Saturday, Jan. 14, High Noon Saloon, 9 pm
Despite her choice of a stage name, Noname definitely deserves your attention. At first listen, you’ll notice Noname’s smooth, sharp tone and quick, varied cadence. But after a closer listen, her content hits like a Mack truck as she tackles everything from relationships and quitting drugs to dreams of fame. The spoken word artist and emcee hails from Chicago, where she crafted her mic skills alongside song-mates Chance the Rapper and Mick Jenkins. Even better, Noname was the handpicked opener for none other than Lauryn Hill. Joining her on stage for the last night of FRZN Fest will be theMIND, Mic Kellogg and Rich Robbins. Other FRZN Fest lineups include Big Thief, Sam Evian, Hoops and Ian Sweet on Thursday, Jan. 12, and Ceremony, Tenement, the Blind Shake and Yoko & the Oh No’s on Friday, Jan. 13.
$15 ($35/weekend). Doors 7 pm.
press release: FRZN FEST will return to the High Noon Saloon January 12th, 13th and 14th and will feature a night of up-and-coming acts and current mainstays in indie, punk, and hip-hop. FRZN Fest is an annual festival held in the middle of January after the holiday madness. FRZN FEST began in 2011, and every year FRZN features up-and-coming acts that have gone on to big things such as Chance the Rapper, Polica, and Cloud Nothings.
A limited number of 3-day passes for $35 are on sale now at the High Noon Saloon or online at www.high-noon.com. One day passes also available for $15 and go-on sale November 18th.
FRZN FEST is brought to you by Heartland Credit Union, Union Cab, Isthmus, WORT, Music Notes, Salvatore’s Tomato Pies and Goose Island.
NONAME:Following the release of her debut mixtape Telefone this summer, which both critics and fans adored, Noname is back to announce that she will be headlining a US tour.
After a handful of stunning feature verses and a few solo tracks trickling out over the last couple of years, Chicago native Noname (formerly Noname Gypsy) released her debut full length project Telefone at the end of July. Most of the production on Telefone was handled by Cam O'bi and Saba and features vocal contributions from Saba, Raury, theMIND, Smino, Phoelix, Ravyn Lenae, Xavier O'mar, Eryn Allen Kane, Akenya, Cam and Joseph Chilliams.
Noname (aka Fatimah Warner) had her first interactions with the art of the spoken word in high school and began attending open mic's all over the city. Noname met peers like Chance The Rapper and Mick Jenkins through her interest in poetry along with many other artists who inspired her to further her craft. After finding herself on Chance's Acid Rap and Mick's The Water[s], Noname started to gain a strong following, most of whom have been waiting for her debut ever since. Noname garnered eyes and ears internationally with her verse on "Warm Enough" on Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment's Surf album. Most recently she was featured on Chance's Coloring Book and theMIND's debut project, Summer Camp. After building anticipation with her features and the handful of solo tracks, Noname claimed her stake as one of the most exciting new voices in music with Telefone.
"Delicate and meticulously crafted" - DAZED
"Doesn't sound like any other hip-hop out right now" - The FADER
"One of 2016's strongest releases and the best kind of debut." - New York Magazine
"Inspiring and gripping" - Pitchfork
"It's some of the year's most thought-provoking hip-hop" - Rolling Stone