Music

Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly staff picks for this year

Here’s what we read, watched and listened to in 2018.

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Band Director Amy Bibb adjusts the microphone as freshman Toby Russell, left, and senior Dakota Morgan sing with the Juneau-Douglas High School Jazz Band during a holiday music concert at JDHS on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Band Director Amy Bibb adjusts the microphone as freshman Toby Russell, left, and senior Dakota Morgan sing with the Juneau-Douglas High School Jazz Band during a holiday music concert at JDHS on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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JDHS band, choir and orchestra to perform holiday concert

Juneau-Douglas High School’s band, choir and orchestra will be working in concert this evening. The JDHS Holiday Music Celebration Fundraiser is 6-8 p.m. tonight at… Continue reading

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Meet Southeast Alaska’s Amp Wizard

Tube amps: Where physics meets folklore.

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Folk twang and drum machines: Juneauite’s second album is an enjoyable hodgepodge

Tekla Waterfield’s “The Curtain Falls” pleasantly defies categorization without being wildly experimental. The latest album from the Seattle singer-songwriter and former Harborview Elementary and Marie… Continue reading

Alyssa Fischer performs at the Mountainside Open Mic at the Rookery, Wednesday, Oct. 24. Fischer will be one of the vocalists performing at Juneau Cabaret’s December concerts. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Juneau Cabaret opens up ‘The Great American Songbook’

You’ll hear old tunes and learn new information. Juneau Cabaret’s ongoing “Great American Songbook” Series focuses on learning through live performances of music by classic… Continue reading

Alyssa Fischer performs at the Mountainside Open Mic at the Rookery, Wednesday, Oct. 24. Fischer will be one of the vocalists performing at Juneau Cabaret’s December concerts. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

They went from making music to making instruments

Paul Gardinier loves the exactitude. That’s the part of making string instruments that stands out as the Juneau man’s favorite. “It’s super precise,” Gardinier told… Continue reading

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State phone lines will feature Portugal. The Man as hold music

You’ll hear it still. Portugal. The Man’s Grammy award-winning single “Feel It Still” was named Monday as one of five songs that will replace the… Continue reading

Piano concert series returns Friday

The Juneau Piano Series is ready for Round 2.

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Staff Picks for November

This is Staff Picks, a monthly round-up of what staff at The Capital City Weekly and Juneau Empire are reading, watching and listening to. Every… Continue reading

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Gold Street Music Concerts are back for Season 14

Devotion brought them to the church. Just after 6:30 p.m. on a Saturday, Terry Toon and Elva Bontrager were readying Resurrection Lutheran Church for the… Continue reading