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August 29, 2019

Livin’ It

By: Laurie Gallardo

The Nude Party initially got the party started (see what your AMM host did there? no? okay…) in 2012, when they got the band together in a dorm at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. After moving into an old lake house, the mighty sextet starting having nightly jams in the basement. Yes, the band name comes from playing sans threads, and they kept that name after getting some gigs around town. However, clothing was needed for those public performances, so…

Before he was drumming for The Black Lips, Oakley Munson saw the guys play in Charlotte and really dug what he heard, so much so that he recorded/produced their first EP, Hot Tub, the stuff of legends in all its raw glory – and apparently no longer available because The Nude Party wasn’t too crazy about it. It wasn’t long after that when Munson produced The Nude Party’s self-titled full-length debut, which got them noticed even more.

Granted, it’s been a jolting experience going from playing clubs with hardly any to no people at the shows to opening for the likes of The Arctic Monkeys and ol’ Jay Dubbya on his solo tour, but what a hell of a ride, and the adventure continues. No, they did not play in the nude in KUTX’s Studio 1A today, though…that would’ve made for some interesting radio history.

Don’t miss The Nude Party tonight at Antone’s, 305 E. 5th St. Doors open at 7 p.m., and Louisville three-piece Boa starts the show at 8 p.m. So recommended it hurts.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.


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