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Northern Current 2024 Line-up Playlist


The Nude Party

Livingston Manor, NY


For The Nude Party, nearly a decade has flown by in the blink of an eye. In that time, the New York-based band has released a pair of well-received albums, an EP, and played countless shows. Prior to the pandemic, the band was really starting to hit its stride. They had a system in place and were spreading their brand of melodic rock to the masses. In fact, they could count Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, and Orville Peck as vocal supporters, which led to support slots for each. Soon, incredible live appearances at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Newport Folk Festival, and Shaky Knees became the norm. 

In late 2020, The Nude Party released its sophomore album, Midnight Manor, which debuted at #1 on the Alternative New Artists Album Chart. The sextet was unable to tour behind it and compared its release to skipping a stone over a raging river. A byproduct was that it showed the band that on their third album, they couldn’t lean on their tried-and-true method of testing out new material live and then hunker down to record. 

Unlike their first two albums, The Nude Party decided to produce Rides On themselves. With their new space and the help of Horner, The Nude Party had as much fun creating as they ever had at any other point in their career. The lack of pressure allowed them to record over 20 songs, including some that dabbled in electro-pop and stripped-down country before settling on the final 14 songs. 

Rides On, the band confidently says, is their best record. It’s also the most homegrown and the most organic record The Nude Party has created to date. Working on the album themselves allowed for a democratic process where each band member could take a fuller role in producing the songs they wrote. There was some initial trepidation about there being too many cooks in the kitchen. But as is the benefit of owning your own studio space, time was not a factor. In turn, it allowed for the band’s ideas to blossom, everyone’s voice be taken into account and create an exciting, collaborative vibe. 

The relaxed atmosphere of the sessions, and arriving with only loosely structured material, allowed the band to thrive in the studio. It also unleashed a diverse sonic texture compared to their previous releases, as best demonstrated by the title track, “Ride On.” Sonically, the song is reminiscent of Sticky Fingers-era Stones, but its lyrics are mini-vignettes where Magee sings about persevering through adversity. The twangy, blues-drenched licks of the title track, the breezy desert dust encapsulated by the ‘70s infused “Hard Times,” the Shaun Couture-led “Sold Out of Love,” the swinging ‘60s garage vibes of “Cherry Red Boots,” which captures the spirit of what The Nude Party are going for — and showcases their growth as a band. As does expanding the band’s sonic palate with a cover of Dr. John’s “Somebody Tryin' To Hoodoo Me.” It would have been easy to stick to the New Orleans musician’s format, but the band showed off their prowess with their own darker, electric version of the deep cut. 

The Nude Party coalesced and embraced the spirit of collaboration. They’re excited to begin the next chapter of their career. 

Bella's Bartok

Northampton, MA


Live your fantasy and embrace the stranger side of life with Bella’s Bartok. A band known for raucous theatrical performances and an outspoken political message of finding hope in a world beset by cruel uncertainty. With utter joy, they seamlessly blend a rich cacophony of sound and soul into their music with influences ranging from Punk to Folk and Pop to Americana.  Let your freak flag fly high, fiercely and free, throw your societal inhibitions to the wayside and seek comfort in the warm sonic embrace of Bella’s Bartok. We are the night and you are bound to
Floors may be broken but hearts will be mended.

Lady Moon & the Eclpise

New York City /Oakland, CA


Lady Moon & The Eclipse is a multicultural ensemble based in Oakland, CA. Through soaring vocal textures and R&B/afrobeat-influenced rhythms, they create inspirational music that explores the Cosmic Soul. Lady Moon carries the essence of the Moon sending a message of love, peace, and light, while the musicians serve as the Sun shining light upon her. The audience represents the Earth, also known as the Star People of Earth, completing the metaphorical eclipse.


