Night Moves, Haley Bonar – Tickets – The Casbah – San Diego – San Diego, CA – December 4th, 2016

Night Moves, Haley Bonar

Casbah presents

Night Moves

Haley Bonar

Sun, December 4, 2016

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Casbah - San Diego

San Diego, CA

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is 21 and over

Night Moves
Night Moves
When it comes to studying the canon of rock and roll studio wizardry, John Pelant is a Ph.D. student. The myriad sonic details that separate merely good records from masterpieces — a specific Casio keyboard tone, a certain pitch on a drum-machine beat, the right amount of reverb — are the very particulars that Pelant revels in. He's scrutinized some of the greats: Brian Wilson, Paul McCartney, Todd Rundgren… And he's done his homework: when he talks about Lindsey Buckingham, he'd rather discuss that magical, lost Buckingham/Nicks LP rather than dwell on obvious touchstones like Rumours or Tusk. And while he's more than happy to talk about Dylan's Blonde on Blonde, he'll end up parsing the best take of "Leopard-Skin Pillbox Hat" from that recent voluminous box set. Of course, all of this will be obvious once you hear the new Night Moves album, Pennied Days. Because the 26-year-old Pelant isn't just a student of studio-bound auteurs — he's well on his way to becoming one himself.

Formed in 2009 in the Twin Cities, Night Moves is composed at its core of Pelant and his 28-year-old partner in crime, Micky Alfano. Friends since high school, their bond was solidified when Alfano lent Pelant his copy of George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, a luminous classic of turn-the-page melancholy that echoes through Pennied Days. (Record geeks will recognize those glistening George Harrison guitar slides on stunning Pennied Days's highlights such as "Hiding In The Melody" and "Leave Your Light On.") Over time, Pelant and Alfano have broadened their scope to allow for a wide array of maverick influences, ranging from traditionalist heroes like Leon Russell and The Band to r'n'b originators Curtis Mayfield and Sly Stone to pre-punk experimentalists Suicide. (They also love Joe Walsh, like all right-thinking Americans.)
Haley Bonar
Haley Bonar
Everybody wants a story. Something to sell. I'm here to tell you that there isn't one with this album, at least in the traditional sense, but ten. Perhaps each of them contain more stories, sitting inside each other like nesting dolls. I could sit here and tell you that some of the songs are about growing up in the Black Hills. Some of the songs are about my parents. Some of the songs are about sexuality. Some of the songs are about loss of youth, teenage parenthood, the lines of social disorder for women, or the terror of jealousy and suspicion. But what I write is borne of my own set of memories and ideas, and once they are released into the world, they do not belong to me anymore. The interpretation is all yours, therefore these stories are yours. What I can tell you is this: My name is Haley Bonar (rhymes with "honor"). I'm 33 years old, a Taurus, and I live in Saint Paul, MN with my daughter Clementine. Impossible Dream is my 7th full length studio album. I also sing in a band called Gramma's Boyfriend.
Venue Information:
The Casbah - San Diego
2501 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA, 92101
http://www.casbahmusic.com