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  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: Rhythm Future Quartet

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 24, 13:15

    Keeping the genre of gypsy jazz alive, the acoustic ensemble Rhythm Future Quartet will be touring Alaska for two weeks. Their first stop is downtown Anchorage. From there they will cross the state, going from Kodiak to Skagway. According to violinist Jason Anick, gypsy jazz is a style of music that was pioneered in France during […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Portland Cello Project

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 10, 14:24

    The Portland Cello Project is back in Alaska for the third time to perform songs from their new album, “Spring Breakup: Song for Alaska.” The album is a play on the inevitable breakup album a band makes and draws inspiration from Alaska’s messy spring season. “The last time we came to play in Alaska, we learned […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Mivos Quartet

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 09, 11:38

    Based in New York, the Mivos Quartet performed on Daybreak Thursday morning, before taking the stage at the Anchorage Museum on Friday and Saturday. The string quartet was created by Homer-raised composer Conrad Winslow and performs pieces created by contemporary composers from across the circumpolar north. The group’s music selection comes from countries like Finland, Russia, Iceland, Denmark, Canada, […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Bobby Tomberlin

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 03, 13:49

    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

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 02, 15:40

    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

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 24, 10:40

    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

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 17, 14:43

    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

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 17, 14:22

    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

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 10, 13:24

    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

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 03, 8:35

    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

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 03, 8:30

    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

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 27, 13:30

    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

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 19, 12:55

    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

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 13, 14:58

    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

    by Daybreak Staff on Jan 06, 14:05

    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

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 30, 11:08

    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

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 23, 10:38

    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

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 16, 13:04

    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

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 09, 14:04

    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’

    by Daybreak Staff on Dec 09, 11:55

    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 […]