Tonight in Seattle: Sharon Van Etten, Tennis, Lemolo and morePosted by Chris Green
Preview by Jessica Kaminski:
Tuesday nights rarely sparkle this bright. This Tuesday the Neptune will be a full-on glitter bomb of sparkly goodness when folk singer songwriter Sharron Van Etten, pop trio Tennis, and local darlings Lemolo, light up the stage.
Still wet from making a splash at Lollapalooza, Sharon Van Etten will be headlining the Neptune Show. Van Etten’s live performances are filled with elegant poetry and honest delivery. Her straight forward style and haunting vocals have earned her praise from both critics and fans. On her latest release Tramp, Van Etten adds teeth to her music with a turn toward a more assertive style. SSG’s Andrew Ryan Cassin calls Van Etten ”one of our top-notch contemporary American songwriters, working that space between acoustic folk balladry and bracing punk defiance” in his recent review of Tramp.
Denver based band Tennis, will be showcasing an blend of minimalist pop. Tennis is comprised of drummer James Barone, and the husband and wife team of Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore. Together they craft songs that explore the landscape of ideas and feelings and stretch the band into riskier musical territory.
If you haven’t heard of local darlings Lemolo, stop reading and watch the video below. This duo from Poulsbro has made quite the impression on the Pacific Northwest. It is safe to say we have a collective crush on the sweet sounds these ladies have been producing. Specializing in tastefully textured dream pop, Lemolo will be start the night off with a performance that should set the stage for a stunning evening of beautiful sounds.
Other musical experiences available this Tuesday night are psychedelic experimental rock jams from White Denim at the Tractor Tavern and deep-voiced local singer/songwriter (and spot-on interpreter of Johnny Cash and Elvis) Vince Mira at the CanCan.