Last Night: Jenny Lewis, Beachwood Sparks, Pierre de Reeder at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, Oct. 30, 2008.
Better Than: Staying home and watching the season premiere of "30 Rock." Which isn't a dis of "30 Rock," because that show is fantastic, it's a testament to how great this show was. (Plus, real fans watched the seaprem on Hulu days ago.)
Download: "Pull Me In Tighter," a non-album track from Rilo Kiley that sounds a lot like a precursor to Jenny Lewis solo work.
People like Jenny Lewis. Like, really like her. Maybe a little too much, actually.
Several times during her show Thursday night, perfectly lovely, serene moments where her strong yet sweet voice filled the over 80-year-old theater with a thoughtful calm on songs like opener "Rabbit Fur Coat" were nearly ruined by some jerk yelling inane comments like "Marry me Jenny!" and "female Bob Dylan!" (Because she was wearing a hat and playing an acoustic guitar, you see.) Stalker-esque passion was shown by "fans" blurting out words like "I still love you, Jenny, even though you totally dissed me for a picture one time," which sounds like it came straight from that Eminem song "Stan."
But between her work fronting Rilo Kiley, two excellent solo albums (2006's Rabbit Fur Coat and Acid Tongue, released last month), and, OK, the fact that she is pretty darn adorable, what's not to like?More »