Mic Check in the Morning: Taylor Gee

Mic Check in the Morning: Taylor Gee

Taylor Gee recently won multiple honors at the Alaska Hip-Hop & R&B Awards, and she recently dropped a new album, TKOVR.

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Mic Check in the Morning: A preview of 'Symphony of Sounds'

Mic Check in the Morning: A preview of 'Symphony of Sounds'

From classical to jazz to opera and musical theater, UAA's "Symphony of Sounds" showcases the next generation of musicians.

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Mic Check in the Morning: Taylor Gee

Mic Check in the Morning: Taylor Gee

Mic Check in the Morning: A Preview of 'Symphony of Sounds'

Mic Check in the Morning: A Preview of 'Symphony of Sounds'

Mic Check in the Morning: Qew

Mic Check in the Morning: Qew

Rapper and lyricist Quin White stopped by Daybreak for a Mic Check in the Morning on Friday.

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Mic Check in the Morning: Qew

Mic Check in the Morning: Qew

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Mic Check in the Morning: KJ Denhert

Mic Check in the Morning: KJ Denhert

Mic Check in the Morning: KJ Denhert

Mic Check in the Morning: KJ Denhert

Renown Jazz singer KJ Denhert is in town for the 'Let Every Woman Know' Art of Healing Weekend, and will be playing the 'Dance Like Barb Rhythm Heals Benefit Concert' at the Williwaw on Saturday February 3rd at 6pm.

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Mic Check in the Morning: Jonathan Bower

Mic Check in the Morning: Jonathan Bower

Mic Check in the Morning: Jonathan Bower

Mic Check in the Morning: Jonathan Bower

Jonathan Bower returns to the Daybreak stage after three year for a Mic Check in the Morning

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Mic Check in the Morning: The Anchorage Folk Festival

Mic Check in the Morning: The Anchorage Folk Festival

The Anchorage Folk Festival is a two week long event celebrating all things Folk Music.

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Mic Check in the Morning: The Anchorage Folk Festival

Mic Check in the Morning: The Anchorage Folk Festival

Mic Check in the Morning: The Moxie Strings

Mic Check in the Morning: The Moxie Strings

The Moxie Strings, who specialize in a feel-good blend of upbeat, Americana music took the Daybreak stage for a Mic Check in the Morning.

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Mic Check in the Morning: The Anchorage Festival of Music

Mic Check in the Morning: The Anchorage Festival of Music

The Anchorage Festival of Music is kicking off the new year, with a new show called 'Pieces of Eight...Cellos!'

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Mic Check in the Morning: The Anchorage Festival of Music

Mic Check in the Morning: The Anchorage Festival of Music

Mic Check in the Morning: Naked Mabel

Mic Check in the Morning: Naked Mabel

Mixing folk and bluegrass, Naked Mabel took our stage for a Mic Check in the Morning.

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Mic Check in the Morning: Naked Mabel

Mic Check in the Morning: Naked Mabel

Mic Check in the Morning: The Stars We Are finale

Mic Check in the Morning: The Stars We Are finale

Season two of Alaska's premiere singing competition, "The Stars We Are," has come to a close.

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Mic Check in the Morning: Final Round

Mic Check in the Morning: Final Round

Mic Check in the Morning: Elvis Monroe

Mic Check in the Morning: Elvis Monroe

Mic Check in the Morning: Elvis Monroe

Mic Check in the Morning: Elvis Monroe

Our first Mic Check ever, Elvis Monroe, is back in Alaska and joining Matthew and Gunnar Nelson for a two night performance of 'Christmas with The Nelsons'.

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Mic Check in the Morning: The Stars We Are Round Five

Mic Check in the Morning: The Stars We Are Round Five

Round five of The Stars We Are season 2 has wrapped up. Nine contestants are moving on, but one of the outgoing contestants, Christina Young, joined us for a Mic Check in the Morning.

