27.08.12 MATCHBOX CABARET ALL-DAYER! (3PM-MIDNIGHT) Jeffrey Lewis and The Junkyard, Jane Bom-Bane and more!!!
August Bank-Holiday Monday mini-fest. Kickstarting The Matchbox Cabaret this autumn.
Jeffrey Lewis and The Junkyard (9pm)
AND Jane Bombane (6pm)
AND many others FROM 3pm - MIDNIGHT...
Cattle and Cane
Dressed Like Wolves
Jeffrey Lewis and The Junkyard
Jarvis Cocker says Jeffrey Lewis is the finest lyricist of his generation and coming from him that’s quite an accolade. We’re inclined to agree and really it’s quite undeniable when you hear him explain the history of communist China or being sexually assaulted on a train by Will Oldham through song with an ease that makes you forget he’s being limited by rhythm and rhyme. Jeff’s the product of loving beatnik parents who raised him in New York’s Lower East Side in a tenement apartment with no television (it seems they’re on to something there). Before Jeffrey could even read he was crazy about comic books, which is probably why listening to his lo-fi anti folk punk rock feels a lot like reading one.
"Unabashedly weird, surprisingly wise." - Mojo (4 of 5 stars)
"...imaginative, contemplative, densely wordy, slightly silly but unflinchingly earnest... the album stillranks right up there among his best." - All Music (4 of 5 stars)
Jane Bom-Bane performs original poems and songs to the on- and off-beats of a bellowing harmonium - or sometimes three - small, middle-sized and large. She also tells grown-up fairy-tales, sings songs to a small guitar and has visual accompaniments (mechanical hats which go with her songs and grow with her harmoniums, automata and other surprises)
Recently, she's been performing at her own cafe / venue in Brighton : Bom-Bane's which features music, mechanical tables and marvellous cuisine. On her last visit to Edinburgh she received the 'Spirit of the Fringe' award for music.
Bombanes Cafe in Brighton is twinned with The Waiting Room - Eaglescliffe.