Distorted Perpectives Presents: Jeffrey Lewis in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny next month.
Acclaimed indie-rock songwriter Jeffrey Lewis began recording homemade cassettes at home in New York City in 1998, before coming to the attention of Rough Trade Records (label of the Smiths, the Strokes, Belle & Sebastian, etc) and releasing his first album on Rough Trade in 2001.
Now with seven official albums on Rough Trade, and a number of additional self-releases and side-projects (on labels like Don Giovanni and K Records), Jeffrey Lewis (with or without his various bandmates) has toured the world and developed a devoted following from Los Angeles to London, Melbourne to Moscow, Chicago to Shanghai and beyond. Jeffrey’s career has also included sharing bills and tours with The Vaselines, The Fall, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Roky Erickson, The Mountain Goats, Daniel Johnston, Pulp and other luminaries.
In addition to mixing contemplative folk narratives and garage indie-punk songs, Jeffrey is also a comic book writer/artist and includes his own illustrations in live concerts to accompany certain songs (like “The History of Communism” or “The Creeping Brain”).
Jeffrey’s most recent release is “Works by Tuli Kupferberg (1923-2010), Interpreted by Jeffrey Lewis & The Deposit Returners”, out worldwide on Don Giovanni Records 2018. A brand new Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts album, recorded in Nashville by Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo), is awaiting a release date.
Jeffrey Lewis will be performing in the RCC Gallery on Saturday, May 5. As this is a solo show tickets will be extremely limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets for Distorted Perspectives Presents: Jeffrey Lewis are available here.
Ahead of his concert in the RCC Gallery, why not watch this video produced by Don Giovanni Records, giving you more insight into this exciting artist.