Tour Dates Archive 2012


(About 127 documented shows total in 2012…)

Sat, Jan 7th– Jeffrey Lewis, cousin Shayna Lewis, cousin Joshua Sol Lewis, and rapping uncle Professor Louie (with drummer Fast Eddie), are all gathering to do a “Lewis Family Concert” at the People’s Voice Cafe in NYC on Sat, Jan 7th (Doors at 7:30, located at the Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist, 40 East 35th St.).

Jeffrey Lewis does a few Northwest USA shows with Peter Stampfel’s Ether Frolic Mob and the Dustbusters in Jan/Feb 2012:

Thurs Jan 19 – SWITCHED TO FRI JAN 20 DUE TO WEATHER – Seattle, WA– Vera Project – 8 pm

The Dust Busters with special guest Kristin Andreassen (Uncle Earl, Sometimes Why)

Jeffrey Lewis (solo acoustic)

Peter Stampfel & the Ether Frolic Mob

Fri Jan 20 – CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER – Port Townsend, WA – Undertown Cafe – Dustbusters/Jeffrey Lewis/Peter Stampfel’s Ether Frolic Mob

Sun, Jan 29 – FREE – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom – “Hoodoo Bash” celebration! CORRECTION: this will not be separate sets. Dustbusters/Jeffrey Lewis/Peter Stampfel’s Ether Frolic Mob/Kristin Andreasson will all be onstage TOGETHER as part of one big “Unholy Modal Rounders” set at 8 pm. The opening act will be DANNY BARNES. This is an EARLY SHOW – doors at 5, Danny at 6, Unholy Modal Rounders at 8.

Mon Jan 30 -NEW SHOW ADDED, Portland, OR – The White Eagle Saloon – early “happy hour” show, 5pm till 8 pm. Dustbusters, Jeffrey Lewis, Peter Stampfel’s Ether Frolic Mob, and possible set from Baby Gramps in there sometime as well.

Tues Jan 31 Ashland – Cebolla Bar and Grill – Dustbusters, Jeffrey Lewis, Peter Stampfel’s Ether Frolic Mob

Wed Feb 1 Cottage Grove – Arcade Theater, Rounders singalong and squaredance – Dustbusters, Jeffrey Lewis, Peter Stampfel’s Ether Frolic Mob

Thurs Feb 2 Eugene, OR – Sam Bonds Garage, singalong and the Last Stop Cafe – Dustbusters, Jeffrey Lewis, Peter Stampfel’s Ether Frolic Mob

Fri Feb 3 Olympia,WA – West Bay (an office building-turned-house venue), 1325 West Bay Drive, 9 pm. Lazer Zeppelin, Dustbusters, Jeffrey Lewis, Peter Stampfel’s Ether Frolic Mob. Also, earlier, there will be a Peter Stampfel singalong at Chez Puget around 6pm; the address for Chez Puget is 1139 Puget St NE.

(Then, without Jeffrey, there will be one more show with the Dustbusters & Peter Stampfel/Ether Frolic Mob, in Bellingham, WA on Sat Feb 4: Pickford Cinema, 1318 Bay St., $12, Members $10. )

Fri Feb 10 – Boston, MA – Whitehaus – Jeffrey Lewis (solo) w/ ACLU Benefit

Fri, Feb 24 – NYC (agnes b. boutique) – THURSTON MOORE, JONAS MEKAS, GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE and JEFFREY LEWIS do a free poetry reading from 6 – 8 for the gallery show/launch of Julien Langendorff’s new book Black Mirrors and his solo exhibition Goddess Fuzz Fantasy. At: agnes b. boutique, 50 Howard St., NY, NY 10013. RSVP: / 212-431-1335.

MARCH 2012 – Jeffrey Lewis (solo) USA tour dates with Wooden Wand!

