Tag Archives: Tennis

Live Around Town This Week

As we recover from a beautiful (and hot!) weekend in Seattle, we have a whole crop of new and amazing shows to share with you this week. We start off slowly with some great small club shows at the Tractor with Phosphorescent and Mimicking Birds, and at the Sunset with Southeast Engine and Danielle Henry. Tuesday night,Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

When the weather starts getting better in Seattle, so do the shows. This week we start with a great show at the Crocodile with School Of Seven Bells and Exitmusic, Tanlines are at Neumos, and the first of two nights begins with Bettye LaVette at Jazz Alley. On Wednesday, DJ Shadow is at Showbox at theRead more…

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Live Photos: Treefort Music Festival

photos and words by Alex Crick It’s exactly 505 miles from the KEXP studios to the heart of downtown Boise and that’s exactly how far I traveled to catch the inaugural year of Treefort Music Fest. Featuring 138 bands from the Northwest and beyond Treefort Fest bills itself as a new and emerging artist festival,Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

With everyone finally back from SXSW in Austin, the local concert calendar also picks up significantly this week. Starting on Monday, The Magnetic Fields begin the first of two night at the Neptune Theatre, followed on Tuesday night with the Drive By Truckers at the Showbox, and local legends Mudhoney bring the noise to theRead more…

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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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