Zach Carothers’ earliest memories of attending the Alaska State Fair include most of the usual trappings of youth – rides, carnival games and corn dogs. But the real score for Carothers, bass player of the acclaimed rock band Portugal. The Man, was one that fed the musical hunger of a punk-inclined Wasilla teen.

Chris Bieri
Wainwright’s Alaska performances will also feature Loudon, his sister Sloan Wainwright, his ex-wife Suzzy Roche and their daughter, Lucy Wainwright Roche.Chris Bieri
The Stumblebum Brass Band has earned its reputation as the brass band that no one wants parading down their street.Chris Bieri
The Bay Area duo Tumbledown House specializes in sound-tracking the back-alley dice games and speakeasy secret handshakes from the Prohibition era, it’s also manipulating the bygone music to appeal to a new generation.Chris Bieri
Strangled Darlings, a duo from Portland, will perform at Tap Root Public House in Anchorage this Saturday, Aug. 8. Katie Medred
Anchorage B-Boy Icey Ives is headed to a national championship to test his moves against the best dancers in the country.Mike Dunham

 On Saturday, Aug. 22, Anchorage B-Boy Icey Ives will represent Alaska at the Red Bull BC One North America Final in Orlando, Florida. 

Tara Young,Mike Dunham
Walter Johnson, whose long career in Alaska included helping to reverse the plague of tuberculosis, will be honored at a gathering in Anchorage on Friday.Mike Dunham
The Derry Aires will feature tracks from their latest CD, “Bottoms Up!,” in a show happening at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at Tap Root Public House, 3300 Spenard Road.Mike Dunham