Philly’s Ryan Tennis recently returned from what looks like an amazing twelve city Colombian tour with percussionist, Joseph Keim. In case you couldn’t make the flight out there, the guys have graciously put together a video series detailing their vibrant musical experience for all to live vicariously through. Continue reading →
Indie pop duo Tennis will headline Underground Arts tonight with Rolling Blackouts and Coastal Fever. Their latest album Yours Conditionally dropped last Friday, featuring the feel-good, throwback single “In The Morning I’ll Be Better.” Check out the similarly vintage video for the track below. Then, head over to XPN’s Concert Calendar for tickets and more information. Continue reading →
Boston indie rock band Quilt will be at Johnny Brenda’s tonight with Weekender and Hello Shark. The band, fronted by vocalist Anna Fox Rochinski, formed in college at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and just released their new album, Plaza. More information here.Continue reading →
Similar to the serene aura that Hawaii’s Isreal Kamakawiwo’ole created in his rendition of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” Ryan Tennis‘s “The Valley” smoothly captures the vibe of another culture through music. Continue reading →
Passionate acoustic singer Ryan Tennis has released a live performance video for his feel-good new song “Newtown.” The sweet folk-laced tune is the lead track off of his latest album Silver Sun, set for release this week. Continue reading →
Indie-pop duo Tennis released their latest single, “Never Work For Free” as a free download late last week. The song comes from their latest LP, Ritual in Repeat, out September 9th, and was recorded with The Black Keys Pat Carney and Spoon’s Jim Eno.
Following their breakthrough single “Marathon,” Tennis recorded a session with the World Cafe. Last year, the band released Small Sound LP, where singer Alaina Moore explored different vocal styles. In “Never Work For Free”, the duo explore a more electronic-oriented approach; with the help of guitarist Patrick Riley’s interludes and a relentless drum beat from James Barone, Moore serenades the audience. In that sense, it’s closer to 2012’s Young and Old than anything else. However, the sound still has a distinct, sweet Tennis-like vibe to it.
The duo will be performing at Underground Arts with Pure Bathing Culture. Get more details here. Listen to the track below.
To celebrate its 21st birthday, Magnet Magazine is throwing a party at The Trocadero tonight with Guided By Voices, Surfer Blood and Titus Andronicus. The Philly-based indie music publication has been a mainstay in the music news and interview world since 1993. Also a mainstay in their world of post punk / indie rock, Guided By Voices have been active again in recent years thanks to a few reunion albums, including Cool Planet, which was just released last week. Take a listen to “Ticket To Hide” below, read Kate Bracaglia’s overview of 21 GBV essentials here and pick up tickets to the 21+ show here.
On February 15th, the Winter Doldrums Festival will bring twelve hours of music to World Cafe Live to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Twenty bands will donate their time and perform at the event, which was organized by local musician Michele Lynn of Kicking Down Doors in honor of her son David Eric Cohen. With the help of Tin Bird Choir, A Fistful of Sugar, Ginger Coyle, Christine Havrilla, Ryan Tennis and a dozen other bands the Winter Doldrums Festival will raise funds for Cohen’s memorial fund through the AFSP. Tickets and information can be found here. Check out the full line-up here and watch videos of participating acts below.
Philly pop-rock outfit Turning Violet Violet bids its final farewell tonight at Boot and Saddle. The band released its swan song single “Cherry Blossom” a few weeks ago on Bandcamp hinting that it was calling it a day; this was confirmed by drummer Brandon Gulish, who told us that this will be their last headlining show for the foreseeable future. Stream the song below and get tickets here.