I’ve always thought of Eric Clapton as the Frank Sinatra of my generation: a consummate musical artist who’s also kind of a jerk. Being a fan of Clapton has always involved making allowances for his personal history of impulsiveness and poor judgment: He’s a onetime alcoholic and heroin addi…

Thursday November 11th              

PALMER — Local musicians Madeline Smith and her former teacher Scott Helle recently participated in a question and answer interview to discuss their recent performance in the Palmer Alehouse Unplugged music series, how they started playing music together, and how they ultimately combined the…

Thursday November 4th              

Artists from across the state gathered at the Matanuska Brewing Company in Eagle River to pay tribute to the Alaskan icon, Jim Varsos, better known as Hobo Jim during an outdoor memorial concert Sunday, Oct. 31.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jay-Z's added another title to a resume that includes rapper, songwriter, Grammy winner, billionaire business mogul, and global icon — Hall of Famer.

Thursday October 28th         

Renegades: Saturday, November 6th – 7:30pm

Thursday October 21st             


Last week, the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center announced La Niña conditions have developed and there was an 87% chance of La Niña in December through February. 

Perception can be a fickle bitch.  


Thursday October 14th            

In a partnership with Cook Inlet Housing Authority and Anchorage Concert Association, Alaskan singer-songwriter Rosie Rush brings a series of songwriting workshops to The Nave. This program will focus on basic skills of writing songs and music, with each class focusing on different parts of …

Arguably the best blues guitar player in town, Mark Spafford might be better known for his work as the General Manager for the municipality’s Department of Solid Waste.

Thursday October 7th            

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will perform for the first time on stage together at the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. 


Twenty years ago, Anchorage knew no bigger rock star than Matt Hopper and his Roman Candles.


NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly, the R&B superstar known for his anthem “I Believe I Can Fly,” was convicted Monday in a sex trafficking trial after decades of avoiding criminal responsibility for numerous allegations of misconduct with young women and children. 

AK Rockstar Karaoke held its 2021 AK Rockstar Competition Sept. 12-19 at Carousel Lounge in Spenard.There were two qualifying rounds and the final round on September 19th. 64 singers, in all, tried out. The final 12 competed and the top 3 were the winners.First place received $1,000 in cash.…

We all remember the summer of silence when live music was restricted to a decibel just above the gentle hum of a whispering wind. Yet, while Anchorage battled for a sense of normalcy within a world that was anything but normal, a group of four musicians defied the silence and continued to ro…


With the community’s support and encouragement, the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra has been able to Symphony On-Symphony Strong since they last offered a live performance on February 29, 2020. After 18 months, 115 videos, 4 Classically Unconventional concerts, and an Unconventional Silent Film…

NEW YORK (AP) — Just hours before the HBO documentary “Jagged” was to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday, Alanis Morissette criticized the film about her life as “reductive” and “salacious.” 

Thursday September 16th        

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears' father filed Tuesday to end the court conservatorship that has controlled the singer's life and money for 13 years.




AK Rhymefest made its official debut to the Alaska State Fair during the last weekend of the season.

Thursday September 2nd       

LONDON (AP) — Members of the Rolling Stones have saluted their unshakeable drummer Charlie Watts, who died Tuesday at the age of 80.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 30-year-old man who appeared nude at 4 months old in 1991 on the cover of Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album is suing the band and others, alleging the image is child pornography they have profited from.


Now covered in bold tattoos, including a large firebird across his throat, it's hard to imagine 30-year-old Danny Resnick sitting down to play classical piano. But there was a time when classical music played an integral, albeit fleeting, role in Resnick's life.

The Foo Fighters coming to Anchorage Alaska was welcome news at the Tomter household. Like thousands of Alaskans, I sat at my computer waiting for the Foo Fighters tickets to go on sale in hopes that I would get them before they sold out.  My efforts proved successful with the purchase of ti…

Thursday August 26th      

PARIS (AP) — The remains of American-born singer and dancer Josephine Baker will be reinterred at the Pantheon monument in Paris, making the entertainer who is a World War II hero in France the first Black woman to get the country’s highest honor.


Alaska's prodigal sons, Portugal. The Man, kicked off the 2021 AT&T Concert Series at the ConocoPhillips Borealis Theatre on August 20 and 21. 

Thursday August 19th     


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Foo Fighters rock band is requiring that people who attend their upcoming shows in Alaska be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive a negative test result 48 hours before attending, the Anchorage Daily News reported. 

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago health officials on Thursday reported 203 cases of COVID-19 connected to Lollapalooza, casting it as a number that was anticipated and not yet linked to any hospitalizations or deaths. 

World music, as the genre is known, is fundamentally about the blending of musical styles from every reach of the globe, agnostic to the history of trade routes, geographic borders or language.

Thursday August 5th       

Of all the critically acclaimed, world renown artists who’ve headlined at Salmonstock/Salmonfest, few boast the credentials of Sarah Jarosz, who takes the River Stage in Ninilchik on Friday night.

When I was younger there seemed to me more options for music venues. We had Mead's Café and Vagabond Blues out in the Valley, and in Anchorage — back when we had to get inventive; I’m talkin' late 90’s to the early 2000’s — the Fairview Recreational Center was a punk mainstay.



The funny thing about nostalgia is that it requires the thing to go through a long phase of ironic appreciation and even ridicule before it’s allowed into the gates of genuine appreciation.

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The Alaska State Fair is pleased to announce three additional acts confirmed for the 2021 AT&T Concert Series: Celtic rockers, the Young Dubliners, on August 26; young rapper, Lil Tjay, on September 3; and legendary rockers, Clutch, on September 5. Tickets go on sale to the general publi…

Two Grammy-nominated artists are rolling into town this weekend to celebrate Showdown Alaska’s triumphant return to the music scene. It has been 17 months since Williwaw has hosted a Showdown party, and this time the promoters went all out to bring EDM DJ Dillon Francis and rapper Lupe Fiasc…