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Blacker Face

Blacker Face "Parade"

Blacker Face has released the latest single, “Parade”, from their forthcoming LP, Distinctive Juju, which is due out October 18th via Sooper Records.

For this single, the second from the album, the band shifts their focus towards on the ongoing climate change crisis.

Blacker Face is Jolene Whatevr (vocals), PT Bell (Bass, backing vocals), Isaac Nicholas (Guitar), Noah Jones (Drums), and Louis Clark (Keyboards).

You can catch Blacker Face at East Room on August 17th with Hunx and His Punx. The record release event for their new album will take place on October 18th at The Hideout.


Blacker Face “Tantric Suicide"

Blacker Face has released the video for the lead single, “Tantric Suicide”, from their forthcoming LP, The Distinctive Juju. The video is a fun take on the NPR Tiny Desk Concerts, as they present their “Not-Tiny-Desk” video.

The LP is due out October 18th via Sooper Records, and this will be the band’s debut for this fantastically supportive local label.

You can help Blacker Face celebrate the release of The Distinctive Juju on October 18th at The Hideout.

Photo by Sam Callahan


Aftermaths: Chicago Unites for Puerto Rico

Grove Cafe has put together an epic three-plus hour, 40 songs compilation to help raise money for ISER Caribe, an organization helping rebuild a more sustainable Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The compilation features contributions from musicians across genres and from all over the city including ONO, Forest Management, Blacker Face, Fran, Courtesy, and so many more.

The compilation is called "Aftermaths: Chicago United for Puerto Rico" and is only $10 with everything thing going to support a great cause.

CUFF 2018 Concert @ Empty Bottle (6/8)

The Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) has announced the line-up for their annual after party. This year it will take place on June 8th at Empty Bottle and feature three wild and unpredictable acts.

Aweful is a new trio fronted by Traci Trouble (Hotlips Messiah, Wanton Looks, Paper Bullets) and featuring Lucy Dekay (Mystery Actions) and Jaclyn Vorel (Panzer, Still Machine). This event will be their first live performance, but this three musicians are sure to impress.

Blacker Face has previously been feature on The Deli for their recently released EP “Think Piece”, and always perform with energy, rage, and chaos at their core.

The headliner is Nobunny, who has gained national attention at the Punk Rock Rabbit, who will on occasion remove his pants, but never removes his mask. Nobunny appeared twice on the recently released Dr. Demento cover album, Dr. Demento Covered In Punk. Here is his take on the now problematic Fred Schneider song, “Monster”.

Blacker Face @ Burlington Bar

Blacker Face has been turning rage in music for several years, but the climate is ripe a new EP from this Jolene Whatevr (aka Jolisha Johnson) fronted band. "Think Piece" was released back on April 30th and has taken a couple weeks to really sink in.

The EP addresses racial tensions (“Wadly”), political turmoil (“Hate Trumps Trump”), and the daily struggle of existing in 2018.

You can catch Blacker Face at Burlington Bar on May 13th with Daymaker, Sonny Falls, and Friendship Commanders and at Cobra Lounge on May 21st.


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