Nicolay & The Hot At Nights - 2/16/19Saturday, February 16 2019 7pm Doors / 8:30pm Start
Nicolay & The Hot At Nights - 2/16/19
at City Winery The Wine Garden at City Winery
$20 In Advance and $25 At the Door
Grammy-nominated music producer/performer Nicolay was born and raised in The Netherlands (Europe). He played various instruments in various bands and got a formal music education before focusing on the production side of the music making process. In 2002, Nicolay met rapper/singer-songwriter Phonte (of Little Brother), striking up a partnership under the name The Foreign Exchange. They released their critically acclaimed debut album “Connected” solely through the use of the internet in 2004. The success of “Connected” enabled Nicolay to move to the United States to further pursue his career in music. The Foreign Exchange's sophomore album, “Leave It All Behind” (released in 2008), was even more successful, culminating in the Grammy nomination for the album's first single, "Daykeeper".
The development of The Hot at Nights parallels that of the world's most potentially destructive climatic occurrence: Global Warming. They are heavily influenced by the origins of jazz at the turn of the century, emblazoned by the raw and unbridled freedom of the 50′s and 60′s, and electrified by the external forcings of the 80′s. Chris Boerner (Foreign Exchange, Jeanne Jolly) on 8-string guitar, Matt Douglas (The Rosebuds, Erin McKeown, Harlequin) on woodwinds, and Nick Baglio (Jeanne Jolly, Foreign Exchange, Jean Morrison) on drums & keyboards make up the triumvirate of change. Even though there is a tiny contingency of Hot at Nights deniers, real and proven science has determined that they do, in fact, exist on a catastrophic level. Their new album, entitled ¡Try This!, represents the next degree of The Hot at Nights' exploration. Incorporating more penetrative keyboard sounds, stacked and looped saxes and woodwinds, 8-string guitar solos and sounds that rival the aggression of the Prevailing Westerlies, they have advanced the sound of an instrumental trio to a place where the listener is grappling with the origination of the sounds, processing the complexity of rhythm, and trying to control the incessant head nodding that ensues, all while making their best attempts to stay dry under the collar.