Jul 15, 2019

(Sandy) Alex G (aka Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter Alex Giannascoli) is releasing a new album, House of Sugar, on September 13 via Domino. Now he has shared another song from it, "Hope," via a minimal video featuring only a string puppet dancing to the song. He has also announced some new tour dates. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Jay Som, The Divine Comedy, Whitney, Temples, and More

Plus Blanck Mass, Bon Iver, Japanese Breakfast, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 07, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. There were several notable albums announced this week, which meant some strong opening singles to choose from, as well as a few album tracks. More

Jun 04, 2019

(Sandy) Alex G (aka Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter Alex Giannascoli) has announced a new album, House of Sugar, and shared a video for its first single, "Gretel." More

Cass McCombs, Speedy Ortiz, Deerhoof, and More on Planned Parenthood Covers Album

Cover Your Ass Vol. 1 Due Out May 26; Also Features Hinds, TEEN, The Lemon Twigs, and Luke Temple

Apr 18, 2017

Another benefit for Planned Parenthood has been announced. Cover Your Ass Vol. 1 is due out May 26 via Lionfish Music. It features covers by Cass McCombs (Pointer Sisters), Speedy Ortiz (TV on the Radio), Deerhoof (Public Enemy), Hinds (Dead Ghosts), TEEN (David Bowie), The Lemon Twigs (Dido), Luke Temple (Scott Walker), Porches (Big Star), and more.  More

SXSW Music 2016 Announces First Round of Artists

Crystal Castles, Yuck, Fear of Men, HÆLOS, Micachu and the Shapes, Caveman, and More on List

Oct 20, 2015

SXSW (aka South By Southwest), the annual conference/festival in Austin, Texas, has announced the first round of artists to be performing during the music portion (there's also film and interactive portions) in 2016 (its 30th year). The list is short on big names, but a huge part of SXSW is discovering new artists.  More


(Sandy) Alex G

Making Music with the World Looking over His Shoulder

Jul 05, 2017

If there is a cult of personality around (Sandy) Alex G in certain corners of youth culture, Alex Giannascoli either hasn't noticed or is just adept at deflecting the notion.


(Sandy) Alex G and Half Waif at First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA, November 16, 2018

Dec 05, 2018

It's hard to say which version of a two-set show is better: one with an unheard-of opener who commands the room and becomes a favorite new discovery, or one with a popular opener who's already as well-regarded as the headliner.  More




May 22, 2017

Philadelphia-bred Alex Giannascoli (aka (Sandy) Alex G) has been slyly releasing albums from his bedroom on Bandcamp since the ripe old age of 17.  More