Jenny Lewis comes home
Las Vegas’ own Jenny Lewis is returning to her hometown. The indie darling made a name for herself with her former band Rilo Kiley, as well as The Postal Service and Jenny and Johnny.
Lewis’ solo albums further cemented her stardom and she’s hitting the road in support of her newest album, On the Line. The childhood TV and film star knows how to work a crowd from her acting days. She owns the stage in live performances, floating seamlessly between indie rock, folk and alt country.
Guitarist and singer Lewis may have been born in Vegas but she was raised a California girl, and it shows. Rolling Stone notes that her newest album channels the “drifting Cali dreamer” and sums up Lewis’ likability as a “joyously self-aware hustle.” She’s transcended the cliche indie folk stereotypes and is instead the genre’s poster girl in all the right ways.
On the Line is full of fresh tracks that blur the line between throaty piano-driven crooning and Lewis’ breathlessly plaintive nod to classic country. New singles like “Red Bull & Hennessy” and “Wasted Youth” will help make this a homecoming to remember.
House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 7:30 p.m. May 10, starting at $25 plus tax and fee, 18+. 702.632.7600