Smart bets: Tennis

Denver-based husband-and-wife duo Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore have been dreaming up sea-inspired retro-pop together as Tennis for half a decade now. And although Moore’s crystal-clear vocals have remained a defining characteristic for the band, her spacier keys parts and chanted choruses demand more attention than before in 2014’s Ritual in Repeat. Perhaps these playful new tangents stem from the couple’s decision to employ three indie rockers in different cities — Pat Carney of The Black Keys, Jim Eno of Spoon and Richard Swift of The Shins — as the album’s skillful co-producers. Tennis and punk opener Kuroma play The Grey Eagle on Sunday, May 10, at 8 p.m. $12/$14. thegreyeagle.com. Photo courtesy of the band

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Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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