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Mic Check in the Morning: UAA's Opera Ensemble

Mic Check in the Morning: UAA's Opera Ensemble

UAA's Opera Ensemble is celebrating 15 years of productions this weekend by featuring selections of their favorite pieces in a collection known as 'Operaganza'.

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Mic Check in the Morning: The Stars We Are Round Five

Mic Check in the Morning: The Stars We Are Round Five

Mic Check in the Morning: UAA's Opera Ensemble

Mic Check in the Morning: UAA's Opera Ensemble

Mic Check in the Morning: Ukulele Russ

Mic Check in the Morning: Ukulele Russ

He's a one-man frontier band, Ukulele Russ is back in Alaska and set to perform a series of shows in Seward over the weekend.

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Mic Check in the Morning: Ukulele Russ

Mic Check in the Morning: Ukulele Russ

The best of Mic Check in the Morning 2017

The best of Mic Check in the Morning 2017

A look back on some of the most memorable Mic Check in the Morning performances of 2017.

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Mic Check in the Morning: Round 4 of The Stars We Are

Mic Check in the Morning: Round 4 of The Stars We Are

Mic Check in the Morning: Sweet Honey in the Rock

Mic Check in the Morning: Sweet Honey in the Rock

Grammy-nominated Sweet Honey in the Rock join us for a Mic Check in the Morning.

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Mic Check in the Morning: Sweet Honey in the Rock

Mic Check in the Morning: Sweet Honey in the Rock

Mic Check in the Morning: The Stars We Are round 3

Mic Check in the Morning: The Stars We Are round 3

Two outgoing contestant from round 3 of The Stars We Are, Karolynn Smith and Mark Chase join us for a Mic Check in the Morning.

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Mic Check in the Morning: Ukulele Russ

Mic Check in the Morning: Ukulele Russ

Ukulele Russ is billed as Alaska’s one man frontier band and will be playing in Anchorage this weekend.

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Mic Check in the Morning: Ukulele Russ

Mic Check in the Morning: Ukulele Russ

The one-man band from Fairbanks, Ukulele Russ just got back from touring the East Coast.

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Mic Check in the Morning: Slincraze

Mic Check in the Morning: Slincraze

Joining us all the way from Norway, Slincraze is a rapper who performs in Northern Sami, a language only spoken by about 20,000 people. He hits our stage for a Mic Check in the Morning.

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Rich Guzzi performs in Anchorage

Rich Guzzi performs in Anchorage

Comedian and hypnotist Rich Guzzi will be performing Nov. 30, Dec. 1, and Dec. 2 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Anchorage.

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Mic Check in the Morning: Matt Hopper and The Roman Candles

Mic Check in the Morning: Matt Hopper and The Roman Candles

Matt Hopper and The Roman Candles joins us for a Mic Check in the Morning!

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Mic Check in the Morning: Ukulele Russ

Mic Check in the Morning: Ukulele Russ

What do you do when you live in a cabin in the middle of nowhere with no running water and temperatures that are 50 below?

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Mic Check in the Morning: Gas Station Disco

Mic Check in the Morning: Gas Station Disco

Gas Station Disco, a driven, dynamic, and unpredictable indie pop band from Pennsylvania, joins Daybreak for a Mic Check in the Morning.

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Mic Check in the Morning: The Lullaby Project

Mic Check in the Morning: The Lullaby Project

Helping women in prison connect with their children, The Lullaby Project teams 15 women incarcerated at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center with 15 musicians. Together they write lullabies for their children.

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Mic Check in the Morning: Danger and Diva

Mic Check in the Morning: Danger and Diva

Danger Money was recently crowned by The Anchorage Press as the #1 cover band in town. Two of their members joined us for a Mic Check in the Morning as Danger and Diva.

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Mic Check in the Morning: The Conway Seavey Band

Mic Check in the Morning: The Conway Seavey Band

The Rocktober Halloween Bash is happening Saturday night in Anchorage, and The Conway Seavey Band will be in the lineup.

