BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Night Moves

Night Moves

The Sun Parade, Bright Future

Thu, April 21, 2016

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

Night Moves
Night Moves
For such a patently American locale, the Twin Cities have lacked a remarkable group that evokes the American rock canon in a classic manner for a long time. Enter Night Moves. Formed in 2009 by guitarist and vocalist John Pelant, bassist Micky Alfano and multi-instrumentalist Mark Ritsema, Night Moves is a distinctly original concoction. Their honey-dipped sound seethes with a kind of down-home tenderness - and like the best glittering music - the arrangements are colossal in shape. Night Moves' powerful debut Colored Emotions is this Minneapolis group's first album.

The three core members of Night Moves first met at Southwest High School in Minneapolis. Following the tangential fits and starts typical of early music projects (including a detour to college and back), the ensemble took definite shape as Night Moves and is the crowning achievement to the long-standing collaboration between John Pelant and Mark Ritsema, who first met as freshman.

Pelant's taste for Dylan, Blind Lemon Jefferson, et. al, would prove most propitious for their future work together in Night Moves. Ritsema describes himself as being into electronic music at the time – a Daft Punk fan – when he met budding folknik Pelant. Pelant throughout high school would write some solo material but hadn't been keen on sharing. Whatever musical differences there were between them faded as the motivation to play music together persisted over the next years.
The Sun Parade
The Sun Parade
The Sun Parade is "crafting the kinds of traditional guitar-pop songs that people might still be singing 50 years down the road (National Public Radio Songs We Love )." The band's latest EP Heart's Out (2014) is a catalog of love collisions, casual sandwich obsession, load-bearing grooves, and Northern psychedelic guitar licks. It's grunge-soaked power-pop. Influenced by Big Pink, the Black Ark, the White Album. and Meth Beach. Based in the great DIY scene of Western Massachusetts, The Sun Parade has opened for Lake Street Dive, Dr. Dog, and And The Kids. Their third release is due out this summer -- produced by Ian Hersey of Rubblebucket in his studio in Brooklyn.
Bright Future
Bright Future is the project of Philadelphia multi-instrumentalist Julien Joy - drawing on everything from classical piano to Sufjan Stevens, his sound alternates between sparse, fingerpicked acoustic guitar and lushly orchestrated interludes. His debut EP, self recorded in his apartment, is available as a free download at https://brightfuturemusic.bandcamp.com.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com