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Sixth & I – Downstairs

Jens Lekman

with Geoffrey O’Connor

Oct 5, 2011 • 8:00 pm ET
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Born and reared in Gothenburg, Sweden, Lekman is a songwriter, adventure-seeker, and retired bingo hall employee. Lekman repurposes for his own oeuvre the world’s great, lost pop hooks of past and present. He adds his droll sense of humor, romance, and melody and gives them a newfound buoyancy.

Since his 2004 trifecta of EPs (Maples Leaves, Rocky Dennis in Heaven, You Are the Light) and through his acclaimed 2007 full-length, Night Falls Over Kortedala, Lekman has made hopeless romantics of us all. In a musical language that has roots in the work of Arthur Russell, The Magnetic Fields, Calvin Johnson and Modern Lovers, Lekman’s songs serve as a reminder to look closer at the world around us and appreciate beauty in all of its forms.