Jeffrey Lewis & TV in Memphis TN, 11.21.19
JEFFREY LEWIS & The Voltage
(NYC, Rough Trade Records/Don Giovanni Records)
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2019
(1702 Madison Ave, 38104)
w/ Stephen Chopek!
$8 adv, $10 day of.
Its very exciting to be able to tell you that Jeffrey Lewis and his band will be making a rare visit to Memphis!
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 his current bandmates Brent and Mem 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 1960s 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 Jeffreys 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 (Rough Trade Records) 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
ABOUT THE NEW ALBUM:
Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage (new band name for a new album, as is Jeffreys tradition!) have recorded a brand new full-length album in Nashville with producer Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo, Lou Reed, Sleater-Kinney)! Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage: Bad Wiring will be released November 1, 2019 on Don Giovanni Records in North America and on Moshi Moshi Records in EU/UK. This is the eagerly-awaited follow-up to the Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts masterpiece Manhattan which was released Nov 2015 on Rough Trade Records. New music videos and singles coming soon too!
Recommended If You Like: Modern Lovers, Yo La Tengo, Violent Femmes, Daniel Johnston
"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
Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage (NYC)
Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage play a brilliant style of scuzzy urban indie-rock-folk, like a 21st Century mash-up of Sonic Youth, Pete Seeger and R. Crumb. Born and raised New Yorker Jeffrey has pursued a relentless touring schedule around the world ever since 2002, as well as playing as the opening act for bands like the Mountain Goats, Daniel Johnston, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Dinosaur Jr, The Fall, Dr. Dog, Pulp, Roky Erickson, The Vaselines, and more. Jeffrey has released eight critically acclaimed albums on Rough Trade Records and Don Giovanni Records, and Jeffrey continues to self-publish his art and writing in an ongoing underground comic book series called Fuff. Current bandmates the Voltage are Brent (Moldy Peaches) Cole on drums and Mem (Cat Tatt) Pahl on bass and keys. This is really the same band that has been touring 2016-2019 as Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts, but Jeffrey continues his tradition of changing the band name with each album Their new full-length album Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage: Bad Wiring was recorded in Nashville with producer Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo), and will be released November 1, 2019, on Moshi Moshi Records in UK/Europe and Don Giovanni Records in the USA.
Lamplighter Lounge (View)
1702 Madison Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|