Jenny Lewis cruised into town on a rainbow Tuesday night, and she left a pot of gold. For a weeknight performance on the same night that Shakey Graves performed at McDonald Theatre, the WOW Hall was packed.
Alt-country songstress Nikki Lane opened. Afterward, the stage was transformed into Lewis’ playground with the Monty Python-esque rainbow imagery from her 2014 album The Voyager.
Lewis played a good chunk of the new album, but also wooed the crowd with some old Rilo Kiley favorites like “More Adventurous,” “Portion for Foxes” and “With Arms Outstretched.”
She also threw little bouquets of flowers to the crowd and encouraged one fan to kiss her on the cheek.
For fans old and new, it was a magical night.
Lewis will continue to zig zag in and out of the PNW this summer, with stops in Washington in August and a gig at Portland’s Crystal Ballroom Aug. 16. She’s also joined the lineup for Mumford and Sons’ festival franchise at the Walla Walla, Washington, stop Aug. 14-15.
The morning after the show, Lewis’ publicist sent EW her latest music video for “She’s Not Me,” featuring Vanessa Bayer, Feist, Fred Armisen and Zosia Mamet and playfully mocking her childhood stardom. Check it out here wkly.ws/20w.
All photos by Dmitri von Klein.