Alex G

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Alex G is 21-year-old Alex Giannascoli, a Philadelphia native who’s been making his own records since he was 12. He’s not to be confused, by any means, with Alex G on YouTube, this milquetoast chile who sounds like Ingrid Michaelson and has found miraculous Internet stardom, so don’t be surprised if you find some instances where Sandy Alex G gets used for our guy—like on Facebook and Bandcamp.

Giannascoli saw his first label release in June, a great full-length called DSU, with its record cover that rings of acid and Tobacco, plus American Football—meaning the bands, at least the latter two. “On this record, as well as my other stuff, I usually am influenced by my relationships and experiences with people,” he says in his press release. “I think plenty of personal obstacles have shaped my music, but nothing I would like to share.” Gasp. Could it be? A 21-year-old who wants to internalize his conflicts and turn em’ into art? Well, his art’s good. It sounds like a beautiful concoction of acoustic Pink Floyd, electrified Blind Melon and as-you’d-assume Pavement, with songs that are one to five minutes in length.

Alex G and his bandmates are currently touring with Elvis Depressedly, label-mates from Brooklyn’s Orchid Tapes, and they’ve even been asked to open some future dates up for Gardens & Villa. That’s pretty huge. They’ll be bringing their shoegaze sludge to The Fire as a pseudo-record release/homecoming show. You should go. // BILL CHENEVERT

7pm. $10. With Elvis Depressedly, Cold Foamers + Snoozer. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave. 267.671.9298. thefirephilly.com

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Sunday, August 17, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

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- Price: Unknown

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412 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 08/17/2014. .

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