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Friday, May 23, 2008

Mic Check: Rilo Kiley at House of Blues on Monday

Posted By on Fri, May 23, 2008 at 11:59 AM

"OK, for this next shot, the cute one will look down."
Once upon a time, Jenny met Blake. They fell in love. They played in a band together called Rilo Kiley. Then Jenny and Blake got in a fight. They broke up and wrote an album about it. Under the Blacklight bubbles over with indie-pop jangle, indie-rock fierceness, and disco thump. Jenny and Blake make nice (“Silver Lining”) and celebrate (“Breakin’ Up”). It’s nowhere near as mean as Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, a musical antecedent. In fact, it’s kinda happy. A happy breakup record ... Jenny leads the band onstage. Blake is there too. Indie-rock boys crush over Jenny, who wears super-short skirts and looks like someone who’d make a nice girlfriend. Blake, meanwhile, plays guitar and wonders what went wrong. --Michael Gallucci Rilo Kiley plays House of Blues (308 Euclid Avenue) at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 26. Tickets are $22.50 and $29.50 , available by calling 216-523-2583. For a preview, listen to “The Moneymaker” below.


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