Recently we've been raving about Kansas City's Soft Reeds for its work with the David Bowie tribute show. The month of February proves that the national scene is taking note, too. With two solid shows on the near horizon, Soft Reeds will get the chance to open for some nationally touring acts that have been generating indie buzz across the country.
On Thursday, February 17, Soft Reeds will open for Denver duo Tennis, a lilting indie-pop band that draws its inspiration from life at sea. After spending seven months in a sailboat without the comforts of modern society, the husband-and-wife pair of Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore created an album that's as fit for a spring day in the park as it is for a Nantucket-esque seafaring island. Soft Reeds joins Tennis, along with Holiday Shores, an alt-experimental act out of Florida, at the Jackpot Music Hall in Lawrence. The show starts at 9 p.m. Check the Facebook event page for this show here.
The following week, Soft Reeds will do its rock thing for Brooklyn's the Forms, a band that we haven't heard much from since its debut album, Icarus, but that is touring in anticipation of a forthcoming album (release date apparently not yet announced). You can plan on hearing some new material from this sparkling indie-rock band that garnered attention for its perfectly layered sound and for singer Alex Tween's buttery voice. Soft Reeds, local band the Stella Link, and the Forms take to the RecordBar stage on Monday, February 28. Tickets are $7. You can check out the event page here.