Alex Bieler

Arts & Culture Editor

Born a large child back in 1988, Alex is now a large man in Erie, Pa. Originally from Cleveland, Alex moved to The Flagship City to attend Gannon University, where he earned his degree in journalism communications after a foray into the world of engineering, something he did not quite enjoy as much as he thought he would. He does, however, enjoy writing for the Erie Reader, where he gets to write about music and all sorts of neat stuff, including interviewing bands like alt-J, Frank Turner, the Mountain Goats, as well as lovely local acts.

When he’s not writing, Alex is often being made awful sad by his beloved Cleveland sports teams, which then leads him to listening to sad music, which, admittedly, he rather enjoys. He also likes happy music as well, as well as adorable animals, especially fluffy ones. Alex also thinks that the rest of the Reader staff is awful swell and that you should check their work out as well.

You can always follow Alex on Twitter at @Catch20Q and tell him things. Things may also be told to him at

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 12:00 PM

The already-funded film’s Kickstarter campaign aims to “take it to the next level” through Nov. 5.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Sarsen has been making the rounds in Erie’s metal scene since 2008, but now it has its own full-length release to help local headbangers rock out. 

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Bradford Cox and Deerhunter find themselves in a more relaxed state on their new album Fading Frontier.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 8:00 AM

If you told the members of Detroit’s Protomartyr that the world sucks, they seem like the types to agree.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 at 2:45 PM

You don’t have to wait until Halloween to show off your costume skills.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Get ready for an extra dose of rock ‘n’ roll when Joe Deninzon and Stratospheerius returns to the Kings Rook Club. 

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 at 1:45 PM

This October, Sherlock’s will play host to the reunion of Mas Nova after an eight-year hiatus.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 at 1:15 PM

It’s business as usual for Kurt Vile on his latest album b’lieve i’m goin’ down.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 at 12:00 PM

You can’t spell funk without fun.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Every Open Eye shimmers, sparkles, and satisfies on another batch of finely-crafted pop tunes.

Erie Reader: Vol. 7, No. 20
Available on Sep. 27, 2017


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