Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on January 9, 2011

by Andrew Sacher

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Alex Winston
Alex Winston

Detroit singer-songwriter Alex Winston is starting the new year with a few shows before heading out to Europe in February. She'll be in Brooklyn tonight, January 9th, at Public Assembly for the Communion launch party with Emil & Friends, Marques Toliver, Pearl and The Beard, Bobby Long, and Simone Felice. Alex is the headliner, and there will be DJ sets by The Knocks, Neon Gold and Sean Glass.

Communion (not to be confused with the old Tuesday night party at Limelight) is a music community in London founded by Ben Lovett (Mumford & Sons), Kevin Jones (Cherbourg) and producer Ian Grimble and has been responsible for showcasing emerging and established British music. The Public Assembly show on January 9 is Communion's debut showcase in New York. It's fitting that Alex Winston is performing at the first showcase, considering she covered Mumford & Sons' "The Cave" for her Covers EP.

Winston was also at Public Assembly for the Neon Gold/Chess Club Showcase this past CMJ. I caught her at that show. Winston takes strong inspiration from Motown girl groups and crafts nostalgic pop songsm but she sets herself apart from her predecessors, by using the pop song formula to showcase more thought provoking lyrics. Her stage persona shifted from dramatic to funny multiple times and she never fails to deliver as a vocalist or performer. Winston has yet to release an album, but that will change on March 8th when her debut, "Sister Wife" is released by HeavyRoc. The Mini LP was produced by The Knocks and Charlie Hugall. Download two tracks from that album (one remixed) above.

All dates and the Communion flyer below...

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Flyer

Alex Winston - 2011 Tour Dates
1.9 Public Assembly Brooklyn, NY*
1.16 Tomorrow Never Knows Festival @ Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL#
1.17 The Magic Stick Cafe Detroit, MI
2.16 Les Inrocks Club at Nouveau Casino Paris, France
2.18 Introducing at Magnet Club Berlin, Germany
2.19 Mousonturm Frankfurt, DE
2.21 NME Awards Show @ New Players Theatre London, UK
* - w/ Emil & Friends, Marques Toliver, Pearl and The Beard, Bobby Long, Simone Felice
# - w/ Little Dragon, Billygoat, Mister Joshua

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Comments (17)

Another pretty brown hair, brown eyed girl that sings pop music (with a little Kate Bush). This is such a rarity. I am sure it will be the next big thing.

Posted by Rinjo Njori | January 9, 2011 6:46 PM

Holy crap, that's my uncle's rumpus room, circa '81!!
He had one of those top-loading vcrs that weighed a ton. He also kept his rolling tray in the back of the tv cabinet.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2011 7:29 PM

i'd tap that

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2011 9:19 PM

@9:19 - that took long enough.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2011 9:29 PM

YAWN

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2011 10:55 PM

I'd hit it

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2011 11:21 PM

i would, multiple times

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2011 11:38 PM

"not to be confused with the old Tuesday night party at Limelight"

I would probably remember that night but at that time i was in a massive k-hole wearing my platform addidas sneakers envisioning a future of techno based hummus parties.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2011 11:39 PM

id bang her but that voice is abysmal.

Posted by Anonymous | January 9, 2011 11:47 PM

Beautiful women who try to be musicians should be shunned and scorned.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | January 10, 2011 4:08 AM

Beautiful women who try to be musicians should be shunned and scorned.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | January 10, 2011 4:13 AM

The barefoot yoga pose is a turnoff.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2011 7:48 AM

i'd tap that

Posted by شات | January 10, 2011 8:14 AM

She must be pretty old now...isn't that picture circa 1976?

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2011 8:48 AM

I wouldn't NOT put hummus in her butt, that's for sure

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2011 9:26 AM

I'd shag it on the shag.

Posted by Anonymous | January 10, 2011 10:07 AM

yall a bunch of dick heads

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2011 8:06 AM

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