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Alex Lahey

Nov. 25
7:30 p.m.
$12-$14
Rock, Singer-Songwriter

Aussie newcomer Alex Lahey is one of indie rock’s most promising young songwriters. In summer 2016, with her B-Grade University EP and particularly the blogosphere-breakthrough single “You Don’t Think You Like People Like Me,” she injected exuberant new energy into stomping Ramones- and Strokes-style templates. After opening for acts including Blondie and Tegan and Sara, Lahey released her debut LP, I Love You Like a Brother, this fall. Most of the album’s highlights are its big, fuzzy pop-punk moments, like new single “I Haven’t Been Taking Care of Myself” and its unabashed “whoa-oh” hooks, but Lahey also demonstrates a soft touch on the gently sweeping album closer, “There’s No Money,” a song about millennial paycheck-to-paycheck malaise. As a queer, witty young rocker from Australia, Lahey has already garnered innumerable comparisons to Courtney Barnett, but there’s little doubt that she’s her own woman, with her own idiosyncrasies and gifts. With Dude York.