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Just in case you don't already know, we are trying to make a film about the event called: An Urban Conflux. Right now, any contributions we receive will help move this project forward. It's an important story to tell about how Alaskan musicians and businesses collaborated to throw a surprise party for the city of Anchorage. Your donation is tax deductible.

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May30

Five/Thirty: An Urban Conflux

Town Square Park, Anchorage, Alaska, US

We decided to throw a surprise party for Anchorage and hijack the city using musicians. Were you there? Even if you missed it...it's not too late to see the Urban Conflux! That is why we need your support; so you can see what REALLY happened in Anchorage, Alaska, on May 30th, 2015. Since each participant could only be in one place at one time, we sent a camera crew of 13 out to capture this colossal event.

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Parlor In The Round

Tap Root Public House, 3300 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, Alaska

Performing this month: Emma Hill, Chad Reynvann and Lou Nathanson

What's Parlor In The Round? The Mountain State has its Stage and the Prairie Home, its Companion. This concert season Alaskans will gather at Parlor In The Round. Borrowing from the guitar pull tradition of porches and campfires, songwriters from all walks of Alaskan life (and some beyond) will trade songs and stories as they are inspired by each other and the audience. After the intermission tradition is cast aside as the musicians dive into collaborations, jocular inventions and premeditated musing. Kevin Worrell hosts this dinner theater, drawing out the strength and vulnerability of each artist and holding the crowd closely throughout the performance. The TapRoot Public House transforms its dancefloor into a candle lit dining room and a hush falls over the crowd. Expect to lean in and laugh out loud at Parlor in the Round.

$10

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Jan21

Guttu CD Release-On The Crosswalk

Anchorage Community Works, 349 E Ship Creek Ave, Anchorage, Alaska, US

"engaging, versatile… (her music) soars with joy and plumbs the depths of loneliness, at times funny, at times suspenseful, trenchant and buoyant and packs plenty of mischief ” - New York Times Tickets in advance $20/Door $25

20/25 Age limit: 21+

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Parlor In The Round

Tap Root Public House, 3300 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, Alaska

Performing this month: Tatiana Siobhan Agnew, Michael Howard and Kyle Harrington

What's Parlor In The Round? The Mountain State has its Stage and the Prairie Home, its Companion. This concert season Alaskans will gather at Parlor In The Round. Borrowing from the guitar pull tradition of porches and campfires, songwriters from all walks of Alaskan life (and some beyond) will trade songs and stories as they are inspired by each other and the audience. After the intermission tradition is cast aside as the musicians dive into collaborations, jocular inventions and premeditated musing. Kevin Worrell hosts this dinner theater, drawing out the strength and vulnerability of each artist and holding the crowd closely throughout the performance. The TapRoot Public House transforms its dancefloor into a candle lit dining room and a hush falls over the crowd. Expect to lean in and laugh out loud at Parlor in the Round.

$10

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Parlor In The Round

Tap Root Public House, 3300 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, Alaska

11/20/14: Anna Lynch, Nellie Clay and Chris Lesesne (Dirty Hands) perform.

Alaskans! Winter is here and its time to gather round to share our stories. Our featured songwriters have prepared well for this event with song challenges being thrown around and collaborations rare and delicious! As always, the audience will have a chance to take part during the Second Act. Come hungry, listen closely, leave happy.

What's Parlor In The Round? The Mountain State has its Stage and the Prairie Home, its Companion. This concert season Alaskans will gather at Parlor In The Round. Borrowing from the guitar pull tradition of porches and campfires, songwriters from all walks of Alaskan life (and some beyond) will trade songs and stories as they are inspired by each other and the audience. After the intermission tradition is cast aside as the musicians dive into collaborations, jocular inventions and premeditated musing. Kevin Worrell hosts this dinner theater, drawing out the strength and vulnerability of each artist and holding the crowd closely throughout the performance. The TapRoot Public House transforms its dancefloor into a candle lit dining room and a hush falls over the crowd. Expect to lean in and laugh out loud at Parlor in the Round.

$10

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Parlor In The Round

Tap Root Public House, 3300 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, Alaska

10/23/14: Spiff Chambers, Hanna Yoter and Jonathan Bower perform in the round.

