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  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: The AnGry Brians

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 23, 12:20

    Celtic fusion rock band The AnGry Brians will be playing at the 2017 Alaska Scottish Highland Games in Palmer. They will perform at the Alaska State Fairgrounds. The band’s latest album “We Came To Fight” is available on iTunes and Google Play. Tickets for the Highland Games are available at its website. The AnGry Brians will […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Ken Peltier

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 22, 11:04

    Billed as a part of Alaska’s Premier Country Band, Ken Peltier from the Ken Peltier Band, joined by Jimmy Weber, will be playing alongside Craig Morgan. This will be a part of The Big Country Deck Party, sponsored by RAVN Alaska & Safe and Sound Alaska. Peltier formed the Ken Peltier Band in 1996, according […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Ukulele Russ

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 16, 13:25

    Ukulele Russ is billed as Alaska’s one man frontier band and will be playing in Anchorage this weekend. On Friday, June 16, he’ll be at the Avenue Bar in Downtown Anchorage starting at 7 p.m. On Saturday, June 17, Russ will be playing at the Blue Fox Cocktail Lounge on Tudor Road. He’ll start playing […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Spawn Breezy & Anuhea/Art of Dying

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 09, 11:16

    The Sea Galley’s “Aloha Jam” promises to bring the sounds of Hawaii to Alaska on Saturday. Event headliners Spawn Breezie and Anuhea stopped by Daybreak Friday for a “Mic Check in the Morning.” A hard-hitting rock band from Vancouver also took the Daybreak stage Friday to perform a “Mic Check in the Morning.” ART OF […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: SISTERS

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 02, 11:13

    The feel good band, SISTERS, is back in Alaska for a hometown tour. Former Homer resident and lead singer, Andrew Vait, is back with Emily Westman to perform for an Anchorage audience. The lifelong musicians met in college while attending University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. Years later, the two crossed paths in Seattle and […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Janie Cowan, Michelle Alany

    by Daybreak Staff on Jun 02, 10:26

    The Spenard JazzFest is bringing musicians from around the country to Anchorage, including Janie Cowan and Michelle Alany. Cowan is an upright bassist who grew up in Anchorage. She was classically trained at The Oberlin Conservatory and has spent her musical career touring and recording internationally with a wide array of musicians. Alany is a violinist and […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Termination Dust

    by Daybreak Staff on May 26, 12:15

    Dream-pop band Termination Dust will play at the Williwaw in Downtown Anchorage Friday, May 26. They will join The Modern Savage and Alex the Lion. The quartet has released one album, “Familiar Eyes,” which can be purchased on Bandcamp.com. To keep up with the band, you can visit their Facebook page. The concert starts at […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Eric Hutchinson

    by Daybreak Staff on May 25, 13:39

    Singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson will play in Anchorage Saturday, June 3 at the Williwaw in Downtown Anchorage. It’s part of his “Uncharted Territory Tour,” his quest to play in all 50 states. Hutchinson’s first album “Sounds Like This” was released in 2007 according to his website. Since then he’s released three more, and performed with OneRepublic […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Granddad

    by Daybreak Staff on May 19, 13:20

    Granddad, a three-piece emo punk band from Fairbanks, Alaska is headed to the Lower 48 to further their music career. Since forming in 2013, the band has released three albums and moved to Anchorage. Their new home will be Minneapolis, but before they leave they will be playing one more time at the Williwaw in […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Motley 2

    by Daybreak Staff on May 12, 11:14

    Los Angeles’ top Motley Crue cover band — Motley 2 — will play in Anchorage for one night only. Darryl Strucke, the band’s bassist, says they started the band roughly six years ago. Strucke knew the rest of Motley 2 from a previous band and found the vocalist, Tony Noyes. They’ve been performing ever since. […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Brooklyn Alvarado

    by Daybreak Staff on May 05, 12:36

    Brooklyn Alvarado has been writing her own compositions since she was nine years old. She has a sound influenced by Ella Fitzgerald, Alicia Keys and Amy Winehouse to name a few. Alvarado won’t be in Alaska for much longer. She is headed to Texas to pursue her music career. To find out where she will […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Dr. Tamara McCoy and Friends

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 28, 10:35

    Dr. Tamara McCoy is a pianist, vocalist, conductor and instructor, she was also an integral part of the Hiland Mountain Correctional Facility’s Lullaby Project. Now McCoy is organizing a concert to bring aid to Syria. On Friday, May 19, McCoy will be holding a concert for relief efforts in Syra called Beyond our Borders. It […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Janie Lidey

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 21, 13:07

    Janie Lidey is an Emmy-winning songwriter, speaker and author of the book “Leap of Faith: 8 Daily Habits to Power Up Your Leap.” Lidey’s book also comes with an album simply titled, “Leap of Faith.” Each of her original songs go at the end of each chapter, and relate to its message. According to Lidey’s […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Beautifuljoy

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 21, 13:04

    Singer-songwriter Olivia “Beautifuljoy” Carmody released her EP, “Honestly, ” at the age of 14. Now 16, Carmody has released a new single titled “Swan.” She is currently working on her next EP, due out sometime in 2017. Beautifuljoy’s EP “Honestly” can be purchased at CDBaby.com. Her single, “Swan” is available on iTunes and Spotify as well.

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Alaska’s Premium Blend Band

    by Daybreak Staff on Apr 10, 5:36

    Alaska’s Premium Blend Band has been playing classic rock and original songs for the last 25 years. In that time, they’ve played at the Alaska State Fair, corporate parties and gigs all over the state, according to their Facebook page. The band joined Daybreak on Friday, April 7 for the Mic Check in the Morning […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: John Budnik Band

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 31, 13:16

    Mixing jazz, blues, rock’n’roll and a dash of country, the John Budnik Band recently released their debut album, “Transformations.” According to lead singer John Budnik, it took the group two full weekends to record it. He said his inspiration for the songs came from his life experiences. Budnik mentioned during the recording process he was going […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Kendell Marvel and Danny Myrick

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 31, 13:03

    Kendell Marvel and Danny Myrick are two country singer-songwriters who have penned songs for other music artists. Both Marvel and Myrick will be touring the state with Keith Anderson as part of Alaska Airline’s Northern Lights Country Concert Series. According to the event page on BrownPaperTickets, Marvel wrote Jake Owen’s “Yee Haw” and George Strait’s “Twang.” […]

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    Mic Check in the Morning: Keith Anderson

    by Daybreak Staff on Mar 30, 11:47

    Keith Anderson is a gold record-selling country artist. He was nominated for a Grammy and Academy of Country Music award for co-writing “Beer Run (B Double E Double Are You In?)” for Garth Brooks and George Jones. Anderson will be touring in Alaska for the next three days — March 30 – April 1. Thursday […]

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    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 […]