March 25, 2017
Thurs March 30 - NYC - CounterEvolution (37 W 17th St) Benefit gig- "The Current: new music & poetry in response to the times" With Jeffrey Lewis! Gary Lucas! Phoebe Kreutz! Vincent Cacchione! Susan Hwang! Devon Church! Josef Kaplan! Deenah Vollmer! Niina Polari! And more TBA! Suggested donation of $5-15 at the door with all proceeds going to Make the Road New York. A BYOB affair. FB event page here.
Sat April 1/Sun April 2 - NYC - MoCCA! Jeffrey Lewis will be tabling at this year's annual MoCCA indie-comix event (to debut a handful of limited, signed/numbered first-edition test-copies of "Revelations in the Wink of an Eye: My Insane Musings on Watchmen, from Conspiracies to Stupidities," 115 pages, 20 years in the making!) The MoCCA Arts Festival will take place April 1 - 2nd from 11:00AM - 6:00PM at the luxurious and modern Metropolitan West located on West 46th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues. Mere steps from the Hudson River Greenway and the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, MoCCA’s host venue will encompass two floors of exhibitor tables, a gallery of original art showcasing the work of special guests, and pop-up cafés throughout the space.Admission is $5 per day and will grant attendees access to the Fest including the Exhibitors Hall, on-site Gallery space, and programming. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Children under ten are free.
Jeffrey Lewis, with Peter Stampfel and the Deposit Returners band, featuring Steve Espinola, have recorded an album of covers of songs written by Tuli (Fugs) Kupferberg! When will this album come out? Where? How? We're not sure yet.
Jeffrey Lewis East Coast USA Tour Dates announced for April-May 2017! (Some solo, some w/ Los Bolts)
A number of albums have recently been added to the Jeffrey Lewis Bandcamp page...
Jeffrey's newest comic book Fuff # 11 is available here!
Our newest music video - "Sad Screaming Old Man"- is on Youtube here!
Our other newest music video - "Support Tours" - is on Youtube here!
The album "Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts: MANHATTAN" is now out worldwide on Rough Trade Records!!
The vinyl LP of The Last Time I Did Acid I Went Insane is back in stock, here!
The full-color Jeffrey Lewis illustration of 100 songs by the band The Fall is available here!
The first-ever vinyl LP edition of "It's the Ones Who've Cracked That the Light Shines Through" is available via Don Giovanni Records... Or order directly from Jeffrey HERE! This deluxe vinyl edition contains extra artwork, a download code for the whole album, and a bonus CD with 12 non-album tracks from the 2002-early 2004 time period that the album represents!
Out now! Recorded at the Automat: The Best of Rough Trade Records is an incredible new 3-CD, 60-song compilation of Rough Trade tracks from 1978 thru the present day! Check out full details here!
The now out-of-print 2014 album "Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams," is available for download on Bandcamp here.
The 32-page comic book issue Fuff # 10 is available at the Jeffrey Lewis online shop...
Interview with Jeffrey on the Conversations With Matt Dwyer podcast...
There a NEW Professor Louie CD! Professor Louie: Class is now available directly from Jeffrey's shopping page here.
Jeffrey's illustrated music video for the Belgian musican Milow is now on Youtube here!
"The Truth of Revolution, Brother" is a book about "punk philosophy" and the current state of punk's legacy in modern culture, featuring interview material from Jeffrey Lewis along with Steve Albini, Ian MacKaye, Crass and many, many others... a nice book "trailer" video is here.
NOTE: Many discussions and lyrics and other info and projects are posted at the Jeffrey Lewis Message Board! Check the "Comic Book" category of the board for some art stuff... (feel free to post comments and/or add your own images too!).
OLDER NEWS (Newer Olds):
2014 - NEW CD, new comic, new zine! That's: new album Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams tour-CD, PLUS Jeffrey's new comic issue Fuff #9, PLUS: the third installment of Jeffrey's "Sonnet Youth" re-written Sonic Youth albums (re-written in iambic pentameter, like, as Shakespeare might have done it): Daydream Nation! Order directly from Jeffrey here.
A couple recent Rom drawings have been added to Jeffrey's sketchbook page...