The Mountain State has its Stage and the Prairie Home, its Companion. This concert season Alaskans will gather at Parlor In The Round. Borrowing from the guitar pull tradition of porches and campfires, songwriters from all walks of Alaskan life (and some beyond) will trade songs and stories as they are inspired by each other and the audience. After the intermission tradition is cast aside as the musicians dive into collaborations, jocular inventions and premeditated musing. Kevin Worrell hosts this dinner theater, drawing out the strength and vulnerability of each artist and holding the crowd closely throughout the performance. The TapRoot Public House transforms its dancefloor into a candle lit dining room and a hush falls over the crowd. Expect to lean in and laugh out loud at Parlor in the Round.

$10

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Jun6

SPENARD JAZZFEST 2014 - Be Part of It !

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Various Locations, Anchorage, Alaska, US

The 7th annual Spenard JazzFest.

Spenard Jazz Fest is a multidisciplinary arts festival inspired by and celebrating jazz music. Spenard Jazz Fest nurtures creativity and collaboration across multiple art forms and in particular the creation of original work by established and emerging composers in Alaska.

Artists interested in jamming at the market or performing a set of original music as part of the Saturday 7th Originals Only concert must contact the festival by April 25: Email spenardjazz@gmail.com or call Yngvil at (646) 675 4737.

Free-$20 Age limit: All ages

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May10

Late Show: JC Superstar One Man Show

Tap Root Public House, 3300 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, Alaska

Benefit for Anchorage Music Co-op. EJ Simpson from Philadelphia performs JC Superstar in its entirety. Suggested donation is $10 online for advanced tickets or $15 at the door.

$10-15 Age limit: 21+

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May10

Early Show: JC Superstar One Man Show

Tap Root Public House, 3300 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, Alaska

Benefit for Anchorage Music Co-op. EJ Simpson from Philadelphia performs JC Superstar in its entirety. Suggested donation is $10 online for advanced tickets or $15 at the door.

$10-15 Age limit: 21+

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May3

Musician Workshop: STORM SESSIONS

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Captain Cook Hotel, 939 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, Alaska, US

The Storm Sessions professional development opportunity is geared toward musicians of all stripes—from classical to rock, hip hop to punk—who are at a point in their career where their work is established but has not yet expanded far beyond their local community or the Alaska music scene. This professional development opportunity is open to Alaskan musicians and will include topics such as: Effective Music Marketing in the Digital Age, What You Should Know About The Future of Music, Social Media and Music: How To Win Fans and Influence More People, Pennies From Heaven: How Do Artists Make Money in the Digital Age?, and When You’re 64: Career Planning for Artists.

The faculty for the Music Seminar is Storm Gloor, music business professor at the University of Colorado, Denver’s College of Arts and Media, where he developed the Music Marketing and Music in the Digital Age courses. Gloor also oversees the college’s award-winning record label, CAM Records.

Prior to academia, Gloor spent 14 years in the retailing, purchasing, and distribution sides of the music industry.

To register to participate in this session, please complete the form located at: http://bit.ly/StormSessionsAKmusic. Space is limited–registrations will close on Friday April 25, 2014 or when we have received 30 registrations. Up to two members from a band may participate. If you apply, please plan to attend in Anchorage on Saturday, May 3rd from 1pm - 5 pm.

If you have any questions, we encourage you to contact Latitude Artistic Director Yngvil Vatn Guttu at yngvilvg@gmail.com or by cell at: 646.675.4737.

Free

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May1

LATITUDE: 2014 - State wide Arts Converging

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Captain Cook Hotel, 939 W 5th Ave, Anchorage, Alaska, US

Alaska State Council for the Arts reinvents the art&culture conference. Artists and the arts are back at the center of attention! Join a host of great keynote speakers, work sessions, workshops and networking opportunities for musicians and all other artists.

Individual artists get a 50% discount on the registration fees

Be part of shaping a new reality for music in Alaska !

$70+

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Under 21 Open Mic

Middle Way Cafe, 1200 West Northern Lights, Anchorage, Alaska, US

It's time again for another open mic for the under 21 crowd. Bring your instrument, relax, and get some stage chops with a very friendly audience. You can sign up in advance by emailing anchoragemusiccoop@gmail.com or just show up! .

