“The exception is the Whipsaws, a ’70s groove-rock-slanted band celebrating their tenth anniversary, making them the scene’s eminence grises. Or something. I’m told that they are “Alaska’s band,” the one that fishermen play in their boats. Whipsaws lead singer Evan Phillips is a chief nexus for everyone here. He produced Mackey’s record and runs the Monolith Agency, a booking firm that handles many local acts. Phillips, in his mid-30s, stresses that the talent level and sense of community is the strongest it’s ever been.”Permalink ↵
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Back in May Phillips quietly released his fourth solo album, Silhouettes, an easy contender for one of the year’s best. Read more here.Permalink ↵
“I sing about stories. I sing about where I’ve been. I sing about traveling, falling in love, falling out of love.” Read more here.Permalink ↵
If you’ve been paying any attention to the music scene in Anchorage, chances are you’ve heard of The Monolith Agency. If you haven’t yet, rest assured you will.
If your interest lies in acoustic-driven singer-songwriter material, Easton Stagger and Phillips’s debut is a must own for this year. Don’t wait for one of these guys to show up on a Disney show before you buy the record. One for the Ditch has done its part to keep honest American music alive for one more year. Read MorePermalink ↵