Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hip-Hop for Hipsters

You know how there are always those hip-hop artists, or family of hip-hop artists that, for whatever reason, hipsters glom onto? Oh, c'mon don't be coy, you know it happens if we all embrace it then it has to be ok right? Well, the Mohawk knows and it is for that reason that I draw your attention to Chicago's own, The Cool Kids who will be hitting the Mohawk's outdoor stage tonight. It's going to be a brisk eve so wear your sweater(s) and your shell-toe Adidas. I'm not really sure if the group is touring to promote a specific release or they just felt like kickin' it in Austin? As far as I know their latest musical release was the official mixtape, Tacklebox, which came out last May.

I have had the chance to catch The Cool Kids do a set or two during a SXSW or two in the past. The shows are always fun, however y'all know how I feel about sound at MOST hip-hop shows. As long as it doesn't sound like the emcees are trying to eat the microphones in between bursts of screaming and directives (put your hands up etc.) then I'll enjoy it. That's a lot of if's though. Nonetheless it is my number one recommendation for your Thursday night and as of the writing of this post tickets are still available for $18.

The Cool Kids - Black Mags video via YouTube

The Cool Kids - Freak City video via YouTube

If you are planning to check out The Cool Kids tonight our friends at ye old 'Hawk have been kind enough to post tonight's set times, which are scheduled (but not guaranteed) to be as follows:

Kydd - Where is the Love? video via YouTube