The Nude Party
The Nude Party
July 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$20
It is our esteemed privilege to announce that Sun Scape Live is bringing The Nude Party to State Fare on Saturday, July 17th!
With a strong 60’s Velvet Underground-style sound, The Nude Party is one of the most premiere rock n’ roll bands in the world, having opened for Jack White and Arctic Monkeys on tour. Their new album Midnight Manor was one of the top albums of 2020, and songs like “Lonely Heather” and “Pardon Me Satan” were in heavy rotation throughout the year on WTMD.
We are truly honored to bring this world class group of brilliant songwriters to Music City Maryland!
We will be releasing an initial limited number of tickets on April 9th at 9:00am E.T. with the possibility of releasing more as the restrictions hopefully loosen in the near future. This event will sell out – do not wait to purchase your tickets. $20 admission
Opening the show is a long time Baltimore favorite Sporatic Sunjam. Coming off their 2020 new album release ‘SUNJAM’, this band’s well known high energy live performance will surely be a great addition to this lineup!
ABOUT THE NUDE PARTY:
Formed in a North Carolina dormitory in 2012, The Nude Party celebrates the clanging frat rock of the ‘60s. Working with early mentor and producer Oakley Munson of Black Lips, they debuted with the Hot Tub EP in 2016. The band’s eponymous full-length debut arrived on New West Records in 2018, and their critically-acclaimed follow up album Midnight Manor was released in October 2020.
Originating as an extended group of childhood friends and step-siblings who decided to start a band and then began learning to play instruments, The Nude Party took root 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 soon 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.
In 2014, the band met Black Lips’ drummer Oakley Munson at a show in Charlotte. He took an interest in the group and recorded their first collection, Hot Tub EP, which they released in early 2016. As word of the EP’s rawness and good-times spirit spread, the band relocated to Munson’s base in the New York Catskills and began to perform regularly in Brooklyn and the surrounding region. New West signed the group for their Munson-produced full-length debut. The Nude Party was released in July of 2018 and was heralded by Rolling Stone as “equal parts ‘I’m Waiting for the Man’ Velvet Underground and Exile on Main Street Stones.” In the year following it’s release, the band opened for the likes of The Arctic Monkeys and Jack White.
Munson returned to produce their follow up full-length Midnight Manor, 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.” They are currently making plans to tour both in the US and internationally.