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The Black Tape


The Black Tape has been taking Chicago by storm 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 grown and begun to incorporate a large array of styles.  In January 2015 they released their debut album "Artifacts" which was described as a series of addictive catchy songs that the listener will be happy to have stuck in their heads. As a reviewer once wrote, This band is “delivering music that is as accessible as a high-five, as bright as the sunlight reflecting off of rolling waves." The Black Tape are eager to keep the waves rolling as they continue to make their mark in Chicago and beyond.

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