Story last updated at 6/3/2009 - 12:15 pm
JUNEAU - Five bands in five hours for five dollars. That's what you'll get if you attend the first ever Cinco De Juneau concert at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 5 at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. The all ages event is hosted by Excellent Radio and proceeds will benefit the station.
The lineup includes Ball and Chain, Myth Barber, George Kuhar, Deering and Down and Maybe It's Reno.
Ball and Chain consists of Arthur Ackerman, Annie Bartholomew, Joe Funk and Michael Pollard. These four recent Juneau-Douglas High School graduates have described themselves as "jangly guitars and dirty blues."
Myth Barber consists of Scott Crass, Patrice Helmar, Caleb Wylie and varying percussionists. Helmar conceived of the band's name on a recent trip to Istanbul when she came across a barbershop bearing the name.
Deering and Down is Lahna Deering and Rev. Neil Down. Now based in Memphis, the duo's most recent project is participating in an independent film called "The Romance of Loneliness." They will return to Juneau to perform both old and new material.
Maybe It's Reno consists of Bridget Cross and George Kuhar. Their recent recording of "Baby's Lost In Tracks" was recently recommended in SPIN Magazine's Songs You Need To Download Now list. The group's past musical endeavors include playing live original accompaniment to the silent film "Nosferatu" last Halloween. Kuhar will also perform a solo set of his electronic music.
A beer garden will be available for concertgoers over 21 sponsored by the Alaskan Brewery.