(* = w/ Wooden Wand, WW = James + Janet Simpson of Delicate Cutters)

Tues March 6 – Nashville, TN – Foobar *

Wed March 7 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl *

Thu March 8 – Huntsville, AL – Flying Monkey Theater *

Fri March 9 – Montevallo, AL – Eclipse Coffee & Books (1032 Main St. Montevallo, AL 35115) w/Belle Mina.*

Sat March 10 – Shreveport, LA – The Collective *

Sun March 11 Fort Worth, TX – 1919 Hemphill

Mon March 12 San Marcos, TX – 1015 Barbara (backyard show, 7 pm)*

Tues March 13 – Austin, TX- Brooklyn Vegan SXSW Daniel Johnston Tribute Showcase (and Space Ducks launch), with Daniel Johnston, R. Stevie Moore, Kimya Dawson, Built To Spill, Jeffrey Lewis & more! At the Belmont. (Also Jeffrey plays midnight unofficial show at Deco Lounge, w/ Emperor X & Wooden Wand)

Wed March 14 – San Antonio, TX – The Big Spill Festival

Thurs March 15 – Dallas, TX – City Tavern Downtown

Fri March 16 – probably just hanging out in Austin…

Sat March 17 – had to be CANCELLED last-minute due to car trouble – sorry – Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory *

Sun March 18 – Little Rock, AR – Dedicated *

Mon March 19 – Hot Springs, AR – Valley Of The Vapors Festival *

Tues March 20 – zilch

Wed March 21 – Chattanooga, TN – The Pickle Barrel, 1012 Market St (moved from Sluggo’s) *

Thurs March 22 – Cincinnati, OH – Mayday *

Fri March 23 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar *

Sat March 24 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe (early show, 6 pm doors, 9 pm curfew, NO Wooden Wand)

Some more Jeffrey Lewis East Coast USA dates (solo acoustic, then with band from April 6th on) :

Fri March 30 – Rehoboth Beach, DE – Double L Bar

Sat March 31 – Cary, NC – Rock Beyond Belief (Festival in support of services for Atheists in the military)

Sun April 1 – Columbia, SC – Conundrum

Mon April 2 – Greenville, NC – Tipsy Teapot

Tues April 3 – Wilmington, NC – Soapbox Laundro-Lounge

Wed April 4 – Durham, NC – The Garage at Motorco

Thu April 5 – Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger (Mayan Solidarity Benefit)

The following shows will be full band sets by Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard:

Fri April 6 – Fredericksburg, VA – “Fredericksburg All Ages @ Read All Over Books”

Sat April 7 – Harrisonburg, VA – MACRoCk Fest, at Court Square Theater

Sun April 8 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s


Wed April 11 – Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard open up for PULP at Radio City Music Hall in NYC!

Sun April 22, NYC – Jeffrey Lewis plays a benefit for Occupy Wall St in W’burg Brooklyn, on Sunday April 22nd. Whole event runs from 5pm-10:30pm, Jeffrey plays at 9 pm. PURE HORSEHAIR plays at 5:30, and there’s a special daytime BBQ too. It’s all at the EAST RIVER BAR (97 South 6th Street) in WILLIAMSBURG BROOKLYN. FREE entrance, with suggested donation for food and entertainment, drink specials too. ALL FUNDS RAISED TO GO TO BAIL FOR MAY DAY! Please pass it on – here’s the link on Facebook:


Sat -Sun April 28/29, NYC – It’s MoCCA indie comic book festival time again! Jeffrey Lewis will have a table at the event all weekend, for information and tickets see here.


Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard Spring European Tour 2012


Mon May 7 – Cork, Ireland – Crane Lane Theater – (Phoenix St) Jeffrey Lewis solo acoustic, only Ireland show.

May 9 – 14 – Jeffrey Lewis at the UTOPIA festival in Rouen, France – at the 106, featuring talks, art, music, and other events, check venue website for details.

