Maceo Haymes (Of The O'My's), Yadda Yadda
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
This event is 21 and over
MICHA is the project of vocalist, songwriter, musical theater composer and actor Michelle J. Rodriguez. With a voice that is “clear and compelling” and a sound that features “flourishes of bolero, bossa nova and even jazz” (Chicago Tribune), MICHA has captivated audiences at Joe's Pub (NYC), the Hideout (Chicago), and Steppenwolf (Chicago) with her stunning vulnerability onstage. Beloved by NPR’s All Songs Considered team, MICHA became a finalist for NPR’s 2018 Tiny Desk Contest with her song “Nena Nena Nena,” a celebration of the power of Latinx femme friendship. MICHA played an opening set for Tiny Desk contest winner Naia Izumi’s tour stop in Chicago at the Lagunitas brewery in June and her “bilingual set spanned laid-back southern soul and Latin pop flare” (NPR). With her full band, MICHA will take you on a visionary journey through her musings on the power of love over fear, all with powerful femme-centered vibes.
Yadda Yadda’s solo album has yet to be released, but you’ve heard her before. Yadda’s work as a songwriter and producer is embedded deep in Chicago’s sound; she’s written with artists like Jamila Woods, Kaina and M&O, written film music for Revive LLC, and arranged for the Chicago Children’s Choir in their work with Chance the Rapper. Her songs Has to Be and NUTS are featured in the first season of Brown Girls, a Chicago-based web series that’s gone internationally viral.
In her own songs, Yadda’s honest voice, musical virtuosity, and captivating stage presence have drawn crowds to Steppenwolf, Elastic Arts, Sofar shows and venues all over the city. The multi-instrumentalist chameleons from jazz to pop to soul, unafraid to explore new sounds and tell new stories. Her fans can’t wait to hear what she does next.
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