NEIL HALSTEAD / TENNIS @ eTown Hall | 10/16/12
For the end of the show, eTown host Nick Forster and co-host Helen Forster came on stage with both Tennis and Neil Halstead. Forster told us they had all learned a song that seemed appropriate for the occasion, and with Halstead on lead vocals with Ala ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! Another diverse lineup of musical goodness awaits you. Tonight at Red Rocks, Ghostland Observatory and MiM0SA kick off two nights of electronic goodness that will culminate with a show featuring STS9 tomorrow night. And there's a full slate of rock on tap as well, including M ... More >>
Tennis on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night: Did you catch it? The "duo from Denver," as Leno introduced the act, performed "Origins" from the new album, Young & Old, and brought along a few familiar faces from Denver.
Even thought they didn't see much face time, it was nice to see the two ... More >>
Tom MurphyTennis at The Bluebird Theater
TENNIS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 2/2/12
For a band whose music is so bright and sunny, the tinge of melancholia that swirled around "Waterbirds" gave this Tennis performance an otherworldly feel. The breakdown section in the middle was one of the most evocative ... More >>
JOAN OF ARC
with Air Waves, Fire Season
05.06.11 | hi-dive
So much noodling. That's all there really is to say about Joan of Arc. It's guitar-noodling masked behind a pop song. It's not a bad thing, but it is what it is -- and it still strikes me as odd that the kids are still into it. Not t ... More >>
By now, its no secret: Tennis was born out of months at sea, after which newlyweds Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley came home and made and record. A whirlwind of interest in the band and a deal with Fat Possum Records followed, and now the duo is readying the release of its debut, Cape Dory, i ... More >>
Whoever pointed out that the cover of Tennis's forthcoming Fat Possum debut, Cape Dory, appeared to be homage to Lisa Hartman's 1979 album Hold On was right on the money. We caught up with Patrick Riley to get more details on the record, and he confirmed as much.
"We decided to recreate the ... More >>
Okay, the level of attention Tennis has attracted is officially absurd at this point, especially considering the short amount of time the act's been together and the ridiculously low number of shows that it has played thus far. Don't know if you caught this, but in advance of its pair of show ... More >>
Remember a couple years ago when the Young Coyotes first hit the scene and the almost deafening insta-buzz they generated? Meet Tennis, this year's Young Coyotes -- not to mention your new favorite band.
The similarities here are a little uncanny: Like that band, this group is a scaled dow ... More >>