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Watch Meryl Streep Sing A Jenny Lewis & Johnathan Rice Song From Ricki And The Flash

Meryl Streep is starring in Jonathan Demme’s new film Ricki And The Flash. Written by Diablo Cody, it’s about an aging rocker who returns home after leaving her family behind in pursuit of stardom, inspired by Cody’s own mother-in-law. According to Pitchfork, Streep learned to play several songs on the guitar for the movie, including… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 23, 2015 - 6:23 pm

Alex Bleeker Reviews The Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well Shows

Last weekend at Soldier Field in Chicago, the Grateful Dead played a series of farewell shows with Phish frontman Trey Anastasio standing in for the late Jerry Garcia. Alex Bleeker, who has covered the Dead with his bands Real Estate and the Freaks, was in attendance all three nights. We asked him to share hisMore »

By: Alex Bleeker / July 8, 2015 - 1:35 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week, we got two videos that riffed on nostalgic nuggets of ’80s pop culture, and both of them came out within about an hour of each other. Both of those videos are made with charm and inventiveness and a sense of fun, and both of them are on this list. But these constant nostalgia-riff… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 29, 2015 - 4:34 pm

Jenny Lewis – “She’s Not Me” Video

Just yesterday, Jenny Lewis and Vanessa Bayer were joking about Troop Beverly Hills, the 1989 kids movie that Lewis appeared in when she was a child actor. Turns out the movie was on their mind for a reason: Lewis’ new self-directed video for “She’s Not Me,” the most absolutely magnificent song on her 2014 instant… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 27, 2015 - 10:51 am

Watch Vanessa Bayer Interview Troop Beverly Hills’ Jenny Lewis

Vanessa Bayer’s blundering media coach character Janessa Slater brought her Sound Advice to Jenny Lewis in the latest installment of the web series that has also featured Drake, Haim, “Weird Al” Yankovic, and many more. I’m pretty sure there isn’t any actual advice in this one, though. Bayer expresses her fandom for Lewis’ old group,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 26, 2015 - 9:48 am

Watch Meryl Streep & Rick Springfield As Middle-Aged Rockers In The Ricki And The Flash Trailer

Meryl Streep is starring in a movie called Ricki And The Flash about a middle-aged rocker that returns home to her family and all the drama that entails. Diablo Cody, who is the screenwriter for the film, based Streep’s character on her own mother-in-law, Terry, who fronted the Jersey Shore rock band Silk And Steel. More »

By: Caitlin White / May 7, 2015 - 10:34 am

Watch Jenny Lewis Sing A Smooth-As-Hell “She’s Not Me” On The Late Late Show

Last weekend at Coachella, Jenny Lewis pretty much slayed, bringing HAIM and her old Rilo Kiley bandmate Blake Sennett to the stage and ending her set with a version of Rilo Kiley’s “A Better Son/Daughter” that I can’t stop thinking about. And last night, she used some of that long stretch between Coachella weekends to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2015 - 9:44 am

The 9 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Sunday

There were headliners on all three days of Coachella, as there are every year. But this year, there was really only one headliner, and that one headliner was Drake. People talked about that Drake show all weekend. People rapped Drake lyrics at each other every time there was a conversational lull, or asked strangers who… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 13, 2015 - 10:37 am

Haim’s Family Band Rockinhaim Reunited Last Night With Help From Laura Marling, Ed Droste, Jenny Lewis & More

Before Haim were Haim, they were Rockinhaim, a band that Este, Danielle, and Alana played in alongside their parents Moti and Donna. The family reunited last night to perform at the benefit “Sam Jam w/ Haim and Friends,” a show dedicated to Sammi Kane Kraft, a friend of the Haim’s who was killed by a… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 3, 2015 - 5:43 pm

Watch Ryan Adams & Jenny Lewis’ Full Episode Of Austin City Limits

Jenny Lewis and Ryan Adams were the featured performers on last night’s episode of Austin City Limits. Lewis played tracks from her two solo albums and a few Rilo Kiley tracks, while Adams did as much of a career-spanning set as he could with only six songs. This was Lewis’ first solo appearance on the… More »

