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Last weekend at Soldier Field in Chicago, the Grateful Dead played a series of farewell shows with Phish frontman Trey Anastasio standing in for the late Jerry Garcia. Alex Bleeker, who has covered the Dead with his bands Real Estate and the Freaks, was in attendance all three nights. We asked him to share hisMore »

Last week’s CMJ Music Marathon brought five non-stop days of label showcases, journalism panels, and industry-fueled mixers to Brooklyn and Manhattan. Hidden among an overwhelming flurry of name-tag badges and networking events is the music, thankfully, and the festival’s NYC-centricity has encouraged local DIY showcases and late-night after-parties to run parallel to it. From ico… More »

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Alex Bleeker & The Freaks – “The Rest” (Stereogum Premiere)

Yesterday at Outside Lands, Real Estate bassist and Deadhead Alex Bleeker played a set of Grateful Dead covers with the band's drummer Bill Kreutzmann i…
Chris DeVille | August 10, 2015 - 10:33 am
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Watch Alex Bleeker & Dave Harrington Play “Eyes Of The World” During Marathon Grateful Dead Covers Set

Even though the halcyon indie-pop janglers Real Estate and the darkly psychedelic electronic duo Darkside have little in common sonically, there are distinct yet distinctly…
Chris DeVille | February 11, 2015 - 4:27 pm
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Alex Bleeker & The Freaks – “Step Right Up” Video

When he's not working in his main band, Real Estate, Alex Bleeker is working with his other project Alex Bleeker & The Freaks. He put…
Miles Bowe | November 19, 2013 - 4:33 pm
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Alex Bleeker & The Freaks – “Step Right Up (Pour Yourself Some Wine)”

Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile's other band, Ducktails, released one of 2013's most unjustly overlooked LPs, The Flower Lane, an album so dreamily, wondrously relaxed…
Michael Nelson | May 15, 2013 - 3:39 pm

Alex Bleeker And The Freaks – “Leave On The Light”

When his day job has some downtime, Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker has taken to gathering fellow-minded musicians to fill out the group of misfit…
Miles Bowe | March 26, 2013 - 2:29 pm
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Alex Bleeker And The Freaks – “Don’t Look Down”

When he's not playing bass in Real Estate, Alex Bleeker leads Alex Bleeker And The Freaks, a loose crew that includes various Real Estate bandmate…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2013 - 1:14 pm

The ‘Gum Drop CXVIII: Hear New Music From Real Estate’s Alex Bleeker, Win An Out-Of-Print Vinyl Prize Pack

Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker and his Freaks (including Real Estaters Matt Mondanile and Martin Courtney) just released their hazy Crazy Horse-flavored self-titled debut o…
brandon | December 9, 2009 - 10:12 am
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Alex Bleeker And The Freaks – “Part 2″

Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker and his Freaks (including Real Estaters Matt Mondanile and Martin Courtney) just released their hazy Crazy Horse-flavored self-titled debut o…
brandon | December 8, 2009 - 11:01 am

New Alex Bleeker & The Freaks – “Summer Song > Epilogue”

If you take a look at the accompanying photo, you might recognize Alex Bleeker as BTW Real Estate's bassist. What you can't see is the…
brandon | July 21, 2009 - 4:28 pm
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