Fantastic! Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins and The Cactus Blossoms at the Chicago Theatre (September 8. 2016)

As part of the Rabbit Fur Coat Anniversary tour, Jenny Lewis and The Watson Twins played the entire 10 year old album.  The concert began with the three vocalists walking down the middle aisle from the back of the theatre up on to the stage singing “Run Devil Run”. The set ended with the trio walking out using the same aisle singing “Happy (Reprise)”. It was a really cool way to bookend the set.  

For the second set, the band played songs that highlighted Jenny Lewis’ career.  When the first few chords of “Just One of The Guys” were played, the crowd cheered. “No matter how I try, to be just one of the guys, there’s a little something inside that won’t me!” It’s such a fun song to dance and sing along to and ultimately puts a smile on everyone’s face. Later on, Jenny invited the opening band, Cactus Blossoms, to join her to play “Handle with Care” by the Traveling Wilburys. The stage filled with talented musicians who alternated singing the verses of this exuberant and happy song.

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To close out the night, the band played “She’s Not Me” from The Voyager album. “All those times we were making love, I never thought we’d be breaking up.” It’s such a heart breaking song about being jealous of an ex’s new lover. Tonight, the bridge was extended to give each member of the band a solo. The two guitarists had been rocking all night long and fantastic solos were played in this final song.  It was a perfect finale to a great night of music at The Chicago Theatre.

Quinn Delaney

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