Monday, May 25, 2009

New local music: Blah Blah Blah

Their name might suggest bored indifference, but the music of up-and-coming local band Blah Blah Blah makes it clear they want nothing more than to offer you an escape from all that's forgettable about indie rock. This summer the band will introduce their melodic, melancholic-yet-jangly and hummable rock (think The Smiths and The Cure with a little bit of Radiohead thrown into the mix) with their debut EP, Charm, and are offering a taste with a free download of one of the tracks, "Why Am I the Only One Laughing." Get it here:

Blah Blah Blah - Why Am I the Only One Laughing

If this track is any indication, Blah Blah Blah are the real deal and have the chops to attract a lot of attention. You can catch them live June 5 at Martyrs, June 7 at Moonshine, June 13 at Humboldt Park Art Fair and June 21 at Chicago Peace Fest. In the meantime, check out our Q&A with frontman Solomon Moss:

How do you describe your music?

Sun soaked parable music.

What's the story behind Blah Blah Blah? How did the band come together?

Blah Blah Blah has been playing chicago for about a year. We have recently started promoting ourselves to media and have received an overwhelming response.

Who or what influences your music?

We try to put great sensations to sound. What elation would sound like.

Favorite thing about being a band in Chicago?

The amount of places that you can play at.

What band or musician would you most like to play with and why?

Probably Radiohead because they probably know a lot about weak scenes and sound guys. I think we could learn a lot about doing grand things.

Best local music you've heard recently?

Nothing in my style. Pet Lions are writing good tunes.

What makes you different from other bands on the scene? Why should people check you out?

Where do I start? Have faith and find out for yourself.

What can we expect next from Blah Blah Blah?

Grand leaps and bounds.

How can people check out your music?


  1. I just saw these guys for the first time last weekend (at the Silver Room Block Party). I was totally impressed. I'll be sure to keep an eye open for more of their shows...

  2. I saw them in Logan Square at the Milwaukee Arts Festival. They are the best local act I have seen. I have been following them since. For example, I went to see them at the Beat Kitchen and they have never disappointed me.