When: Sat., May 6, 10 p.m. 2017
Hot on the heels of his 2016 album, Old News, Burlington expat and founder of Jenke Records Tommy Alexander recently announced his new band: Ty-Alex. Now based in Portland, Ore., the singer-songwriter and company are back in the 802 for a string of performances, including an appearance on Vermont Public Radio’s in-studio music series, “Live From the Fort.” Ty-Alex also features Vermont native Django Koenig, who just dropped his first solo album, Django Soulo. On Ty-Alex’s debut of demos, Let’s Do This, Alexander’s brand of rustic slacker-rock is ever present as he muses on such topics as insecurity and lovesick blues. Ty-Alex play twice on Saturday, May 6: at Waking Windows in downtown Winooski and at Radio Bean in Burlington. The band also opens for Mac DeMarco on Tuesday, May 9, at the sold-out Higher Ground Ballroom.