Chicago hipster hip-hop duo The Cool Kids
just wrapped up a five-week North American tour that took them pretty much everywhere in the Midwest except, it seems, for St. Louis. Still, the pair have a strong connection to our fair city on the banks of the muddy Mississippi.
The tour, which was headlined by Q-Tip, and also featured The Knux, was managed by Wes Allmond, better known 'round these parts as DJ Solo, the man behind The Science, the famed hip-hop night that used to go down at Blueberry Hill.
Solo, who runs the St. Louis branch of the Chicago-based ad-agency Ch'rewd Marketing
, was recruited by the Cool Kids after they parted ways with their previous manager. In addition to the booking and managing the day-to-day scheduling of the band (i.e. shopping excursions and after parties), Solo penned the group's tour diary blog
, which is packed with videos from every show and tons of kick-ass pictures, like this one:
Check it out and imagine how sweet this show would have been at the Pageant.
-- Keegan Hamilton