Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2005

Misfits to play June 2 at ANB Hall

JUNEAU - The Misfits, bearers of the "horror-punk" torch since 1977, will play an all-ages show at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.

Tickets are $25 in advance at Marlintini's and Capital Records, $30 the day of the show. Doors open at 7 p.m., and you must be 16 to attend. The Bastards will open.

The Misfits, and their "fiend skull" icon, are one of the most influential punk bands of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Their 1982 album "Walk Among Us" is considered by many to be one of the finest punk albums ever made. Metallica covered three Misfits songs on "Garage Days Revisited."

The band currently includes co-founding member Jerry Only and guitarist Dez Cadena, formerly of Black Flag. Robo, a former member of Black Flag, has recently rejoined the band on drums. He played with the Misfits as early as 1984, on their classic "Earth AD" record. As a result, the band is covering a few Black Flag songs on its summer tour.

Named after Marilyn Monroe's last movie, singer Glenn Danzig and bass player Jerry Only formed The Misfits in April 1977 in Lodi, N.J. They mixed a ghoulish stage appearance, an obsession of horror movies, hard-core punk and their love for three-chord 1950s rock. Danzig left the band in the early 1980s, but Only and his younger brother, Doyle, reformed the band with "American Psycho" in May 1997. They released "Famous Monsters" in 1999 and celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2001.

The fiend skull icon is reproduced on a wide variety of merchandise, including shoes, skateboards and action figures.

Discovery SE to sponsor Tracy Arm trip

JUNEAU - Discovery Southeast is sponsoring an opportunity to see and learn about Tracy Arm, one of Southeast Alaska's most prominent wilderness fjords.

The trip is Saturday, May 28. Participants will depart at 8 a.m. from the downtown Seadrome dock and will return at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at Hearthside Books or online at For more details, call 463-1500.

Discovery Southeast naturalists Kathy Hocker and Richard Carstensen, Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Gail Blondell and the U.S. Forest Service's John Neary will guide the trip.

The trip costs $79 for Discovery Southeast members ($89 for nonmembers), and $50 for youths 17 and under.

Symphony to host youth competition

JUNEAU -The Juneau Symphony will hold its annual Youth Concerto Competition at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the University of Alaska Southeast Egan Lecture Hall.

This year's competition will include 13 students from Juneau and Sitka. Participants in junior and senior instrumental categories will play concerto movements in front of a jury.

Admission is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

For more information, visit or call 586-HORN.

DZ to host 'Safe Graduation' event

JUNEAU - Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School will host Safe Graduation 2005, a party for high school seniors, from 9 p.m. Sunday, June 5, until 2:05 a.m.

There will be a casino, salsa dancing, karaoke, games, prizes and food. Photo identification is required to attend, and no one will be admitted after 10:30 p.m.

Guests aged 15-20 are welcome if they are accompanied by a senior, but they must pay $10. Seniors are allowed in free, but donations are welcome.

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