“Hi. I’m Alexico from Mexico.” With that we knew we were in for something special.
Alexico, hailing from Monterrey, Mexico, began his set as a one man wonder-show playing the keyboard, guitar, singing, and working the pedals. His enthusiasm was contagious and won the sluggish crowd over quickly. Singing in Spanish, Alexico’s sound was multi-lingual and easily interpretable even to those who don’t know the language. As his act progressed, members of Starfucker (for whom he was opening) came on stage to lend backing guitar and drums. The sound coming from Alexico at this point was contagious and everyone in the audience had caught it. Culminating with a final member, Chance on bass, Alexico closed out to great applause and recognition of the diversity his act brought. Keys, guitars, vocals all combined to bring home a solid performance on September 14th at the First Unitarian Church in Philly. I could not more strongly encourage you to catch Alexico while he is still on tour in the states.
Alexico made one final appearance during the Starfucker encore in which he came on stage, picked up a drum near his size and crowd surfed with it tucked tight against his body. Truly a sight to behold! We have included a video of this stunt below so that you can. We wouldn’t tell you about it and not show it, would we?