MUSIC OF THE MOMENT
Tennis, anyone? Denver-based indie-rock duo (and married couple) Tennis return this month with Small Sounds, a shimmering five-song EP of highly hummable yacht-rock gems. The husband and wife team of Aliana Moore (keyboards and vocals) and Patrick Riley (guitar) met while on a seven-month sailing trip. After returning to Colorado from their voyage at sea, they wrote a batch of songs that chronicled their epic journey. That album, 2011’s Cape Dory, earned them critical hosannas. Two years later, Small Sounds captures them doing what they do best: jamming out well-crafted, buoyant and catchy tunes. And be sure to catch the band live: They’re embarking on a monthlong tour of North America, kicking off on November 3 at Brooklyn Bowl, and winding down on November 27 with a hometown show at the Bluebird in Denver. Game, set, match.
Visit tennis-music.com for details about the band’s November tour, and to buy Small Sounds, available on CD, vinyl and digital download.
ART SHOW TO KNOW
runs November 14 to 17 at 82 Mercer Street, New York City.
Since 2007, PINTA NY has established itself the premiere Latin American art showcase in North America, and it’s back this month, bringing all of the finest modern art from Spain, Portugal and South America to the Big Apple. This year, the rapidly growing festival is relocating downtown to 82 Mercer in the heart of Soho. The best Latin American galleries from around the world will descend upon that space, filling it with cutting-edge video art, sculpture, painting and more. The festival also coincides with Sotheby’s and Christie’s annual Latin American art auctions, if you’re inclined to splurge and take a piece home with you.
EAT YOUR HEART OUT
Tosca Café, a new culinary treasure in San Francisco
Take a left out of San Francisco’s Jack Kerouac Alley on Columbus Avenue, and you’ll stumble upon the newly reopened Tosca Café, a culinary treasure in the City by the Bay. Tosca, a longtime North Beach favorite with beatniks and bohemians, was in danger of closing due to a spike in rent, when frequent diner Sean Penn stepped up and saved the day. Penn corralled April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman of NYC’s the Spotted Pig to head west and work their magic on the century-old resto. The charm of the old restaurant is completely restored, and Bloomfield’s created a menu that pays homage to the neighborhood’s Italian immigrant past. You’ll swoon over the meatballs, and rub shoulders with San Francisco’s movers and shakers. Tosca Café is now open at 242 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco.
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