Chop Suey Capitol Hill
Wed., Dec. 13, 8 p.m. 2017 All Ages
Recommended by Anna Kaplan
Alex Lahey is the newest star to emerge from down under, and like her Melbourne contemporaries, she has the pop song down to a science. Her tracks are filled to the brim with punk elements to craft anti-anthems about anything from awkward exchanges to the friend zone. There’s no doubt she takes inspiration from Courtney Barnett, but Lahey packs a more positive punch. She’s at her best on “Perth Traumatic Stress Disorder,” where she defends the often disregarded Aussie city in a high-strung, power-pop ambush of emotions and experiences.