Jennifer Diane Lewis  born January 8,   is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress. She was the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the indie rock band Rilo Kiley. Lewis gained prominence in the s as a child actress, appearing in the films Troop Beverly Hills and The Wizard and the television series Brooklyn Bridge —
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Jenny Lewis, siren of Southern California, a literal Las Vegas baby, has been a presence in the indie rock music scene since the late 90s and made a charming impression before that as a young Hollywood starlet. She is a prolific songwriter, with five albums from her first band Rilo Kiley, three solo records, and two standalone albums from separate projects all under her belt. Her songs are intricate, colorful, often slyly humorous, sexy and charming, warm and generous and often about sad but fascinating people who populate the communities of L.
While it may not seem like a big deal to you, and you're likely wondering where it even is Los Angeles , I feel as though we have some sort of connection or sacred bond. At the very least, she grew up in Van Nuys, less than 10 minutes from my parents house, so I assume we share the same favorite pastime of driving down Ventura Boulevard listening to music late at night. I mention this because I discovered this common thread early on in my love affair with her music and dream about one day comparing stories of growing up in The Valley. It adds that extra something to why I love her music. More Adventurous is my favorite Rilo Kiley record and this is the first track on the album. A good guitar riff at the beginning always gets me hooked though, and the horns section doesn't hurt either. To me, this is the classic indie rock song. It starts with a heavy drum beat followed by catchy guitar and piano which continues the entire song, carrying you along. Storyline aside, the horns section coupled with an element of soul in Lewis' voice makes it perfect.
S ashaying on stage, Jenny Lewis exudes retro American glamour. Taking her seat behind an organ, Lewis looks like the sole survivor of an explosion in a Nashville theatrical apparel shop; naturally, she drinks from a goblet. Later, pink and blue latex balloons will bounce down from above. The stage is set kitsch: her five-piece band vying for space with pink and blue old-school telephones that light up. Also like Haim, Lewis grew up in showbiz in Los Angeles, eventually following in the footsteps of her musician parents. The more she goes on — she is four albums, and over a decade, into a solo career — the more she sounds like one of the greats. It felt like a new generation of fans came on board for The Voyager , especially when, for Just One of the Guys , Lewis recruited stars like Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway and Brie Larson to wear false moustaches and act out blokey tropes for the video. Tonight, the song still comes with a sly wink and lustrous harmonies from bassist Solomon Dorsey, guitarist Emily Ebert and, tucked away at the back, keyboard player Ben Alleman. In a blitz of interviews this year, she revealed the trying circumstances in which she made the record.