Local band 3 Kisses to play CD release show at Koot's

Matt Sullivan
Courtesy of 3 Kisses

The pop-punk band 3 Kisses has been kicking around for several years, but the group is a relative newcomer to the Anchorage scene. The band was formerly based in Texas before front woman Tish Meeks moved to Wasilla in 2011 and eventually reconfigured a new lineup featuring guitarist Nate Lankford, bassist Scott Roseman and drummer Nate Rouse. That lineup is KZND's Homegrown Artist of the Month and has a new album slated for release on Rat Pak Records. You can snag a copy of "All or Nothing Hero" at the 3 Kisses CD release party at Koot's on April 6.

The band is also working on a pilot for a reality TV series that will focus on the group's history, including Meeks' time in playing and touring out of Texas and how the band member's balance jobs and parenting with playing music. And Meeks is no stranger to reality TV: She appeared in an episode of "Wife Swap" in 2007 with then-husband and former band mate Tony Meeks. The episode summary on TV.com: "A religious, conservative mother swaps families with a punk-rock mom who believes partying is important in life."

Matt Sullivan