Tennis, Holiday Shores, Soft Reeds
The Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Mass., plays host to three lo-fi acts tonight that serve as an appropriate primer for the weekend. Kansas City’s Soft Reeds, led by Ben Grimes and his raw, emotion-charged voice opens tonight’s 9 p.m. show, followed by Holiday Shores, an experimental band that creates untraditional song structures patched together by endearing melodies and distant, echoed vocals. Holiday Shores has been touring with the show’s headliner for a few dates and will continue to do so until mid-March. Tennis is a husband/wife duo from Colorado who used a year-long sailing adventure as the inspiration for their first batch of songs. The band has been on a non-stop grind since Summer 2010 that includes a stop at Daytrotter and a deal with Fat Possum records. Their songs have been hailed for their simplicity and the overt influence of 1950s pop records. One listen to their song Marathon and it’s easy to see why. As previously mentioned, tonight’s show starts at 9 p.m. and is 18 and over.