Relax, The Alex G Lice Breakout Thing Is A Hoax

And it's pretty funny, too...

Confused by the ongoing meme of a lice breakout at an Alex G show? Well, it’s a hoax.

It all starts last November, with a real-life lice outbreak following a Waterparks concert in Chicago. With tongue firmly in cheek, one mischievous tweeter decided to repurpose that, for Alex G’s hometown shows at Philadelphia venue Union Transfer.

They wrote: “If you were at the Chicago show (10/31) we suggest getting checked for lice if you’ve had any sudden itchiness after the show. Best to look behind your ears and near the bottom of your neck. Stay safe!”

The joke spread like, well, a lice outbreak and quickly spiralled out of control

Union Transfer got in on it, tweeting, “don’t want everyone to go home and give their families lice at Thanksgiving!” 

This simply added fuel to the fire, however, and the venue was forced to back-track.

Perhaps the coup de grace, however, was when “indie beef” merchant (OK, that was a joke too, alright?) Japanese Breakfast got in on the act. Michelle Zauner proclaimed: “Yesterday Alex G told me my band was like The Cheesecake Factory and theirs was like Olive Garden. But I think you’re more likely to get lice at a Cheesecake Factory soooooo…”


Alex G has yet to comment, but that’s no doubt because he’s combing his hair with a steel comb… SAFETY WINK.

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