Alex G

Kat Kat Phest Day 3 w/Alex G, Pill Friends & More at KFN Dec. 30

While some maybe resting up for their New Year’s Eve festivities tomorrow night or from last night’s victory celebration of the Eagles over the Cowboys to win the NFC East, Kat Kat Phest 2 parties on this evening at Kung Fu Necktie. Anchored by a new generation of lo-fi, home-recording acts rising up from the basements of Philly’s DIY scene, Alex G (a.k.a. Alex Giannascoli) and Pill Friends are proving that having an ear for melodies and off-kilter lyrics trumps the need for expensive equipment. They’ll be joined by like-minded musical brethren Elvis Depressedly (keeping my fingers crossed for a collaborative performance of “mickey yr a fuck up” with Pill Friends), Midwest emo/post-hardcore outfit Tiny Moving Parts, chiptune trio Crying, and more out-of-state imports. So what if it’s a Monday! Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St., 7pm, $8, All Ages - Alexis V.

New Alex G 7" Split Available for Streaming & Purchase

Prolific 20-year-old Philly lo-fi singer-songwriter Alex G dropped a new split 7" release (300 mint/purple copies) with R.L. Kelly (a.k.a. Rachel Levy of Kiss Kiss Fantastic) via Birdtapes. You can stream the six-song record in its entirety below.