Sat May 12 – Full band show at the Utopia festival in Rouen, FR

Sun May 13 – Full band EARLY show at the Utopia festival in Rouen, FR (opening for Grimes)

Mon May 14 : Paris, FR – Point Ephemere (with Ish Marquez and Seth Faergolzia) TICKETS

Tues May 15 : Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso TICKETS

Wed May 16: Brussels, BE – Les Atelier Claus (w/ Joy As a Toy, and Cha!Selektor) TICKETS

Thurs May 17: Lille, FR – Venue Aeronef (w/ Louis Aguilar & The Crocodile Tears, and Johan Asherton) TICKETS

Sat May 19: Lyon, FR – Festival Nuits Sonores

Sun May 20: Bordeaux, FR – El Chincho

Mon May 21: Toulouse, FR – Le Saint Des Seins

Tues May 22: Marseille, FR – La Machine à Coudre TICKETS

Wed, May 23: Genoa, IT – La Claque Theater

Thu, May 24: Lausanne, CH – Le Bourg

Fri May 25: St. Gallen, CH – Palace (with Tu Fawning) TICKETS

Sat May 26: Ticino, CH – Gwenstival

Sun May 27: Vittorio Veneto, IT – Bianconiglio

Mon May 28: Rome, IT – Init Club (MOVED from Locanda Atlantide)

Tues May 29: Torino, IT – Spazio211

Wed May 30: Zurich, CH – El Lokal

Thurs May 31: Freiburg, DE – Swamp Bar TICKETS

Sat June 2 – London, UK – Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard play Field Day Festival, in London’s Victoria Park, UK. Buy tix HERE.

PLUS: 7pm, Jeffrey Lewis shows some drawings and talks a bit, free, at Gosh Comics, 1 Berwick Street London W1F 0DR. More info here.

Sun June 3 – London, UK – Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard play Apple Cart Festival in Victoria Park, London UK (with Billy Bragg, Josie Long, and many more). Buy tix HERE.

Sun, June 3 : Hay-On-Wye, UK -(evening show) How The Light Gets In 2012: The Philosophy and Music Festival. Buy tix HERE.

Mon, June 4 – University of Essex, UK


Jeffrey Lewis & Jack Lewis tour ALASKA as a duo!

If anybody has suggestions for what we should do during downtime (like shows to play or sights to see), or if anybody can offer housing for two on any of these nights, please email – Thanks!

Jeffrey Lewis & Jack Lewis in Alaska:

Thurs June 28 – Anchorage, AK – The Tap Root

Fri June 29 – Fairbanks, AK – UAF Pub

Sat June 30 – Fairbanks, AK – UAF Wood Center

Sun July 1 – ?

Mon July 2 – Palmer, AK – (for details email

Tues July 3 – ?

Wed July 4 – Healy, AK – 49th State Brewing Company

Thu July-5 – Anchorage, AK – The Tap Root


Wed July 18, Sidewalk, NYC, 8:30-onward – Jeffrey Lewis will perform as part of a Tuli Kupferberg Memorial/Celebration event, other performers/readers/attendees to be anounced… it will take place at Sidewalk on Avenue A & East 6th Street in Manhattan (pay by donation, all proceeds to charity). Jeffrey will be performing about ten Tuli Kupferberg songs, with a band that includes Steve Espinola, Anders Griffen, and special cameo guest star Jolie Holland. There will also be exerpts from rare and unreleased Tuli Kupferberg recordings.


Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard (Jeffrey/Jack/Dave/Kristin) head out on a

UK -Ireland-Germany Tour! (for USA tourdates see further below)

August / September 2012

First, some UK-Ireland dates & festivals:

Thu, 23 AUG – Oxford, UK : The Bullingdon – £ 8 adv.

Fri, 24 AUG – Liverpool, UK : The Kazimier – £ 8 adv.

Sat, 25 AUG – Doune, Scotland : Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival(w/ King Creosote, Pram & more!) –

Sun, 26 AUG – Glasgow, UK : Mono – £ 9 adv. (w/ The Middle Ones)

Mon, 27 AUG – Stockton-On-Tees, UK : The Waiting Room (w/ Jane Bom-Bane)- £ 9 adv.

