Let it Snow Show.
A staple in the alternative music scene during the dead of winter, ALT 92.1’s Snow Show takes place Sunday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. at F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre.
The concert is packed with acts from across different alterative genres, including rock headliner Young the Giant, rock/hip-hop musician Grandson, ska-punk group the Interrupters and the Nude Party, a six-piece psych rock band.
Tickets to the Times-Shamrock Communications radio station’s concert are $29.50 to $49.50 for general admission and $92.10 for VIPs with a meet-and-greet. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, by calling 570-826-1100 and online at kirbycenter.org.
With differing acts on the bill, Nude Party lead singer Patton Magee said some of the highlights of playing the same show include discovering new music and getting hit with inspiration.
“Sometimes you see a band and you’re really just like, ‘Damn, that’s awesome,’ and (you) want to adapt a little bit to what they’re doing,” Magee said during a recent phone interview.
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, and now living in Livingston Manor, New York, the Nude Party began when the six members met at Appalachian State University. After releasing its self-titled debut album last July, the band’s been writing and recording in its Catskill Mountains house in between touring and plans to continue making music and performing all over the country this year.
ALT 92.1’s Snow Show isn’t the group’s first time in Northeast Pennsylvania, Magee said. The Nude Party performed inside Wilkes-Barre’s Karl Hall last September.
“It was a lot of fun,” Magee said. “It just seemed like a group of people who wanted to see live music. That’s really cool.”
Magee said a Nude Party live show is where the band thrives. The crowd can expect the band to play some new music not on the record, he said, which the band enjoys since it can flesh out the songs a little more.
“We do it better (live) than any other way,” Magee said, adding that “Astral Man” and some of the band’s longer songs are his favorites to play for a crowd. “You can create cool transitions between songs, and songs could turn out different live than (they) do on the record. Sometimes we’ll do something and it will sound different and we think, ‘Oh, we need to remember and do it next time.’ It’s the time that really shows the best of us and who we are.”