NYC readers who like folk and free should check out antifolk superstar Jeffrey Lewis tonight at Other Music. Lewis' new album City & Eastern Songs is out tomorrow on Rough Trade, but in the meantime check out his much-downloaded tale of neurotic hipsterdom, "Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror".
MP3: Jeffrey Lewis - Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror
Brooklyn Vegan has the scoop on fall tour dates for the illustrious Mt. Eerie and Calvin Johnson. K Records' Karl Blau is opening lots of shows, and having seen him with Laura Veirs earlier this year I can vouch for his unique, genre-hopping, loop-happy stage show as something worth showing up early for.
National Public Viking looks at the new Damien Jurado record, Now That I'm In Your Shadow, and likes what he hears, calling it his best album since Ghost of David.
An album that's stuck with me for a few months is Boat's loose, lofi bedroom pop opus Songs That You Might Not Like. Check out "Last Cans of Paint" for a Monday morning slap of pop.
MP3: Boat - Last Cans of Paint