Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts in Athens GA
JEFFREY LEWIS & Los Bolts (NYC, Rough Trade Records)
THU JAN 11 - Athens GA - Caledonia Lounge (256 W Clayton St, 30601) w/ support tba. 18+ only, $8 adv/$10 day-of.
Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts is the latest incarnation of cult indie-rocker/songwriter Jeffrey Lewis. Called bizarre but brilliant by Uncut and weird but also downright inspiring by Rolling Stone, Jeffrey began recording homemade cassettes at home in New York City in 1998. In 2001 he was spotted by Rough Trade Records (label of the Smiths, the Strokes, Belle & Sebastian, etc.) who have since released seven Jeffrey Lewis albums, alongside Jeffreys self-releases and side-projects (on labels like Don Giovanni and K Records). Lewis and his bandmates have toured regularly for years, performing an idiosyncratic blend of garage rock and contemplative folk, developing a devoted following from Los Angeles to London, Melbourne to Moscow, Chicago to Shanghai and beyond, a career that has also sometimes included sharing bills and tours with The Vaselines, The Fall, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Roky Erickson, The Mountain Goats, Daniel Johnston, Pulp and other luminaries.Jeffrey is also a comic book writer/artist and includes his own illustrations and projections in concert to accompany certain songs (like "The History of Communism" or "The Creeping Brain").Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts currently features Mem (Cat Tatt, Fem Doms) Pahl on bass and Brent (Dufus, Moldy Peaches) Cole on drums. Sometimes his long-time collaborator (and brother) Jack Lewis makes a guest appearance at certain gigs, adding additional bass, keyboard, percussion, vocals and other sounds.Jeffrey has self-published twelve issues of his comic book series Fuff, and Jeffrey's writing, illustrations, comic books and music have been featured by NPR, The History Channel, The New York Times and other media outlets great and small.
"Jeffrey Lewis is slowly but surely on a trajectory to immortal cult-status."- Line of Best Fit
"Hands down my favorite contemporary songwriter"- Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie)
[Jeffrey Lewis is] The best lyricist working in the US today.- Jarvis Cocker (Pulp)
Ramshackle and beautiful noise Lou Reeds natural successor as punk poet of the New York streets - Louder Than War
"Weird? Very... but also downright inspiring" (four of five stars) -Rolling Stone
"Lewis's catchiest and finest album (gets an A rating) - Robert Christgau
One of our cleverest, hardest-working, most underrated songwriters - Magnet
The Big Apples best-kept secret.... Genius-gone-ignored mind-blowing."- NME
"Bizarre but brilliant"- Uncut
"Jeffrey is the only artist I've sent fan mail to.- Jens Lekman
"Really great and impressive and inspiring and exciting... There's not a lot of people that can tell a story and use language like that in music."- Will Oldham
Ideas burst from Jeffrey Lewis ramshackle fuzzbomb jams inspirational." (four of five stars) - The Guardian
"How come Jeffrey Lewis isn't huge? There's no doubt that he's one of the best lyricists currently producing music - The Portland Mercury
The Caledonia Lounge (View)
256 W Clayton St.
Athens, GA 30601