Jenny Lewis—do we still need to say “once of Rilo Kiley”?—comes and goes as she pleases, punctuating a six-year space since her last album with mostly just a single track for the TV show Girls and promises of more to come very soon. And if that Girls song, “Completely Not Me,” didn’t have her usual certain something, it’d be almost too hard to wait. But the longer Lewis takes to write a song, the better it usually comes out, with experience and honesty delivered so subtly they’re almost hidden, until of course they jump out and bite you. So when we say we think that her best work is still ahead of her, take that as the compliment it is—and when that new album finally shows up, there will certainly be something there to surprise you.
Wed., May 21, 8 p.m., 2014