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Summerfest Pick | Kids These Days

July 1, 2011 - 20:00 to 21:30
Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard
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Chicago-based group Kids These Days ooze blues, soul, and hip-hop swagger, their steamy jazz lines and sultry male/female vocals and raps fooling one to think they’re a group with several years of touring and performing under their belts. Surprisingly, KTD are a relatively new eight-piece of barely-out-of-their-teens students. Hailing from the University of Illinois-Chicago and DePaul University’s music schools, KTD have caused a decent number of heads to turn, most notably at this year’s SXSW. Their debut EP, Hard Times, presents sharp lyrics, swinging urban blues and jazz rhythms, and street-smart hip-hop, packing enough power in an EP to make other fledgling artists envious.

-Consequence of Sound

Kid These Days