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Mic Check in the Morning: Mundus Canis

Mic Check in the Morning: Mundus Canis

UAA faculty member and guitarist Armin Abdihodzic and UAA student Eric Bleicher are going to be performing the masterworks of composer George Crumb next week, but first they joined us for a Mic Check in the Morning.

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Mic Check in the Morning: UAA Faculty

Mic Check in the Morning: UAA Faculty

The UAA Department of Music is gearing up for its first-ever faculty concert.

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Mic Check in the Morning: The Cody Blackbird Band

Mic Check in the Morning: The Cody Blackbird Band

Returning home after being named Group of the Year at the 2017 Native American Music Awards, The Cody Blackbird Band joins us for a Mic Check in the Morning.

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Mic Check in the Morning: Shane Russel

Mic Check in the Morning: Shane Russel

Shane Russel is a singer and songwriter born and Raised in Anchorage Alaska. This morning he joined us for a Mic Check in the Morning.

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Mic Check in the Morning: Cantus

Mic Check in the Morning: Cantus

One of the few full-time vocal ensembles around, Cantus, joined Daybreak for a Mic Check in the Morning.

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Mic Check in the Morning: Cantus

Mic Check in the Morning: Cantus

Mic Check in the Morning: Alaska Sound Celebration

Mic Check in the Morning: Alaska Sound Celebration

The premier, award winning a capella chorus, Alaska Sound Celebration, dropped by the studio for a Mic Check in the Morning and to tell us where they will be performing 'Celebrate the Music' this weekend.

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Mic Check in the Morning: Blaze and Eric

Mic Check in the Morning: Blaze and Eric

Blaze and Eric, advocates for overcoming alcohol addiction, will play at a Saturday event to celebrate sobriety as part of Recovery Month.

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Mic Check in the Morning: The Ballroom Thieves

Mic Check in the Morning: The Ballroom Thieves

The Ballroom Thieves are an acoustic trio from Boston that are set to play the Discovery Theatre in Anchorage Friday night. It’s part of the Anchorage Concert Association’s 2017-2018 season.

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Mic Check in the Morning: The Anchorage Festival of Music

Mic Check in the Morning: The Anchorage Festival of Music

The Anchorage Festival of Music is set to debut their new season of work. They joined us for a sample of their season opener titled: 'Yo Ho: A Treasure Chest of Pirates".

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Mic Check in the Morning: The Killer Dueling Pianos

Mic Check in the Morning: The Killer Dueling Pianos

Liz Fohl and Steve Haas are members of Killer Dueling Pianos, a duo that plays exciting, complimentary pieces of contemporary works.

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Mic Check in the Morning: Fairbanks

Mic Check in the Morning: Fairbanks

Local group Fairbanks stopped by the studio for a Mic Check in the Morning.

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Mic Check in the Morning: Kendell Marvel

Mic Check in the Morning: Kendell Marvel

Kendell Marvel is an award winning country artist and songwriter who has written songs for country legends such as George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Jamey Johnson and Jake Owen.

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Starbuks previews his new album

Starbuks previews his new album

Alaskan rapper Starbuks debuts his new album, "Whiskey, Weed, and Women."

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Mic Check in the Morning: Ken Peltier for Rondy Summer Roundup

Mic Check in the Morning: Ken Peltier for Rondy Summer Roundup

Ken Peltier will be headlining Fur Rendezvous' Rondy Summer Roundup fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 18.

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Mic Check in the Morning: Thera

Mic Check in the Morning: Thera

Thera will be headlining a show at Williwaw on Saturday, Aug. 18 for their last show of 2017. The band will be joined by Turquoise Boy and Griffith.

