Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 8 p.m.
1615 Elizabeth Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28204
Tickets: $16 plus
The Nude Party
Formed at Appalachian State University in 2012, The Nude Party, is an indie psychedelic rock band consisting of Austin Brose, Alec Castillo, Shaun Couture, Patton Magee, Don Merrill and Conor Mikita. Working with early mentor and producer Oakley Munson of Black Lips, they debuted with the Hot Tub EP in 2016. The band’s full-length debut arrived on New West Records in 2018, and their critically-acclaimed follow up album Midnight Manor was released in October 2020.
“The Nude Party has expressed their admiration for ‘60s and ‘70s psych rock acts like The Velvet Underground and The Kinks, and their sound fits in right alongside those legends. It certainly doesn’t sound modern, as it faithfully recreates the sonics, songwriting and mentality of those early albums. Slightly distorted guitar riffs, keyboard/organs filling in the empty spaces, and speak-singing permeate throughout the album. In typical classic rock style, many tracks feature guitar and/or keyboard solos during refrains.” – Mitchell Franklin, CLTure (2018)
“Brimming with potential, Woah is a young indie-pop quartet from Indian Trail that’s churned out a string of impressive singles. Eliciting a misty air of nostalgia, Woah’s songs edge on shoegaze territory, but never stray too far from their grounded melodies. “Valleys” is the group’s latest release and comes with a lo-fi video to accompany the song’s hazy vibes.
With longing lyrics of fleeting memories from Michael Alexander Gomez, the vocals are washed in reverb, nestled in the mix among glistening guitar lines and crisp drum beats. Landing somewhere between melancholic and hopeful, Woah’s handful of dream-pop singles have garnered a steady online following for the band. With a move planned to Charlotte and a debut LP coming in the near future, it looks like the sky’s the limit for these young songwriters.” – Grant Golden, CLTure