Singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis returns this spring with On The Line, her much-anticipated first album in five years. Her first single from it, “Red Bull & Hennessy,” was revealed last month, along with an initial offering of tour dates. Today, Lewis returns with the smoking rock and roll ballad “Heads Gonna Roll,” as well as an additional run of east coast performances that finds her coming to The Met Philly on Saturday, October 26th. Continue reading →
New Jenny Lewis music is always a cause for celebration — especially when it marks her first release in almost five years. Last month, Lewis announced her new album On The Line, but kept us hanging without many details. Now, she’s shared that the record will be released on March 22 via Warner Brothers, and its lead single “Red Bull & Hennessy” is out now. Listen below, and pre-order the album here. Continue reading →
Jenny Lewis has been hinting at her new album via social media for a while, and at long last she’s shared some details that, although vague, give us more information than her cryptic Instagram stories. Continue reading →
In his trademark non-sequiter way, Beck Hansen had a perfect way to summarize his varied quarter-century long career: “discursively musical explorations.”
“Thanks for zig-zagging along with me all these years,” he told a packed Festival Pier last Friday night on the final night of tour in support of his 2017 LP Colors. It was a fitting summation of the set, as well, which raced from alt-rock radio classics like opener “Devil’s Haircut” to modern electropop bangers “Dreams,” tender acoustic moments like the aching “Lost Cause,” and globally minded jams like “Que Onda Guero.” Not to mention covers galore: in the mix throughout the night, we heard “Raspberry Beret” by Prince (acoustically appended to Midnite Vultures’ “Debra,” which led to a full-crowd singalong) Kanye West’s “Power” (like a few seconds of “ahhh’s” and “hey’s” at the end of “Girl”) and an absolutely bonkers encore medley…which we’ll get to.
In short, it was a big party fitting for the end of the tour — but bringing the party is exactly what Beck has done for the past quarter century, regardless of whether his albums found him in sad, introspective mode (Mutations, Sea Change, Morning Phase) or upshifted into postmodern impressionist gear (Odelay, Midnite Vultures, The Information, Colors). Continue reading →
Well that’s a case study in how you make a bad situation awesome. Oxford indie rockers Glass Animals have dropped off of Beck’s July 20th Festival Pier show (as well as his NYC date at Madison Square Garden) due to unforeseen circumstances, but their replacement is singer-songwiter indie rock queen Jenny Lewis. Continue reading →
You can’t tell us that there’s nothing going on this week — even if you don’t count the Firefly Music Festival (which you should totally count), there are more artists moving through the Philly region that we can pin down. Massive arena shows like U2 and Harry Styles to modest DIY gigs like Cold Fronts and Eternal Summers, the spectrum is huge. Here are 27 concerts you can see in and around Philly this week. Continue reading →
We last heard rom L.A.-based singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis in 2016, when she was on the tail end of her tour in support of 2014’s excellent LP The Voyager, as well as a run of 10th anniversary dates celebrating her solo debut Rabbit Fur Coat. (Not to mention the short-lived, very fun N.A.F. project.) So we’re not quite sure what this newly announced run of festival and theater tour dates means from indie rock veteran, but we’ll take any opportunity to see Lewis that we can get.
The late spring and summer tour dates begin in Nashville, and make local-ish stops on Wednesday, June 13th at Bethlehem’s Musikfest Cafe, as well as Friday, July 27th at Jersey City’s White Eagle Hall. Continue reading →
Ryan Adams has been in the studio a lot lately, not to churn out more personal tunes, but to further his musical repertoire with some fellow performers. On top of announcing a double LP with Liz Phair, Adams is using his Instagram to document his contribution to Jenny Lewis’ new record. Having previously worked together on Lewis’ 2014 record The Voyager, Adams has continued to be a fan of the Rilo Kiley frontwoman, saying “She has amassed an incredible arsenal of songs for her new record and I think she’s still on the search, but she’s close. It’s unbelievable, it’s really next level.”
Jenny Lewis is one of almost a dozen artists featuring on a new album from former Late Night with David Letterman bandleader Paul Shaffer, contributing a cover of the McCoys 1965 song “Sorrow” in tribute to David Bowie. Bowie recorded the track for his own 1973 covers LP Pin Ups.