By: James Rettig / January 25, 2015 - 9:00 am

Watch Jenny Lewis Play “Just One Of The Guys” On Austin City Limits (Stereogum Premiere)

Yesterday we saw one of Ryan Adams’ performances from this weekend’s episode of Austin City Limits; today we see one from his tourmate and close collaborator Jenny Lewis. Rocking the iconic multicolored jacket from her The Voyager album cover, Lewis strums her way through her instant-classic twangy lament “Just One Of The Guys.” The performance… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 23, 2015 - 10:35 am

Watch Johnny Flynn Play Two New Jenny Lewis & Johnathan Rice Songs In Song One

Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice (aka Jenny & Johnny) wrote 11 original songs for the upcoming film, Song One. The movie stars Anne Hathaway and Johnny Flynn, and is set in the modern day Brooklyn folk scene. Flynn plays a singer-songwriter, and Lewis and Rice had to make an album worth of songs that could… More »

By: James Rettig / January 21, 2015 - 10:12 am

Watch Jenny Lewis & Ryan Adams Play Kimmel Together

There was a lot happening on late-night TV last night, but we should not discount the rare chance to see Jenny Lewis singing next to Ryan Adams, the man who co-produced most of her great 2014 album The Voyager. Adams and Lewis have been touring and performing together lately. And last night, when Lewis wa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014 - 9:13 am

Watch Ryan Adams Cover Jenny Lewis’ “She’s Not Me” In Pomona

Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis guested on a bunch of each other’s songs on the opening night of their joint tour, and Adams continued the mutual lovefest Thursday at the Fox Theater in Pomona, California. Adams, who produced the studio version of Lewis’ splendid The Voyager track “She’s Not Me,” offered his own cover versio… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 12, 2014 - 5:15 pm

The 5 Best Tom Petty Albums Of 2014

As you might’ve heard, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers scored their first #1 album this year, with Hypnotic Eye. Thing is, it’s merely pretty good in the grand scheme of the Petty canon. It garnered a lot of positive of reviews, but when it comes down to it, the fact that Petty just now got… More »

By: Ryan Leas / December 11, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Watch Jenny Lewis & Ryan Adams Guest On Each Other’s Songs

This past year, Ryan Adams had a hand in two of the best straight-up rootsy rock albums in recent memory. One of those albums was his own very good self-titled LP. And the other was the even-better Jenny Lewis solo album The Voyager; Adams co-produced and played on much of that album. Over the weekend,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 8, 2014 - 12:39 pm

Hear Jenny & Johnny’s “In April” From The Song One Soundtrack

Jenny Lewis has had a busy year, releasing one of our favorite albums of 2014, The Voyager, and working alongside long-time collaborator and boyfriend Johnathan Rice on the score for Song One , which will be released in January. Song One has been pegged as a romantic drama set in Brooklyn, with the borough’s contemporary… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 3, 2014 - 2:11 pm

The 50 Best Albums Of 2014

Music is a messy thing. There’s too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it — or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool’… More »

By: Stereogum / December 2, 2014 - 9:39 am

Watch The Treacly Trailer For Anne Hathaway’s Brooklyn Folk Scene Drama Song One, Featuring New Music By Jenny Lewis

Song One is a new film “set against the backdrop of Brooklyn’s vibrant modern-folk music scene” that stars Anne Hathaway as an anthropologist who returns to New York after her musician brother ends up in a coma after a car accident. She then begins to explore the “vibrant modern-folk music scene” that her brother wa… More »

By: James Rettig / November 12, 2014 - 3:04 pm

Watch Jenny Lewis’ Smooth, Self-Assured Seth Meyers Performance

Late Night With Seth Meyers doesn’t have all that many musical guests, but Jenny Lewis, the former Rilo Kiley leader, was on the show last night. Earlier in the year, Lewis released the great solo album The Voyager, her first in some time. And on the show last night, she sang “She’s Not Me,” one… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 11, 2014 - 8:40 am
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