1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Venice Sunlight

Venice Sunlight

Nicklas Hughes, John Faye

Sat, January 16, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA


This event is 21 and over

Venice Sunlight
Venice Sunlight
You mean you haven't heard of Venice Sunlight? I mean, aside from the painting by Cecil Rice? Like, the rock band? No? Oh. Sorry, we shouldn't have made that assumption. Let's break it down for you then:

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away (South Brunswick, NJ), four men/boys/gentlemen used to play some rock tunes together. Occasionally they'd play some shows in front of other people (Philly, mostly; NYC; elsewhere). People liked it (including people that weren't obligated to! [but only a few of those]). They made some quick records too, and some people even paid for those. Did you ever read the book "Hammer of the Gods"? It was exactly like that, except our protagonists are American, not British.

And then, deep within the 2015 NHL Playoffs, your heroes made a full-length record. They'd never done this before. It was a process. There was a producer (Joe Reinhart, he's in Hop Along and Dogs on Acid, and much taller than anyone in the band). There was a lot of takeout and beer (Hell and High Watermelon, etc.). There was even a dice game going on on the coffee table; no, wait, that was the video for "Real Talk".

Anyway, the record is called "VENICE SUNLIGHT VERSUS THE SWINGERS AND THE SAINTS" and it is in all caps because it was typed out by my grandmother trying to use iMessage for the first time. The release date is August 20, 2016. There are ten songs on it and you may even like some of them. Topics of varying interest are discussed, including, but not limited to: (1) ADHD medicine; (2) M-theory; (3) stochastic processes; (4) "Back to the Future"; (5) racism in the lead-up to the American Revolution. We're not saying there's something for everyone, but also don't want to imply any kind of contractual obligation in the event you're disappointed.

In conclusion, Venice Sunlight: more than just a damn good rock band, also bad comedy and useless trivia.
Nicklas Hughes
Nicklas Hughes
Multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Nicklas Hughes began his career as a drummer for a variety of Philadelphia indie rock bands in the 2000s. A twist of fate in 2014 gave him the chance to pursue the solo project he'd been quietly working on in his bedroom studio. The independently released full-length, 'Miniature Galaxy', combined the '80s pop influences of his youth with the songwriting and production style of contemporaries like Radiohead, Death Cab for Cutie, Washed Out, and Bear in Heaven.

After two years of writing and recording, Nicklas releases his second self-produced solo record, 'Games' in 2016. Recorded at Sine Studios (Buried Beds, Sun Cinema), and out September 30th on Black Rd Records, 'Games' continues where 'Miniature Galaxy' left off - fusing the late '80s pop of Peter Gabriel and Fleetwood Mac with the dark moods of 2010s indie rock, electronica and dance. Lyrically, the new set of songs explores financial struggles, the death of influential figures, and the challenges of modern relationships.
John Faye
Philly favorite, John Faye (The Caulfieds, IKE, John & Brittany).
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147