SOME JEFFREY LEWIS SHOWS/TOURS - 2004

(Most show dates for 2004 were not documented. The touring year started with a London show opening for the Fall, the debut UK performance of Jeff Lewis Band drummer David Beauchamp (replacing 2002-2003 Jeff Lewis Band drummer Anders Griffen), followed by a February UK/Europe tour.)

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Jan 10, 2004 - WFMU radio session, New Jersey. The band was Jeffrey, Jack, Dave, Matt Mottell on keys and Orion Rigel on cello, during the brief period when we were a 5-piece band. A full recording of this session exists. I think it was on the OCDJ show.

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The following sketchy Feb 2004 tour-dates are all I can find documented in an email from the time period... maybe somebody can help fill in the blanks.

> Mon Feb 2 - Dave, Jeff and Jack arrive in London?

> Tues Feb 3 at the Monarch in London, with Ill Ease & THE FALL

(A review from The Fall message board: "I will start with the technical details 1. They came on at 10.40. Chatting to Jefferey Lewis, the support act, who saw them both nights they apparently came on later than their advertised 10.00 on the Monday but not as late as 1o.40 2. There was a tout on the door claiming to be buying and selling tickets though I'm unsure if: a. he had any tickets (as there were none issued) b. how he would sell you a tickets (your names on the door honest guv) 3. Some people appeared to be paying I am unsure if this was by prior arrangment or they held some tickets back or they crammed a couple of extra in. My mate could not get in with cash at 9.20 To the show The previously mentioned Jefferey Lewis was magnificent, even creating a song highlighting the Fall's 25 years in the industry. It was illustrated with a self penned series of A3 pictures which he had apparently knocked up over the previous couple of days. He managed to capture the spirit of the band visually and verbally with the sharp wit he demonstrated for the whole evening. The Fall, when they eventually did come on were also at the height of their powers. I'm sure someone will supply the set list on this link so I won't. Mark could be seen almost smiling at moments. He moved round the stage in his normal manner. adjusting sound setting , staring at his hand for long periods while singing and making a variety of bonus noises on various instruments. He also managed to knock a camera out of someones hand, deliberatly and tap / hit someone on the head with his mic. All in all a great night out. If you have the chance to go tonight take it."

Also from the Fall message board: "In no particular order: Boxoctosis/TelephoneThing/Mountain/LocoMan/Janet&James/Sparta/Contraflow/Middlemass/Walk Like A Man/BourgeoisTown/Pharmacist/NEW BIG PRINZ (awesome)/Encore was Dr Buck's Letter They played for an hour and it was bloody good. Jefferey Lewis was also highly entertaining, his Fall documentary was brilliant." - http://z1.invisionfree.com/thefall/index.php?showtopic=1000 )

> Wed Feb 4 -? (trying to get an Arts Cafe show)

> Thu Feb 5 at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, Holland

> Fri Feb 6 ?

> Sat Feb 7 Dordrecht, Holland

> Sun Feb 8 Lintfabriek - Kontich (near Antwerp), Belgium

> Mon Feb 9 - Paris show with Kevin Coyne is back on schedule!  at Le Noeveau Casino (I recall that Kimya Dawson was in attendance for some reason)(there is a recording of this show)

> Tues Feb 10 The Ekko, Utrecht, Holland with Adam Green (tbc)

> Wed Feb 11 - ?

> Thu Feb 12 -? maybe start recording in B'ham

> Wed Feb 18 - possibly show with Ballboy at Dingwall's in Camdentown, London

> Thu Feb 19 - fly home to NYC?

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Sat Feb 28 - Winter Antifolk Fest, Sidewalk Cafe NYC. 7:30- Amy Hills, 8- TBA, 8:30- Miwa, 9- Dave Deporis, 9:30- Lydia Doran and Jim Saxa, 10- Thomas Truax, 11- Joie DBG, 12- Jeffrey Lewis (band?)

Spring 2004?

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Summer 2004?

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Jeff Lewis Band September UK Tour 2004!

Sept 15 - Oxford - (The Cellar, with Misty's Big Adventure and the Epstiens)

Sept 16 - London (Brixton Windmill, with Misty's Big Adventure and The Loners)

Sept 17 - Bristol (The Crypt, with I Know I Have No Collar and The Loners)

Sept 18- Birmingham - (The Jug of Ale, Mosely, with Bom's Magic Drumstick)

Sept 19 - Nottingham (The Social, 23 Pelham St, with the Wave Pictures)

Sept 20 - Manchester (Star & Garter, with Misty's Big Adventure and Jeff(Butterflies of Love) Greene)

Sept 21 - Hull (Adelphi - "Artists Against Success" festival)

Sept 22 - Leeds (Brudenell Social Club, with Misty's Big Adventure)

Sept 23 - Leicester (Sumo, Braunstone Gate -with Misty's Big Adventure)

September 25 - The GDMW Festival in Rotterdam, Holland!

