• Mon Mar 13 2017
  • 8:00 pm

  • Main Hall
  • Jens Lekman

Jens Lekman

Collective Concerts brings Jens Lekman to The Great Hall’s Main Hall.

Jens Lekman, born and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden, is a songwriter, adventurer and retired bingo hall employee. Traveling our globe as a wide open receptor of all it has to offer, Lekman repurposes for his own oeuvre the world’s great, lost pop hooks of past and present. He breathes into them his droll sense of humour, romance and melody, giving them a newfound buoyancy.

His music is guitar-based  with heavy use of samples and strings, with lyrics that are often witty, romantic, and melancholic. Lekman’s work is heavily influenced by that of Jonathan Richman and Belle & Sebastian, and he has been compared to Stephin Merritt (of The Magnetic Fields), David Byrne, and Scott Walker.

Since his 2004 trifecta of EPs (Maples Leaves, Rocky Dennis in Heaven, You Are the Light) and right on 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, to appreciate the beauty when its both in and out of context; at its most heartbreaking, its most loving, and its most absurd.

*As of 01/13/17, Collective Concerts updated this event is almost sold-out. Remaining tickets available at Rotate This and Soundscapes, in Toronto.

Jens Lekman
The Great Hall’s Main Hall
Monday, March 13, 2017
Tickets $22.50 online, also available at Rotate This and Soundscapes
General admission, main floor and balcony, standing | 19+
Doors 8 pm