Saturday, September 27, 2008

So Jenny Lewis played Denver...

Lou Gehrig once said "...Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth..." After seeing Jenny Lewis last Tuesday night in Denver, I have to disagree. That distinction 100% goes to the boyfriend of Jenny Lewis, Mr. Johnathan Rice. When not making great records of his own, Rice follows Jenny Lewis on tour, plays guitar, sings backing vocals, and then takes her home every night. If that's not the luckiest man on the face of the earth, I don't want to know what is.

Promoting her newly released album Acid Tongue, Lewis and company played a 75 minute set comprised of songs both new and old. I can honestly say, I have never had an hour and 15 minutes pass so quickly. I'm pretty sure my legs were made of jelly the whole time Jenny was on stage. The main reason for the jelly-leg-syndrome was when I heard the lyrics to 'Bad Man World'. Just hearing Jenny belt out:
It's a Bad Man's World,
I'm a bad, bad girl
That's reason enough RIGHT THERE to go see her live. Other highlights from the set included the self titled song from Acid Tongue, with the entire band harmonizing on backup vocals. It was quite impressive, and perhaps even a bit heavenly?

Also on the bill were Jenny Lewis' favorite band, LA based Whispertown 2000. Their style is actually quite difficult to categorize, but their 2 female vocalists tend to wear similar outfits on stage, and I got a bit of a Cat Power vibe from the vocals, and that's never a bad thing. They were very energetic, and I couldn't have asked for anything more from a pre-Jenny Lewis band. (Call me crazy, but I was even digging on the denim shorts...) Check them out when they come to a town near you...

As this is my first post on our soon to be AMAZING blog, I'd like to say thanks for stopping by! And I promise, soon enough, Russel and I will figure out how to share MP3's with you... It's a learning process, and I'm a slow learner!

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