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the Black Tape

the Black Tape

May 16th 2018 @ Quencher's Saloon

Chicago, IL
I Was There
The Black Tape Farewell shows
Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
9:00 PM
Quencher's Saloon
2401 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

The Przmatics are a rock band from Chicago fusing power pop, alternative, prog, folk, r&b, and a myriad of other influences. The band was created as an outlet for composer Mike Przygoda who has worked as a producer and multi-instrumentalist for numerous bands in Chicago as well as music directed theatrical and dance shows all over the city. Joining him are the soaring harmonies of guitarist Stephanie Stahl (Willy Dynomite) and keyboardist Nick Gutierrez (Chicago Players) as well as the thundering bass of Ausberto Acevedo (Al Scorch's Country Soul Ensemble). Influences include Smashing Pumpkins, Prince, Paul Simon, and Jon Brion.


High energy Chicago indie rock with more hooks than a pirate convention.


The Black Tape has been gaining fans across Chicago and the world with their unique mix of sixties influenced rock, Motown sound and power-pop flare. Brooklyn native Rashid Lamarre (guitar, vocals) began The Black Tape as a way to bring new life to musical influences of the past while adding a modern kick to the mix. With the addition of U.P. transplant Ryan Staples on bass, and Iowa born powerhouse drummer Nic Dell, the band’s sound has come together in what continues to be a series of addictive catchy songs that people are happy to have stuck in their heads. As a reviewer from The wrote, The Black Tape is “delivering music that is as accessible as a high-five, as bright as the sunlight reflecting off of rolling waves." The Black Tape is eager to keep the waves rolling as they continue to make their mark in Chicago and beyond.


Natalie Grace Alford is a gritty R&B singer based out of Chicago, IL.