Jeffery Lewis & Los Bolts, Zap Dragon, Dog Island

Jeffery Lewis & Los Bolts

Zap Dragon

Dog Island

Sun, April 30, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Will's Pub

Orlando, FL

$6.00 - $8.00

This event is 18 and over

Jeffery Lewis & Los Bolts
Jeffery Lewis & Los Bolts
Born and raised New Yorker Jeffrey Lewis leads a double-life, as both a comic book writer/artist and a musician (or is that a triple-life?). His band also has a multi-faceted existence, exploring a stylistic swath from contemplative folk narratives to distortion-fueled garage rock to soundscape abstractions and more, usually all within any given ten-minute period. Most often a trio (though occasionally just Jeffrey solo, or as a duo, and on some tours as a four-piece), the Jeffrey Lewis group has shuffled its name a number of times over the years, from Jeffrey Lewis & The Jitters to Jeffrey Lewis & The Jackals, Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard, Jeffrey Lightning Lewis & The Rain, Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams and others, in 2015 becoming Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts. These various formations (often in the past featuring Jeffrey's brother Jack on bass) have toured the world from Los Angeles to London, Berlin to Beijing, Melbourne to Moscow, Houston to Ho Chi Minh City, blowing minds all along the way and sometimes sharing stages or full tours with the likes of Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Devendra Banhart, Devo, The Mountain Goats, Thurston Moore, The Fall, The Vaselines, Roky Erickson, Pulp, Beth Orton, Frank Black, The Fiery Furnaces, Daniel Johnston, Scout Niblett, The Moldy Peaches, Cornershop, The Cribs, Dr. Dog, Kimya Dawson, Adam Green, Akron/Family, Black Dice, Au Revoir Simone, The Television Personalities, Jarvis Cocker and many other luminaries. Live shows often incorporate "low budget videos," Jeffrey’s large illustrations displayed to accompany certain songs, such as Jeffrey's educational multi-part "History of Communism" or flights of fancy like "The Creeping Brain." In 2001 Jeffrey Lewis signed to the venerable Rough Trade Records label (home to The Smiths, The Strokes, and many more alternative legends) and has since released seven albums worldwide on Rough Trade/Beggars, the most recent of which is "Manhattan," released at the end of 2015. Jeffrey has been self-publishing a comic book series called "Fuff" since 2004, has lectured around the world on topics such as the Watchmen comic book and independently produced music, and in recent years his work has been featured by the History Channel, the New York Times, the Guardian, NPR, and elsewhere. Recent projects include a one-man art show at LPR in Manhattan, creating the soundtrack for the film Radio Unnameable (distributed by Kino Lorber), illustrating Jaimee Garbacik's academic book Gender and Sexuality For Beginners, writing/drawing a 9-page comic book biography of Woody Guthrie for the Paul Buhle-edited book Bohemians, writing/illustrating/publishing three installments of Sonnet Youth (an attempt to rewrite the discography of Sonic Youth in sonnet form), and finally publishing Fuff # 11. Jeffrey has also been organizing annual tribute concerts to Tuli Kupferberg of the Fugs (annually in late September), and Lou Reed (annually in early March).
Zap Dragon
Zap Dragon
"Trust me, I understand the hardship of having an odd name. And not that rock music necessarily maintains seriousness as a requisite, but having a band moniker like Zap Dragon & the Attack makes things hard for you before you play a single note. I'm probably not the only one to ever wonder how this Orlando combo can possibly ...be good enough to overcome such a silly name. It's a reasonable question. Then again, it all depends on what you're going for. But it turns out they're not some sort of comic-nerd band at all. In fact, their deal is a shiny, skipping ball of jaunty rock, folk twangs and pop hooks that's cloyingly peppy. They're often a little south of goofy,but their sweet guilelessness has much more traction and potential when they slow things down and dial it in. Their melodies breathe deeper and their heart beats louder. That's when their set hit moments of clarity. And it's where their hope lies." -Bao Le-Huu
Dog Island
Dog Island
Dog Island began as a solo recording project intrigued by new techniques in sound creation and the timeless craft of songwriting.
Venue Information:
Will's Pub
1042 N. Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL, 32803
http://www.willspub.org/