Tue, February 21, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

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This event is 21 and over

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Tennis is comprised of couple Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. The Denver-based duo began writing music together as a way to document their time living at sea on a small forty-year-old sailboat. The result was their first release, 'Cape Dory,' which saw them quickly become one of the most alluring and blogged about bands of the new decade. Moore and Riley followed 'Cape Dory' with 'Young and Old,' which The New Yorker described as "winsome as it is ebullient," and debuted #1 on Billboard's Heatseeker Chart and #1 on CMJ Top 200, where it remained for three straight weeks. The album also debuted on Soundscan's "New Artist Chart" at #1 remaining there for nine consecutive weeks. In 2013 the 'Small Sound' EP debuted on Communion Music, followed by thousands of miles on the road, and a support tour with sister super-group Haim. In 2014, the duo released 'Ritual In Repeat.' Produced by Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), Jim Eno (Spoon) and Richard Swift (The Shins), this full length showcases a band in full control of their sound and craft. With well over 12 million streams and multiple television spots, the album has been received with open arms by loyal fans as well as new. Now they are on tour again precipitating the release of new material.
Hoops, a Bloomington, Indiana based four-piece, conjures the idea of breezy afternoons and sticky summer
nights - both in name and sound. Not named for the sweltering blacktop accompaniment, nor the waistslinging
hobby, but for hoop houses in the greenhouses where founding member Drew worked in high
school. All told, Hoops began as Drew’s solo ambient project. Over the course of 2014’s (particularly
sweltering) summer in Bloomington, Hoops naturally filled out into a four-piece lineup featuring; Drew
Auscherman, Kevin Krauter, Keagan Beresford, and James Harris.

To date, Hoops has self-released three tapes which draw on influences such as Prefab Sprout and The
Clientele. After playing occasional shows around Indiana, the guys slowly began taking weekend trips to
nearby midwestern cities. Early adopters My Old Kentucky Blog and Gorilla vs. Bear were soon joined by
the likes of FADER, Gold Flake Paint, NME and more in their praise of Hoops.

Still ingrained in the Bloomington music scene (Drew plays in Gum, Daguerreotype, Manneqin), their tapes
are available to stream on YouTube - as well as other bands’ tapes from around town. Hoops recently
pressed “Tape #3” which contains all three tapes in one and is available to order by emailing the band.

Hoops self-titled EP is due out August 26th on Fat Possum.
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