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  • HomeSkilletFest presents Jens Lekman June 9th!

    Join us on June 9th at the Sitka Performing arts center @ 7pm for an evening of music and entertainment with Comedian ...

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  • Home Skillet Fest ‘08 – Saturday

    The build up to Saturday was big, in both a perspective of what we would have to deliver for the audience to have a good time and what we as a label were betting. Here's ...

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  • Home Skillet Fest ‘08 – Friday

    When pairing up an organization that has a history of nearly a hundred years with a genre that has been around for thirty years, one must tread carefully. The Sitka Moose...

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  • Home Skillet Fest ‘08 – Thursday

    There is always a moment before the festival starts, specifically on the first day, that you wonder if anyone will show up.  I remember having the same feeling the first...

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  • Home Skillet Festival is moments away

    Between all of the radio shows and the hosting of the artist, we have managed to get a few things moving forward.  Our breath was collectively held waiting for our appar...

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  • Home Skillet Festival is About Here

    It has been a trying last few weeks for the Home Skillet Records crew.  Between tweaking the schedule to accommodate for artists changing availabilities, the media bli...

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  • Langhorne Slim Cancelled

    Yesterday we at HomeSkillet Records were given the news that Langhorne Slim was backing out of the show to do something...

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  • Langhorne Slim, a pre-lude

    Langhorne Slim first came across our radar a year ago, shortly after last year's HomeSkillet Fest. Luke Temple was moving...

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  • HomeSkillet Festival, Tickets & Info

    I love it, it's near and we are turning our gears to make this festival as memorable as the last. If you don't remember much that's ok, we will be postin...

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  • XTRA-Tuffs and HomeSkillet Festival 2007

    Can you believe it's Friday and May at the same time?  Neither can we.  In celebration of this monumental event, we wanted to put up a little bit of HomeSkillet Festiva...

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  • Happy Holidays

    Luke Temple performs Medicine, live at Highliner Cafe, HomeskilletFest 2007. I will work on posting more music soon. Happy Holidays! [youtube]http://www.youtube....

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  • Homeskillet Fest 2008

    HomeskilletFest 2008 is in the mix, and heres what we can tell you about the show. It will kick ass. We are hard at work with next years lineup We have a fat stack...

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  • Common Market

    So this year we lost Sabzi to Blue Scholars stardom, and it hurt, but what made up for it was the tight nucleus that is Ra Scion's family. Mariangela and Maddy were able...

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  • Abyssinian Creole

    Abysinnian Creole arrived Saturday morning on the EARLY flight. The first thing Gabriel Teodros said to me was, "I haven'...

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  • Konsept

    Konsept came in Friday on the 11AM flight to Sitka on Friday. He stopped by the Devilfish gallery (aka HomeSkillet Headquarters), basically long enough for me to get a f...

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  • The Dessert

    With DJ Astronomar not being able to make it to Sitka because of a new job, we were forced to settle with a little bit of Silver Jackson, a little bit of GEO, and a lot o...

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  • After the Party, there’s Sleep

    I'm not sure what anyone else did, but I went to bed following Friday night's show. There was another show the following day and I knew it. At this point we were all pr...

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  • Jake La Botz

    This is our second year having Jake come to HomeSkillet Fest, so when I bumped into him on Thursday night we immediately recognized eachother and said hello. It has been...

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  • Sonny Smith

    Sonny Smith was brought to our attention via Amelia Budd, who was a big advocate of Sonny Smith music. And what do lucky HomeSkillet Fest volunteers get? A week with th...

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  • The Main Course

    We managed to get all the necessary components of the festival done to kick off the Friday show on time. The headliners for each show were always set in stone, but the a...

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  • The Sea Mountain Setup

    Before I had gotten to Thursday night's show, I had been out at the Sea Mountain Golf Course setting up the stage and helping out where I could. In my absence, Dan Littl...

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  • After the Party, there’s the After Party

    "The P," was only a stones throw away from the Community House and the artists were all staying relatively close, so we decided to head down and see what all the fun was ...

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  • Luke Temple

    Luke Temple and his bandmates, Tyler Wood and Mike Block, arrived the Tuesday night before the fest. Being the farthest away from Sitka initially, they arrived tired but...

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  • Kaninau

    HomeSkillet Records is compiled of a big extended family who loves to do what they can to help out and support us. Kaninau came to us through one of those extended famil...

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  • HomeSkillet Fest – The Appetizer

    Our goal for The Appetizer was to put it at an intimate venue where there would be a captive audience. The Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Community House provided just that s...

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  • A Helping Hand

    Here are some last minute stake tweaks by Lee Burkhardt and Evan Love. These two were everywhere they could be to help on the days leading up to the fest. There is a ru...

