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Jenny Lewis was the first musician who taught me that I didn’t have to be a bummer or a badass in order to be taken seriously, that feelings are valuable bits of insights that shouldn’t be immediately shoved down a garbage disposal. She was the first woman who taught me to be kind to myself;… More »

There’s a paradox with some artists — the legends who stand apart from so much of pop music history in such a way that would seemingly make their music untouchable. Nina Simone is one of those artists. Her influence is vast, and her voice is so distinctive that it’d seem impossible to have her music… More »

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 »

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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…
James Rettig | January 21, 2015 - 10:12 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2014 - 9:13 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | December 12, 2014 - 5:15 pm
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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
Ryan Leas | December 11, 2014 - 3:17 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | December 8, 2014 - 12:39 pm
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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…
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…
Stereogum | December 2, 2014 - 9:39 am
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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…
James Rettig | November 12, 2014 - 3:04 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2014 - 8:40 am
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Watch The Postal Service Play “Nothing Better” From New Concert Film Everything Will Change

Later this month, the Postal Service will release Everything Will Change, a feature-length concert documentary of their performance at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA…
James Rettig | November 8, 2014 - 10:47 am
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Photos: Jenny Lewis @ Terminal 5, NYC 11/5/14

Jenny Lewis gave us an impressive new album this year, The Voyager. As Tom put it in his review, it was "impossibly glamorous." That power…
Miles Bowe | November 6, 2014 - 12:42 pm
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Watch A Trailer For The Postal Service’s Movie Everything Will Change

The Postal Service's reunion tour was a big deal for a lot of people, the members of the Postal Service included. Everything Will Change is…
Chris DeVille | October 7, 2014 - 3:37 pm
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Watch Beck & Jenny Lewis Cover Rod Stewart’s “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?”

Last night, Beck played Marymoor Park in Seattle with opener Jenny Lewis. As part of the show's encore, Beck and Lewis took the stage together…
Michael Nelson | August 21, 2014 - 3:39 pm
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Jenny Lewis Sounded Great Last Night, Singing “Just One Of The Guys” On Conan

Last month, the former Rilo Kiley leader Jenny Lewis released a ridiculously strong solo album The Voyager, and its lead-single lament "Just One Of The
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2014 - 9:55 am

More Adventurous Turns 10

I can remember with clarity the first time I heard Jenny Lewis' voice -- the place, the time of day, what I was wearing. It…
Liz Pelly | August 18, 2014 - 10:58 am
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Stereogum’s 14 Favorite Sets At Outside Lands 2014

Nearly 200 years ago, back when the shoreline dunes of San Francisco were considered uninhabitable, they came to be known as the Outside Lands --…
Chris DeVille | August 12, 2014 - 3:36 pm
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Watch Jenny Lewis Play CBS This Morning

Jenny Lewis was on CBS This Morning yesterday and performed "She's Not Me" and "Just One Of The Guys" from her great new album The
James Rettig | August 10, 2014 - 7:27 pm
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Watch The Lollapalooza 2014 Webcast Here

Lollapalooza is starting right now in Chicago, and Red Bull TV has done us all a solid by livestreaming as many of the performances as…
Scott Lapatine | August 1, 2014 - 2:46 pm
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Album Of The Week: Jenny Lewis The Voyager

Track five on the new Jenny Lewis album starts like this: "When I turned 16, I was furious and reckless / Got a Chelsea girl…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2014 - 4:01 pm
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Photos: Newport Folk Festival 2014

This past weekend brought the 2014 edition of the Newport Folk Festival. Headliners included Jenny Lewis, Jack White, Jeff Tweedy, and a very special appearance…
Miles Bowe | July 29, 2014 - 2:24 pm