The Aquarium To Host Southern Rockers Blacktop Mojo in March

Photo courtesy Jade Presents

Blacktop Mojo will play the stage at The Aquarium in downtown Fargo on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, according to promoter Jade Presents. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 28.

Formed in late 2012 by vocalist Matt James and drummer Nathan Gillis in the small East Texas town of Palestine, Blacktop Mojo’s fiery blend of sludgy grooves, classic rock guitar riffs and southern metal shredding falls somewhere between Soundgarden and Lynyrd Skynyrd to form a sound deemed by some as “Texas Grunge”. The music draws on a multitude of genres and styles to form a hodgepodge of dirty, heavy rock and roll mixed with sensual and at times even, carnal blues.

After their debut album, “I Am” in 2014, The band spent a few years cutting their teeth in dive bars, dancehalls and honky tonks around Texas. In 2017, during the recording of their sophomore record “Burn The Ships” the guys quit their day jobs, moving into a small house together in Palestine. The house created an unbreakable fellowship between the band and a culture of constant creativity.

Released via their label Cuhmon Records, “Burn The ships” yielded two top 40 singles on the Mainstream Active Rock charts including “Where The Wind Blows” (#27) and a cover of the Aerosmith classic, “Dream On” (#31). After the album cycle and touring for “Burn The Ships” concluded, the guys returned home in 2018, where they locked themselves in the band house for six months to write their third record, “Under The Sun”. The record yielded them another top 40 single in “Can’t Sleep” (#27) and the band continued touring in the US through the beginning of 2020.

IF YOU GO

BLACKTOP MOJO 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2022 | 7 P.M. DOORS | 8 P.M. SHOW | 21+

THE AQUARIUM | 226 Broadway Dr. F2, FARGO, ND, 58102

Tickets on sale Friday, January 28, 10 a.m.

General admission tickets $15 in advance; $17 day-of-show. Applicable fees may apply.

Event link: https://jadepresents.com/event/2022-blacktop-mojo-fargo/