Fairbanks' psychobilly rockstars are invading Anchorage for a pair of weekend shows. The Jephries and Alaska Thunderfunk join Astoria State for a rocking Friday night show at Koot's. The Forest the Never Sleeps, Chris Hawk, Aspenyarrow and Shaun Pacarro join the Portland Cello Project for two holiday-themed concerts.

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This fall, Alaskan metal bands reasserted themselves into the Alaska music scene. Not since the glory days of 36 Crazyfists have hard-hitting bands been able to pack Koot's, but on November 2, that's exactly what they did. For over eight hours, Anchorage metalheads bopped, stomped, and moshe…

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Estate Sale and HarpDaddy Unraveled play Van's on Friday. Ed Washington returns to Lights Down Low at Cafectito Bonito on Saturday. Plus, a number of epic dance parties at Williwaw!

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A year ago, Ed Washington released his debut album, “Stoicism.” Loosely based on a school of Hellenistic philosophy founded by Zeno of Citium of the same name, “Stoicism” examined the importance of personal virtue ethics and the singer’s relationship to the world around him.

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Looking back, Sean Peck never dreamed he would go from being just another kid at Palmer High to an internationally touring musician. But as all Alaskans know, this is the one state where you can create any future that you can dare to dream of.

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Hawaiian ukulele-powered jam-rockers Kanekoa are bringing their unique brand of Aloha to Alaska on Friday.

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"Well friends, here we go again. That creepy friend, cancer, is back for round 2 after 5 years of remission," Sarah Pederson posted on Instagram on June 15. Since then, Pederson's life has pivoted from her passion, promoting Alaskan bands, to fighting cancer for the second time. While Peders…

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There may be a chill in the air, but the Anchorage Symphony is heating things up with a night of R-E-S-P-E-C-T and hot hits made famous by Aretha Franklin! On Saturday, October 29th, the ASO is joined by vocal powerhouses Capathia Jenkins and three-time Grammy award nominee Ryan Shaw for Are…

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While Anchorage’s music scene is filled with a diverse catalog of musical talents, when it comes to Latin music, there is very little representation despite Hispanic people making up eight percent of Alaska’s population. Currently, there is only one active Mariachi band in Anchorage, Mariach…

Craig (AKA – ‘The Angry Fiddler’) grew up in South Ayrshire where he was first introduced to fiddle music by his violin tutor Wallace Galbraith, founder of the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra. After a brief spell as a guitarist in a local ceilidh band, and a very short spell studying Product Desig…

What do you get when you cross classic rock, bagpipes, and Celtic sensibility? Two-time Scottish traditional music “Live Act of the Year,” Skerryvore.

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Indeed, it is those moments of truth and catharsis that make Women of Rock special. But even amid the sorrowful instances, the show has given all the women reasons to smile.

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Neko Case steps out, cutting the sky and singing the stars, spinning fury and mercy as she goes. She loves the world and wears her heart on her sleeve, but she might eat it before you get to thinking it belongs to you.

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As a child, Tom Rush’s parents forced him to take piano lessons. Although this would be Rush’s first indoctrination into the world of music, the aspiring musician recalls that the lessons were torture. “I think my parents and teacher were just lucky that they weren’t harmed in the process of…

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While the last 18 months found the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra losing its popular and long-standing Music Director Randy Fleischer and performing in two very unconventional seasons - one entirely virtually with more than 115 produced films and the next with half-filled halls due to COVID su…

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Touring in support of their long-awaited debut album, 'Lost in Paradise,' the last time the Common Kings graced an Alaskan stage was in June 2017. At the time, they had already achieved international recognition from touring with Justin Timberlake and Meghan Trainor. However, it was the stre…

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We didn't have the chance to "get high like Colorado" with visiting electronic superstars, Milky Chance. But we did have the opportunity to explore the "Flashed Junk Mind" of percussionist Philipp Dausch ahead of the band's July 29, 2022 performance. 

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When local singer-songwriter, Pepper Kit, opened Koot's main stage last Saturday for English singer Frank Turner, it was for her a moment of validation. 

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​Jimmy Eat World is celebrating nearly three decades and 10 albums of existence, all but one with the current lineup of lead vocalist and lead guitarist Jim Adkins, rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist Tom Linton, bassist Rick Burch, and drummer Zach Lind.

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In September 2019, Emma Hill and her partner Spencer Mitchell embarked on an 8-month sojourn through North America. Logging 30,000 miles and barely making it back to Alaska before the March 15, 2020 lockdown, the duo visited 30 National Parks and forests to create Hill's "Park Songs."

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According to Inside Prison, New London, Connecticut is one of the most dangerous regions in the United States, with an overall crime rate of 6,389 per 100,000 residents. Yet, it was there, surrounded by violence, that Magdiel “Mags” Roldan was welcomed into the world. Labeled an outcast, Rol…

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Living in the 21st century, our lives are full of distractions. Between business, media, and basic necessities like shopping, cooking, and cleaning, many of us hardly have the time or energy for play or rest, not to mention working toward self-actualization. And it's especially tricky when t…

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In the 1980s, a new genre of music developed on Los Angeles' raucous — and now infamous — Sunset Strip. The hippie years of disco and stripped-down protest songs were coming to an end, and MTV was becoming the go-to source for music discovery. With the music industry's transition from radio …

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Standing well over 6 feet tall and donning a vintage jean jacket and oversized cowboy hat, 28-year-old Bubba Bellin stood out like a sore thumb as he ordered a sludge cup at Middle Way Café on Monday. At only 10am, this was Bellin’s second caffeine hit of the day, and the jittery effects seemed to be taking hold as he excitedly recounted his days as a collegiate rugby player.

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On Friday, June 24 at 7pm Mindful Khaos, Decepticide, and the Part Time Super Heroes will be throwing down heavy riffs and even heavier vocals at Williwaw Social.

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Several years ago, a friend brought me to Taproot to see her buddy's new band perform at an ugly sweater party. I had only been to a handful of concerts at the time and had no idea what to expect. That show was, to this day, one of the best I've ever attended. Looking back, I feel so fortuna…

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The art of musical impersonation is nothing new. In fact, in pop music, the tradition has become as commonplace as an encore. But where did it all start? In the 70s, self-titled “monster maker” Danny O’Day became infamous for his Rock and Roll Heaven touring spectacle.

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The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is pleased to announce its panel of judges for the 2022 competition. Established in 2002, ISC is considered to be the world’s most prestigious songwriting competition and is open to both professional and amateur songwriters, signed and unsigned…

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A musical force of nature who relocated to Alaska from New York City in 2002, Jazz Hero Yngvil Vatn Guttu has single-handedly built a musical empire in the far north for independent Alaskan musicians. As a jazz trumpet player, creator, and director for Anchorage’s most beloved jazz festival …

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