Hard Rock Cafe Anchorage has announced Portugal. The Man will play a free 21-and-over show downtown Saturday, Sept. 20.
Portugal. The Man is a selection with some local roots for the national restaurant chain. The band was started in Wasilla, then made it big after moving to Portland, Ore., in the early aughts. Hard Rock has also scheduled a free concert featuring local bands for Sept. 12, "as a tribute to the unique rhythm and song that embodies Anchorage." The lineup for that hasn't been announced yet.
Doors for both shows open at 7 p.m.
The same weekend, Monolith Agency will host their yearly showcase of music from across Alaska and from the Northwest (well, mostly Portland). Two bands with Alaska connections, Animal Eyes and Historian, will headline the concert series at the Tap Root Public House Sept. 19-20.
Friday, Sept. 19, will feature Animal Eyes, indie-singer/songwriter Ezza Rose (Portland, Ore.), Gypsy-folk band Feeding Frenzy (Fairbanks) and Anchorage's Emma Hill. Saturday's concert will feature Historian, Dabarko, Shoot Dangs (Anchorage/ Fairbanks) and Americana group Blackwater Railroad Company, from Seward.
Tickets to the Monolith Showcase are $15 per night or $25 for both.