Tennis Pro is easily one of Seattle’s best bands. They have been a personal favorite of mine for years and recently they have been TEARING IT UP. Coming high off the release of their first full length indie film Big In Japan (it was all the rage at SIFF, go see it), over the past few weeks the Pros have been playing shows in Seattle left and right — including their upcoming performance at Capitol Hill Block Party this weekend. Quite a change of pace for a band who, for the few years prior, averaged less than two Seattle shows per year. That was a dark time for Tennis Pro fans like myself. I’m glad it is over.
The real big news is that just this week (surprise!) Tennis Pro released a brand new EP titled Girl of the Golden West which is available for download at CDbaby. You should download it right now. Don’t be a jerk.
I had a lot of fun the other day performing with The Bushwick Book Club Seattle (just take a look at the video!). For those of you who don’t know, The Bushwick Book Club Seattle is a Seattle based non-profit that puts on these awesome book inspired music events (they do lots of other stuff too). The basic concept for each show is:
- a book is chosen
- artists (and audience members) read the book
- artists write an original song inspired by the book
- artists perform their song for a live audience (who have hopefully read the book too)
- audience claps