 282-4728

Azure du Jour, blues, 10, The Nestor Tavern, 1001 NP Ave., Fargo. $2. (701) 232-2485

Other Side Blues Band, blues, 9, Swanies Resort, 12668 Becker County Highway 5, Lake Park, Minn. (218) 532-2583

Triple Play, rock, 9, Expressway Inn, I-94 and South University Drive, Fargo. No cover. (701) 235-3141

Mississippi Heat, blues, 10, The Broken Axe, 700 1st Ave. N., Moorhead. (218) 287-0080

Blackstone Project, rock, M&J Brand Saloon, 817 Main Ave. W., West Fargo. (701) 282-3059

Blind Joe and Lucy Black, rock, 9, House of Rock, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. $2. (701) 232-6767

Sunday

Sarah Morrau and Rebekka DeVries, torch songs and standards, 7 to 9, Cork n Cleaver, 3301 S. University Drive, Fargo. 237-6790

iwanttokilleveryhuman, Branta, Manchester Bulge and GhostHandPunch, metal, 7:30, Red Raven Espresso Bar, 14 Roberts St. , Fargo. $4; all ages. (701) 478-7337

Tuesday

Fargo Swings!, 8:30 to 11:30, The Avalon Events Center, 613 1st Ave. N., Fargo. Evening begins with swing dance lesson followed by tunes for open dancing. No partner required, no need to sign up. $7 or $5 with student ID.

Funk You: DJs Guy Jean and Adam Hagen, hip-hop and funk, 10, The Aquarium, 226 Broadway, Fargo. No cover. (701) 235-5913

DJ Steve-o, club music, 9, The Windbreak Saloon, 3150 39th St. S., Fargo. (701) 282-5507

Banyan and The Legionnaires, rock, 9, House of Rock, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. $10. (701) 232-6767

Wednesday

DJ Steve-o, club music, 9, The Windbreak Saloon, 3150 39th St. S., Fargo. (701) 282-5507

Methuselah, metal, 9:30, Rick’s Bar, 2721 Main Ave., Fargo. (701) 232-8356

Thursday

Ladyfinger, Wicked Darling and What the H?, rock, 10, The Aquarium, 226 Broadway, Fargo. $5. (701) 235-5913

San Haven Chuckle, rock, 9, The Windbreak Saloon, 3150 39th St. S., Fargo. Journey tribute band. (701) 282-5507

Blimp, rock, 10, The Broken Axe, 700 1st Ave. N., Moorhead. Led Zeppelin tribute band. (218) 287-0080

Methuselah, metal, 9:30, Rick’s Bar, 2721 Main Ave., Fargo. (701) 232-8356

Double Forte, rock, 9, M&J Brand Saloon, 817 Main Ave. W., West Fargo. (701) 282-3059

Firehouse, L.A. Guns and Downtread, rock, 9, The Venue, 2525 9th Ave. S., Fargo. $15. (701) 232-6767