by Bill Pearis


Jeffrey Lewis' terrific second album, It's the Ones Who've Cracked That the Light Shines Through, contains more than a few of his classics, like "Don't Let the Record Label Take You Out to Lunch" and "I Saw a Hippie on 8th Avenue." (You can stream it in full below.) It was released in 2003 on Rough Trade but is getting its first-ever vinyl release this year via Don Giovanni and will come with a bonus CD of 12 non-album tracks from the 2002-early 2004 era. That's the cover art to the bonus CD, above, and look for that later in 2015. He's also got a new issue of his comic, Fuff, which you can check out here.

In the more immediate future, Jeffrey Lewis will be playing live. A lot. On Saturday (1/10) at People's Voice Cafe, he'll be playing solo as part of a "Lewis Family" show with short sets from Jordan Carlos, Professor Louie, Josh Sol Lewis, Shayna Lewis and "more family folks." Then Jeffrey Lewis & the Jrams will play January 20 at Rough Trade with Seth Faergolzia and more TBA. It's his only full band show of the season and tickets go on sale today (1/7) at noon.

Then on January 30 at Jalopy in Red Hook, he and frequent collaborator Peter Stampfel will be reading through some new material as a duo. Additionally this month, Jeffrey will be taking part in a Lou Reed tribute happening at The Gutter on January 17 with Peter Stampfel, Sharkmuffin, The Brooklyn What and more.

In February, Jeffrey will be touring with Diane Cluck (who put out the excellent Boneset last year). That tour kicks off here in NYC at Nola Darling on 2/6 with The Spookfish also on the bill. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

You can also see Jeffrey Lewis at the 2015 Brooklyn Folk Festival, which goes down April 17 - 19 at St. Ann's Church. Lineup and ticket info are still to be announced.

All Jeffrey Lewis tour dates are listed, along with the album stream, below...


Sat Jan 10 - NYC - Lewis Family show at People's Voice Cafe (40 E 35th St.; btwn Madison & Park), short sets from Jordan Carlos, Jeffrey Lewis (solo), Professor Louie, Josh Sol Lewis, Shayna Lewis & more family folks. $18. 7:30pm doors.

Sat Jan 17 - Lou Reed tribute night at The Gutter (200 N 14 St, Brooklyn, NY 11211), featuring the Brooklyn What, Jeffrey Lewis, Peter Stampfel, No One and the Somebodies, Ghostpal, Sharkmuffin, The Planes, Old Table, Finks, Electric People, NO ICE. Info here.

Tues Jan 20 - Rough Trade, Brooklyn (64 N. 9th St, in W'burg)- JEFFREY LEWIS & THE JRAMS (only full-band set of the season!), w/ SETH FAERGOLZIA (& one more tba). $12. 21+ only.

Fri Jan 30 - Red Hook Brooklyn - Jalopy (315 Columbia St)- Jeffrey Lewis/Peter Stampfel read through some new material as a duo.

FEBRUARY 2015: Jeffrey Lewis/Diane Cluck (solo-acoustic double-bill) East Coast USA tour dates:

Fri Feb 6 - NYC - Nola, Darling (161 W. 22nd St, 845-443-9304). Diane Cluck, Jeffrey Lewis (solo), The Spookfish. $12. Tickets here.

Sat Feb 7 - Harrisburg, PA - The MakeSpace (1916 N. Third St)

Sun Feb 8 - (tba)

Mon Feb 9 - Charlottesville, VA - Magnolia House (507 10th St NW, between Preston & Grady Ave)

Tues Feb 10 - Charlotte, NC - The Milestone (3400 Tuckaseegee Rd)

Wed Feb 11 - Asheville, NC - The Mothlight (701 Haywood Rd). Utah Green, Diane Cluck, Jeffrey Lewis. $8 adv, $10 doors. Tix here.

Thu Feb 12 -Atlanta, GA - Grocery on Home (full info/reservations/etc here)

Fri Feb 13 - Rock Hill, SC - The Courtroom (all-ages) (201 E Main St)

Sat Feb 14 - Greenville, NC - Art Avenue (212 E 5th St) 7:30: Nolan Smock; 8:15: tba; 9:00: Diane Cluck; 9:55: Jeffrey Lewis. $8, All-Ages.

Sun Feb 15 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter (formerly known as Nancy Raygun; 929 W Grace St). 7pm: Doors; 7:30pm: local opener tba; 8:15pm: Benjamin Shepherd; 9pm Diane Cluck; 10pm Jeffrey Lewis. $10.

Mon Feb 16 - Philadelphia, PA - Eris Temple Arts (602 S. 52nd St) 7pm: doors, 8pm: SM-R, 9pm: Diane Cluck, 10pm: Jeffrey Lewis. Door donation $7 - $10. All-ages.

Sun April 19th - Brooklyn Folk Fest, with a Peter Stampfel/Jeffrey Lewis set of some sort.

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