Another short review with some photos as this week comes to an end. I think recently, as I grapple with my last few months of teenagedom, it’s become increasingly important for me to see artists and bands that I really loved in high school, in my prime teen years. I don’t know why this is or why I feel the need to cling and feel close to my teen years (probably because being an adult scares me, and most teenagers I think). Tennis was one of these important bands; I have strong memories of scream-singing “Marathon” in the first days of spring, Rhonda the Honda’s windows rolled down in the high school parking lot.
Anyways, Tennis and Overcoats put on the most sapphic experience whether they intended to or not. The Overcoats girls, Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell, harmonize like god damn angels and obviously have a deeply empathetic friendship, which shows in their synchronized sameness. Alaina Moore, Tennis front-woman, has this beautiful, humble, slightly mysterious calm about her that draws you in. There seemed to be an overwhelming girlishness about everything that night, and the dancing and smiling and singing had this cathartic power that I just felt really deeply. Below are some photos that I love.