2018 is almost over. Lucky for us, Noname will be blessing us with her artistry at Thalia Hall on December 29th, 30th, and 31st to celebrate the new year. The venue, which holds up to 900 occupants, stands one of Chicago’s best and most gorgeous spaces. In addition to its rustic aesthetics and historic roots, the concert halls architecture is built to gives its audience the best view. Whether you’re in the balcony seats or down on the floor, there isn’t a bad seat in the house.
Fatimah Nyeema Warner, otherwise known by her stage moniker Noname, first began performing slam poetry about 8 years ago. After releasing her debut project, “Telefone,” Chicagoans became entranced with the jazzy rapping coming from the heart of their city. Noname’s lyricism focuses on a range of socially charged subjects. She writes about the gentrification of Chicago neighborhoods, the struggles of growing up as a young, women of color, and becoming comfortable and confident with your own sexuality.
This past September, Noname released her second project, “Room 25”. “Telefone” and “Room 25” are as unique as they are related. “Room 25” is pure Chicago art that is both confident and beautiful. Spanning 11 songs in just 34 minutes, Noname creates a concise and majestic soundboard that echoes her own experiences and stories through jazzy instrumentation and exquisite language. What makes Noname a phenomenal artist, is not only her ability to be a wordsmith, but also her power to flawlessly assemble sounds that accompany her voice.
Her debut album, “Room 25,” will be showcased amongst her other works during the three shows at Thalia Hall and subsequently in 18 cities across the United States.
The first night of the three special performances has already sold out. Tickets are still available for the 30th and 31st, and can be purchased online at Thaliahallchicago.com.