Best Cameo (Indie Rock Edition): Jenny Lewis (and Haim)
As a rocker native to Southern California, Jenny Lewis has made Coachella another musical home. This year marked her sixth time playing the fest either as a solo artist or member of Rilo Kiley. "I may be MVP," she said proudly, while admitting Conor Oberst might have her beat. Either way, she looked at ease singing "She's Not Me," a sunny tune of romantic catastrophe, and Rilo Kiley's "With Arms Outstretched." She didn't even seem bothered when Marina and the Diamonds got a little too loud on the main stage, offering a joking hello: "What's up, Marina!" She brought out former Kiley bandmate Blake Sennett for a song, and boyfriend Jonathan Rice for another, but fans got most animated when she was joined by the sisters of Haim for the new "Girl On Girl," a rousing, jangly rocker the quartet introduced a week earlier at a Los Angeles benefit show. According to Lewis, the reason for the collaboration was simple: "We're all from the Valley basically."