Seth Boyer killed it with his latest music video, a melancholy, emotional cover of Smash Mouth’s "All Star." As Boyer’s video caption says on YouTube, “I went back to my hometown of Eagle River, Alaska to play A Very Important Song.”

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On Thursday, the Bear Tooth Theatrepub’s October First Tap will be the venue for the “Unfazed” release party, with The Whipsaws opening.Chris Bieri
Postmodern Jukebox takes modern hits and well-known songs, and filters them through genres like jazz, ragtime or soul.Chris Bieri

“Haunted” is a music video Anchorage band Super Saturated Sugar Strings, who specialize in a foot-stomping, soulful type of music which they call “chamber rock.”

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The Anchorage Symphony Orchestra season opener will kick things off with a properly noisy fanfare, 20-some brass instruments braying out the first movement from Janacek’s “Sinfonietta.”

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Considering Wasteland Hop’s love of the wilderness, people and arts scene of Alaska, it’s no surprise that the Colorado band kicked off their 5 1/2-month tour in Alaska. They'll perform at the Seward Music and Arts Festival on Friday, Sept. 25. Jeri Kopet
The Alaska Airlines Autumn Classics chamber music series opened on Friday with an impressive program of weighty masterworks. But the performance in general was not as impassioned or inspired as I recall hearing in previous years.Mike Dunham
Action Bronson, a New York rapper, will be presented by the UAA Concert Board on Oct. 23 at the Egan Center. Mike Dunham
Pink Martini will play September 18-19 at the Atwood Concert Hall in Anchorage, with other tour dates in Kodiak and Homer this week. Chris Bieri

The world premiere of Texas composer Barry Hurt’s “Alaska: The Great Land” took place in Palmer on Sept. 24.

Tara Young,Mike Dunham