I’ve recently picked up a semi-regular gig at local alt-weekly Anchorage Press. It’s been a ton of fun writing for a print outlet, and I’ve been able to dig into the local music and food scenes with aplomb. Here are a few of the articles I’ve written up lately:
- A very good year for the Anchorage Music Scene – This is my first “opinion” piece for the Press – I got to wax on about all the cool music happening up here. Of course, several musicians and bands were upset I didn’t include them, but that’s to be expected. Hoorah for having a defined, err, beat.
- Kurt Riemann: The importance of Alaskan recorded music – Local recording god and all-around good guy, Kurt lets us in on his informed, historically-focused perception of the local music scene. A super fun interview that got lots of play in my social circles.
- ‘Sweet Treats and Other Delights’ Brings Sweet Cheeks Cabaret to 49th State Brewing – There’s nothing hotter than smart women who know themselves, and burlesque/cabaret troops are full of them. What a delight to get to know both Shauna and Dorthy for this piece.
- Just what I needed: The totally ‘80s sound of I Like Robots – I feel proud of the way I was able to pass along the same fun, goofy sense of humor the band had with me during our interview – conducted mostly on FB Messenger (the rest at Drummer Robb Rood’s house).
- Kincaid Grill wants to turn you on — to good food – This was a fun interview with head chef and co-owner Drew Johnson. Kincaid Grill is a really great place to go when you want something high-end but not boring.
- Atlanta-based Wendlo celebrates album launch at Heart of the City church – This was my first live show reportage, and I had a blast. Their music is pretty great, too.
- Opening for Bush would be a dream-come-true for Wasilla’s Antigen – Chatting with these dudes on the phone was super fun. They didn’t win the Battle, but they’ve got plenty going on here in the ANC, for sure.