Cool Kids Heat Up in Austin

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The Cool Kids' Antoine "Mikey Rocks" Reed / Photo by Victor Yiu
WRITTEN BY
Callie Enlow

The Cool Kids certainly had one hot night at Emo's in Austin, TX. Minutes after taking the stage, Evan "Chuck English" Ingersoll whipped off his shirt, while his co-emcee Antoine "Mikey Rocks" Reed panted, "I feel like I'm in the microwave!" But the heat didn't deter the sold-out, all-ages crowd from partying like it was 1999 to the duo's giddy old school tunes.

Reconfiguring samples from Dr. Dre, Wu-Tang, and 2live Crew, the duo created a hand-waving, fist-pumping, block party atmosphere perfect for the end of summer. Between songs off their new Bake Sale EP, the Cool Kids delighted by detouring into Wu-Tang's "R.A.W." and some classic Snoop Dogg selections, before diving back into their "A Little Bit Cooler" rhymes about Fruity Pebbles and video games. The crowd came for the deafening word-of-mouth buzz and stayed for the pair's all-smiles enthusiasm, and on the popular "What Up Man," even the hippest hoppers chimed in on the laid-back chorus. It's just like the Cool Kids spit during their song "Basement Party": "In the summer when it's hotter than an oven, we the coolest kids we know."

Check out more pictures from last night on page 2.


Evan "Chuck English" Ingersoll of the Cool Kids. / Photo by Victor Yiu


Antoine "Mikey Rocks" Reed / Photo by Victor Yiu


Evan "Chuck English" Ingersoll of the Cool Kids. / Photo by Victor Yiu


Antoine "Mikey Rocks" Reed / Photo by Victor Yiu


Evan "Chuck English" Ingersoll of the Cool Kids. / Photo by Victor Yiu


Antoine "Mikey Rocks" Reed / Photo by Victor Yiu

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