During this year’s Alaska Folk Festival, we filmed ten bands in a tiny room at the Alaskan Hotel as part of our Red Carpet Concert series. The videos are inspired by NPR’s popular Tiny Desk Concerts. The only criteria for the short concerts are that the music is original, and that it is played on the arts room’s red carpet wherever it may be — at KTOO, in a parking garage or on a beach.
Here are past Red Carpet Concerts with musicians like the Bowties, Sean Tracey and Nate May, Dara Rilatos, Cousin Curtiss, or Sophia Street. Check back on Friday for the release of Oregon-based Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms.
- Water began draining from Suicide Basin into Mendenhall River Monday, but officials don’t yet know if it will cause flooding.
- Juneau members of Pioneers of Alaska dedicated a 10,000-pound slab of granite and quartz to remember the sinking of the SS Princess Sophia.
- The Alaska Journal of Commerce in January reported that Eastman told one of its reporters during an interview in April 2017 that a complaint had been filed against Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux.
- A fire that started on an unattended stovetop in Mendenhall Tower in downtown Juneau caused extensive water damage in the apartment complex. Some tenants say they're concerned the building isn't up to code and frustrated by the city's enforcement efforts.