Mac Blackout (born Mark Dunihue McKenzie on June 17, 1977) is an American visual artist and musician from Chicago, Illinois. The founding member of The Functional Blackouts, Daily Void, Mickey, New Rose Alliance 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 lo fi noise punk to catchy glam rockers. 

 

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 in which he has designed many of the covers. He continues to front MBB. Mac is currently a freelance illustrator, muralist, and fine artist creating album covers, posters, drawings, prints, paintings, murals, and mixed media sculptures.

 

Contact:

macblackout@gmail.com

 

Social Media:

Instagram  @macblackout

Twitter @mac_blackout

Facebook www.facebook.com/macblackout

 

 

DISCOGRAPHY

Mac Blackout Band (2012 – present)

(2012) Mac Blackout Band – Black Knight – 7” Single – Diversey Records (Limited to 300 Glow In The Dark Vinyl singles)

(2013) Mac Blackout Band – Heartbreaker – 7” EP – Pelican Pow Wow Records (Limited to 400 hand-numbered copies)

(2014) Mac Blackout Band – Mac Blackout Band – 12” LP – Pelican Pow Wow Records (Limited to 300 copies)

(2015) Mac Blackout Band - City Lights EP - Cassette EP - Rainy Road Records (200 copies)

(2017) Mac Blackout Band - Burning Alive - 12" LP - Heavy Dose Records (100 red, 200 black)

 

Mac Blackout (solo) (2008 – present)

(2008) Mac Blackout – Mac Blackout – 12” LP – Dead Beat Records

(2008) Mac Blackout – The Rabid Babies – CD (full length album) – Dead Beat Records

(2009) Mac Blackout – The Western Blue – 12” LP – FDH Records

(2010) Mac Blackout – Don’t Let Your Love Die – 7” Single – Sacred Bones Records

(2011) Various Artists – Tarantisimo Summit Volume 2 – 12” Comp – Bat Shit Records

(2011) Mac Blackout – America Stole My Baby – 12” LP  – Burka for everybody Records

(2013) Mac Blackout – American Loser – 7” Single – JukeBox Records Music Company

(2015) Mac Blackout – American Loser – Cassette (full length album) – Flesh Wave Tapes (100 copies)

 

Mickey (2009 – 2012, 2014 – present)

(2010) Mickey – She’s So Crazy – 7” Single – Hozac Records 

(2010) Mickey – Electric Dreams – 12” EP – FDH Records 

(2010) Mickey – Highway Bound – 7” – Florida’s Dying Records

(2011) Mickey – Rock n Roll Dreamer – 12” LP  – Hozac Records Daily Void (2006 – 2010)

 

               Daily Void (2007 – 2010)

(2007) Daily Void – Surprise – 7” – Hozac Records 

(2007) Daily Void – Mass Communication Culture – 7” – Boom Chick Records

(2007) Daily Void – ID Code – 12” LP – Dead Beat Records

(2008) Daily Void – Man Machine – 7” – Florida’s Dying Records

(2008) Daily Void/Ovoids – Split – 7” – Don’t Hit Records

(2010) Daily Void – Civilization Dust – 7” – Ken Rock Records 

(2010) Daily Void – Eclipse EP – 12” LP – Sacred Bones Records

 

               Functional Blackouts (2001-2008)

(2002) Functional Blackouts – Razorblade Blues – 7” EP – Electroshock Records

(2003) Functional Blackouts – 1-900-GET-INSIDE – 7” – Goodbye Boozy Records 

(2003) Functional Blackouts – Functional Blackouts – 12” LP – Criminal IQ Records

(2005) Functional Blackouts/Fashion Fashion – Split – 7” – Florida’s Dying Records

(2005) Functional Blackouts – Raw Dawg – 7” – Wrench Records

(2006) Functional Blackouts – Severed Tongue – 12” LP – Criminal IQ Records

(2007) Functional Blackouts – The Very Best Of The Monkees – CD (full length singles/rarities album) – Dead Beat Records

(2007) Functional Blackouts/KK Rampage – Split – 7” – Big Neck Records