November 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Albany, NY
Pauly’s Hotel
(337 Central Ave, 12206)
Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts!
w/ special guests:
A Judgmental Swarm of Bees
A Boy and His Rats!
$10 18+w/ID doors at 7:30PM show at 8:30PM

Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts (NYC, Rough Trade Records) play a crazy, original mix of scuzzy urban indie-rock, literate lyrics and comic book punk, like a 21st Century mash-up of Sonic Youth, Pete Seeger and R. Crumb. Jeffrey has done tours in Europe and America and Australia and Asia and elsewhere, a few tours every year since 2001, as well as sometimes playing as the opening act for bands like the Mountain Goats, Daniel Johnston, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Fall, Pulp, Roky Erickson, The Vaselines and other luminaries. Jeffrey has released seven critically acclaimed albums on Rough Trade Records, in addition to occasional self-releases and projects on other labels (like K Records and Don Giovanni), and Jeffrey continues to self-publish his art and writing in an ongoing underground comic book series called Fuff. With current Los Bolts bandmates Brent (Moldy Peaches) Cole on drums and Mem (Cat Tatt) Pahl on bass, recent band projects include a covers album called “Works by Tuli Kupferberg (1923-2010)” on Don Giovanni Records, plus a deluxe vinyl reissue of the 2005 Rough Trade album “Jeffrey & Jack Lewis: City & Eastern Songs”… AND in March 2018 Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts recorded a brand new full-length original album in Nashville with producer Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo, Lou Reed, Sleater-Kinney), with title and release date tba!

RIYL: Modern Lovers, Yo La Tengo, Violent Femmes, Daniel Johnston

“Weird? Very… but also downright inspiring” (four of five stars) – Rolling Stone
“Jeffrey Lewis is slowly but surely on a trajectory to immortal cult-status.” – Line of Best Fit
“Bands as magical and genuinely original as this are as essential as oxygen.” – Culture Delux
“Hands down my favorite contemporary songwriter” – Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie)
“[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
“One of our cleverest, hardest-working, most underrated songwriters” – Magnet
“The Big Apple’s best-kept secret…. Genius… mind-blowing.” – NME
“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.” (four of five stars) – The Guardian
“Lewis is as close to unmissable as music gets” – Unwashed Territories
“There’s no doubt that he’s one of the best lyricists currently producing music” – The Portland Mercury
“Lewis is a writer of the highest calibre… his sharp, poignant, witty vignettes are pearls, absolute jewels… a master craftsman.” – We Are Noise
“Despite playing to a full house, I can’t help but feel that Jeffrey Lewis has consistently dipped below the mainstream radar… Jeffrey Lewis is no doubt one of the great songwriters of his generation: he is dedicated, inventive and challenging.” – Slate The Disco
“Always, without fail, ridiculously entertaining. A unique and naturally gifted songwriter… Lewis is the indie poet laureate.” – SoundBlab
“Jeffrey Lewis never lets you down …bursting with passion and humor and wonderful songs… the guy’s a genius!” – Quim
“An almost unrivaled lyrical genius… still daft humorous songs, still riotous punk rackets and still the slow quiet ones that… burrow into your skull and haunt you with their poignancy. Jeffrey, you’ve worked your magic again.” – For The Rabbits
“A true independent icon… We bask in the absolute insane glory of Jeffrey Lewis, a creative quite unlike any other we have seen or probably ever will see.” – Bido Lito

Jeffrey Lewis MUSIC VIDEOS:

Music video for SAD SCREAMING OLD MAN:

Music video for TO BE OBJECTIFIED:

Music video for SUPPORT TOURS: