Have Some Black Kids Over to Your House


No word on how much
admission you can get away with charging….


By Fred Mills



House parties are all the rage, especially the ones where
you don’t have to stand around looking at just your drunk friends – how about
those where you’ve got an actual, real live, nationally-prominent band playing?
Okay, so it’s mostly low-key singer-songwriters who do the house party circuit,
which may undercut the “party” nature somewhat, but hey, it beats spinning old 45s
all night, right?


Black Kids have decided t get into the spirit, sort of,
while they’re out on the road with the Mates of State (the tour kicks off this
week, full itinerary below). They’ve come up with a contest whereby you can
have them over merely by creating a video. Here are the details:



1) Create a video asking and explaining why the band should play your next
house party,
2) Take the video and upload it to YOUR myspace profile,
3) Enter the URL of the video on the contest entry form:





According to their label, “The band will be picking their favorite
video, once the video is chosen we’ll notify the winner and then it’s up to you
to find the perfect location. Whether it’s your mother’s basement, your best
friends 1 – bedroom apartment or at brother-in-law’s house
– we are leaving it up to you to host the party and Black Kids will bring the

Well, all right then! For more information on the contest visit the band’s MySpace page:





Black Kids/Mates of State Tour


4/02      Richmond, VA
4/03      Philadelphia,
           The Trocadero
4/04      Washington,
         9:30 Club
4/05      Brooklyn, NY
Hall of Williamsburg
4/06      New York, NY
4/07      Boston, MA
of Blues
4/09      Montreal, QC
Musee Juste Pour Rire
4/10      Toronto, ON
4/11      Chicago, IL
4/12      Minneapolis, MN
4/13      Kansas City, MO
          Beaumont Club
4/15      Denver, CO
4/17      Seattle, WA                  Neumos
4/18      Vancouver, CAN
4/19      Portland, OR
4/20      San Francisco, CA
        The Independent
4/21      San Francisco, CA
        The Independent
4/23      Los Angeles, CA
           Henry Fonda
4/24      Pomona, CA
Glass House
4/25      Tempe, AZ
4/27      Dallas, TX
4/28      Austin, TX
Zona Rosa
4/29      Houston, TX
5/01      Atlanta, GA



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