The Doug Fir Lounge was packed last night for the sold out show of Tennis and Wild Belle. Wild Belle was up first. They have a sound inspired by jazz, blues, and pop ‘n’ roll. As of now Wild Belle has a 12″ single with the hopes of releasing their debut full length album later on this year. The single that is out now is called “Keep You,” where there is more of a reggae style to them. The singer, Natalie, goes from seductress during the verses to yearning for someone unknown during the chorus. The song has been on repeat for me all weekend and I can’t wait to hear more from this Chicago band.
As the crowd gathered for the start of Tennis there was an air of excitement. As they made their way out to the stage I realized that both of these bands are really good looking. Tennis played much of their new album Young & Old but also made sure to include some older tunes as well. I love their care free pop rock. It reminds me of playful sunny day, where one is running around with friends and just being very silly. Tennis played a great set while getting most everyone to dance along with them.
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