Jenny Lewis-Red Bull & Hennessy

It’s been well over four years since Jenny Lewis last delivered a solo album, but the wait is almost over. On The Line will be out on March 22nd, and today she offered up a new single to help tide us over for a couple months. I caught her last fall opening for Beck and she played a couple new tunes which sounded great. “Red … Continue reading Jenny Lewis-Red Bull & Hennessy

Erin Rae-Putting On Airs

There’s a softness to Erin Rae’s voice that belies the cynicism of her lyrics. You could set her style up next to post-Rilo Kiley Jenny Lewis and Laura Marling to see some of the modern influences in the music you’ll hear on Putting On Airs. Going back further you’ll also find Joni Mitchell and Emmylou Harris in there as well. Maybe even a little Petula … Continue reading Erin Rae-Putting On Airs

Top Concerts of 2016

Some would have you believe that Beyoncé or Coldplay or maybe even Radiohead put on the best shows in 2016 (probably a couple for LCD Soundsystem, too). If they’re talking about making money, then yes, those artists definitely did. But, judging shows purely on the music, these were my 10 favorites of the year. Titus Andronicus at Bottom Lounge Jenny Lewis and The Watson Twins … Continue reading Top Concerts of 2016

Jenny Lewis and The Watson Twins at Chicago Theatre 9/8/2016

Last night Jenny Lewis and The Watson Twins brought the Rabbit Fur Coat Tenth Anniversary tour to Chicago Theatre. It’s hard to believe it’s been a decade since Lewis’s solo debut-it sounds as good today as it did in 2006. The night brought a lot of great music, and a few special guests, that really honored the spirit of the album. After an opening set … Continue reading Jenny Lewis and The Watson Twins at Chicago Theatre 9/8/2016

Nice As Fuck Supergroup Lives Up To Name

Tonight in Chicago a new band called Nice As Fuck, fronted by Jenny Lewis and featuring Au Revoir Simone’s Erika Forster and The Like’s Tennessee Thomas, played their first show in town. Headlining the already cozy Subterranean in Wicker Park, they opted for an even more intimate “In The Round” show where they played on the floor instead of the stage. Music lovers that got … Continue reading Nice As Fuck Supergroup Lives Up To Name