by Connor McNeir
Last night, I had the opportunity to see Alex G open for Gardens and Villa at the Bluebird Theater. He started his set with the track, “After ur Gone”, off his latest album, DSU, which has received a lot of attention following its June release. After playing his first song, Alex explained to the crowd that some consider Alex G to be the greatest band in the world, and we are all lucky to be seeing them tonight. Performing original songs from both DSU and later albums such as Trick, Alex played in his laid back lo-fi style, but still managed to maintain the strong emotions that are embodied in each one of his songs. I could tell most of the crowd didn’t “get” Alex G at the beginning, which I am not sure that I did when I first heard him. Screaming the lyrics at the end of each line to his song “Animals” caught the crowd a bit off guard. But by the end of his set, his raw expression drew in the crowd and his applause grew after each song. It is artists like Alex G that are keeping college indie rock alive, one Bandcamp track at a time.