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Mic Check in the Morning: Bobby Tomberlin

Mic Check in the Morning: Bobby Tomberlin

Country artist Bobby Tomberlin has been nominated for a Grammy, a Country Music Award and an Academy of Country Music Award. Tomberlin has been in the music industry since he was 11-years-old. According to his website, he was a disc jockey in his hometown of Luverne, Alabama. He’s also appeared on stage at the Grand Ole […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Dylan Scott

Mic Check in the Morning: Dylan Scott

Country artist Dylan Scott will be touring across Alaska beginning March 2 as part of the Northern Lights Country Series. Scott is joined by Grammy and Country Music Award nominated singer and songwriter Bobby Tomberlin. Thursday evening, Scott will be in Palmer playing at Klondike Mike’s. The Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: WindSync

Mic Check in the Morning: WindSync

WindSync is a classical wind quintet from Houston, Texas that plays classical selections from memory. Because of that, they are able to engage their audience in a way that no other classical quintet can, according to the biography on their website. They have created a name for themselves by not only playing classical music, but also […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Elvis Monroe

Mic Check in the Morning: Elvis Monroe

Blending country rock and Americana into one sound, Elvis Monroe will play for a single night in Anchorage at Eddie’s Sports Bar. The band is based in Las Vegas, Nevada, and contains members of other well known groups. Their newest song, “Blue Collar Man” is the theme song to a new show called “Vegas Rat […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Love and Theft

Mic Check in the Morning: Love and Theft

Country duo Love and Theft are bringing their unique sound to Anchorage for one show at Eddie’s Sports Bar. It’s a part of the Northern Lights Country Concert Series. In the video above, the band plays, “You Didn’t Want Me. Love and Theft will play on Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. Tickets are sold out […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: The Midnight Sons

Mic Check in the Morning: The Midnight Sons

Looking for a unique gift this Valentine’s Day? The a cappella chorus, “The Midnight Sons” have some packages ranging from just a song, a rose and card, all the way up to a dozen roses, a box of chocolate and a gift card to a local restaurant. Nothing says “I love you” like four dashing […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: SHEL

Mic Check in the Morning: SHEL

SHEL, an indie-folk band, is made of four sisters who are all classically trained. They are from Fort Collins, CO, but tour relentlessly, according to their website. The quartet will be playing at Taproot in Anchorage on Feb. 4. That concert will be a part of the 5th Annual Let Every Woman Know Gynecologic Cancer Awareness and Arts of Healing […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Ava Earl

Mic Check in the Morning: Ava Earl

Ava Earl is a young folk-rock singer and songwriter from Girdwood. Earl primarily uses a guitar, and has played the Girdwood Forest Fair, Salmonfest and more. According to her biography on her website, her first album was released in 2015, and was a gift from her parents to encourage her musical talent. It is called […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: HarpDaddy & The Puddle Jumpers

Mic Check in the Morning: HarpDaddy & The Puddle Jumpers

Mixing blues with a healthy dose of rock and roll, HarpDaddy & The Puddle Jumpers are set to bring their down-home sound to Anchorage. According to their website, HarpDaddy is heavily influenced by Muddy Waters and has a huge stage presence. The band also brings in gospel roots for a unique view of the blues. The young artists, […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Simply Three

Mic Check in the Morning: Simply Three

Simply Three is a classically trained trio bringing a modern sound to their stringed instruments. According to their biography on their website, they are known for their high-energy shows and covers of pop hits, but they also play the old masters like Gershwin. The band has an online following based on their creative music videos with […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Davinci Willz

Mic Check in the Morning: Davinci Willz

Fresh off releasing his latest track, “Old Me,” Alaska-born hip-hop artist Davinci Willz performed on Daybreak’s Mic Check in the Morning Friday. Willz started writing his own music in high school. Since then he’s joined a local record label, Def Legends, and is expected to release an EP soon. In high school, Willz was inspired […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Caroline Cotter

