Rilo Kiley @ All Star Lanes, 08/13/07
Last night marked the first time in nearly two years that Rilo Kiley has perfomed live. Between Jenny Lewis' and Blake Sennett's side projects and recording their hotly anticipated forthcoming album Under the Blacklight, it's clear they simply haven't had the time. Despite the occasional, somewhat expected blunders, Rilo Kiley rocked a set consisting of half old and half new material.
Eagle Rock's own All Star Lanes hosted their first show ever as a part of the ongoing Myspace Secret Shows series. Scores of devotees waited in interminable lines to experience the once in a lifetime event. The bowling alley was transformed into Rilo Kiley land with score monitors flashing band snapshots.
The moneymaker outfit-clad RIlo Kiley hit the stage triumphantly, opening with "Portions For Foxes". The crowd reacted with a certain euphoria I could only attribute to a two-year void. They dipped into the distorted, embittered "Paint's Peeling" with Jenny Lewis' painstaking belting: "How could you love me this way?!"