Carbon City Lights is an alternative indie rock band based in San Luis Obispo. Their six studio albums ring with influences of Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay, and Pearl Jam and have been featured on radio and tv. The band started a solo project by Michael Venia in 2010 in Toronto, Canada and immediately gained listeners on YouTube, with songs achieving number 1 most viewed. Michael (singer-songwriter), moved to SLO and in 2018, joined with locals, Bret Heenan (lead guitar), Dan Hernandez (bass), and Gerald Purify (drums) to start performing across the Central Coast. Their seventh studio album “We’re Going to Dream” is scheduled to be released in 2018.