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Monolith Showcase will bring together Alaska up-and-comers with acts from the Pacific Northwest for two nights of music Friday and Saturday at the Tap Root Public House.

Chris Bieri
Texas troubadour and accomplished actor Lyle Lovett will perform in Anchorage Saturday, Sept. 20.Chris Bieri
Beach House got its start 10 years ago, weaving moody, folk-inspired dream-pop that's powered by Victoria Legrand's smoky alto vocals. They'll launch a tour of northern cities with a show this week at Bear Tooth Theatrepub in Anchorage.  Matt Sullivan
Alabama Shakes started in a small-town high school and made it big. This week they'll headline the grand opening of the new Alaska Airlines Center. Chris Bieri
Sunday’s performance in the Alaska Airlines Autumn Classics chamber music series featured a lot of strenuous virtuosity that drew a lot of loud applause from the audience at the University of Alaska Anchorage Arts Building recital hall.Mike Dunham
This summer Dancing with the Spirit, which travels around the state hosting music instruction camps for children in rural communities, used crowdfunding to present a special session in Eagle, still rebuilding from its second worst recorded year of spring flooding.Matthew Gilbert
Hard Rock Cafe Anchorage has announced Portugal. The Man will play a free 21-and-over show downtown Saturday, Sept. 20. Victoria Barber
Love them or hate them, Brand New's sold-out show on Thursday at Bear Tooth bodes for a loud, emotional performance. Toben Shelby
It's still too early to call it a trend but the kind of bands that became popular in MGMT's wake are once again following the duo's lead and trekking to Alaska. Now we're  getting a visit from Foster The People, the third of the decade's buzziest synth-pop bands to visit the state in just the past few months.Matt Sullivan
Collective Soul’s return to Alaska will be a homecoming for bassist Will Turpin, who was born in Fairbanks. Frontman Ed Roland’s wife was also born in Anchorage. “We have a lot of ties to Alaska,” Roland said.Chris Bieri