Music

Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock screams to a sold out crowd for the opening show of a three-night stay at Seattle’s Showbox venue Monday, Nov. 21. Modest Mouse is currently touring to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the band’s fourth album “The Lonesome Crowded West.” (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

25 to life: Reflecting on ‘The Lonesome Crowded West’ at a milestone

Anniversary shows commemorate the indie-rock stalwarts’ breakthrough album.

Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock screams to a sold out crowd for the opening show of a three-night stay at Seattle’s Showbox venue Monday, Nov. 21. Modest Mouse is currently touring to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the band’s fourth album “The Lonesome Crowded West.” (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
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Mike Bucy keeps the temp while he conducts local composer and musician Ben Holtz’s piece, Atmosphere with Radio Occultation, during Con Brio Chamber Series’ Tuesday evening rehearsal.

Climate change concern crescendoes with collaborative concert

It’s a collaboration between local scientists, composers and musicians

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Mike Bucy keeps the temp while he conducts local composer and musician Ben Holtz’s piece, Atmosphere with Radio Occultation, during Con Brio Chamber Series’ Tuesday evening rehearsal.
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Lindsay Clark of the Juneau Symphony will be one of 10 symphony musicians to take part in the Crystal Saloon’s, Beer. Brats. Brandenburgs. event the evening of Oct.1.

Bach meets weizen-bock

Classical bars to be played at downtown bar

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Lindsay Clark of the Juneau Symphony will be one of 10 symphony musicians to take part in the Crystal Saloon’s, Beer. Brats. Brandenburgs. event the evening of Oct.1.
Zuill Bailey performs a cello concert during a music cruise in Auke Bay on Saturday afternoon. (Courtesy Photo)
Zuill Bailey performs a cello concert during a music cruise in Auke Bay on Saturday afternoon. (Courtesy Photo)
Jin Yue Trousil, left, and Angela Huffer practice for the upcoming Juneau Symphony concert this weekend beginning April 30. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

A rising note: Juneau Symphony brings back the noise

A full show and a new musical director to welcome audiences back.

Jin Yue Trousil, left, and Angela Huffer practice for the upcoming Juneau Symphony concert this weekend beginning April 30. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
This image, which uses a photo by Alyssa Patrick, shows the cover of "Sonus," a new album from Sean Patrick of Gustavus. The album was made available on streaming on Wednesday, April 20, and can be ordered on CD. (Courtesy Photo / Alyssa Patrick)
This image, which uses a photo by Alyssa Patrick, shows the cover of "Sonus," a new album from Sean Patrick of Gustavus. The album was made available on streaming on Wednesday, April 20, and can be ordered on CD. (Courtesy Photo / Alyssa Patrick)
Franz Felkl, concertmaster and artistic director for the Juneau Symphony, leads a rehearsal at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Dec. 7. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)
Franz Felkl, concertmaster and artistic director for the Juneau Symphony, leads a rehearsal at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Dec. 7. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)
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Stephen Qucang Blanchett, creative director of Rock Aak’w Indigenous Music Festival, shoots an ad for the festival, which will begin on Nov. 5, at Mayor Bill Overstreet Park on Oct. 19, 2021.
Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire 
Stephen Qucang Blanchett, creative director of Rock Aak’w Indigenous Music Festival, shoots an ad for the festival, which will begin on Nov. 5, at Mayor Bill Overstreet Park on Oct. 19, 2021.
Eirn Heist plays guitar during the recording of her forthcoming single and EP, which share a title, "Another Rainy Day." (Courtesy Photo / Annie Bartholomew)

Forecast calls for ‘Another Rainy Day’

Singer-songwriter Erin Heist records 1st EP, releases single.

Eirn Heist plays guitar during the recording of her forthcoming single and EP, which share a title, "Another Rainy Day." (Courtesy Photo / Annie Bartholomew)
Members of the Argus String Quartet play a Brown Bag Concert at the State Office Building on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, during the annual Juneau Jazz Classics Festival. COVID-19 forced the festival online in 2020, but organizers are looking forward to a hybrid festival in May. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire File)

Live classical music will fill the air and airways in May

Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival will resume in a hybrid format

Members of the Argus String Quartet play a Brown Bag Concert at the State Office Building on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, during the annual Juneau Jazz Classics Festival. COVID-19 forced the festival online in 2020, but organizers are looking forward to a hybrid festival in May. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire File)
The city's COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Centennial Hall are now Juneau's premier concert venue. On April 3, local strings group Dynamics followed Grammy-award-winning cellist, Zuill Bailey in a live concert at the clinic. Jayda Skeek, far left, musical coach and teacher Guohua Xia second to the left, students Jin Yue Trousil and Creys Hudson flank Bailey from left to right. (Courtesy Photo / Jim Pfitzer)
The city's COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Centennial Hall are now Juneau's premier concert venue. On April 3, local strings group Dynamics followed Grammy-award-winning cellist, Zuill Bailey in a live concert at the clinic. Jayda Skeek, far left, musical coach and teacher Guohua Xia second to the left, students Jin Yue Trousil and Creys Hudson flank Bailey from left to right. (Courtesy Photo / Jim Pfitzer)
‘Goodnight, Texas,’ shown above, recently released a new single, “Hypothermic,” centered around the vastness of Alaska. We sat down and talked with them about geography, Alaska, and creating albums during a pandemic. (Courtesy Photo / Brittany Powers)

A long road north: Goodnight, Texas talks new Alaska-focused single

A chilly new single about running from the law invokes the Last Frontier.

‘Goodnight, Texas,’ shown above, recently released a new single, “Hypothermic,” centered around the vastness of Alaska. We sat down and talked with them about geography, Alaska, and creating albums during a pandemic. (Courtesy Photo / Brittany Powers)
Courtesy Photo / Annie Bartholomew                                Marian Call sings during the recording of “Swears!” The new five-song EP that lives up to its title.
Courtesy Photo / Annie Bartholomew                                Marian Call sings during the recording of “Swears!” The new five-song EP that lives up to its title.
Singer-songwriter from Juneau gets golden opportunity
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Singer-songwriter from Juneau gets golden opportunity

‘Songland’ co-winner’s music will help promote the Olympics.

Singer-songwriter from Juneau gets golden opportunity
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Members of the Argus String Quartet play a Brown Bag Concert at the State Office Building on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, during the annual Juneau Jazz & Classics festival. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Members of the Argus String Quartet play a Brown Bag Concert at the State Office Building on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, during the annual Juneau Jazz & Classics festival. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Rapper’s delight planned for Friday night
Rapper’s delight planned for Friday night
Killah Priest, who is known for his appearances on Wu-Tang Clan member albums as well as over a dozen solo efforts, will be in Juneau for a Dec. 20 concert. (Courtesy Photo | Killah Priest)
Killah Priest, who is known for his appearances on Wu-Tang Clan member albums as well as over a dozen solo efforts, will be in Juneau for a Dec. 20 concert. (Courtesy Photo | Killah Priest)