When: 7.30pm on Saturday 22 September
Where: The Roadhouse, 8 Newton St, Manchester M1 2AN
Jeffrey Lewis is an American singer-songwriter and comic-book artist, part of the anti-folk movement. Lewis’ lyrics are complex and literate, often combining a depressing world-view with a hopeful message and sharp wit. Born in New York City and growing up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan Island his songs are also highly informed by his home surroundings, with songs namechecking places such as Williamsburg, the FDR Drive and the East River.
After being signed by Rough Trade in 2001, Jeffrey Lewis released his first official album The Last Time I Did Acid I Went Insane and in 2003 he released the album It’s The Ones Who’ve Cracked That The Light Shines Through. His latest record, City & Eastern Songs, was released in the UK in November 2005. All three albums also include his brother, Jack Lewis, who wrote and sang a number of the songs. He has also performed and collaborated with Kimya Dawson of The Moldy Peaches, as well as Diane Cluck. Some of his hand-drawn comics appear in the cover art of his CD releases.
All that aside, he’s a brilliant storyteller who happens to be a great musician too. No-one is ever disappointed by a Jeffrey Lewis live show, which is why tickets almost always sell out in advance. We suggest you buy early to avoid massive disappointment.