It’s been a decade since Chicago hip hop duo The Cool Kids erupted onto the scene, their contemporary meets old school, eclectic, expansive sound primed for the MySpace generation. After gaining fast and widespread buzz with their debut EP The Bake Sale, a slew of mixtapes, and their one and only studio LP, 2011’s When Fish Ride Bicycles, the duo of Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks abruptly called it quits in 2012, going on to pursue commendable solo careers
Despite shooting down persistent rumors of a reunion over the years, The Cool Kids finally made amends, and staged a surprise reunion last summer, which has, so, far produced a few singles (hear “Connect Four” below) and they prep their long-awaited new album. One of the most interesting hip hop acts of the last decade, and one whose run was undoubtedly cut short, we’re beyond thrilled to have The Cool Kids back in action, and even more thrilled that among just a handful of dates announced so far for 2017, the duo will play Nashville for what appears to be the first time ever, Feb. 18 at Exit/In with Pell and Jung Youth. Hosted by Red Bull Sound Select, you can RSVP here to score $3 tickets (while entry is not guaranteed, you’ll have to fork over $10 without an RSVP, so get your name in and show up early). Don’t miss it!