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Alex Bleeker Reviews The Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well Shows

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
Stereogum | July 8, 2015 - 1:35 pm

Concert Review

CMJ On The Streets: Icona Pop, Presets, Sinkane, And More

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…
Puja Patel | October 22, 2012 - 4:54 pm

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Alex Bleeker & The Freaks – “The Rest” Video

What is it about rock musicians imagining themselves as old men today? First, it was Faith No More, played by senior-citizen actors and seen rocking…
Tom Breihan | October 20, 2015 - 1:54 pm

Stream Alex Bleeker & The Freaks Country Agenda (Stereogum Premiere)

Alex Bleeker is largely known as the bassist for Real Estate, but that only partially hints towards the pastoral folk vibes of his strong new…
Charles Innis | October 13, 2015 - 9:44 am

Alex Bleeker And The Freaks – “Sealong Hair” Video

Anyone familiar with Alex Bleeker And The Freaks' sound knows they lean heavily into honeyed Grateful Dead reverb and jam band tendencies, but they've stated…
Caitlin White | September 15, 2015 - 11:00 am

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 in…
Chris DeVille | August 10, 2015 - 10:33 am

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

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

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 misfits…
Miles Bowe | March 26, 2013 - 2:29 pm

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 bandmates…
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 on…
Brandon Stosuy | December 9, 2009 - 10:12 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 Stosuy | July 21, 2009 - 4:28 pm