Jens Lekman is currently playing some solo shows to preview music off an upcoming album, and also to raise some money to hopefully tour with a band and go to some places he hasn't played before. The tour just hit NYC last night (11/6) for a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Though the set was mostly solo, he was joined by his longtime bassist and the drummer from his last tour for one song. He also told the crowd that while on tour with him, they fell in love and had a kid, so now he has to find a new rhythm section.

He told the crowd that he was originally booked to play the NYC show the night of the election but then he called his booking agent and asked them to reschedule. But then he also reflected that he played the nights of the 2008 and 2012 elections, and they turned out well, and that he also played Chicago the night the Cubs won the Wold Series.

The new songs sounded good, and he also played a bunch of old crowd-pleasers like "The Opposite of Hallelujah," "Sipping On the Sweet Nectar," "A Postcard to Nina," "I Know What Love Isn't," and "I Want a Pair of Cowboy Boots."

Emmy the Great opened the show, making for a very nice double bill. Pictures are in the gallery above.


photos by Amanda Hatfield

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