Jenny Lewis, Tennessee Thomas & Erika Spring are Nice as Fuck (played their first show last night, touring with M. Ward)
Last night (4/5) at Flash Factory in NYC, a Bernie Sanders benefit show went down with a handful of bands, including Wild Belle, The So So Glos, and the live debut of NAF (aka Nice As Fuck). NAF is a supergroup of sorts, with Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis, Au Revoir Simone’s Erika Forster (aka Erika Spring), and Tennessee Thomas of ’00s-era LA band The Like. That makes this the second band Tennessee Thomas and Erika Forster (both huge Bernie boosters) formed together in the past couple of years, the other being Summer Moon with Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes.
The three of them had teased NAF prior to the show, sharing pictures on Instagram of the trio and tagging them NAF and/or “nice as fuck.” Here are a few pictures and a very short video clip from the show:
THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO CAME TONIGHT #bernNYbern ❤️ Love you all + Bernie! Come canvass with us this weekend @thedeependclub Fun first show with NAF (nice as fuck) @jennydianelewis @erika_spring THANKS TO ALL THE BANDS FOR PLAYING & EVERYONE WHO HELPED ORGANIZE! TEAM BERNIE FOREVER ⭐️ @sumnermickey @kantrowitz @wild_belle @xanaird @tommysaleh etc. Etc. etc. x xx @chungalexa
— BFA – Images Matter (@BFA) April 5, 2016
NAF will continue to play live, and they’re set to open the East Coast leg of the upcoming M. Ward tour. (M. Ward recently opened for Jenny and joined her on stage at her Rabbit Fur Coat 10th anniversary shows.) The M. Ward/NAF tour hits NYC on May 4 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are still available.
Tennessee, along with Alix Brown, DJ’d the David Bowie Tribute‘s afterparty at City Winery last Thursday (3/31).
All NAF dates are listed below.
M. Ward / NAF — 2016 Tour Dates
Fri 29 Apr 2016 Haw River Ballroom Saxapahaw, NC, US
Sat 30 Apr 2016 Jefferson Theater Charlottesville, VA, US
Sun 01 May 2016 9:30 Club Washington, DC, US
Mon 02 May 2016 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA, US
Wed 04 May 2016 Webster Hall New York, NY, US
Fri 06 May 2016 Port City Music Hall Portland, ME, US
Sat 07 May 2016 Royale Boston, MA, US