TIME SCHEDULE 7 pm doors | 8:00 pm TheMIND | 9:10 pm Noname
Noname grew up in Bronzeville, a historic neighborhood on the southside of Chicago that famously attracted accomplished black artists and intellectuals of all types. She became enamored with poetry and spoken word – pouring over Def Poetry and attending open mics around the city.
In 2016 Noname released her debut project, Telefone, which was 3 years in the making and highly anticipated by fans and media alike. The project instantly gained critical acclaim with a rave review by Pitchfork landing her praise from Rolling Stones and Dazed & Confused. Thanks to Telefone’s success, she opened for Lauryn Hill, who handpicked Noname to join her on tour. Her new record Room 25 was named 15th best record of 2018 by Pitchfork.