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There are 3 bands who share the name The Blacks.

1. The San Francisco/New York three-piece known for their short, blistering stage shows and laser-beam intensity. With a stripped down instrumentation featuring guitar (Luisa Black), drums (Gavin Black) and wild-eyed tambourine player JDK Blacker, The Blacks serve up a hot, electric, garage noir sound that mixes the rawness of The Jesus and Mary Chain and The Stooges with the vocal elegance of Romeo Void. Their debut full-length “Nom de Guerre” was released on Tricyce Records in 2007, followed by The Seven Inch (2008) and Tiger Songs (2009). On 18 may 2009 it was announced on their myspace-blog that after only 2,5 years they would disband after a final concert in July. Since than a final EP has been released called “Tiger Songs” as digital download.

2. The Blacks from Chicago, IL on Bloodshot Records. In 1993, Danny Black found a Hank Williams record left behind in the apartment he had just rented and everything started to make sense. He met Gina Black at a G. Love and the Special Sauce show at Lounge Ax. She promptly abandoned her classical bass training and they formed a rock band. Drummer James, culled from an Eagles cover band (we wish we were kidding about that), was known about town for his wide lapels, a drumming style that looks like he’s having a seizure, and rambunctious head banging at all Devil in a Woodpile shows. Rounding out the line up (for the first record) on rhythm guitar, sweet harmony vocals, and the occasional French maid outfit, was Nora O’Connor (Neko Case, Mavis Staples, Andrew Bird, New Pornographers).


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  • vladbg

    I just can't find anything but Tiger songs EP. What a blackout for me. And that band seems quite interesting to me...

    11 Feb 2012 Reply
  • yulian46

    totally underrated, they're actually good guys

    13 Feb 2011 Reply
  • mad_amanda

    absolutely underrated.

    29 Jul 2010 Reply
  • BadassKida

    taurhel: классные, но я бы не решился их сравнивать с ууу

    1 Dec 2009 Reply
  • taurhel

    очень крутые, гораздо круче yyy

    28 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Prosto-Tak

    Ребята очень любят Yeah Yeah Yeahs))

    23 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Dizzy_Alice

    понравилось, напоминает yeah yeah yeahs.

    4 Sep 2009 Reply
  • gareth53

    aw! this is all f**cked up. three bands, one page? gah! FWIW i was looking for the Chicago-based band who released records on Bloodshot Records. Dolly Horrorshow is a great record - proper dirty, bluesy rock 'n' roll. Love that double bass.

    28 Oct 2008 Reply
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