John Moore

Photo essay: The Centennial @ the Hi-Dive

The Centennial gave away its first EP at just its fourth live appearance on Saturday night, a release party for the aptly titled "Second Spring." The Centennial is the rebirth of Meese, headed by brothers Patrick and Nathan Meese, along with Patrick's wife, Tiffany.

Live review: Tennis, Gauntlet Hair, Gangcharger @ the Bluebird Theater

After seeing Tennis on Wednesday night at the Bluebird, I left with full confirmation of the meaning of “buzz band.” The husband-and-wife duo, the latest in a recent spate of groups built around jangling, reverb-drenched guitars, lo-fi aesthetics and sun-funny surf rock, played a short headlining set at the east Colfax venue that night and proved in under an hour that the term is appropriate.