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Listen to “Continuo,” a Cool New Cut from The Hot at Nights

via INDY Week We may be finally out of the woods of winter, but Raleigh trio The Hot at Nights has a snowy new video for its latest single, “Continuo.” It’s the second cut the band has shared from Three Kids, the band’s new LP that’s due out on May 12. The band’s most recent…

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Instrumentalist: How an eight-string guitar became the backbone of The Hot at Nights

via IndyWeek by Allison Hussey The Hot at Nights began with a guitar. In 2010, Chris Boerner acquired a bizarre-looking, custom-made, eight-string contraption built by a local luthier. Drawing upon its range of quirks and capabilities, Boerner was able to play guitar leads and bass lines at once, essentially handling half a band himself. The acquisition…

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Watch and listen: The Hot at Nights’ cover of Sylvan Esso’s “Uncatena” is beautiful

via The IndyWeek by Grayson Currin Cool It, the five-song EP from Raleigh instrumental trio The Hot at Nights, is wonderful and one of my favorite local sets of the admittedly young year. Collecting the trio’s reappraisals of familiar tunes by some of the area’s more popular acts, including Bowerbirds and Delta Rae, Cool It…

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Jazz Trio Hot at Nights goes for a bigger sound

via The News and Observer by Craig D. Lindsey The Raleigh-based members of the progressive jazz trio known as the Hot at Nights are staying very busy lately. Guitarist Chris Boerner and drummer/keyboardist Nick Baglio have been performing with local alt R&B outfit the Foreign Exchange to promote that group’s latest album, “Love in Flying…

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The Hot at Nights Jump Beyond Jazz

via Creative Loafing Charlotte by Jordan Lawrence The Hot at Nights — a Raleigh trio tripping the space between rock, pop and jazz — are one of the area’s most far-flung musical groups. This reality is hammered home by ¡Try This!, their bustling sophomore effort, which pulls a sly 180 with its first two cuts. The…

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Indyweek’s review of ¡Try This!

via Indyweek by Brandon Soderberg A nine-minute, smoked-out cover of Nirvana’s “In Bloom” is the immediate stand-out on the second album by academic/goofball jazz trio The Hot At Nights. At the three-and-a-half-minute mark, the Raleigh group’s slippery take on the 1992 hit becomes nearly silent for a full five minutes. It climbs like the crescendo of the…

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Hopscotch Review

via Fayobserver.com The Raleigh-based exploratory jazz trio had the Hive buzzing Friday night. It didn’t take long for head-bobbing grooves to wash over the audience in the upstairs bar above the Busy Bee Cafe. The incredible set was a mix of original tracks and covers from the trio’s latest record. My favorites were the original…

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JazzReview.com Reviews “Nice Talk”

“Nice Talk” is the title of the intriguing debut from the jazz trio that goes by the moniker of The Hot @ Nights.  Three piece jazz combos are not highly unusual, but the curious instrumental combination utilized by The Hot @ Nights is an unusual blend.  Chief writer Chris Boerner’s agile improvisation on eight-string guitar,…

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“Nice Talk” review on Heed Magazine

courtesy of Heed Online What do you think of when you think of Jazz? Just thinking of the word can take you into a variety of possibilities. There are really very few constraints to the genre. Even with it’s long history, jazz is arguably still in its infancy with lots of room for innovation and…

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Giant Step features “Nice Talk” + CisforKaddafi download

via Giant Step Foreign Exchange guitarist Chris Boerner has just released a new project with his own group, The Hot at Nights. The debut album is called Nice Talk and features Boerner playing an 8-string guitar with Matt Douglas on woodwinds and Nick Baglio on drums. Recorded throughout the course of “many sweltering evenings” in…

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