Tue, 28 AUG – Hebden Bridge, UK : Trades Club – £ 8 adv. (just for heck of it we played complete “Last Time I Did Acid” album)

Wed, 29 AUG – Hull, UK : Adelphi – £ 7 adv.

Thu, 30 AUG – Birmingham, UK : The Flapper – (w/ Misty’s Little Adventure & Kate Goes!) £ 8 adv.

Fri, 31 AUG – Stradbaly, IR : Electric Picnic Festival (w/ The Cure, Patti Smith & more! Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard play 6 pm, on the Cosby stage) –

Sat, 1 SEPT – Salisbury, UK : End of the Road Festival (w/ Grizzly Bear, Van Dyke Parks & more!) Garden Stage at 6:30, then Tipi Tent at 11 (“secret show”).

Sun, 2 SEPT – Bristol, UK : Fleece – (w/ Misty’s Little Adventure!) £ 9 adv –

Mon, 3 SEPT – Norwich, UK : Norwich Arts Center – (w/ Misty’s Little Adventure!) £ 9 adv.

Tue, 4 SEPT – Cambridge, UK : Junction 2 – (w/ Model Village!) £ 10 adv. (14+)

Wed, 5 SEPT – London, UK : Borderline – £ 12 (playing the album A Turn In the Dream-Songs; 14+) (w/ WAGWAK and Extradition Order!)

Thu, 6 SEPT – Brighton, UK : The Haunt -(w/ WAGWAK)£ 9 adv.

Fri, 7 SEPT – Isle of Wight, UK : Bestival (w/ Stevie Wonder & mo(o)re! In addition to a Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard music set, at 2 pm on Friday Jeffrey gives a talk in the Bestival lecture tent, followed by a 3 pm talk by ALAN MOORE! [PS- turned out it was a different Alan Moore. Arrgh!])

Sat, 8 SEPT – Gillingham, UK : Beacon’s Court – £ 8.50 adv.

Then, GERMANY shows:

Sun, 9 SEPT – Leipzig, Germany: Kaffee Schwarz

Mon, 10 SEPT – Wetzlar, Germany: Franzis

Tue, 11 SEPT – Duisburg, Germany: Cafe Steinbruch.

Wed, 12 SEPT – Hamburg, Germany : Knust – (w/ Swearing At Motorists! )€10 adv.

Thu, 13 SEPT – Bremen, Germany: Spedition

Fri, 14 SEPT – Offenbach, Germany: Hafen 2

Sat, 15 SEPT – Dresden, Germany: Blaue Fabrik

Sun, 16th SEPT – Berlin, Germany : Festsaal Kreuzberg – (with Freschard) – €10 adv.




***All shows all ages except 10/31***

(If anybody can offer the band a place to sleep on any of these dates, please let us know at – thanks!!)

Mon-Oct-22 Boston, MA TT the Bear’s, (10 Brookline St., Central Sq., Cambridge) w/The Ballroom Thieves and ACLU Benefit ($10) TIX HERE.

Tue-Oct-23 Hamden, CT The Space w/ Langhorne Slim

Wed Oct 24 – off

Thu-Oct-25 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut Street, 19104) w/ Birdie Busch. TIX HERE.

Fri-Oct-26 Haveford College, PA Lund Basement, w/ Attic Stairs and Sic Alps. (students only)

Sat-Oct-27 Fredericksburg, VA FAA at Read All Over Books (307 William st.) 7pm, (w/ Fast Heart Mart, and Alex Culbreth & The Dead Country Stars). $5 adv. TIX HERE

Sun-Oct-28 Durham, NC Duke Coffeehouse (Crowell Bldg, East Campus, Duke U, Durham NC 27708), w/ Dolfish and Cottontail, $5

Mon-Oct-29 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade (695 North Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308), w/John Vournakis, and China Blue. $10 adv., TIX HERE.