Led by founder, singer and songwriter Ngonda Badila aka Lady Moon, the band self-produced their debut EP, Believe, released in April 2016, followed by a series of music videos in collaboration with New York-based filmmakers, receiving recognition from OkayAfrica, Earmilk, Afropunk, as well as regional and international film festivals. Exploring beyond the New York region spanning from Vermont to New Orleans via their Eclipse Season Tours, the band has opened for such names as Thundercat, Kamasi Washington, Amanda Palmer, Maxi Priest, and Tank & the Bangas along the way. Journey to the Cosmic Soul, their full-length album released in April 2020 on double vinyl and CD; was recorded and arranged with a celestial concept used to guide the listener through a journey to become one's best self.


With a marked emphasis on inclusivity, individuality, and spiritual unity rooted in a unique tapestry of celestial perspectives, Lady Moon & The Eclipse radiate positive music and message in community with artists, directors, designers, producers, musicians and Star People of Earth.

 "Neosoul with a cross-genre bent that manifests through Afrobeat, gospel and funk. The result is charmingly retro"
- New York Times


New Planets

Ithaca, NY 


Other-Worldly, Party Music of the Future 

Featuring Members of Big Mean Sound Machine, Mosaic Foundation


New Single “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Fatter” OUT NOW

All Night Boogie Band

Burlington, VT 


All Night Boogie Band is a blues, rock & roll, and soul-inspired band hailing from the Green Mountains of Burlington, Vermont. Formed in late 2021, the young yet experienced quintet expresses a unique sound full of originality, vigor, and dedication to the resonance of great American music.

All Night Boogie Band won “Vermont Rising Stars” in the 2023 New England Music Awards and were nominated for “Best Blues Artist” in the 2023 Seven Daysies Awards. They were featured as a Relix Magazine “Artist on the Rise” in their July 2022 Edition, won Vermont’s 2023 Blues Challenge, and were Semifinalists at the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee in January 2023. 

Seven Days (VT’s Weekly) described their 2022 debut single “A Woman Like I” as “A six-minute-plus blast of blues and soul, the track reveals a shocking amount of authenticity for such a young band. Massive, soulful vocals; big horns; and a powerfully tight rhythm section combine to create a huge blues sound.”

Their 2022 debut album “Taste These Blues” was also reviewed by Seven Days: “The young Burlington band has put out a record brimming with love for the blues, as well as hints of jazz and soul music. Taste These Blues, the band's debut, showcases guitarist Brendan Casey's strong and studious songwriting and lead singer Jessica Leone's powerful, soulful vocals. Over eight tracks, the band showcases impressive instrumental prowess but also hints at a strong live show. It's a compelling debut, full of character and promise.”

Their 2nd LP titled “Angel of the Airwaves”, was released on August 3rd, 2023. Seven Days says, “With their second LP, Angel of the Airwaves, All Night Boogie Band have lived up to the promise of their debut. The group has delivered a versatile record that remains steeped in its blues roots while pursuing new stylistic frontiers with which Taste These Blues merely flirted.”

Asher Danziger 

New Orleans, LA

Asher Danziger, a New Orleans-based electric freak folk one-man-band, blends multi-instrumental poly-rhythms with heartfelt, clear-eyed lyrics. Inspired by a diverse array of influences including, gypsy jazz, hip hop, and ambient music, Asher's original compositions defy categorization. Drawing comparisons to artists like Shakey Graves and Cam Cole, his music is a fusion of electric folk sensibilities and John Prine-esque storytelling.

In New Orleans, Asher is a fixture of the local music scene, holding multi-year residencies, busking on Royal Street, and performing at renowned venues. Beyond his hometown, he has taken his captivating performances to international stages in the Netherlands, Germany, Israel, Ireland, and France. Notable appearances include So What's Next Festival in Eindhoven, Folk and Roots Festival in Champaign/Urbana, and The New Orleans Museum of Art.

Whether strumming his guitar, tapping out beats on his drum kit, or crafting melodies on various instruments, Asher Danziger offers audiences a one-of-a-kind musical experience that is as eclectic as it is electrifying.


ADK Players

Saranac Lake, NY

Curt Stager & Kary Johnson

Saranac Lake, NY


Badenyah Drum & Dance 

Saranac Lake, NY


Interactive Projections by
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