Live Music, News — August 20, 2015 at 4:16 pm

Jeffrey Lewis and the Jrams return to South-east Asia for exclusive performances



Combining folk warmth with garage noise, Jeffrey Lewis began recording cassettes of his songs in New York City in the late 90s. As these things can tend to happen, some of these tracks ended up finding their way into the hands of legendary Rough Trade Records label in London (the famed indie label behind The Strokes and The Smiths).


Since 2001 the lo-fi anti-folk hero has been releasing music through Rough Trade whilst traversing the world with his band. currently Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams (with Heather Wagner on drums and different people on bass).


In addition to headlining tours, Jeffrey has often shared gigs with the likes of Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Roky Erickson, The Mountain Goats, The Fall, Daniel Johnston, Devo, Adam Green, Pulp and other luminaries.


In between his contemplative folk narratives to distortion-fueled garage rock, Jeffrey also has also indulged and nurtured other creative endeavours, directing his comic book interests to create and perform “low budget videos,” colorfully illustrated visual songs on historical topics (like “The History of Communism”), or strange flights of fancy (like “The Creeping Brain”).


Described by Blur’s Jarvis Cocker as “the best lyricist working in the US today”  Jeffrey Lewis’s return to Asia will see him play at a number of venues in Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and Kuala Lumpur.


w/ Superstar, Yena and Gum Da Gum

Play Yard by Studio Bar
Thursday 3rd September
500 Baht
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Ho Chi Minh City
w/ support (TBC)

Cargo Bar
Friday 4th September
250 / 350,000 VND
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Kuala Lumpur
w/ Ben’s Bitches

The Bee, Publika
Monday 7th September
38 – 58 MYR
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