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Alexis continues full steam ahead in 2012

Electro-pop act Alexis starts out 2012 with a Jammie nomination, touring, and a new record.
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Jammies Xll


Tuesday, February 15

The Intersection

Doors at 5:00 PM

Matthew Forbush and Dan Hurst

Matthew Forbush and Dan Hurst /Bill Taggart

Upcoming shows

Upcoming shows /Nick Manes

Electronic music is making quite the jump from the underground to mainstream conciousness. Whether it's Skrillex winning Grammy awards or M83 getting loads of recognition, it is a good time to be part of the electronic movement. Grand Rapids synth-pop act Alexis is a big part of that revolution.

Since their big breakthrough on EightWest last winter, Matthew Forbush and Dan Hurst have been all over Michigan, sharing their unique stage show with audiences. A standard Alexis show always includes Miami Vice-style sport coats and dance moves where Forbush will pretend to pedal a bike that is not there. Also, lots of synthesizers.

Currently Alexis has multiple projects in the works, including a new album, which Forbush says should be available in the late-spring or early summer. They also have multiple shows and live performances coming up. Just this upcoming week Forbush and Hurst will be back on eightWest Tuesday morning, play the Jammies on Tuesday night, and play in Berkley outside Detroit on Friday night at a monthly event called Happy Endings, which Forbush says is similar to Retro D'luxe.

"I'm actually finding [DJ shows] have been our best gigs lately," Forbush said of their upcoming shows. "The music can be going, people can be dancing...there is no pause in the music."

Clearly, there is no pause for Alexis either.


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