Pop-rock group HAIM and indie-pop band Tennis will perform at The Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL, on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 8 p.m. This sold out show was moved from The Vic Theatre due to demand. Check out "The Wire" by HAIM on SoundCloud here. Or check out Mean Streets by Tennis on SoundCloud here.
Hailing from the San Fernando Valley, breakout band HAIM consists of “Three sisters, and a mister,” that have been shaking things up in the city of Los Angeles for the past four years. It is truly a family affair for the band which prides themselves on being able to switch from instrument to instrument with complete confidence and ease, all while singing in three part harmony.
The sisters, Este, Danielle, and Alana, grew up playing classic rock songs with their parents in a family band, called “Rockinhaim,” which played for charity events and street fairs. After years of playing with their parents, the girls decided to break out on their own, and began writing their own material. Este, the eldest of the three, plays bass guitar and found time in between touring to graduate from UCLA with a degree in music. Danielle, the lead guitar player, previously toured with Jenny Lewis, Cee-lo Green, and Julian Casablancas. Alana, the youngest of the band, plays rhythm guitar, keyboard, and percussion. Rounding out the group is Dash Hutton, who previously played drums for L.A. bands like Wires on Fire and Slang Chickens. Over the past few years, the band has opened up for Julian Casablancas, Cold War Kids, Ke$ha, Group Love, No Age, The Bird and the Bee, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Chief and The Henry Clay People.
The Southern California trio has attracted a surge of industry attention since releasing their EP's Forever, Don’t Save Me, and Falling. Their debut album, Days Are Gone, released Sept. 30, 2013, via Columbia Records, was recorded mostly in HAIM’s native Los Angeles with acclaimed GRAMMY Award winning producer/engineer Ariel Rechtshaid (Usher, Vampire Weekend) and producer James Ford (Florence and the Machine, Arctic Monkeys). Days Are Gone features crowd favorites “Falling,” “Forever,” “Don’t Save Me” and "The Wire," as well as the title track “Days Are Gone,” which was co-written with Kid Harpoon and Jessie Ware.
The band has been prominently featured in Rolling Stone‘s esteemed Best of Rock issue and Elle‘s Women In Music issue, as well as recognized as “Faces to Watch 2013″ by The Los Angeles Times, “20 Bands To Watch Out For” by Complex and “15 New Stars We Love” by Entertainment Weekly.