interview by the miscreant
The Miscreant: You’re currently on tour through the UK and Europe. Where are your favorite places to play while across the pond? Jeffrey: The major cities are often the biggest shows, like London, Paris, Berlin, etc., but there are some smaller areas that are quite special… Bristol in the UK for example is a city I am very fond of, they have a great local community/scene going on there.
The Miscreant: How do you find the culture of local scenes differs from the UK to the US? Jeffrey: There’s a big difference in that shows in the UK (and Europe) don’t have this crazy 21+ age restriction that is so common in the USA. In the USA, if you want to have teenagers at a show, you have to play underground shows or find the one all-ages spot that might or might not exist in each city. Fr example on my last USA tour we were trying to play only all-ages venues and it resulted in situations like not being able to find a place in Chicago, usually one of my best cities, and instead playing a small all-ages space in Evanston, which is like the outskirts of Chicago.
Featuring Jeffrey Lewis!