Rosanne Cash placed as one of Mark Engleson’s top shows of the year. Read on to see who else made the cut. (Photo by David LaMason)
Editor’s Note: This year, we asked our bloggers to name their Top 10 shows of 2019 or choose their Top 10 photos of the year. We will run them over the course of mid-December as our Best of the Year posts.
Editor (again): After much consideration, the prolific Mark Engleson chose his top 10 shows for 2019.
Jenny Lewis (Photo courtesy Ground Control Touring)
F. Scott Fitzgerald is frequently taken out of context by people who quote him as having written that “there are no second acts in American lives.” He actually wrote, “I once thought that there were no second acts in American lives, but there was certainly to be a second act to New York’s boom days.” Like America’s greatest city, there is a second act to Jenny Lewis’s boom days. The former child and teen actress, now in her early 40s, has become an amazingly gifted songwriter and a spectacular live performer. Her dynamism was on full display at The Anthem Thursday night.
Jenny Lewis (Photo by Autumn de Wilde)
Jenny Lewis released On the Line, her latest studio album, in March via Warner Records. She now performs at The Anthem on Thursday, Sept. 5!
EZTV perform at the Lincoln Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 18.
Ms. Jenny Lewis toured the 10th anniversary of her seminal album Rabbit Fur Coat recently and brought her friends EZTV along to open for her when she and The Watson Twins stopped at the Lincoln Theatre in DC on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18.
Frontman Ezra Tenenbaum played guitars alongside Shane O’Connell and Michael Stasiak as the trio delighted the very full room with some bright, jangly guitars. Maybe it was the influence of their headliner, but the Brooklyn power pop trio delivered a sunny set of songs that were overall a bit more folky than what might have been anticipated. That was more than fine by our audience, who were bopping and grooving along to EZTV’s easy-going vibes by the end of their show.