SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
Jeffrey Lewis & The Rain, Monarch, 8pm
Chances are, you may have heard the name Jeffrey Lewis before. That could either be because it’s a fairly common name, or simply because you’ve been exposed to one of the many incarnations of New Yorker Jeffrey Lewis, a comic book creator and musician.
In regards to the latter profession, Lewis has taken the stage in all forms, ranging from a solo act to the frontman of a variety of groups, among them: Jeffrey Lewis & The Creeping Brains, Jeffrey Lewis & The Jitters, Jeffrey Lewis & The Jackals, and Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard. More recently, he now performs as Jeffrey Lewis & The Rain.
Lewis has released a laundry list of albums and EPs, most notably on Rough Trade Records. His last album was 2011′s A Turn In The Dream Songs, although earlier this year he did collaborate with the Peter Stampfel Band to release Hey Hey it’s…, a 13-song antifolk album. Most recent, however, was a 3-song vinyl release, which came out on 27 August and will be available on his current European tour. Natalye Childress
Monarch, Skalitzer Straße 134, 10999 Berlin; 030 61 65 60 03; U: Kottbusser Tor; admission: €9.