Alex G was a complete unknown to me before yesterday’s set at Bottom Lounge. Apparently making music for the past few years out in Philadelphia, he somehow escaped me. Not the fans in the audience in Chicago, though. Most knew all the words to every song, and one enthusiastic fan who shouted “ANIMAL!” after every tune was eventually awarded with that track.
I wasn’t super into it, but it wasn’t because the music was bad. In fact at times I would say the music was quite good. When they were getting their sound levels worked out it sounded like they were playing some Goo Goo Dolls and Sixpence None The Richer tunes to warm up, which I thought could be oddly interesting, but they never came up during the set. Songs are super short, so they never wear out their welcome. They also don’t give you a lot to hold on to. Check him out for yourself over on Bandcamp.