Alex & the Anders

Alex & the Anders

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandFolkRock

Bar punk blues. Focused around fun and having an all around good time. The best drinking band you forgot you heard.

Biography

"The essential ingredient in Alex and the Anders is fun." G.K. HIZER - Urban Tulsa Weekly

Radio appearances on:

  • Home Groan - Z104.5 THE EDGE KMYZ-FM
  • Big Mad Morning Show - 92.1 The Beat KTBT-FM
  • Phil and Brent in the Morning - 97.5 KMOD-FM

The best way to describe the musical calamity that is Alex & the Anders is a term coined by bassist Tucker Carter late one night after a show while sitting in an alley in their home town of Tulsa, OK. "Bar-punk" he said, cigarette in hand, "That's what we are". And the term fits. Guitarist/lead vocalist Alex Munson and his lifelong chum harmonica/washboard player, Tomas Burkhart, respectively brought folk and blues elements to the table when they began performing as a duo in 2007 with a sound that was made for smokey rooms and cheap booze. But with the addition of Carter and drummer Blake Jarman, each of whom grew up listening to and playing in punk bands separately, that sound took on a new energy. Their 2009 debut EP "LIVE (and under the influence)" successfully displayed the bands knack for entertaining a crowd with its catchy sing-a-long choruses which, along with a handful of spectacular regional festival performances, solidified them as one of the areas best live bands. Their latest offering and first full-length studio effort "Bar Punk Blues" carries on that theme even re-visiting some of "LIVE's" tracks to give them the full studio treatment complete with guest to keep things interesting. The album largely consists of new material that showcases the band's range and ability to incorporate darker themes both lyrically and musically while maintaining the overall fun sensibility that delights crowds who turn out to local dives to here some good wholesome Tulsa bar-punk, compliments of the band who invented and embody the title.

Discography

Bar Punk Blues - LP Released June 2011

Live (and under the influence) - EP released August 2009

Appearances on:

KMOD's Phil and Brent in the Morning
92.1 The Beat's Big Mad Morning Show
Z104.5 The Edge's Home Groan
Oklavision.tv

Shows played:
Dfest 2009
Mayfest 2010
Norman Music Festival 2010
Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa
Free Tulsa - 2010, 2011

Regular shows:
Arnie's Bar - Tulsa
Mercury Lounge - Tulsa

Set List

3 hour set consists of a 60/40 mix of originals to covers. Usual covers include Robert Johnson, Gogol Bordello, Bright Eyes, Harvey Danger, Weezer and many other off-the-wall artists and songs