The Illustrious Blacks HYPERBOLIC! Joe's Pub at Public Theater
Joe's Pub at Public Theater
425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003
Jan 04, 2019
Jan 13, 2019
The Illustrious Blacks have arrived to save the world one beat at a time! Once upon a time in a galaxy not far away, there lived two kings. Each was the ruler of his own deliciously glorious planet. The first king, Manchildblack, was well known throughout the cosmos for his ethereal vocals, celestial sonics, and earthy musical messages. The other king, Monstah Black, was a star in the solar system for his gravity-defying performances, gender-bending fashions, and spacey disposition. One magical night, an inexplicable ultra-magnetic pull forced the two planets to collide. A technicolored explosion occurred, turning night into day, with a feast of aural and visual delights. It was then that the universe was changed forever. Manchildblack and Monstah Black united and became The Illustrious Blacks!
Here on Earth, they perform disco-infused Afrofuturist funk while channeling the androgynous glamour of Prince, David Bowie, and Grace Jones.