Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage in Omaha, NE 11.4.19
Monday November 4, 2019
(3812 Farnam St, 68131)
Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage,
w/ Sean Pratt & the Sw, and Anna McClellan!
Doors at 8, music at 9.
It's very exciting to be able to tell you that Jeffrey Lewis and his band will be making a return visit to Omaha, NE
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 (now re-dubbed The Voltage for the new album). 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 with Stampfel and a new album with his own band are both in the pipeline.
Jeffrey Lewis has attracted a great deal of praise from contemporaries such as Jarvis Cocker (Pulp), David 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 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 & The Voltage (Brent and Mem, formerly dubbed Los Bolts - Jeffrey continues his tradition of re-naming the band with each new album) 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
PRAISE for JEFFREY LEWIS & CO!
"Weird? Very... but also downright inspiring" (****) - Rolling Stone
"Jeffrey Lewis is slowly but surely on a trajectory to immortal cult-status." - Line of Best Fit
"Bands as magical and genuinely original as this are as essential as oxygen." - Culture Delux
"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)
I discovered [Jeffreys] music via 'Sad Screaming Old Man' which is one of my favorite songs ever written. I have great respect for [his] formidable skills. - David Berman (Silver Jews)
Ramshackle and beautiful noise Lou Reeds natural successor as punk poet of the New York streets - Louder Than War
One of our cleverest, hardest-working, most underrated songwriters - Magnet
The Big Apples best-kept secret.... Genius mind-blowing." - NME
"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." (****) - The Guardian
Lewis is as close to unmissable as music gets - Unwashed Territories
There's no doubt that he's one of the best lyricists currently producing music - The Portland Mercury
Lewis is a writer of the highest calibre his sharp, poignant, witty vignettes are pearls, absolute jewels a master craftsman." - We Are Noise
Despite playing to a full house, I cant help but feel that Jeffrey Lewis has consistently dipped below the mainstream radar Jeffrey Lewis is no doubt one of the great songwriters of his generation: he is dedicated, inventive and challenging." - Slate The Disco
"Always, without fail, ridiculously entertaining. A unique and naturally gifted songwriter... Lewis is the indie poet laureate." - SoundBlab
Jeffrey Lewis never lets you down ...bursting with passion and humor and wonderful songs... the guys a genius!" - Quim
An almost unrivaled lyrical genius... still daft humorous songs, still riotous punk rackets and still the slow quiet ones that burrow into your skull and haunt you with their poignancy. Jeffrey, youve worked your magic again." - For The Rabbits
"A true independent icon... We bask in the absolute insane glory of Jeffrey Lewis, a creative quite unlike any other we have seen or probably ever will see. - Bido Lito
Brothers Lounge (View)
3812 Farnam St
Omaha, NE 68131
|Minimum Age: 21|
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