October 2004 European tour dates:

Tues Oct 5 - Leige, Belgium (L¹Escalier), with Francoiz Breut & Parrondo (26 Rue St Jean-en-Isle, 4000 Liege; tel.: 04/221.02.44)
Wed Oct 6 - Gent, Belgium (Video)
Thur Oct 7 -Paris, France (Pop In)
Fri Oct 8 - Toulouse, France (The Gate - 34 Rue Des Blanchers - 31000 Toulouse)
Sat Oct 9 - Bordeaux, France (Le Cave)
Sun Oct 10 - Annecy, France (Le Comptoir de la Folie Ordinaire, 32 Rue des Marquisats, 74000 Annecy )
Mon Oct 11 - Strasbourg, France (Le café des Anges )
Tues Oct 12 - Darmstadt,Germany (Oetinger Villa)
Wed Oct 13 -Hamburg, Germany (Weltbhuene) with DAN MONAGHAN! (I recall we had a particularly great show)
Thur Oct 14 - Frankfurt, Germany (Clubkeller) with DAN MONAGHAN!
Fri Oct 15 - Cologne (Koln), Germany ("Are You Fucking Independant?" Festival, at Blue Shell, Luxemburgerstr. 32, 50674 Köln (Cologne), near Babarossaplatz, across from Stereo Wonderland. www.fuckingindependent.de)

Sat Oct 16 - Poitiers, France (festival)(Confort Moderne) (I have some photos somebody mailed me from this gig).

Sun Oct 17 - Nantes, France(Violon Dingue)

Tues Oct 19 - Lille, France (La Rumeur)

Wed Oct 20 - Tourcoing, France (Grand Mix, with Cocorosie and Devendra Banhart )

Thur Oct 21 - Berbroek, Belgium (Double Deuce), with ILL EASE

Fri Oct 22 - Paris, France (Mains d'‘uvres, with the Little Rabbits!)

JACK LEWIS SOLO BAND PROJECT SHOWS:

Sun Oct 24 Hanbury Ballroom, Brighton, UK(with Scout Niblet)--to be confirmed -Jack Lewisfaire (with david Beauchamp and Andre Herman Dune)
Mon Oct 25 Here bookshop, Bristol, UK - Jack Lewisfaire (with david Beauchamp and Andre Herman Dune)

 

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SOME STUFF FROM THE OLD WEBSITE FRONT PAGE (not sure where else to put this stuff...)

(Scroll down for Bulletins, Bio, Upcoming Shows, Comic Book News, Box Set Info and Album News)

BULLETINS:

We need your short (30-second) film clip files of ANYthing, for a project we're putting together for the fall tour! Details here!

Jeffrey Lewis Band to tour UK & Europe in September-October, coinciding with the release of Jeffrey's new album "12 Crass Songs"! The band on this tour will be Jeffrey & Jack Lewis, David Beauchamp, and Helen Schreiner. Scroll down to "Upcoming Shows" for full tourdate info as dates are confirmed!

The album "12 Crass Songs", featuring Jeffrey's creative interpretations of 12 songs by the anarchist punk band Crass, comes in a special die-cut cover sleeve designed by Jeffrey, with full-color fold-out comic book artwork, and will be in stores in the UK and Europe on October 1, 2007, on Rough Trade Records. This album will ONLY be available in stores and online, and not at the tour concerts, which will make album sales easier to track - half of all money Jeff makes from album sales of this CD will be donated to humanitarian charities and causes (ones which Crass would hopefully approve of).

The music video for the song "Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror" is finished and viewable on Youtube here! Thanks to filmmaker Mark Locke for doing a great job with this! This video is currently in nightly rotation on MTV2 in the UK.

There are 9 Jeffrey Lewis music videos (and a Jeff Lewis Band documentary preview)viewable here!

The album JEFFREY & JACK LEWIS: CITY & EASTERN SONGS is in stores worldwide (on Rough Trade Records). For reviews click here!

City & Eastern Songs is now available at the iTunes Online Music Store here, downloadable for $0.99 per track or $9.99 for the complete album - As a special promotional gimmick anybody who pays to download the whole album will get 2 EXCLUSIVE BONUS TRACKS, a live recording of The History Of Punk On The Lower East Side, and a live recording of Sal's Pizza Has Sold Out To the Yuppie Scum!

The new Jeffrey Lewis comic book Fuff # 5 is out now! Order it here or ask for it at a comic store near you!

"Tapes From The Crypt", a compilation CD of 14 songs taken from Jeffrey Lewis home cassette recordings 1997-2001 is now available for sale here!

The official Jeff Lewis Band "Myspace" page is http://www.myspace.com/jefflewisband
Jeff gives the disclaimer that this page is entirely the work of brother Jack Lewis and that Jeff never checks it, so messages left there will not usually be seen by Jeff. Nor does Jeff involve himself in adding friends or any other Myspace activity, so don't feel offended if he hasn't responded to your request or Myspace message! He just hasn't seen it. All Myspace inquiries should be directed to Jack Lewis at Jewis22@hotmail.com

And here’s the wonderful Jeffrey Lewis message board someone made (!) : http://jeffreylewisboard.free.fr/phpBB2/index.php This message board thus far includes various discussions as well as tons of lyric transcriptions, song tabs, and resources for downloading or trading live recordings and footage, and is expanding all the time...

Note: All CD and comic book ordering from this site is being re-directed to Major Matt Mason's Olive Juice Distribution! All items are now orderable in one location at Jeff's Olive Juice Artist's Page here. This means PAY PAL orders are an option, plus cheaper item costs for overseas customers (and a lot less time for Jeff in line at the Post Office!).. You can still browse the ordering pages on this site (where you get bigger pix, and samples of comix), but all orders now link to Olive Juice.

BIO: The Jeffrey Lewis Band Bio is here.

If you click on the image to the left you will be taken to a menu; the menu has a links page, an ordering page for comic books and music, some comics you can read online, some photos, and other stuff! Play Space Invaders! Particularly recommended is the "Fan Art" stuff in the comic book section, featuring some great comics by cool fans in Holland and Scotland!