Age limit: All ages

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Under 21 Open Mic at Middle Way

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Middle Way Cafe, 1200 W Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK

The Anchorage Music Co-Op is a collective of independent musicians trying to provide new opportunities for local musicians at each level of experience. It's time again for another open mic for the under 21 crowd. Bring your instrument, relax, and get some stage chops with a very friendly audience. You can sign up in advance by emailing anchoragemusiccoop@gmail.com or just show up! Under 21 folks get preference and Over 21 folks get to play afterwards.

Free Age limit: All ages

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What Is The Music Co-op?

The Anchorage Music Co-Op is a collective of independent musicians trying to provide new opportunities for local musicians at each level of experience.

What's New?
  • NEW ARTIST SHOWCASE SERIES: Parlor In The Round launches October 23rd. Sponsored by Tap Root and The Anchorage Music Co-op.
  • Jack Tobin Show! KONR 106.1 fm  featuring so much local music we can't wrap our heads around it. Send your songs (through dropbox) to: tobinsings@gmail.com
  • The Under 21 Open Mic series launches again in January at The Middle Way Cafe. We are currently looking for volunteers. Email anchoragemusiccoop@gmail.com if you're interested in helping or playing.

Download the Under 21 Open Mic Flyer

Under 21 Open Mic Here's a really cool way you can help the Anchorage Music Co-op. Click here to download this poster for our next Under 21 Open Mic. Print the poster, and hang it up. If you're a teacher, hang it in your classroom. Hang it up around town or in your break room. YOU can be a big help by letting the world know what the Anchorage Music Co-op is doing! (Feel free to print in black and white.) 4.06 MB

Teens Can Help!

Teenagers! Are you interested in helping produce these Under 21 Open Mic shows?
If you are please let us know by sending an email to: anchoragemusiccoop@gmail.com

The first ever Teen Volunteer meeting. Time and Location to be determined.
Volunteers can:
Contribute ideas for what to do next, Introduce musicians on stage (Host), Update Facebook pages, Update Website, Broaden Social Media Exposure, Setup/Run Sound at events, Record/Upload music, Create playlists of local musicians on Spotify, Hang Flyers in Schools

 

Video from Past Shows

Who Helps Make These Shows Happen?

 




KNBA (90.3 FM) has interviewed Anchorage Music Co-op artists before every show helping to get the word out about these new unique performances. Please check out their programming and community support at: knba.org

KONR (106.1 LP) has tirelessly worked to capture and broadcast Anchorage Music Co-op live shows on the radio. KONR has generously uploaded Anchorage Music Co-op members songs for regular rotation. Please tune your radio to 106.1 and visit their website at: http://outnorth.org/konr/


Spenard Farmers Market has generously helped the Music Co-op fund a PA for our performances. This PA is shared by the Anchorage Music Co-op, The Spenard Farmers Market and Spenard Jazz Fest. The Farmers Market has music every Saturday from 10am-2pm starting 5/18/13 through 9/28/13. Don't miss Anchorage's BEST Farmers market.


Anchorage Folk Festival has included Anchorage Music Co-op for the second year in their programming. Please check out the Folk Week schedule at: www.anchoragefolkfestival.org/
The Anchorage Music Co-op would like to thank our AMAZING sponsors without which we would never get off the ground.

Fiori D'Italia  generously shares their space with the Anchorage Music Co-op and has been a long time supporter of local music.

 
Bandzoogle: band websites that work

Why we love Bandzoogle

If you like this site, click the Bandzoogle link to the left to start your own music website. Anchorage Music Co-op LOVES Bandzoogle and thinks it's the best music website out there. They have fantastic online chat support that has proven worth its weight in gold. Starting your own website on Bandzoogle helps the Anchorage Music Co-op pay for our website through referrals.
The Anchorage Music Co-op is now a 501c3 under our umbrella organization Northern Culture Exchange. So, go ahead! Throw us a few bucks. You'd be surprised how far we can make a very small contribution go. Contributions to the Anchorage Music Co-op will help pay for our ongoing Under 21 Open Mic programming and monthly Artist Showcases. We believe that local musicians provide a critical cultural platform through which our community connects. And providing opportunities for musicians to develop creatively and professionally is at the heart of the Anchorage Music Co-op and Northern Culture Exchange. Help us grow with a small contribution.