Mic Check in the Morning: Caroline Cotter

Singer-songwriter Caroline Cotter uses her world travels as inspiration for her folk songs. Cotter was joined by Michael Howard and performed for a Mic Check in the Morning. The duo will be playing a show at Taproot on Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. Two years ago, Cotter quit her day job after releasing her first […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Slow Magic

Mic Check in the Morning: Slow Magic

Touring all over the world with a cosmic electronic sound, Slow Magic made a stop on Daybreak’s Mic Check in the Morning. The masked DJ describes his performances as “music from an imaginary friend” and uses a mix of electronic beats and organic drumming. It should be noted that his mask itself is a light show. This weekend, […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Jamie Whiteman

Mic Check in the Morning: Jamie Whiteman

Alaskan singer-songwriter Jamie Whiteman played on Daybreak’s Mic Check in the Morning on Dec. 23 with her twist on americana-folk. Her accompaniment was Harrison Jennings on mandolin and fiddle. If Whiteman looks familiar, it’s because she plays in another band, the Tanana Rafters from Anchorage. The Tanana Rafters is a “bluesy folk-rock” band, according to […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: RonaMay Love from The Stars We Are

Mic Check in the Morning: RonaMay Love from The Stars We Are

RonaMay Love, a finalist on The Stars We Are, performed a medley by pop star Rihanna Friday. The grand prize winner of this inaugural Stars We Are competition was Talkeetna resident Kayti Heller. She will be one of the headlining performers at the KTVA New Year’s Eve Celebration in Town Square. In addition, Heller also won two […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Tayy Tarantino

Mic Check in the Morning: Tayy Tarantino

Recently back from a tour in the Lower 48, Alaska rapper Tayy Tarantino is making the rounds promoting his new album, “Homecoming.” The album covers Tarantino’s experiences in the 49th state, an extension of efforts to make his music more engaging to the rest of the nation. “People don’t understand me, they don’t get that it’s hip […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: The Stars We Are perform ‘Silent Night’

Mic Check in the Morning: The Stars We Are perform ‘Silent Night’

Getting into the holiday spirit, four outgoing contestants from The Stars We Are singing competition performed “Silent Night.” The performance was done completely a cappella, or without instruments, by Andrew Adcock, Mercedes Curran, Jetaime Kathryn and Whitney Youngman. The Stars We Are is a premier singing competition held Thursday nights at Williwaw in Downtown Anchorage. Contestants […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Conway Seavey

Mic Check in the Morning: Conway Seavey

Conway Seavey and his band have a busy December ahead of them. They’re performing at the KTVA New Year’s Eve Celebration, releasing a new single on Christmas day and providing the backing band for The Stars We Are competition at Williwaw. The winner of that competition will play alongside the Conway Seavey Band on Dec. […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: UAA University Singers

Mic Check in the Morning: UAA University Singers

Getting ready for their winter concert, the University Singers from the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) stopped by Daybreak Friday Dec. 2 for a Mic Check in the Morning. The concert is Saturday, Dec. 3 at the UAA Recital Hall. Tickets can be purchased at UAAtix.com. The ensemble often collaborates with other music organizations, such […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Watsky

Mic Check in the Morning: Watsky

Nationally acclaimed poet, lyricist and wordsmith Watsky will be performing in Anchorage Thursday night. His work went viral online in 2011 and since then he’s been featured in the New York Times and Billboard Magazine. When asked about his style, Watsky replied that he typically reflects on his life and what he’s interested in. “There’s […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Lucine Fyelon

Mic Check in the Morning: Lucine Fyelon

Los Angeles-based violinist, singer-songwriter and producer Lucine Fyelon has performed or recorded with many famous artists including Madonna and Miley Cyrus. Fyelon is visiting Alaska for the first time to perform for one night at Chilkoot Charlie’s. The artist said she has a strong internet fan base, about which Fyelon mentioned she must be doing something right […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Week 2 of ‘The Stars We Are’

Mic Check in the Morning: Week 2 of ‘The Stars We Are’

