MAC BLACKOUT show featuring HoZac DJs.
Mac Blackout (born Mark Dunihue McKenzie on June 17, 1977) is an American visual artist and musician based in Chicago. The founding member of The Functional Blackouts, Daily Void, Mickey, New Rose Alliance, Armageddon Experimental Band, and MBB (Mac Blackout Band), he’s also known as a prolific solo recording artist. His projects have been released by Sacred Bones, HoZac, FDH, Pelican Pow Wow and many other prominent independent record labels (see discography). These genre defying recordings range from experimental improvisations to lo fi punk and glam rock anthems.
Mac was born in Bedford, Indiana, later attending college at the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana where he graduated with a BFA in 1999. During his high school and college years he became a well known street artist in the midwest underground. In 1999 he moved to Chicago, Illinois channeling his creative energies into music and the music related art of posters and album covers. From 2000 to present day he has formed several bands releasing more than 10 full length albums as well as a slew of singles. He continues to create music with the avant-garde multimedia project, Armageddon Experimental Band. Mac is currently a muralist and multimedia artist creating large scale public works with a studio focus in painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media art.