The Nude Party
Wed Sep 21 2022 at 08:00 pm
200 41st Street South Birmingham AL 35222 | Birmingham, AL
AdvertisementFormed in a North Carolina dormitory in 2012, The Nude Party celebrates the clanging rock of the '60s while blending modern elements that have made them beloved by fans of all ages.Originally an extended group of childhood friends and step-siblings who decided to start a band, The Nude Party began learning to play instruments at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. The band is comprised of lead vocalist/guitarist Patton Magee, vocalist/lead guitarist Shaun Couture, organist/pianist Don Merrill, bass player Alec Castillo, percussionist Austin Brose, and drummer Connor Mikita. Most members also sing backup. Soon after coming together, the sextet moved into a lake house and started a nightly ritual of jamming in the basement. It was at a regular gig as the house band at a certain Boone party locale that the group's practice of performing in the buff earned them a local reputation as "the naked party band." They adopted the moniker The Nude Party just in time to move onto bookings at local clubs and bars, where they had to perform clothed.
They debuted with the Hot Tub EP in 2016 and followed up with their eponymous full-length debut in 2018. The Nude Party was heralded by Rolling Stone as "equal parts 'I'm Waiting for the Man' Velvet Underground and Exile on Main Street Stones." The band’s sophomore full-length, Midnight Manor was released in 2020. The album was met with critical acclaim, with The Line of Best Fit saying "It's an addictive and deeply satisfying exploration of the beauty and the pain, the agony and the ecstasy, and the rave up and the come down; all baked into the very grooves of every track on the album."Since their inception, The Nude Party have relocated to the Catskills in New York and watched their fan base steadily grow as their music reaches the masses. The boys have busily toured the world, performing with the likes of Jack White, The Arctic Monkeys, Greta Van Fleet among others.
PEARL CHARLES HAS BEEN PLAYING MUSIC SINCE SHE WAS 5 YEARS OLD. AT 18, SHE FORMED COUNTRY DUO THE DRIFTWOOD SINGERS WITH CHRISTIAN LEE HUTSON, SINGING AND PLAYING GUITAR AND AUTOHARP. AT 22, SHE JOINED GARAGE ROCK BAND THE BLANK TAPES AS DRUMMER. AFTER TWO FUN-FILLED YEARS IMMERSED IN THE ROCK AND ROLL LIFESTYLE, SHE DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO PURSUE HER OWN SONGWRITING, AND BEGAN DEVELOPING THE SONGS THAT FORMED 2015′S EPONYMOUS DEBUT EP. DRAWN TO POPPY HOOKS AND CATCHY CHORUSES, CHARLES DRAWS ON WHAT SHE LOVES ABOUT THE 60S, 70S AND 80S WHILE DEVELOPING HER UNIQUE STYLE AS A SOLO ARTIST.
In 2018, Pearl released debut album, Sleepless Dreamer, which Rough Trade described as “The best country pop we’ve heard in years” and Buzzfeed called her “A modern June Carter meets Lana Del Rey.” With the upcoming release of the follow up, Magic Mirror, out January 15, 2021, Pearl leans into furthering her own brand of country-disco.
“As if Tom Petty were riding shotgun, Charles and band capture a certain Southern California essence” – LA TIMES
“Bursting with blues-rock and blissed-out psychedelia” – PITCHFORK
Where is it happening?200 41st Street South Birmingham AL 35222, Birmingham, United States
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