The Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band

Photograph: Courtesy Jeffrey Lewis
Peter Stampfel, right, with Jeffrey Lewis
The Bowery Electric , East Village Friday May 17 2013 19:30

Jeffrey Lewis and Peter Stampfel are anarchic New York folkies of different generations—Stampfel's Holy Modal Rounders were kicking around before Lewis was born—but similar sensibilities. When the two singers share a stage, they take turns on new and old songs, and the shows are a hoot: wordy, loose and funny. This week the duo celebrates its sophomore full-length, Hey Hey It's…The Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel Band, with a pair of gigs. The Everymen, the Brooklyn What and Shellshag share the bill at Shea Stadium on May 16, and Crazy & the Brains and Berth Control support at Bowery Electric on May 17.

Venue name: The Bowery Electric
Address: 327 Bowery
New York
Cross street: between 2nd and 3rd Sts
Opening hours: Daily 4pm–4am
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, M to Broadway–Lafayette St; 6 to Bleecker St
Price: Thu 16 advance $8, at the door $10; Fri 17 $8
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