Our first Fav for the month of September is New York-based singer-songwriter Alicia Lemke. Born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, Lemke’s studies in music at Berklee College of Music aren’t the only elements comprising her talent. Her edge runs along a specialization in the relationship realm of the pop world – interjecting a wealth of emotion via lyrics that convey more often than not the things gone unsaid in the most normal of romantic couplings. From the good end of the spectrum to the bad, there is a raw lyric quality that well summarizes even the most familiar of feelings. When contrasted with an acoustic, folk-esque feel – sometimes jazz, sometimes rock – there is just the right amount of punch in her sound that allows it to stick around just a little while longer than usual. Lemke is currently set to play a few shows in New York, then Boston, what’s next we’ll hopefully be ready fo – she’s a talent well on the rise to some great heights, especially if her fans have something to do with it. Check her out in our BeatCrave Fav series below and see (hear) for yourself.

Pick of the Day: Alicia Lemke

Type: Folk, Pop, Indie

Label: Unsigned

Band Members:

  • Alicia Lemke


  • Imaginary EP (2011)
  • Shades in Motion (2010)

Upcoming Shows:

  • 9/7 Rockwood Music Hall – New York, NY
  • 9/10 Rockwood Music Hall –  New York, NY
  • 9/16 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
  • 9/19 The Bitter End – New York, NY
  • 9/22 Faneuil Hall, North Market – Boston, MA


“Dark Woods”


“Maiden Lane”

Check out more videos at her official YouTube channel.


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***Love Alicia Lemke as much as we do? Don’t forget to vote for her in out BeatCrave Fav of the Month Poll at the end of September!

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Main Photo by Corey Hayes