Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage,
w/ Sean Pratt & the Sweats & Anna McClellan
Doors at 8, music at 9.
Advance tix here, get 'em while you can!
It's very exciting to be able to tell you that Jeffrey Lewis will be making a return visit to Omaha!
Lewis is one of The Cool Cat Clubs' all-time favorite songwriters and performers and previous shows have always been such an evening of sheer joy.
Its hard to know where to begin when describing New York born and based Jeffrey Lewis's 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 Los Bolts since 2015 (now re-dubbed The Voltage for the forthcoming new album). 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 60s 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 his 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, 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
"Hands down my favorite contemporary songwriter" - Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie)
"I discovered [Jeffrey's] music via 'Sad Screaming Old Man' which is one of my favorite songs ever written" - David Berman (Silver Jews)
"Weird? Very... but also downright inspiring" (****) - Rolling Stone
"[Jeffrey Lewis is] The best lyricist working in the US today." - Jarvis Cocker (Pulp)
"Ramshackle and beautiful noise Lou Reed's natural successor as punk poet of the New York streets" - Louder Than War
"Bands as magical and genuinely original as this are as essential as oxygen." - Culture Delux
"Bizarre but brilliant" - Uncut
"Dazzling" - Mojo
"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." (****) - The Guardian
Music video for SAD SCREAMING OLD MAN:
Music video for SUPPORT TOURS:
Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage BIO:
Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage (NYC) 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 kept up a regular 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. Actually it's the same band that's been billed as Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts for the past three years, but Jeffrey is continuing his tradition of changing the band name with each new release The spectacular 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. �
Sean Pratt & the Sweats