this is what it looks like upstairs @ Santos' Party House....

Santos Party House

If anyone has something nice to say about a Black Kids live performance, speak up now. They could use some opinions like that to counteract the multitudes of "they suck"s I'm used to hearing. Actually, this one is not so bad:

The Black Kids' music isn't necessarily going to blow your mind, but what they lack in depth they make up for in hooks and fun. This is music to dance to, to forget about your age to, to throw cynicism out the window to. Sure, i could poke a million holes in their show/music if i wanted to, but what's the fun in that? I couldn't help but just give in and get sweaty. [Quarterlifeparty]

This one is pretty good too:

A little bit throwback pop, a little bit rock and a little bit soul, the Kids' dancey, sassy set served as a perfect warm-up for headliners Cut Copy. Despite the band's relative newness, the front rows at the Black Cat responded in kind: dancing, shouting and singing along for the duration of the Black Kids' set. It was a little surprising for a band that doesn't even have an album out, though definitely warranted. [DCist]

Their status of not having an album out will change on July 22nd when Partie Traumatic is released on Columbia Records. Three days later the band will play a NYC show at Santos' Party House. Cover art and all tour dates below....

Black Kids

Black Kids - 2008 Tour Dates
> Friday 07/25/08 New York, NY @ Santo¹s Party House
> Tuesday 07/29/08 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
> Friday 09/19/08 Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird
> Saturday 09/20/08 Orlando, FL @ The Social
> Tuesday 09/23/08 Atlanta, GA @ Earl
> Wednesday 09/24/08 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
> Thursday 09/25/08 Carrboro, NC @ Cat¹s Cradle
> Friday 09/26/08 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
> Saturday 09/27/08 Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat
> Monday 09/29/08 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
> Thursday 10/02/08 Boston, MA @ Paradise
> Saturday 10/04/08 Montreal, PQ @ Cabaret Music Hall
> Sunday 10/05/08 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
> Monday 10/06/08 Chicago, IL @ Metro
> Tuesday 10/07/08 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
> Friday 10/10/08 Seattle, WA @ Neumo¹s
> Saturday 10/11/08 Vancouver, BC @ Richards
> Sunday 10/12/08 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne
> Monday 10/13/08 San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore