Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts


Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts

Paul McMahon

Sun · April 28, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts
Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts
Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts (NYC) play an abnormally satisfying 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 pursued a relentless touring schedule around the world 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 most recently a USA tour supporting Hobo Johnson at 2,000-capacity venues. 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 or Don Giovanni), and Jeffrey continues to self-publish his art and writing in an ongoing underground comic book series called Fuff. Current Los Bolts bandmates usually include Brent (Moldy Peaches) Cole on drums and Mem (Cat Tatt) Pahl on bass and keys. Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts have recorded a brand new full-length album in Nashville with producer Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo), with title and release date tba!

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


"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” - Dave Berman (Silver Jews)

"Weird? Very... but also downright inspiring" (four of five stars) - 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." (four of five stars) - The Guardian
Paul McMahon
Paul McMahon
Paul McMahon is a legendary singer-songwriter from Woodstock. He has written some of the most beautiful love songs of our time and sings them in beautiful voice. Set against Mississippi John Hurt style fingerpicking, McMahon's sometimes mindblowing lyrics weave the tale of this Goddess worshipper's journey through time and more than a few dimensions, inducing trance states in the receptive. He believes in the healing force of music as it has been that for him. He has released ten albums and has around 100 songs up on youtube. His songs can be found on Bandcamp, Rhapsody and Spotify. He has gotten play on WKZE, WDST and WFMU. He has played in many venues including the Metropolitan Museum, CBGB's, the Knitting Factory, the Tinker Street Cafe, and the Kitchen.
A No Wave survivor he was in Daily Life with Glenn Branca, A Band with Wharton Tiers, Naked with Julia Nichols and Army of Love with Amanda Jo Williams.

“McMahon’s heavyweight musical assets: an assured, second-nature self-accompaniment on acoustic guitar and a rangy, agreeable voice with sweet spots in all registers...To say that McMahon weaves together sacred and profane, timeless and topical doesn’t quite do justice to the spontaneous grace and high-resolution detail of the tapestry.”
-John Burdick, Hudson Valley Almanac

"Paul's musical wizardry combines insights worthy of Dylan with the vocal charm of Willie Nelson and the eclecticism of the Beatles." -Sharon Gannon, Jivamukti Yoga School

“His voice contains the seed sound. Haunted by clarity he carries the circle.”
-Joseph ‘Beautiful Painted Arrow’ Rael

“Both his art and his rock music have a lovable, whimsical, and goofy humor.”
-Dan Graham, artist, music critic
Venue Information:
22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY, 12498