Finally Rilo Kiley smash two belters into the show! Tobin has been snouting around for some New Music again and has offerings from Vök and Filous – we’ll find out more about these two artists later in the show. After that, we have a Vinyl Spin live in the studio of a classic from Ellis, Beggs & Howard. Furthermore, Alex Newell fills out the show with a disco spine-tingler with the help of Nile Rodgers.
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- Portions for Foxes Rilo Kiley
- Baby I’m Yours Breakbot
- Night & Day Vök
- Bicycle (feat. Klei) Filous
- Big Bubbles No Troubles Ellis, Beggs and Howard
- Kill the Lights (with Nile Rodgers) Alex Newell and DJ Cassidy
- Does He Love You? Rilo Kiley
Rilo Kiley – is he dead?
In 2010 band member Jason Boesel remarked in an interview that the band was taking break from recording, although they were still working on publishing some unreleased material. Further to this, Boesel also stated they were no further plans to release another album. The following year, Blake Sennett (driving force behind the band along with Jenny Lewis) said in an interview, “I would say that if Rilo Kiley were … hmmm … a human being … hmmm … he’s probably laying on his back in a morgue with a tag on his toe. Now, I see movies where the dead get up and walk. And when they do that, rarely do good things happen.”
A couple of months after this colourful description of the “corpse” of Rilo Kiley, Sennett was asked if his reference to Rilo Kiley as a “corpse” referred to the fact that Rilo Kiley was now dead. He replied, “I never say never. I loved Rilo Kiley – I loved writing with Jenny. I think she’s a great artist and great to write with. I think we’re not there yet. Maybe one day we’ll dust it off and give it a go; I’d be open to it. I think it was fun – for all of the pitfalls, it was great. I had a great time in Rilo Kiley. I always did.”
I would say that if Rilo Kiley were … hmmm … a human being … hmmm … he’s probably laying on his back in a morgue with a tag on his toe. Now, I see movies where the dead get up and walk. And when they do that, rarely do good things happen.
2014 – Rilo is dead
In an interview with the National Post, Jenny Lewis officially announces that the band has broken up.
Alex Newell – one of the first transgender characters on television
After applying to be in the cast of The Glee Project with over 34,000 other applicants, Alex became the show’s first runner up. Alex’s self-taped audition had over 1 million MySpace views. Consequently, the panel was so impressed they invited Alex onto two episodes of the show.
Alex first appeared as the teenage male-to-female transgender Wade “Unique” Adams. Wade, an outcast and nervous teenager escaped as her brash and much braver alter ego Unique. As a result of her popularity Alex was promoted to main cast in the fifth series and continued to make cameo appearances throughout the history of the show.
remarkable restraint and powerful vocals