Larimer Lounge Presents
The Nude Party
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmLarimer Lounge
$12 - $15
This event is 16 and over
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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 their release, the band has opened for the likes of The Arctic Monkeys and Jack White, with plans to continue touring with over 150 dates globally in 2019.
trends, the three best friends are focused on being happy and blissfully on the outside of all that noise.
The trio grew up together in Los Angeles and there's a shared understanding of what makes them all tick.
Together with her punk cohorts Anastasia Sanchez (vocalist/drummer, 20), guitarist Isabelle Fields (19),
and bassist Eva Chambers (19) have a clear understanding that Pinky Pinky's modus operandi is in not
overthinking their decisions. You can hear that on their debut album, 'Turkey Dinner' due on Innovative
Leisure. It follows their two prior EPs, most recently 2018's 'Hot Tears'. Their first full-length, however, is
even freer than their previous efforts. It's a patchwork quilt of garage rock and oddball indie. It's rooted in
classic bass, drums, guitar, but it's bolstered by the perspectives of a trio of LA youths writing about their
everyday observations, anxieties and passions.
For instance, “My Friend Sean” is a young fantasy about the dreamiest boy in class, “Mystery Sedan” is
an LA story about a car being the only thing there in times of distress, “Lady Dancer” is about a stripper at
a bikini bar in Los Feliz. When lead lyricist Sanchez met Chambers in the girls' locker room in High
School they knew that they'd be in a band together (Chambers and Fields had already met in Middle
School). All three of them had always dabbled in bands. Originally born in New York but moving to LA
during childhood, Chambers began life in a band with her three older sisters, playing keys. She picked up
a bass at the age of 13 after their endeavors had died a death. Fields, on the other hand, trained as a
violinist but rebelled and taught herself guitar from the age of 12, while rearing herself on the Sex Pistols
and riot grrrl bands.
Sanchez's father put sticks in her hands as a little girl. She was a prodigy in classical violin but also wanted
to get back to the sheer pleasure of playing and so canned the anxiety-ridden music studies for her DIY
drumming. She became a singer by necessity for Pinky Pinky, referring back to her love of Fiona Apple
and even Heart for vocal chops. Pinky Pinky itself had a few iterations before settling on its three core
members. “We were really trying to be punk at first then psychedelic then blues,” recalls Fields.
“Finally we got to a point where we knew we didn't need to focus on just one thing. Growing up you think
you only should listen to one type of music but we got to a certain age and realized we don't need to do
During their High School years they flew beneath the radar. “Nobody cared I was in a band,” says Field.
Their first gig was at the MOCA museum in Downtown. To date it's the most nervous they've ever been.
“I'd still be scared to do that,” laughs Sanchez, admitting to almost having a full-on panic attack due to the
swathes of cool teenagers that turned up to watch them. Only recently have they hired a booking agent
after already building a solid reputation on the LA scene hustling by themselves. When they played Dave
Grohl's inaugural CalJam festival in 2017 they didn't even have a manager. “I got a call from someone
who works with Dave Grohl: 'Dave really likes your band',” recalls Sanchez. “And I was laughing like,
'Weird? But cool?! It was a little surreal'.”
In company, the trio exhibit an airtight ease together. In the studio too, their process is super collaborative.
They tend to jam out a song idea first then pick out lyrical themes. Whereas their first EPs were
overcomplicated and limited by a prior standard of musicianship, their LP has been created with more
confidence alongside producers Jonny Bell and Hanni El Khatib in Long Beach. “It took a long time for
our EPs to come out,” explains Chambers. “And by the time they did we'd grown a lot.” Indeed, by the
time this album arrives it'll be the most accurate representation of where Pinky Pinky is currently at live
onstage and off it. They aimed to make a live-sounding record that didn't feel too shiny in its production.
As a result, 'Turkey Dinner' is unpretentious, raw and unpredictably zany.
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