Hot picks: Motion City Soundtrack, Historian, Spenard Beer and Mead Social


Lucky 13

Bear Tooth becomes a teenager this week, as the Spenard hot spot celebrates its 13th anniversary Thursday. The party starts 9 p.m., with music by Minnesota pop-rockers Motion City Soundtrack. Tickets are $30 (21 and older). Visit for info.

Making history

Last year, the now-defunct Boston Phoenix called Historian the best new band in Alaska, and the self-described "doomwop" band's follow-up to the "Dream Crusher" EP is due sometime this summer. In the meantime, the group will release the new single "Rebellious Flesh" as a download code on limited-edition posters designed by singer Nate Hurst. The code also gets you a remix of "All My Friends Are Extinct" by Alex the Lion. Grab a copy at the show, 9 p.m. Saturday at the S Lounge with Turquoise Boy and Ghost Hands, $7 (21 and older), and stream the single at

Beer and Barley Wine

Tap Root hosts its third annual Spenard Beer and Mead Social on Saturday. There are two sessions in which to sample beverages from Alaska-based breweries, meaderies and distilleries: noon-3 p.m. or 4-7 p.m. Tickets are $30 (21 and older) and include admission to the Melissa Mitchell show later that night. Visit for info.



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