The Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band

The Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band

Juan Wauters of the Beets (7" release show!)

Sun, March 3, 2013

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

The Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
The Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band
The Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band returns in March 2013! Native downtown songwriter and visual artist Jeffrey Lewis is renowned for his six albums of twisted garage-indie-folk on Rough Trade, while Grammy winner Peter Stampfel now celebrates 50(!) years of making totally off-the-wall folk music on the Lower East Side, most famously with the Holy Modal Rounders and the Fugs (in addition to being featured on the Easy Rider soundtrack, and more notable albums and collaborations than you'd care to count). Although forty years apart in age, these two creative outsiders share an obsession with both comic books and music, as well as a collaborative history that has spawned some of the most unexpected and delightful music of recent years! A new show from this pair (now in full 5-piece band mode) is an event not to be missed!
Juan Wauters of the Beets (7" release show!) - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Juan Wauters of the Beets (7" release show!)
Montevideo, Uruguay, 1997. In a red brick building–in a modest fourth floor apartment with a view straight to the ocean–Juan Wauters bangs on a neighbor’s piano and notices the good feeling. The piano machine becomes emotion when Juan lays his knowledge on the keys. Juan calls these casual and unique occasions “The Wauters Symphonies.” Later, on a borrowed guitar, these concerns are witness to thick tears cried through songs that smiled once they realized existence. Time brought strength to Juan Wauters’ muscles. These are the tools that he uses to craft pieces that are his evolving search for that specific sound that will never come to be. The search is never ending and the crafting just adds layers to a skin that thickens. Life becomes the mere existence of those sounds that last forever. Follow the piano crafted symphonies from a head that wanders lonely.

Juan Wauters represents Queens, NY and is the leader of The Beets. Performance features vocalist Carmelle Safdie and visuals by Matt Volz
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com