Ralph’s fans! Join us at Junkyard on Monday, December 2nd at 6pm for History on Tap with Markus Krueger from Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County. This time around, Markus will be talking about the History of Ralph’s Corner! You need to be there!
History On Tap is a collaboration between Junkyard Brewing Co. and the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County that aims to provide fun and entertaining presentations on prohibition and the culture of booze in this area. Whether you’re a history buff or found yourself snoozing through History 101, we don’t doubt you’ll enjoy Markus Krueger’s entertaining and informative talks. Filled with interesting stories and pictures, he’ll be sure to keep you awake. Plus, History 101 didn’t serve cold pints of craft beer! So stop in, drink up, and learn a thing or two!
So this is a loooong way out, but our friends at The Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County will be hosting a Ralph’s exhibit starting in the Fall of 2022 and running through Spring 2023. You can expect events and other fun things leading up to the event, including a series of “History Harvests.” Once they are scheduled, we’ll share dates and locations, but in the meantime, start thinking about your favorite Ralph’s stories and gather up your Ralph’s artifacts - swag, photos, flyers, etc. These events will allow Ralph’s fans to come and visit with our friends from the museum to share stories, legends and confessions and scan photos and flyers for the Ralph’s exhibit and HCSCC archives.
Excited? We are!
A very belated Thank You to everyone who showed up at the Ralph’s Reunion/Yahtzeen Anniversary show earlier this year. Despite a few hiccups, it ended up being a fun show with a packed house. You’ll find leftover merchandise in the store and if you still wanted one of those beautiful screen-printed posters, Michael has some for you.
This weekend Moorhead/Fargo natives Eric Oddness, Tom Kemmer, Preston Olson and Aaron Hanson along with Sean Tillman (Har Mar Superstar), Frank Beven (Freedom Fighters) and Rob Pope (Get Up Kids, Spoon) opened Harold’s on Main in Moorhead, 9 blocks east of where Ralph’s Corner once sat. Though they don’t have a jukebox, stage or Schmidt Dark, there’s something very Ralph’s-like about the place, with or without the aging scenesters.
It has been 13 years since Ralph’s Corner closed its doors and 26 years since yahtzeen published its first issue. Because 13 is half of 26 we thought that was a sign that we needed to do something. We’ve booked the four best bands that had ever graced the back room at Ralph’s (and were available July 21, 2018 to be in Fargo) as the soundtrack for the evening. But that’s not all…
Between sets Micah Dahl will be playing select excerpts from the documentary-in-the-making “The Red River Runs Through It” (Sounds like a title yahtzeen would come up with, maybe Brad Pitt will narrate it?). There should be plenty of ridiculous and completely unnecessary Ralph’s Corner swag for you to spend money on as well.
We’re also trying to throw together a little before-the-show party (is that a thing?) the night before involving flyers, memorabilia and perhaps some beer. What could be better than that? Don’t answer that…
Info will be plastered on all the social medias but the important thing to know is that the show happens July 21 in Fargo at the Aquarium starting around 8pm. Pre-sale tickets will be $12 and tickets at the door will be $15. Don’t miss this opportunity to tell everybody you were at Ralph’s to see the White Stripes (you weren’t) or that you never pissed yourself because you were so drunk (you did).
Battle at Sea • Seawhores • Floid Matrix • Les Dirty Frenchmen
The Ralph’s Corner Swag Emporium is live and ready to roll. Visit the store to get your Ralph’s Corner swag fix with some great stickers, hats, buttons, patches etc., perfect for aging Moorhead and/or Fargo hipsters.
More swag to come! Looking for a particular piece of swag? Let us know!
Use code 10BUTTONS to get $5 off any purchase of 10 buttons and/or stickers!!!
Stickers, buttons, patches, and possibly more will make their debut at this years Fargo Record Fair. Some of the items are going to be small first runs to gauge interest so if you really want your 3” embroidered Ralph’s sign we suggest you get there early.
A few days after the Fargo Record Fair we will start selling items via this site.
Do you have Rain Man like powers and remember every band you ever saw at our beloved corner? Maybe you collected flyers every show you went to. Please fill out our simple form to start building the list of bands and we will shortly have a page in super fantastic alphabetical order. Or maybe chronological. Or entirely random.
But whatever, just start submitting bands.