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Planetary Nights from New York New York City
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Artist History

Planetary Nights is the musical vehicle of singer-songwriter R.J. McSweeney. The sound and style have evolved over the three albums released on the Planetary Nights label since 2009 and reflect an Americana vibe, dynamic storyline, as well as an assortment of influences soaked up in the clubs and music venues of his hometown New York City over the decades. Shout-outs from over 15,000 fans at www.jango.com/music/planetarynights often refer to those roots of past and present songwriting inspiration. 


 


His latest studio album Today Ain’t Too Late was produced by roots rock veteran Eric “Roscoe” Ambel (www.ericambel.com), who also contributed his renowned guitar wizardry. Together with R.J.‘s lead vocals and rhythm guitars, Kelley Looney (Steve Earle) on bass, Rob Thomas (Peter Frampton) on keys and Phil Cimino (Chris Barron) on drums, the album delivers a wide range of original rockers and  ballads.


 


Planetary Nights’ first album Elliptical Motion was produced by Mark Hermann (Five for Fighting) and includes Rob Clores (Black Crowes) on keys and Graham Hawtorne (David Byrne, Paul Simon) on drums. Several songs from Elliptical Motion have received extensive FM and Internet radio airplay and the album was selected by RadioIndy as one of the best rock albums of 2009.


 


Planetary Nights songs have been licensed and featured by the A&E Network (“Dog the Bounty Hunter” episode), ESPN (theme song for a 21-segment Sports Center series; Southeastern and Big East football) and the Alliance of Action Sports.


 


Songs recorded at NYC gigs appear on the Planetary Nights album Live ‘n’ Untethered, released in 2010. The music has received excellent reviews, like Billboard Discoveries: “Road Trip, the rip-roaring first single from Planetary Nights’ 14-track Elliptical Motion is an ideal showcase for the musical vision of singer/songwriter R.J. McSweeney, the namesake behind the band. Licensed by ESPN for its “Sports Center”, the song beckons, “We’re taking a trip, we’re going together/To the hills or the shore, it don’t really matter/Your love and laughter are all I’m after. Good times, huh? Equally robust N.Y.C. offers a shout-out to McSweeney’s home base, displaying his obvious penchant for classic rock, blues and soul. The more restrained Starting Over, If Ever, Ebony Eyes and Hide Away reveal the musician’s more soulful side with equal skill.”


 

Planetary Nights Blog
  "Today Ain't Too Late" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com!
POSTED BY: disturbed3003 POSTED ON: 04 Dec 2011 04:14 PM

The fantastic band, Planetary Nights, release another spectacular Alternative Rock CD, “Today Ain’t Too Late.” This album contains a collection of dynamically balanced songs that will rivet your heart and soul. The title track, “Today Ain’t Too Late,” has a magnetic appeal as the vocals sing the melodic lyrics with a hypnotizing Rock style. The ballads, “Ghosts In My Mind” and “The Secret” feature thought provoking vocals that impress with rootsy and soulful tonality. “Evangeline,” is another song that has an easy flowing rhythm that surrounds the charming vocals. This album is overflowing with memorable songs that features laid back vocals and talented musicianship. Fans of Alternative Rock music will find the album, “Today Ain’t Too Late,” brimming with a wonderful collection of entertaining songs.

-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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  New Blast- Planitary Nights: Today Ain't Too Late
POSTED BY: radioindy POSTED ON: 03 Dec 2011 09:27 PM

Planetary Nights: Today Ain't Too Late
Today Ain’t Too Late was produced by roots rock veteran Eric
“Roscoe” Ambel (www.ericambel.com), who also contributed his renowned guitar
wizardry. Genre: Rock Released: 2011



  Breaking News!
POSTED BY: radioindy POSTED ON: 03 Dec 2011 09:00 PM

PN has over 15,000 registered fans on Jango's Internet song streaming at www.jango.com/music/planetarynights

also, last year PN received a rock category Grindy award for its first studio album Elliptical Motion.
I'm releasing the new album on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, etc. 2/7/12.

