Jenny Lewis Brings Rainbow Rock to New York City’s Terminal 5
Following up a busy year of nostalgia touring with the Postal Service, eclectic rocker Jenny Lewis turned right back around and delivered the picaresque 'Voyager' LP. Although her recent round of solo touring in support of the album already brought her to New York City this past summer at Governors Ball, Lewis felt the full weight of her fans' embrace with a packed-to-the-gills headlining show at Terminal 5 last night (Nov. 5).
Dressed in her now signature rainbow coat, Lewis worked a gorgeous set backed by half a dozen veteran musicians. The lush soundscapes of her neo-Americana-rock were transitioned seamlessly with piped-in ocean sounds, giving the artist's sung tales of hopeless romanticism and odd run-ins a complete aesthetic feel.
Lewis' stage-leading chops were on full display as she stood boldly on the monitors when singing then to a more tender presence, strumming her acoustic guitar. Never short on anecdotes -- sung or otherwise -- she took a break to relay a story of when she was in New York and saw a guy pull down his pants and urinate into his own mouth.
"Not a drop was wasted," noted Lewis, who indirectly dedicated 'Alpha and the Three Johns' to the mysterious pee drinker.
The show met its penultimate climax with a beach ball drop, and a huge singalong to 'A Better Son/Daughter' from her days with Rilo Kiley. During the encore, Lewis stood with her whole band singing harmonies over her shoulder for 'Acid Tongue' before taking a final bow with 'She's Not Me.'
An appropriate closing title sentiment, as there really is nobody quite like Jenny Lewis.