**SOLD OUT** (Sandy) Alex G, Trace Mountains, Decent

18
/ May
Friday
2018

**SOLD OUT** (Sandy) Alex G, Trace Mountains, Decent

Venue
Front Room
Time
07:00 pm
Price
$15.00 adv / $18.00 door

**SOLD OUT**
Tickets will not be available at the door

BSP Kingston presents

SANDY Alex G
with Trace Mountains + Decent

$15 adv / $18 door | 18+ | 7PM Doors / 8PM Show

At the end of “Poison Root,” the opening track on Alex Giannascoli’s new album, Rocket, the 23-year-old artist repeats the phrase “Now, I know everything” again and again, his voice seething over a clatter of banjo, violin, and acoustic guitar sounds. It’s difficult to ascertain the exact tone: does he really think he knows everything? Or are these incantations a form of self-assurance, covering up insecurity? The tension between ambition and self-doubt in this closing refrain is typical of Rocket’s fourteen tracks. Over musical backdrops that effortlessly jump from sound collage to country pop to dreamy folk music, the cast of characters that (Sandy) Alex G inhabits have fun, fall in love, develop obsessions, get into trouble, and burn out. Rocket illustrates a cohesive vision of contemporary experience that’s dark and foreboding, perhaps especially because of how familiar, or to use Alex’s word, “unassuming,” the settings are.