Tue-Oct-30 Birmingham, AL Workplay Theater (500 23rd St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233) w/ Delicate Cutters (Tix $12 for 21+, $15 for under-21… and no one under 18 will be admitted without someone 18+ with them.) TIX HERE.

Wed-Oct-31 Hot Springs, AR Maxine’s (HALLOWEEN! Not all-ages, unfortunately. 700 Central Ave, 71901) TIX HERE.

Thu-Nov-1 Ft. Worth, TX Lola’s (2736 West 6th St.)9pm, $10 adv. TIX HERE.

Fri-Nov-2 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest, (“Nites” late show, 10pm) Free at The Frontier Bar (2421 Webberville Rd, 78702)

Sat-Nov-3 Marfa, TX El Cosmico (802 S. Highland Ave., 79843)

Sun-Nov-4 Phoenix, AZ Trunkspace

Mon-Nov-5 Los Angeles, CA Echo Country Outpost (1770 Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026)

Tue-Nov-6 Visalia, CA Velouria Records (Free show!)

Wed-Nov-7 Monterey, CA Golden State Theatre (417 Alvarado St, 93940) w/ Kepi Ghoulie, and Kevin Seconds!

Thu-Nov-8 San Francisco, CA Cafe du Nord (2170 Market St., 94114)

Fri-Nov-9 Portland, OR Backspace (115 NW 5th) w/ Felsen, and The New Mexican Revolution. $10. TIX HERE.

Sat-Nov-10 Olympia, WA The Northern (414 1/2 Legion Way 98501), w/ Kimya Dawson

Sun-Nov-11 Seattle, WA The Vera Project (corner of Warren & Republican Ave N, next to Key Arena in Seattle Center), w/ Kimya Dawson, TIX HERE.

Mon-Nov-12 Missoula, MT The Palace (147 W. Broadway, 59802)

Tue-Nov-13 Billings, MT Manny’s (4241 Kari Lane, 59106)

Wed-Nov-14 Fargo, ND The Aquarium (226 Broadway, 2nd Fl. [Dempsy’s Upstairs], 58107). 9pm, $7. Tix HERE.

Thu-Nov-15 Ames, IA Ames Progressive (118 Hayward Ave, Ste 3, 50010)

Fri-Nov-16- Beloit College, WI the “Coughy House” (700 College Street) (50 miles s. of Madison, 70m. sw. of Milwaukee)

Sat-Nov-17 Evanston, IL SPACE (1245 Chicago Avenue, Evanston IL 60202) (7 miles N. from central Chicago) TIX HERE.

Sun-Nov-18 Grand Rapids, MI Division Avenue Arts Collective (115 S. Division, Heartside, 49503)

Mon-Nov-19 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop (2785 Euclid Heights Blvd., 44106) w/ Picklefight Puppets, and Andrew Pitrone & His Best Wishes. $8. TIX HERE.

Tue-Nov-20 Baltimore, MD Golden West (1105 W. 36th St. 21211), 410-889-8891.

Wed-Nov-21 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Avenue) w/ Juan Wauters (of The Beets), and Simon Beinz of Wowz/Fishermen 3. TIX HERE.

Sat Dec 8, NYC – Jeffrey Lewis (solo acoustic) and other performers do short sets at “I HEART HURRICANE RELIEF” at the Sidewalk Cafe on avenue A and E. 6th St in Manhattan, proceeds will go to Occupy Sandy. The evening’s lineup is: 5:30 A Brief View of the Hudson, Jessica Delfino, Debe Dalton, Peter Louriero, Madison Cano. PART 2: Tim Shea, Bernard King Presents, Bridget and the Squares, Myka Fox, The DeLorean Sisters, Victor Varnado. PART 3: John F. O’Donnell, 10:30 – Jeffrey Lewis, Sean T. Hanratty and the Mighty Mighty

Dec 29, NYC – Jeffrey Lewis (w/ Jack & Kristin) opens for the Punch Brothers at Bowery Ballroom.

(That’s about 126 documented shows in 2012)