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Rock Picks: The Hot at Nights release new music at Raleigh’s Pour House

The Hot At Nights hold an album release party Saturday at the Pour House Music Hall in Raleigh, with Hammer No More the Fingers guitarist Joe Hall’s Blanko Basnet.
The Hot At Nights hold an album release party Saturday at the Pour House Music Hall in Raleigh, with Hammer No More the Fingers guitarist Joe Hall’s Blanko Basnet.

As anyone who’s ever been there will tell you, the onset of parenthood can be positively world-rocking – an emotional cocktail of joy and exhaustion, with enough insomnia and terror mixed in to bring on something like shellshock. It was in the midst of this experience that the local ambient jazz combo The Hot At Nights made their new album, “Three Kids” (named in honor of guitarist Chris Boerner and hornman Matt Douglas becoming new parents – Douglas with twins!). It would be hard to say these 10 stately, trance-inducing instrumentals are about parenthood, exactly, and yet they somehow brought back memories of my own early time in that state. It’s a cool listen.

The group will show the album off Saturday night at Raleigh’s Pour House Music Hall. Doors open at 8 p.m. and music commences at 9 with Hammer No More the Fingers guitarist Joe Hall’s Blanko Basnet. Tickets are $10-$12. For details, see thepourhousemusichall.com.

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