Though the Whole Music Club's Making Music series has moonlit recently at the Walker Art Center, the latest installment will be hosted once again in the basement space of the Coffman Memorial Union. Thursday, friends and bandmates Black Blondie will chat about their creative process, how they came to form the group, and their experiences recording their latest album, Do You Remember Who You Wanted to Be, to be released this month. The band members—Samahra Daly (vocals), Tasha Baron (keys), and Liz Draper (bass)—have diverse backgrounds that include, among them, musical families, theater experience, and formal training. Together, they create a unique sound, which leapfrogs with ease from song to song, ranging from jazz to soul to pop to funk. The fact that they have opened for such a wide range of acts, including the Roots, Amy Winehouse, and Meshell Ndegeocello, speaks highly of their versatility. Joey Van Phillips of Mystery Palace will be helping out on drums. All ages.
Thu., April 9, 8 p.m., 2009