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  • Nova’s Second HomeSkilletFest

    Nova Galanin is thrilled to be attending HomeSkillet Fest again, she told me. This is her pre-fest, just hanging out with the magician known as Silver Jackson, her fathe...

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  • We’re Alive

    I wanted to give a quick update that we are still alive and kicking. Unfortunately blogging isn't as essential to the show being put on as setting up the show at the gol...

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  • The Appetizer

    We weren't sure what kind of turn out we would get for the part of HomeSkillet Fest deemed, "The Appetizer." Ultimately, we decided it would be nice to give folks a tast...

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  • HomeSkillet Fest Tent Setup

    As anyone who is in Sitka knows, it has been raining non-stop on the days leading up to the fest. My count was up to five days straight the last I checked. We were wait...

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  • Moves Like Music EP

    Silver Jackson will be releasing his six song 'Moves Like Music' EP Wednesday at the Highliner Cafe. Silver Jackson will be kicking off the 2007 Homeskillet Fest with a ...

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  • HomeSkillet Fest is Getting Close!

    Silver Jackson playing the last show ever at his old residence. But it's the first post leading up to HomeSkillet Fest. This year we are most definitely going bigger....

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  • HomeSkillet Fest 2007 Catalog: It’s Official

    We have been working diligently with sponsors and artists to bring you the official HomeSkillet Fest 2007 catalog. We will be distributing these throughout Southeast, Al...

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  • HomeSkillet Fest 2007

    HomeskilletFest 2007 is near! We have been working overtime with sponsorship, planning etc. and things are starting to fall into place. Heres what you need to know, an...

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  • WE NEED YOUR AIRMILES

    We are now taking donations for Homeskillet Fest. We are bringing 10 guest musicians up to perform and its not cheap. 40,000 miles will get us one ticket (its peak seas...

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  • Homeskillet Fest 2007

    The festival planning is in full swing, watch this site and www.homeskilletfest.com for details....

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  • Homeskillet Fest Rumor Mill

    Heres a recent MSN Messenger conversation between Peg and Mabel. Peggy says: Hey are you there???????????? Peggy says: Did you hear who they are trying to book for ...

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  • Homeskillet Fest 2006

    There are many moments at HomeSkillet Fest - but not a lot like this one. This is what happens when people are free.  Common ...

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  • Raven Radio: Pre HomeSkillet Fest Show

    Korrey Calorie, Silver Jackson, and g.e.o. all were interviewed for a short segment on Raven Radio. If you slow the whole thing down, reverse it, and watch The Wizard of...

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  • HomeSkillet Fest in the Hooligan

    Teri Tibbett, a lovely folk singer who graced us with her presence at HomeSkillet Fest, also happens to be a writer. What follows is ...

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  • HomeSkillet Fest 2006: Wrap-Up

    HomeSKillet Fest is slowly wrapping up here in Sitka, Alaska. It's been two fantastic evenings of artists from all over Southeast Alaska as well as the added treat of Ja...

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  • Common Market

    Common Market arrived in Sitka around 8am Saturday morning. They immediately did an interview with Raven Radio (the contents of which I will try to get to post here). T...

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  • DJ Astronomar

    When we initially began talks with DJ Astronomar from Juneau, we weren't sure whether he would be able to make it or not. At the last minute he was able to hop on a plan...

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  • LP3

    LP3, the master record presser, squeezed his demo out just in time to release it at HomeSkillet Fest. He came on a bit late, and played about seven tracks from his demo. ...

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  • Phonetic and Micelph

    Phonetic and Micelph are two local Sitka sons who have honed their skills over the past ten years writing, producing, rapping, all the necessary components to make two ve...

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  • Circle Hook

    "When Chuck Norris jumps in the water, he doesn't get wet, the water gets Chuck Norris'd." That pretty much sums up Circle Hook. They take a whole range of styles and...

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  • Glorious Youth Parade

    HomeSkillet Fest day two got off to a late start, but when it did start, it started with a bang. I had only met a few of the members of Glorious Youth Parade before the ...

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  • HomeSkillet Fest: LP3 album

    Over the las few months LP3 aka Problem Child has been working on his EP. We spent a few hours before the show polishing off the tracks on his new album, which will be r...

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  • HomeSkillet Fest: Day One Wrap Up

    Day one of HomeSkillet Fest is wrapped up and written about. The weather was beautiful and we had a very nice turnout. As one might be able to tell, the beer garden was ...

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  • Jake La Botz

    There is something to be said for a musician like Jake La Botz who can go from a place like LA, to a place like Sitka, Alaska, an...

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