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For being only 24 years old, Alex Giannascoli has already accumulated quite a few names. Originally working his way into the Philadelphia indie rock scene simply as Alex G, he rode a wave of his own raw, transparent, acoustic guitar-based lo-fi rock to become a Bandcamp and small-label star. After releasing five of these smaller full-lengths (the last of which, DSU, received extensive outstanding press), and seven single/EP releases, he made the jump over to...
UPDATE: Unfortunately, Snoozer had to drop off Sunday's bill. But it's all good! They'll be replaced by BIG MUFF RADIO, noted enthusiasts of riffs, analog recording and capital letters. Here we are. July 31. Before we know it, the world will be gray and barren, and leaving our apartments in the frigid December air will be the worst. This is one of many reasons to join us at the Brooklyn Flea this Sunday to kick off...
“Is this heaven?” you ask wide-eyed at the gates of 50 Kent Avenue on a balmy weekend afternoon. “No, it’s the Brooklyn Flea,” James Earl Jones responds from the sky. It’s an understandable mix-up, what with the Flea corralling 150 of the city’s most sought-after vintage, handmade and food vendors into 50 Kent every Sunday throughout summer and early fall, turning a concrete lot along the Williamsburg waterfront into Brooklyn’s Promised Land. The Flea built it,...
Summer is waning, so let's head indoors. Specifically, on Saturday, into a dingy East Williamsburg loft that's home to the exact sagging thrift-store couch you had in college. That's where you did all your thinking, dreaming and feeling, yes? Fittingly, the show in question, featuring three label mates from Brooklyn's mighty mouse Orchid Tapes, is an aggregate of bummed-out pop cut three distinct ways. Formed in the light of Atlas Sound and Slowdive, Foxes in Fiction...

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