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Tennis is the Denver-based husband and wife duo of guitarist Patrick Riley and singer/keyboardist Alaina Moore. Their unique sound -- a mix of 50’s pop, indie garage and Motown -- has made the band a staple on indie radio and led to sold out shows throughout the country, including a headline show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (the same night as the Kidrockers show). Tennis follows these shows with a nine date tour with HAIM.
Recent EP Small Sound (Communion) is a prelude to a full length album due out this spring.
“with music as infectious as the five songs presented here, the only issue with Small Sounds is its all-too-soon ending.” Consequence of Sound
“From the sound of this stopgap EP from Denver husband-and-wife duo Tennis, Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley live in a house awash with Ikea, feed exclusively on macrobiotic cucumber smoothies and enjoy dinner parties with Summer Camp, Anna Calvi and Alex Winston to the soundtrack of The Cardigans. Marvellous alt.pop snuggliness all round, in other words, as lead track 'Mean Streets' – a treatise on rags-to-riches pop stardom – slopes by with a cosy, jazzy Scandi-pop sway.” NME (8/10)
LOLAWOLF is a trio from New York fronted by Zoë Kravitz. The band includes Jimmy Giannopoulos and James Levy from Reputante (whose EP is out on Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas’ label, Cult Records).
The band recorded their five song debut EP over a ten day stretch last summer in Los Angeles; a “sleep-deprived experiment among friends.” (Interview Magazine).
The sound of the EP has been described as “surging electronic pop” (Pitchfork); “synth-pop, held together by Kravitz’ smoky, relaxed voice” (The Fader); and “electro-tinged alt-R&B” (SPIN). Neon Gold called lead track "Drive (Los Angeles) “a perfect piece of distinctive, melody-driven, back-to-the-future synth candy."
A follow-up, recorded recently in the Bahamas and due out in 2014, finds the band emphasizing big beat, hip-hop and tribal elements.
Seth Herzog is the warm-up comic for The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and also appears in sketches on the show. His long running weekly show “Sweet” is a staple of the downtown alternative comedy scene. Seth appears regularly on VH1's "Best Week Ever" and "All Access". He's been on Comedy Central's Chapelle's Show and Stella, CBS' Love Monkey, E!s #1 Single. Seth has also been in the films “Role Models,” "Prime," "The Ten," "The Baxter," and "Safe Men."
Craig Baldo is the warm up comic for The Colbert Report and has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Last Comic Standing (finalist season 1), Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, NBC’s Late Friday, VH1 and Showtime.
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