Girl on Fire // Reni Lane

With a fiery, tomboy appeal and knack for catchy rock songs (think Hyde for the Internet era), we’re confident downtown singer-songwriter Reni Lane is about to claim a rather nice “Place For Us” on playlists this year. Reni got her start throwing impromptu shows in her Columbia University dorm room (industrious youths take note) and is now poised to release her debut album on March 16. We caught her at a recent hometown show at Santos Party House, and visited her Lower East Side studio space where we were treated to a very private acoustic set.