Tag Archives: Tennis

Event Spotlight: KEXP Live at SXSW

Once again, KEXP will return to Austin, Texas March 14-16 for 2012′s rendition of the South by Southwest Music Conference. Every year, SXSW features dozens upon dozens of up-and-coming bands and artists that are blowing up on the scene (the lineup this year is absolutely spectacular). And for the second year in a row, KEXPRead more...

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Out This Week 2/14

Although Tennis claims the release date is a coincidence, Valentines Day is perfect for the release of Young & Old, the Denver band’s second album. If you don’t know the story: the espoused Patrick Riley and Aliana Moore spent a romantic half-year sailing along the East Coast, during which they composed songs that would becomeRead more...

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Album Review: Tennis - Young & Old

Tennis‘ 2011 debut album, Cape Dory was solely a product of a prolonged sailing voyage along the East Coast taken by front people Alaina Moore and Patrick Reilly, who didn’t consider themselves musicians prior to departing after graduating from college. The husband-and-wife duo, bursting with experience, emotion, and inspiration following the trip, felt the needRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

There may not be as much dancing as the “Lonely Boy” video, but the new Black Keys video for “Gold on the Ceiling” is still pretty cool. You can find “Gold on the Ceiling” on 2011′s acclaimed El Camino and you can see the Black Keys live in Seattle on May 8th at Key Arena.Read more...

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Interview: Tennis

Denver trio Tennis emerged in the summer of 2010 with the release of “Marathon,” a heavenly 7″ single featuring a catchy, easy-going melody and the crystalline vocals of front woman Alaina Moore. Their debut full-length, Cape Dory, was released the following January and contained a similarly delightful collection of laid-back surf pop inspired by aRead more...

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Friday Music News

If you are confused by the above picture, don’t fret. Ben Gibbard stopped by the annual San Francisco Sketchfest this week to do a piece with Bobcat Goldthwait. Gibbard played guitar behind Goldthwait as he did his best impression of Bono singing “YMCA”. It is quite random, but the picture is priceless. New music releasedRead more...

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2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: Abe Beeson

The KEXP DJs hear thousands of albums every year, but in 2011, which ten really stood out for them? Find out as KEXP looks at each DJ’s list through the month of December, leading up to our 2011 Top 90.3 Countdown, as voted on by YOU, the KEXP listener! Tune in on Friday, December 30thRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

It’s slowing down a little bit, but we’ve got a unique mix of shows to tell you about this week. All week long, Seattle Art Museum is hosting a unique exhibition by sculptor, urban planner, and performance artist Theaster Gates. Incorporating a vast array of disciplines, Gates’ solo exhibition at SAM will feature a collection ofRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

Earlier this year SNL’s Fred Armisen and Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein brought Northwest quirkiness to the masses with Portlandia, an IFC sketch comedy show about independent coffee shops, boutique hotels, extreme veganism, and everything else that makes Portland Portland. The show was cult hit, so much so that IFC decided to bring it back for aRead more...

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Live Video: Bumbershoot Music Lounge, Sunday

Fans were singing the gospel of Pickwick during KEXP’s broadcast over Labor Day weekend during the Bumbershoot Music and Arts festival. Sunday was our second day live from the Music Lounge and all five bands that day were worthy of rejoicing. Local hip hop maniacs Mad Rad kicked it off by bringing everybody in attendanceRead more...

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