It's uploaded on Bandcamp now for promotional purposes at www.planetarynights.bandcamp.com

So presently, sales are just at gigs.


  "Elliptical Motion" by Planetary Nights (Rock Artist from New York City, New York(NY))
POSTED BY: momof5pacs POSTED ON: 11 Oct 2009 04:52 PM

RadioIndy is pleased to present Planetary Nights with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Elliptical Motion "

Leading off with the jaw-dropping, adrenaline-charged rocker, “Road Trip,” Planetary Nights sets the bar pretty high on their debut CD, “Elliptical Motion.” What follows is a further 14-track exploration of rock styles fused by spot-on instincts and flashes of potent song craft. Built on a classic rock attitude of tuneful and engaging hooks, “Elliptical Motion” is jam packed with songs of raw intensity such as “Luck Runnin’ Out,” or “Release The Peace” and soulful balladry of “If Ever” or “Hide Away,” as well as radio-ready fare defying the constraints of categorization “Don’t Hold Back,” and “Ebony Eyes.” “Countin’ On You” features some fine Southside Johnny-style harp licks, while “Starting Over” sways with a mean Clarence Clemons-style tenor sax part that’s both gritty and urbane. Regardless of influences, though, Planetary Nights’ “Elliptical Motion” is a cohesive and sparkling CD that succeeds because it blazes its own path of genuine fire and passion; a trail that starts and ends at the heart of rock ‘n’ roll.

-Rice B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
Check out Planetary Nights 's music on RadioIndy.com with link to purchase and links to popular sites



  "Elliptical Motion" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com!
POSTED BY: momof5pacs POSTED ON: 15 Jun 2009 08:34 PM

Leading off with the jaw-dropping, adrenaline-charged rocker, “Road Trip,” Planetary Nights sets the bar pretty high on their debut CD, “Elliptical Motion.” What follows is a further 14-track exploration of rock styles fused by spot-on instincts and flashes of potent song craft. Built on a classic rock attitude of tuneful and engaging hooks, “Elliptical Motion” is jam packed with songs of raw intensity such as “Luck Runnin’ Out,” or “Release The Peace” and soulful balladry of “If Ever” or “Hide Away,” as well as radio-ready fare defying the constraints of categorization “Don’t Hold Back,” and “Ebony Eyes.” “Countin’ On You” features some fine Southside Johnny-style harp licks, while “Starting Over” sways with a mean Clarence Clemons-style tenor sax part that’s both gritty and urbane. Regardless of influences, though, Planetary Nights’ “Elliptical Motion” is a cohesive and sparkling CD that succeeds because it blazes its own path of genuine fire and passion; a trail that starts and ends at the heart of rock ‘n’ roll.

-Rice B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
Check out Planetary Nights's music on RadioIndy.com with link to purchase and links to popular sites



  PLANETARY NIGHTS: Elliptical Motion
POSTED BY: radioindy POSTED ON: 31 May 2009 02:59 PM

PLANETARY NIGHTS: Elliptical Motion
 PLANETARY NIGHTS: Elliptical Motion 
 Classic rock anthems, ballads and blues
 Recommended if you like Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen.
CD price: $12.97


  RadioIndy has posted your review:
POSTED BY: radioindy POSTED ON: 12 Nov 2009 09:43 PM

 

 RadioIndy is pleased to announced that we have published our CD Review of  Planetary Nights music to CD Baby.

 

 FANS - Please checkout Planetary Nights online! 

 

 CD Baby page and sample / purchase some great new music!

 

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RadioIndy is pleased to announced that we have published our CD music Review to iTunes.com.

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 RadioIndy is pleased to announced that we have published our CD Review on Amazon!. 

FANS - Please checkout Planetary Nights page and sample / purchase some great new music!

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  Planetary Nights Press Release on Digg.com!
POSTED BY: radioindy POSTED ON: 06 Jul 2009 04:48 PM

 

 

 RadioIndy created a CD Announcement Press Release for Planetary Nights

 As part of our ongoing promotion with RadioIndy, we have published a press release of our truncated CD review. 

 

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