The Cool Kids


The Cool Kids feed the people with “TV Dinner”

Chuck and Mikey continue down their road to release of their long-awaited album, Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe. And they continue their campaign with the very-dope “TV Dinner,” which finds The Cool Kids getting back to that sound the people fell in love with. It’s a new sound, with some familiar vibes. They can’t be stopped right now.

Look for some big announcements regarding their new album (which should be out this Spring) and TV show coming very soon. “TV Dinner” video should also be out today as well. Stay tuned.

Grab a plate. Below.

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FSD partnering with House of Vans for SXSW show featuring French Montana, The Cool Kids, Noname, Joey Purp, Saba, Dreezy & More

SXSW we’re back.

SXSW is ours — and we’re headed down to Austin in a major way for 2017. Fake Shore Drive. House of Vans. Yep, we’ve partnered with the legendary footwear brand to bring some of the brightest talent from Chicago and elsewhere to the big stage in Texas. Thursday, March 16th we TAKEOVER The Mohawk on 912 Red River Street starting at 7:30pm.

We have the Bad Boy himself, French Montana, headlining the event — and you know his shows are incredibly rare. Rounding out the bill we have Chicago legends and future legends throughout: The Cool Kids, Noname, Joey Purp, Dreezy, Saba, Taylor Bennett, Kweku Collins, Kami, Valee, Malcolm London and Femdot. A true all-star lineup, bringing forth come of hottest talent in the game. A real who’s who.

This show is also in part to celebrate the opening of the House of Vans Chicago, which cracked its doors a few weeks ago. Stay tuned for more exciting programming coming from HOV and FSD in the coming months, and learn more about the House of Vans Chicago right here. 

@someguynamedty will be DJing all evening, so you already know this is something you won’t want to miss. I don’t need to warn you any further. Just be there on Thursday, March 16th at 7:30p. Early arrival suggested.

See you there.

The Mohawk

912 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78701

Thursday, March 16th



More info at House of Vans



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The Cool Kids link with producer Barclay Crenshaw for “U Are In My System”

The Cool Kids are back, and as fans continue to clamor for new music, prayers are answered today as the duo of Chuck and Mikey have linked with producer Barclay Crenshaw for “U Are In My System.”

This upbeat and otherworldly jam is pulled from Barclay’s self-titled album, which is available today. The album also features collabs and work with The Underachievers, Mr. Carmack, Lady Chann and others. The album is chock full of raw funk, with a dab of hip-hop and electronic influence. It’s a very solid outing, and you should grab the whole thing here.

For now, though, stream this high-powered collab with The Cool Kids below.

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The Cool Kids announce new comedy show ‘The Shit Show’


Since announcing their reunion a few months back, The Cool Kids have been busy. Just last month, Chuck and Mikey performed in front of a sold out crowd at Thalia Hall in Chicago as part of our Red Bull Sound Select show. And on top of working on their new album, Special Grand Master Deluxe, the duo have also announced a new comedy series called The Shit Show.

Created in part with Chicago director Jimmy Regular, The Cool Kids’ new sketch comedy show should impact in the very near future. Yesterday, they took to Twitter to preview the series, which honestly looks amazing. We just have this sneak peek for now, but there’s surely more on the horizon. The Shit Show, coming soon.

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Check out pics and video from last nights FSD + RBSS Holiday Event with The Cool Kids, Payroll Giovanni & Femdot


Photos by Bryan Allen Lamb unless noted

Last night, FSD and Red Bull Sound Select joined forces for our final event of 2016. Yes, it’s been an exciting year from the two brands, having curated events worldwide with the likes of Chief Keef, Jeremih, Soulja Boy, Smino, BJ The Chicago Kid, Too $hort, Playboi Carti, Joey Purp, Martin $ky, WarholSS, Femdot, Payroll Giovanni and many more.

But last night, we capped off an incredible year with our final installment, which served as our Holiday Party of sorts, highlighted by a reunion of the legendary Chicago duo The Cool Kids. Yes, that’s correct: Chuck and Mikey are back, and we brought their first reunion show in Chicago to Thalia Hall last night. The results? History. A sold out night, filled with love and incredible energy — and Holiday cheer. As you can tell from the pics and video below, it was an incredible night, and despite being up against odds such as a 3 degree temperature we still brought the city out. In a major way.

Payroll Giovanni and Femdot rounded out the bill, while someguynamedty and Owen Bones handled DJ duties. I have to admit, Femdot really stood out last night and there was a lot of buzz in the room about him. Expect big things from him in 2017.

It was truly a night to remember. We’ll be back in a few months for our official 2017 kickoff, but until then, enjoy the pics and clips below.

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