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10/9: Graham Alexander at The Rock Shop

Graham Alexander returns to NYC to perform for the first time since his run in the Broadway show RAIN: A Tribute To The Beatles. Join him and his band as they perform his melodically driven originals and classic rock covers.

Graham Alexander is a songwriter/musician who, unlike many of his contemporaries, likes to push the limits of his own imagination and emotional depth of the situations he experiences and sees going on in the world around him.

"Sounding something akin to Sir Paul reborn through the filter of smart, Third Eye Blind-like melodic fire, 'Don’t Give In Tonight' is laced with confident, crashing guitars and thick, orchestrated vocal harmonies. 'The Light That Guides You Home' is pure Beatle-esque nirvana, like a lost Abbey Road outtake with its complex vocal cadence and crisp, resonating acoustic passages. Alexander’s songwriting encompasses all of the finest points of post-Liverpool pop, as traces of everything from Sugar’s Bob Mould to XTC’s Andy Partridge can be identified.

The gently jangling piano ballad 'Have A Good Life' is a performance that belies Alexander’s age, the track carries an emotional weight in its theme of gracious, tip-of-the-hat romantic sendoff. Elsewhere, 'Paralyzed' features one of the disc’s more radio-format crossover sensibilities, with an electronic hip-hop tinged beat and Jack Johnson-inspired lazy groove. At once inspired, musically daring and melodically contagious, Alexander’s music is the sound of an old soul being distilled through a 21st-century pop blender." - The Weekender.

You can sample the music here:


How to find us

I'll give you more information later but I'm planning on going straight to the show after work.  I will probably be working the merch table later that night, so come find me and say you're part of this meetup and I'll give you a free CD.

Ticket info

The show is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. The tickets can be purchased here:

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