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Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage, Art Sorority at Comet Ping Pong

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Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage, Art Sorority at Comet Ping Pong

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Friday, May 8th

Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage + Art Sorority

10pm - $12 - All Ages

JEFFREY LEWIS

New York, NY

https://jeffreylewis.bandcamp.com/

One of the most acclaimed and well-known musicians associated with New York City's anti-folk scene, Jeffrey Lewis has been active in music since the late '90s, writing sharp, literate, and sometimes hilarious songs about city life, everyday occurrences, history, and underground culture. Typically delivered in his signature deadpan vocal style, his songs frequently namecheck influences such as the Fall, the Misfits, and Will Oldham, and often have a rambling, shaggy-dog narrative or a punch line. On occasion, he's written songs detailing the entire history of certain bands or music scenes, as on his 2004 single "The History of Punk on the Lower East Side of NYC 1950-1975," and a series of songs he wrote about historical events (including the Cuban Missile Crisis and the French Revolution) was featured on the History Channel's website. In addition to his music, Lewis is a renowned illustrator and writer; he's written and drawn numerous graphic novels, had his work published in The New York Times, and designed cover art for bands such as the Moldy Peaches.

ART SORORITY

Washington, DC

https://artsororityforgirls.bandcamp.com/

Art Sorority (formerly Art Sorority for Girls) is the songs of Daoud Tyler-Ameen, recorded and performed with a host of collaborators. Beginning as an acoustic solo act in 2002, it has evolved through turns as a harmony duo, a baritone guitar-powered trio, a classic rock quartet and a bedroom production project, built around cinematic songs with mile-a-minute lyrics and dramatic narrative arcs. Tyler-Ameen spent his teens and 20s in New York City’s antifolk scene, whose emphasis on lyric-driven songwriting, scrappy DIY ethics and acoustic aggression left a lasting mark. The band’s full-length debut Slow Dance, released in 2011 after a trio of homebrewed EPs, builds a lush, layered splendor from the contributions of two dozen musicians from that community. That same year, Tyler-Ameen relocated to Washington, D.C., where he quickly immersed himself in the intimacy and intensity of its punk scene. Older Boys — the stripped-down answer to Slow Dance's sparkle and polish, featuring drummer Josh Gottesman — followed in 2014. Since 2015, Tyler-Ameen has also been a member of the D.C. power-pop ensemble Bad Moves.

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