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 (venerable label of The Smiths, The Strokes, Belle & Sebastian, Arcade Fire, 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 and his various bandmates have 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 concert to accompany certain songs (like “The History of Communism” or “The Creeping Brain”). The current band incarnation Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts features Mem (Cat Tatt, Fem Doms) Pahl on bass and Brent (Dufus, Moldy Peaches) Cole on drums; their most recent official album “Manhattan” was released on Rough Trade in Nov 2015.