BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Nuns

Nuns

Market East, Long Spells

Sat, October 17, 2015

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

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Nuns
Nuns
Nuns, the enigmatic solo project of multi-instrumentalist Hank Hanewinkel III, sprang to life in a flash of songwriting inspiration on a cold December 2012 night in Nashville, TN. As it turns out, the 24-year old had no plans whatsoever to begin writing a solo record that night. But when the muse speaks, it’s usually best to listen carefully.

That’s exactly what he did.

It’s not that Hanewinkel was unprepared for such an occasion…most of his life has been immersed in music. It started early for the Broken Arrow, OK, native. Growing up in a tight-knit family of performers, Hanewinkel received years of solid rock’n’roll training from his father, a music producer. He was introduced to drums at the ripe old age of two. By 10, he took an interest in guitar. Soon after, he started writing his own songs. Several years later, Hanewinkel formed a power trio, The Red Alert, with his sister and uncle. They eventually went on to win the national John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Battle of the Bands, which landed them a slot on the Warped Tour.

After enduring The Red Alert’s untimely demise in 2011 and experiencing some life-altering relationship woes, Hanewinkel stopped writing songs for an entire year. He opted instead to keep his head down and play drums for several Tulsa area bands…letting music and life come to him at its own unpredictable pace instead of chasing it down.

His songwriting sabbatical ended, however, during a much-needed vacation to visit some friends in Nashville. As Hanewinkel describes it, a guitar found its way into his hands and his creative floodgates simply re-opened…with a vengeance. It was a true “out of the blue” experience for him. The music flowed like a torrent. By the time Hanewinkel entered his father’s recording studio in Feb. 2013 to begin tracking what would eventually become Nuns’ gorgeous, psychedelic 10-song debut release, Opportunities, most of the record was already written.

During mixing sessions for the release, Hanewinkel passed some early demos to Tulsa label Passive Recordings, who eagerly signed Nuns to their roster. Passive released Opportunities on vinyl and digital formats in May 2014.
Market East
Market East
"Market East's Children of Summer takes your hand immediately. From the opening track, a chirping and whimsical dance to entice you into what is to come, you feel a sense of wonder, a sense of joy and a silent lust for mystery. Immediately the boys have your attention and bring you into their world. There is no hubris in the name of this composition. Children of Summer does not shy away from opening itself to you about what it means to keep something simple in an increasingly confusing world."

-William Randall
Long Spells
Long Spells
Long Spells is a Philadelphian musical act comprised of four Caucasian males between the ages of 33 and 40. Past/present musical work experiences for these individuals included memberships in A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Public Record, Fantastic Imagination, and Arc in Round. Referral for band participation began in summer of 2014 after concerns had been expressed by all members that a new artistic/social outlet could work towards improving quality of life, and assist with each individual's unique process of self-actualization. Rewards/consequences have been contingent on the members' execution of musical concepts, creativity, practice/live performances, and humility. Focus groups have largely: 1) tapped their feet to the rhythms; 2) nodded their heads to the rhythms; 3) clapped after song performances; 4) described Long Spells as "jangly"; 5) described Long Spells as "complex"; 6.) believed Long Spells might "make it."
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com