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Thu., March 24, 7 p.m. 2016
720 SE Hawthorne Blvd. (formerly the Analog Theater) Hosford-Abernethy (Portland)
$12 - $14
Alex G amassed a practically endless discography of masterfully lo-fi pop songs on his Bandcamp and shared 11 releases (including four full-lengths) before putting out his 2014 breakout, DSU, and subsequent physical reissues of Trick and Rules (both of which sold out). Alex G is in some ways the musical equivalent of Jess from Gilmore Girls: a sensitive, caring boy living in Philadelphia who just wants to make his art by any means necessary, seemingly without any care whether anyone hears it. Going back and listening to all of Alex G's releases might be a daunting task, but losing oneself in the delicate layers of tenderness is as rewarding as it is enjoyable. It's the perfect music for being holed up indoors in the depths of a Portland winter when summer seems as much a faded memory as something to look forward to. Or for sinking into a bus seat and forgetting you're surrounded by bozos talking on their phones. Or even for crying with an intimate friend. It might just be perfect music to get lost in. CAMERON CROWELL Also see My, What a Busy Week!