Live in Chicago: Kinetic Stereokids


words by Meredith Tucker
pictures by Susana Meza

Experimental group Kinetic Stereokids provided a dirty, gritty, jam-band live set to kick off day 3 of KEXP’s live broadcast. The four-piece Chicago-area band are dedicated to distance sound-creation and with smoky R&B style vocals, political commentary about life in the Midwest. Pulling from a diverse musical background in hip hop, dub, and blues and the occasional synthesized and infused samples, Kinetic Stereokids have found a way to create a sound all to their own, all while commuting weekly throughout the Midwest to make it happen for rehearsal and recording. Finding inspiration even in their own basement, Kinetic Stereokids take life and simply turn it into music.





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  1. alicia williams
    Posted October 9, 2007 at 12:58 am | Permalink

    i love the kinetic stereokids. they are the most unique and groundbreaking band i have ever heard. they will change the face of music. i have been listening to them for years now and i will follow them to the end of the world.

  2. Posted October 9, 2007 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    I’m proud of your guys! Also thanks for the tt! shout out. Nice work!

  3. Ian Roberts
    Posted September 2, 2008 at 3:55 am | Permalink

    I grew up with these kids and as the band grew into kinetic stereo men I have picked up some great memories. These guys have come a long way from the even steven days. So glad I picked up the guitar too cause the guys taught me so much. Its hard not to find inspiration being around people like this. Can’t wait to hear the new album. see you guys in the alleys.

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