Showstopper '09: Black Kids 5/1/09 – The Loft

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I almost didn’t make it, due to a car accident, but Black Kids did exactly what I hoped they would on Friday night at The Loft.  Since they’ve have been performing hits from Partie Traumatic/Wizard of Ahhz for the past 2 years, it wasn’t too surprising that the band sounded near perfection.

Reggie Youngblood and crew greeted the crowd to a chorus cheers before opening with an energetic edition of “Listen To Your Body Tonight”.  Reggie’s faux British accent was in full effect, while mesmorizing the audience in between songs and belting favorites.

Similar to Mates of State, I’m pretty sure bands with guy/girl line-ups are some of the most entertaining I’ve witnessed.  It was clearly Reggie’s show, but Dawn Watley and Ali Youngblood’s efforts on keys and vocals were the perfect complement.  On “I’ve Underestimated My Charm (Again)” and “Look At Me (When I Rock Wichoo)”, its was hard to take my eyes off those 2 ladies.

Just when you thought Black Kids gave everything they had closing with “I’m Not Gonna….”, their encore proved the band knows how to rock a crowd.  Reggie and guitarist Owen Holmes started with the ukulele featuring cut, “You Only Call Me When You’re Crying”, from their brand new EP, Cemetery Lips.  The crowd clearly enjoyed the most subdued performance of the night, but not as much as the fully staffed hits, “I Wanna Be Your Limousine” and “Hurricane Jane”.  I never thought of “Hurricane Jane” as a show closer, but I was totally blown away by the added energy of the live performance.

Set list:
1. Listen To Your Body Tonight Play Video
2. I’ve Underestimated My Charm (Again) Play Video
3. Partie Traumatic
4. Look At Me (When I Rock Wichoo) Play Video
5. I Took Her Love For Granted (Hefner cover)
6. Hit the Heartbrakes Play Video
7. My Christian Name Play Video
8. New Song Play Video
9. I’m Making Eyes At You Play Video
10. I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You Play Video
Encore:
11. You Only Call Me When You’re Crying Play Video
12. I Wanna Be Your Limousine
13. Hurricane Jane Play Video

Thanks to Tessa for the tix and Mrs Oshimbo for the videos and set list.

Buy Black Kids – Cemetary Lips here.

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