Black Kids are a mixed-race boy-girl pop-rock band out of Jacksonville, Fla. They’re being talked about on the internets.
Some say: Yay! They’re fresh and fun and hip!
Others say: Boo! They’re wimpy and crappy and over-hyped!
The Kids themselves are probably saying: Wowee! We’re going to London!
Yep, after getting some love from the New Musical Express, a British rock magazine, Black Kids are scheduled for six gigs in London next month.
And the only music they’ve put out so far is a four-song EP called “Wizard of Ahhhs.” The band is giving it away FREE as a digital download. Follow this link if you’re interested.
I’m withholding judgment. The songs are a bit cute for my taste. But front man Reggie Youngblood is said to have a magnetic stage presence. And I support black rockers on principle.
So here is the Black Kids MySpace page.
And here is a gushing interview done last March by Jacksonville blogger Richard David Smith III.
And here is the song “Hurricane Jane” streaming on my Vox audio stash.