Lady Midnight

February 24, 2018

Lady Midnight
(Chicago Debut)
Mexico City / Minneapolis
Featuring DJ Just Nine

-Papa G-
3 Hour Reggae Set

Freddy Phatz

New Found Voice Entertainment
-J.D. Nava-

960 W 18th St
Chicago, Illinois
Doors @ 9

$5 all night


“Lady Midnight has developed her chops by playing in wide-ranging groups like the electro-pop trio VANDAAM and the horn-fueled Afro-Cuban band Malamanya. There’s never been a better time to take a closer look at this entrancing singer, however, as she emerges as a solo artist.” —Andrea Swensson, The Current, Minnesota Public Radio

Lady Midnight (Adriana Rimpel) is a multidisciplinary vocalist, songwriter, artist, educator, and descendant of Afro and Indigenous healers, musicians, and activists against violence. Her work speaks to contemporary issues and the analysis of collective and individual traumas, providing space for reflection and healing.

She started her professional career as lead vocalist for Afro-Cuban band Malamanya
in 2010 with whom she released two EP’s, performed for television audiences and was featured in a mini-documentary series The Lowertown Line. While still performing with
Malamanya she and two producers formed the group VANDAAM, an underground experimental electronic project from which the persona Lady Midnight, the cosmic healer, was created.

Lady Midnight has spent less than two years performing as a solo artist but has garnered much local acknowledgment from press, radio, and cultural influencers as well as the national mention for her song “Wax Line”, listed on National Public Radio’s Heavy Rotation music blog. The song is the first release from her collaborative project with producer Afrokeys, formerly of Atmosphere, named Parables of Neptune due for release this summer 2017. As Lady Midnight, she has recorded with international touring artists Bon Iver, P.O.S., Brother Ali, and most recently opened for the Midwest hip-hop legends Atmosphere at the Palace Theater. She has dedicated her life to using the arts as a power for change and healing, which is not only reflected in her work with the community but her mesmerizing and ethereal stage performances. Lady Midnight is a unique artist blending the discipline of song, dance, fashion, and theatrics seamlessly on stage.

In addition to her work as a vocalist, Adriana is also an arts educator with over 10 years of experience as the former Manager of Teen Programs for international contemporary art museum The Walker Art Center, artist-in-residence at arts non-profit for Kulture Klub Collaborative, program coordinator and sexual health instructor for Centro Cultural Chicano,
and freelance instructor for the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Saint Paul Community Libraries and Rec Centers, and the University of Minnesota. For this work, she has spoken across the country on panels relating to the impact of the arts on young people and has contributed to national research projects on the subject published in partnership with The Whitney Museum, The Walker Art Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. She is currently teaching a songwriting and composition class for homeless youth at Kulture Klub Collaborative and Curatorial Assistant at Intermedia Arts an internationally recognized multidisciplinary, multicultural art center supporting communities of color, the LGBTQ community, and youth.