From the terrace of Jeffrey Lewis's parents' Avenue A co-op apartment, there's a clear view of Sidewalk Café. "I feel like maybe I could just swing down there on a rope," he says, laughing. He's long since graduated from performing at the tiny, venerable venue, home of the anti-folk scene that nurtured his quirky, wordy catalog in the late '90s and early '00s. But it's not like Lewis is packing stadiums now or anything. A musician since high school and an artist for even longer, the 33-year-old East Village native is getting ready for a three-week U.K. tour with his band, the Junkyard, where he'll sell out venues that hold up to 800 fans. Back in America, though, a headlining slot at Bowery Ballroom is the highest-profile gig he'll play behind his new... More >>>