Bernie Sanders Gives a Shout-Out to Phoenix Band Harrison Fjord

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

Well, this doesn't happen too often. 

Phoenix band Harrison Fjord, which we named one of the 16 Phoenix Bands to Watch in 2016 earlier this year, played a set before the main event at the Bernie Sanders rally in Flagstaff yesterday. As the senator from Vermont began his speech, he gave a quick shout-out to the band.

"Let me begin by thanking the Harrison Fjord band," Sanders said at the beginning of his speech.

Harrison Fjord carries the distinction of being the only local band to open for a major presidential candidate this year, raising the question: Who would be the best local band to open for each candidate?

We're guessing Donald Trump would love to see the dudes in BroLoaf eating out Lady Liberty on stage. Ted Cruz could probably relate to the pent-up rage of Fathers Day. Hillary Clinton would probably dig the energy of Doll Skin. 

You can watch the moment in the video below. The payoff happens at 3:55.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.