Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage
Sunday, November 20
Doors 7:00pm, $10/$12
Scenic Presents Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage with Skylar Pocket / Lightheaded / Padraics Joy.

"Lewis [moves] between melodic garage-punk and raw acoustic grooves to great effect. But itís his terrific wordplay - sharp, funny, poignant and much more - that really dazzles" - Uncut

Jeffrey Lewis and his various bandmates have perfected a scuzzy, urban style of indie-folk, developing from late-90s New York City bedroom tapes into a mighty 21st Century mash-up of folksy spiel and artsy garage, like Pete Seeger meeting Sonic Youth. A born and raised denizen of the Lower East Side, Lewis's home recordings were discovered by Rough Trade Records in 2001 (famed label of The Smiths, The Strokes, Belle & Sebastian and more) while Lewis was briefly living in Austin, Texas. Since the 2001 release of his first official album "The Last Time I Did Acid I Went Insane and Other Favorites" on Rough Trade Records, Lewis has toured the world and released numerous acclaimed albums on Rough Trade and other labels. He's built a worldwide fanbase while regularly changing band names, most recently recording as Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage for Don Giovanni Records and Moshi Moshi Records.

A list of the Jeffrey Lewis band's sonic touchstones doesn't look all that different from a list of the seminal acts Jeffrey has done gigs and tours with, like Daniel Johnston, Roky Erickson, The Fall, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Vaselines and The Mountain Goats. Rave reviews have come from just about every corner of the music world, including glowing reviews and/or multi-page features, in publications like Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Uncut, Mojo, NME and others, and praise from music stars like Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie), Will Oldham, Jarvis Cocker (Pulp), Laura Marling, Regina Spektor and the late David Berman (Silver Jews).