RIP Lou Reed... to read Jeffrey's thoughts on Lou (and/or add your own), see the Message Board here.
Pussy Riot is set free - yay! - two months ahead of schedule, better than nothing we suppose. The larger issues still remain. Democracy/freedom/expression in Russia and worldwide; and we hope that the members of Pussy Riot will be safe from harrassment and violence now that they are returned to their families and friends.
This Jeffrey Lewis illustrated interview , related to the WWPRD single, recently went up on the Guardian UK site, and was printed in the Guardian newspaper on Friday Sept 20, 2013.
Jeffrey Lewis & The Rain, new 3-song vinyl release, on Rough Trade Records, out on Tues Aug 27, 2013! WWPRD/Sunbeams/The Fall of the Soviet Union. Orders and downloads and info here (for the USA) and here (for UK/Europe).
Gender & Sexuality For Beginners, a 224-page book written by Jaimee Garbacik with illustrations and comics by Jeffrey Lewis released in July 2013! At a store near you, or buy a copy directly from Jeffrey here.
Let's Start a Pussy Riot released via Rough Trade Books: This book has been created in collaboration with Pussy Riot and links together the events leading up to and after the group’s arrest and the themes that these courageous women fight for – feminism, LGBTQ rights, freedom of speech and the environment. Contributors include Kim Gordon, Lee Renaldo, Judy Chicago, Jón Gnarr, Antony Hegarty, Bianca Casady, Sarah Lucas, Bobby Conn, Robyn. Lucky Dragons, Billy Childish, Jeffrey Lewis and many more. Available to buy via the Rough Trade website.
Most recent songwriting article by Jeffrey Lewis in the NY Times here:http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/07/waving-my-tweak-flag-high/
A 2012 Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard session on Daytrotter has been posted! Give a listen, leave a comment, check out their funny drawing of the band: DAYTROTTER
The documentary film Radio Unnameable (about WBAI radio DJ Bob Fass, and featuring soundtrack work from Jeffrey Lewis) is screening all around... For details about the film, trailer, reviews, and upcoming screenings see here.
"The Last Time I Did Acid I Went Insane" has now been released on VINYL! The LP comes with a download card for the full album in mp3 format plus non-album bonus tracks. This record, and comic books, and zines, and other nifty music and art items, along with all 4 albums by Professor Louie (Jeffrey & Jack's politcal rapping uncle, a big influence) are now findable at the Jeffrey Lewis online shop here!
"My Poetry Reading with Thurston Moore, Genesis P-Orridge and Jonas Mekas," by Jeffrey Lewis, on the Guardian blog here.
PRESS RELEASE: " 'Some.Alternate.Universe' is a digital double album to raise money for The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID.ORG.UK) from Audio Antihero Records. Featuring the entire AAH roster and wonderful artists such as Jeffrey Lewis, The Art Goblins, Still Corners, onelinedrawing, Johnny Foreigner, Internet Forever and many more. There's a minimum donation of £3.99 but we encourage those of you with a little more to dig a little deeper."
New York Times article on Jeffrey Lewis (from Wed Nov 22, 2011), online here.
Jeffrey Lewis: A Turn in the Dream-Songs featured by Robert Christgau on NPR's All Things Considered, you can listen here.
Hear Jeffrey & Jack Lewis amusingly debate band dynamics on the Judge John Hodgman podcast, here!
(You can comment on the case/judgment here!)
The "Webbys" are the awards for best internet stuff (like the Emmys or the Grammys but for web stuff...)... Jeffrey's "Sitting Bull" illustrated song for the History Channel made the top seven Honoree list (out of 10,000 entries world-wide) for Best Writing 2010! Check out the awards list here!
A number of Jeffrey Lewis comic books are now available as 99-cent digital apps at LushComics.com!
Lots of new discussions and some exclusive free downloads of unreleased material are now at the Jeff Lewis Message Board...
The History Channel website now features Jeffrey performing TEN of his illustrated "low budget documentaries" - search the site for "Jeffrey Lewis" to find The Mayflower, Sitting Bull, The Fall of Rome, The Peloponnesian War, and The Cuban Missile Crisis, and more!