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There's a little bit of magic; Jenny Lewis has it, allures Lollapalooza 2014

Jenny Lewis performed at this year's Lollapalooza, along at an after-show at Park West.
Jenny Lewis performed at this year's Lollapalooza, along at an after-show at Park West.
Jen Emmert

Jenny Lewis at Lollapalooza 2014


When LA-native flower child Jenny Lewis stepped on the stage Friday night at Park West and then Saturday evening at The Grove in Lollapalooza with white and rainbow pastel bellbottoms, respectfully, and a smile wider (and prettier) than the Cheshire Cat’s own, she led the crowds on a voyage that was not only enchanting, but also humorously and earnestly confessional and uplifting. Lewis exerted a warmth that could have easily competed with the sun’s rays, grinning radiantly during sets and literally glowing everlastingly. Much like her songwriting, she emitted charismatic and casual candor while on stage, with exchanges like, “I’ve got some new sh** for you!”; “Welcome to The Voyager; can I take your order? Do you want fries with that?”; and that perceived paradises are “not all that [they’re] cracked up to be” after her intimate Lollapalooza after-show. She also played the majority of songs off her latest album, The Voyager (which was released last Tuesday), as well as influential favorites from her Rilo Kiley heydays (“Silver Lining,” “The Moneymaker,” etc.), tunes from her collaboration with The Watson Twins (“Rise Up With Fists” and “You Are What You Love”) and last solo record, Acid Tongue. That, and her soul-sweeping vocals were as flawless as her recordings, if not more so, her range indubitably rejoice-generating to all who listened. The band who accompanied her shined, too, harmonizing impeccably on those quintessential croons and preserving her signature folky, sock-hop-bop rhythm. With the sheen of her red locks embellishing her soft-hued attire and matching guitars, platform and backdrop, Lewis proved that the contrasting color coordination conjured more magic and emancipation than possible. After both performances, it was evident that Lewis had permanently imprinted her rainbow auras within and beyond the festival grounds and would be welcomed back wholeheartedly at any given time. May the magic live on.

Lewis will be touring and performing at a myriad of festivals for the remainder of the summer and into the fall. For more information, check out her website, Facebook and Instagram (@jennydianelewis).


  • Just One of the Guys
  • Silver Lining
  • Head Underwater
  • Slippery Slopes
  • Pretty Bird
  • The Moneymaker
  • The Next Messiah
  • Bad Man's World
  • Rise Up With Fists!!
  • The New You
  • Late Bloomer
  • You Are What You Love
  • Aloha and the Three Johns
  • Love U Forever
  • A Better Son/Daughter


  • Acid Tongue
  • She's Not Me
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