Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts in Pittsburgh PA, 8.2.19
JEFFREY LEWIS & Los Bolts
(NYC, Rough Trade Records/Don Giovanni Records)
FRIDAY AUGUST 2nd, 2019
(4207 Butler St).
All-ages! (21+ to drink; under-21s must come with parent)
With special guest support tba!
Only 60 adv tickets available! Get 'em while you can!
The Beat Generator Dundee says, essentially: Its very exciting to be able to tell you that Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts will be making a return visit to Pittsburgh on Friday August 2. Lewis is one of The Cool Cat Clubs all-time favorite songwriters and performers and previous shows have always been such an evening of sheer joy.
Its hard to know where to begin when describing New York born and based Jeffrey Lewiss creative activities. As a musician and songwriter he has been active for such a long time, both solo and with an array of bands, performing and recording with Los Bolts since 2015. In addition to this Jeffrey Lewis both writes and illustrates graphic novels, having published his comic book, Fuff, since 2004 and incorporates artwork and storytelling into his live sets to magical effect.
In addition to writing, performing and recording under his own name, Jeffrey Lewis also collaborates with Peter Stampfel of 60s legends The Holy Modal Rounders and they released their second album, "Hey, Hey its The Jeffrey Lewis and Peter Stampfel Band," in 2013. A third album and a new album with Los Bolts are both in the pipeline.
Jeffrey Lewis has attracted a great deal of praise from contemporaries such as Jarvis Cocker (Pulp), Dave Berman (Silver Jews), Paul Banks (Interpol) and Will Oldham. The latter said of Lewis, "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."
The Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts 2015 album, Manhattan, is a work of utter genius, an original take on life in the Big Apple by that rare individual, a genuine artist still living in the city despite increasing gentrification and is a lyrical, beautiful and sublime record.
Live, Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts (Brent and Mem) are an absolute blast and with such an impressive back catalogue who knows where they might take the audience at any given time. Rest assured though, it will be a genuinely special experience. - Beat Generator
RIYL: Modern Lovers, Yo La Tengo, Violent Femmes, Daniel Johnston
"Hands down my favorite contemporary songwriter" - Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie)
I discovered [Jeffreys] music via 'Sad Screaming Old Man' which is one of my favorite songs ever written - Dave Berman (Silver Jews)
"Weird? Very... but also downright inspiring" (four of five stars) - Rolling Stone
[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
"Bands as magical and genuinely original as this are as essential as oxygen." - Culture Delux
"Bizarre but brilliant" - Uncut
"Dazzling" - Mojo
"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
4207 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
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