ARTISTS — #CC14 — FRI 20 & SAT 21 JUNE 2014

“Effortlessly brilliant lines that would tangle the larynx of mere mortals tumble from his mouth, and all in that croaky underdog patter”

Jeffrey Lewis is an American singer/songwriter and published comic book artist and is the product of loving beatnik parents who raised him in New York’s Lower East Side in a tenement apartment with no television. Lewis’s songwriting themes range from bad acid trips to politcal history and oral sex, but there’s an overriding preoccupation that tends towards the life affirming and his songs are also highly informed by his home surroundings, with songs name-dropping places such as Williamsburg, FDR Drive and the East River.

Lewis is often regarded as part of the antifolk movement as his music possesses some of its characteristics: a downbeat self-deprecating humor, an off-kilter singing style, a mixture of acoustic and ‘punk’ songs which feature themes of everyday occurrences and feelings.