This Saturday, July 14th, local punk rock hero James Alex is returning to the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection for an extra special hometown show.  Although best known as the vocalist and guitarist for raucous rockers Beach Slang, earlier this year Alex released Everything Matters But No One Is Listening under the moniker Quiet Slang.  The album is a collection of 10 Beach Slang songs re-worked to by carried out by a cello, piano, and his voice alone.  He has described it as, “chamber pop for outsiders.”  The seeds of the project began after doing a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR solo, to which many asked, “Why don’t you make more music like that?”  The album is profoundly charming in a very crassly quirky manner, something like the musical equivalent to a 16-year-old skater boy considering himself existentially for the first time, after faceplanting into a windshield.  James Alex has spent the last month on the road, as Quiet Slang, and the tour comes to a conclusion Saturday at Underground Arts.  James will be accompanied by Charlie Lowe, who will be singing and doing electric programming, in addition to a stage set that will apparently resemble an art installation.  I would highly recommend coming out for the show.  In the meantime, check out Quiet Slang’s recent video for their reimagining of “Future Mixtape For The Art Kids.”