Every week, until the KTVA New Year’s Eve Celebration, outgoing contestants from The Stars We Are will have one final chance to showcase their talents on Daybreak’s Mic Check in the Morning. This week had performances by Francesca Erni, Ryan Massey, and Jetaime Kathryn. The three performers were voted off during the second week of competition. […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: The Norris Bowers Band

Mic Check in the Morning: The Norris Bowers Band

The Norris Bowers Band describes themselves as “High-octane old-time music with a bluegrasser’s sense for drama and harmony.” Originally from Fairbanks, the group is the combination of the Norris and Bowers families, two well-known families in the Alaska bluegrass scene. The band is on a whirlwind November tour, stretching from Fairbanks to Homer, and joined us […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: The Nuther Brothers

Mic Check in the Morning: The Nuther Brothers

Blending country, folk and rockabilly, The Nuther Brothers took the Daybreak stage for the first time for a Mic Check in the Morning Friday. The Nuther Brothers are set to release their new album, “The Honkey Tonk Life,” on Nov. 5. If you want to catch the album release party, you can head over to […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Zombie Unicorn

Mic Check in the Morning: Zombie Unicorn

To help get the weekend of Halloween started, Zombie Unicorn stopped by for a chilling Mic Check in the Morning. Zombie Unicorn, also known as Adam Hulin, melds slick beats with sounds from horror films and blends it with a seven string guitar and chilling visuals. Joining him on the Daybreak stage Friday were dancers were […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: The Hannah Yoter Band

Mic Check in the Morning: The Hannah Yoter Band

With a new album coming out Nov. 18 and a selection of shows this holiday season, The Hannah Yoter Band took some time out Thursday morning to bring their folky Americana sound to the Daybreak studio. Yoter said the album, “Something Good,” was recorded mostly live in a cabin in Hope, Alaska, where the singer hails from. The live […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: No Wake Band

Mic Check in the Morning: No Wake Band

Father and son duo Pat Wake and Sean Renard formed the “No Wake Band” after finding some unexpected extra time on their hands. Wake’s machine shop in Palmer was flooded by waters from the Matanuska River, so the two decided to take a shot at performing live together. From there, Wake says the duo has […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Lavoy

Mic Check in the Morning: Lavoy

They’ve shared the stage with musicians like Andy Grammer, Portugal the man and Motion City Soundtrack. Alaska grown band Lavoy describes their sound as alternative pop and 80’s nostalgia. This October they’re back home from Washington state to perform for their hometown fans. Friday, Lavoy joined Daybreak for a Mic Check in the Morning. Upcoming […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Armin Abdihodžic and Adam Kossler

Mic Check in the Morning: Armin Abdihodžic and Adam Kossler

Armin Abdihodžic and Adam Kossler are classical guitarists who have both won international awards for their work in music. Abdihodžic started strumming away at the age of 8 in Bosnia. Years later, he’s played music all over the world and he is teaching guitar at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). Visiting from Washington D.C., Kossler, […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Alaska Sound Celebration

Mic Check in the Morning: Alaska Sound Celebration

A celebration of a cappella sound is coming to Anchorage and it includes the state’s premiere all-female group, Alaska Sound Celebration. The ensemble includes 70 women from all walks of life, singing in the barbershop style. Thursday, they joined Daybreak for a Mic Check in the Morning with a preview of the upcoming Celebrate the […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: John Budnik Band

Mic Check in the Morning: John Budnik Band

Their recipe is two parts blues, one part jazz, a clove of country and a pinch of soul. The John Budnik Band was born out of a dimly lit bar’s open mic. Now, the group out of Palmer is sharing their music for the world to enjoy. Friday, the John Budnik Band joined Daybreak for […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Sid Conklin and preview of theTapRoot Fall Music Festival

Mic Check in the Morning: Sid Conklin and preview of theTapRoot Fall Music Festival

