Hot picks: YelaWolf, Anchorage Rocks for Autism, Rage City, 3 Kisses

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Howl at the moon

Small-town Southern rapper YelaWolf flirted with mainstream success on 2011's "Radioactive," released on Eminem's Shady Records, and Yela's latest mixtape -- "Trunk Muzik Returns," released less than a month ago -- sports the raw production and quick delivery that made him an underground hit. He's playing two nights this weekend at 420 W. Third Ave. in the space that used to be Club Millennium: 9 p.m. Friday (21 and older) and Saturday (16 and older). Tickets are $30, available at

Lip service

Local pop-punk band 3 Kisses will celebrate the release of its new CD, "All or Nothing Hero," with a free show Saturday, 9 p.m. at Koot's. The group is also working on a reality TV pilot that focuses on how the members balance jobs and parenting with playing music. Front woman Tish Meeks is no stranger to reality TV: She was featured on an episode of "Wife Swap" in 2007.

Rink riot

The Rage City Rollergirls' newest team, Orange Crush, takes on the Juneau Rollergirls in a flat-track rivalry at the Dena'ina Center Saturday. The bruising action begins 7 p.m.; doors open 6 p.m. Tickets are available from $12 to $18 for reserved seating at Ticketmaster. Visit for info.

Charity rocks

Anchorage Rocks for Autism hosts a trio of events this weekend. To the Depths, Cliff and Ivy, Kill Theory and Pretty Birds That Kill play Eagle River Boys & Girls Club, 7 p.m. Friday. Mike Gorder, Divides, Men With Guns and Run September play acoustic sets 1 p.m. Saturday, Brown Bag Sandwich Co., while the first three join Eternal Cowboys, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Shifter, Cain vs. Abel and City in Ashes, 6 p.m. Saturday, Avenue Bar (21 and older). Cover for each is free, with merchandise and action items benefiting Autism Society of Alaska.