ChicagoVerseUniteD: Chicago Scene Salvation

Blah Blah Blah Post New Clip For “Crazy Fools,” Play Subterranean This Friday

Posted in Blah Blah Blah,Blane Fonda by Jaime Black on June 11th, 2012


With the set to play live this Friday, June 15th at Subterranean (tix) for Blane Fonda‘s Foolish Croon record release showBlah Blah Blah has posted a new video for its track “Crazy Fools.” The treatment features miniature, Lego-esque versions of the band performing in various locations. Check out that clip below, following the 2011 CVU podcast interview with the band’s Solomon David.

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New CVU Podcast Cover Story Series: Blane Fonda!

Posted in Blane Fonda,CVU Cover Story Series,DYNASTY,Podcast by Jaime Black on September 21st, 2011

Blane Fonda

This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD Cover Story Series audio podcast: Mark Wetzel, Charlie Nadler, and Matt Witt from Blane Fonda! The trio discusses the soft release of their new album Foolish Croon, creating a cohesive listening experience, and their thoughts on utilizing Kickstarter to fund the record. Stream or download that podcast below, following four cuts from Foolish Croon and preceding the band’s cover of The Eagles‘ “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Mr. Jones” by Counting Crows. And catch Blane Fonda live this Friday, September 23rd at Subterranean for the Foolish Croon record release event.

CVU111 – Blane Fonda

ChicagoVerseUniteD is a weekly music and nightlife podcast series, recorded at The Music Garage and hosted by Jaime Black. CVU features interviews with the premier talent and tastemakers in the Chicago music and nightlife communities, and is published through the Dynasty Podcasts network. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, and Posterous.

Blane Fonda’s Otherworldly Origin Video Hits The Web

Posted in Blane Fonda by Jaime Black on April 13th, 2011

Blane Fonda

Earlier this year, CVU reported on local dance rock act Blane Fonda‘s plans for an album in 2011. Now, with a Kickstarter campaign underway to fund the group’s debut full length, set to drop sometime this summer, the band has posted a new video detailing the rather otherworldly origin of Blane Fonda. Watch that below, and catch the band live on Saturday, April 23rd at Ricochet’s Tavern.

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The CVU 2011 Forecast: Blane Fonda!

Posted in Blane Fonda,CVU Cover Story 01/11 by Jaime Black on January 14th, 2011

For this month’s ChicagoVerseUniteD cover story, every day in January will preview a different local artist’s plans for 2011. Today: Blane Fonda!

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With the group’s debut EP, Master of Stars and Broken Arms, dropping in summer 2009, and a 2010 that saw the band performing in Chicago, the midwest, and at SXSW, dance rock act Blane Fonda is moving on to bigger things in 2011. According to guitarist  Charlie Nadler, the energetic and synth-laden unit will be hitting the studio in February and March to record its debut full length album. Though the effort, which the band plans to self-release, doesn’t yet have a projected release date, frontman Mark Wetzel already has an outlook on the scope and sound of the effort.

“This record represents the evolution of the sound Blane began to form with Master of Stars and Broken Arms,” the singer tells CVU. “In Master, where most of the instrumental elements were in place from Sapiens’ days, this new record will fully illustrate what Blane is capable of as an entity from ground zero. The upcoming LP will still have the hooks and dance rock sensibilities from the last recording, but will showcase heightened dynamics and intricate, progressive tendencies. Blane is really focusing on creating a cohesive full-length piece of art work, rather than a collection of tunes, with this full-length release of 11 tracks. All meat, no filler.”

The band is also in post-production on the video for Master track “Opportunity Rocks,” available as a stream below via the group’s Bandcamp page. Directed by Matt Egan and shot/edited at Foundation in Chicago, the clip is tentatively set to hit in March.