Ever been to an A-list party? Take a look at the lineup for the TapRoot Fall Music Festival and you might get that feeling. The Super Saturated Sugar Strings, The Jephries, the Hannah Yoter Band, Blackwater Railroad Company, Hope Social Club and the Dirty Hands will all perform at the festival on Sept. 17. Sid Conklin […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Ben Balivet

Mic Check in the Morning: Ben Balivet

Hailing from Bethel, Alaska, singer songwriter Ben Balivet has a musical talent that spans multiple genres. Friday, Balivet took the Daybreak stage for a Mic Check in the Morning. He discussed the process of putting together his new album, which has been years in the making. Find more information on Ben and his new album […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Danger & Diva

Mic Check in the Morning: Danger & Diva

Breaking off from their other band Danger Money, Bill Little and Jennifer Brown are showcasing a unique take on modern music with their new duo, Danger & Diva. Why are the pair doing their own thing? The short answer: they are less busy than their band mates. To hear more from Danger & Diva, check […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Harper’s Farce

Mic Check in the Morning: Harper’s Farce

Multimedia science fiction band Harper’s Farce took to the Daybreak stage for a Mic Check in the Morning. The group uses music, words and visuals to explore what it means to be human. According to their website, Harper’s Farce formed in July 2015 as a cover band. The temporary project became collaborative storytelling experience spanning […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Turquoise Boy

Mic Check in the Morning: Turquoise Boy

Despite being on the Anchorage scene for almost five years, indie band Turquoise Boy released their first album on Aug. 16. Their album release party will be on Aug. 20 at Williwaw. Turquoise Bay took the Daybreak stage for a Mic Check in the Morning Friday. After their set, the band talked about their album release […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Frozen Ray

Mic Check in the Morning: Frozen Ray

He describes his music as poetic hip-hop; Alaska-born and raised Frozen Ray performed his first Mic Check in the Morning Friday on Daybreak. Frozen Ray grew up in a musical family and learned to love the melody and message of hip-hop. He says he likes to be vulnerable with his music and does his best to tell […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: The Conway Seavey Band

Mic Check in the Morning: The Conway Seavey Band

Soldotna’s Conway Seavey Band describes themselves as a pop band with rock roots. Lead singer, Conway Seavey, grew up in Sterling and is the youngest son of former Iditarod Champion, Mitch Seavey, and brother of current champion Dallas Seavey. Conway began releasing original songs in the summer of 2014. Earlier this spring, The Conway Seavey […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Caroline Cotter

Mic Check in the Morning: Caroline Cotter

Folk singer and songwriter Caroline Cotter stopped by the Daybreak stage Friday, capping off her two week tour in Alaska. After she played Cotter shared some insight into her sound with the Daybreak crew. This tour was Cotter’s first time being in Alaska, although she’s been touring for the past year and a half and […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: The Jephries

Mic Check in the Morning: The Jephries

A mix of rock and roll, psychedelic and progressive rock are the sounds the best describe the all-Alaska band, The Jephries. Sidney, Jason and Logan Jephrie make up the three-piece band and are preparing to release their second album. They have toured their home state of Alaska since 2013. Over the last few years, they’ve […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Rico G TheMayor

Mic Check in the Morning: Rico G TheMayor

In 2010, Rico G TheMayor started his own record label, Goodfellas Music. Now, the homegrown rapper Rico is set to release a new album in September. His single “Way Out” is already out on iTunes and you can check out his music on SoundCloud. For more on how he started his own career, check out the video […]
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Mic Check in the Morning: Jonathan Cannamore

Mic Check in the Morning: Jonathan Cannamore

With a mix of indie, alternative, acoustic and folk, a solo artist from Alaska has hopes to make it big one day. Jonathan Cannamore is currently working on his second album, while also pursuing a master’s degree in education at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Cannamore, a homegrown artist from Eagle River, joined Daybreak for a […]
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