The Cool Kids

The Cool Kids

Rockie Fresh, Blind Benny

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

$15 at the door

The Cool Kids
The Cool Kids
The Cool Kids is an alternative hip hop group from the Mid-West United States. The duo consists of Antoine "Mikey Rocks" Reed (originally from Matteson, Illinois) and Evan "Chuck Inglish" Ingersoll (originally from Mount Clemens, Michigan).[1] Self-described as "the new black version of the Beastie Boys," The Cool Kids' music has been released primarily to the independent Chocolate Industries via their own label C.A.K.E. Recordings.[2] Reed and Ingersoll have collaborated with several other musical artists and made appearances in numerous media, such as Asher Roth, Kenna, The Bloody Beetroots, Drake, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, and Maroon 5.
Rockie Fresh
Rockie Fresh
If you haven’t heard the buzz yet, let it be known that Chicago native Rockie Fresh is quickly becoming your next favorite rapper. Only 20-years-old and starting his music career just a few years ago, this young up-and-comIer is already one of the hottest independent artists in hip-hop.

With a unique sound that has deep urban undertones and an alternative rocker mentality, Rockie continues to break barriers and defy conventions. Working with artists ranging from Fall Out Boy lead singer Patrick Stump to internet phenom Lil B, and with co-signs from the likes of new-age college rap sensations like Asher Roth and Kidz In The Hall, Rockie’s grassroots movement has every corner of the music world talking. From Complex Magazine to, The Source to MyspaceMusic, and BET to RockTheVote, Rockie is quickly taking the industry by storm.

Fresh’s debut mixtape “Rockie’s Modern Life” was released in December of 2009, quickly propelling him into Chicago stardom as fans and tastemakers across the city began echoing the name of a new hometown hero. Not sure what to expect, Rockie took to the stage for the very first time in his career at his own release show. To his surprise, he found himself in front of a sold out crowd of eagerly anticipating fans. From there he was propelled into the national spotlight as he earned performances at SXSW, A3C Music Festival, and Bamboozle, and opened for Rick Ross, Big Sean, The Cool Kids, Twista, Chip Tha Ripper and more across the country.

Coming off of his newest project “The Otherside”, Rockie continues to outdo himself. As his sophomore release, “The Otherside” tallied over 15,000 downloads in it’s first week alone, and over 30,000 downloads to date. Presented by and MTV Top DJ’s illWill & Rockstar, the project was deemed “one of the most impressive mixtapes to close out 2010” by The Smoking Section and one of the best mixtapes of the year by many, making Rockie Fresh one of the top emcees to look out for in 2011.
Blind Benny
Blind Benny
Blind Benny will sweet-talk your heart, rip it out of your chest, pull it on stage, and walk away leaving you with bittersweet conflict as to why you hadn’t discovered them sooner. This eclectic rock band with melodies you’ll be singing well after the song is over has so effortlessly made rock pop while managing to capture the soul. Whether it be acoustic or a full band performance, the energy is explosive.

Blind Benny’s Jade<3 is a singer/songwriter; born and raised in New York City, graduate of La Guardia School of Performing Arts, daughter of a pastor, and a vicious performer. “I’m obsessed with human behavior, I live vicariously through everyone.” Jonathan Carmelli, guitarist and producer, born in New York City, was accepted to Berklee College of Music in Boston yet stayed to pursue their music. “We met in a funk band. Jade<3 pulled me aside and asked me if I wanted to play and create something different. Needless to say I agreed. …I would also like to be known as a vicious performer.”

Before they dubbed themselves Blind Benny they performed as Jade<3. In 2010 they decided to rebrand Jade<3’s solo image and turn it into Blind Benny. The same image and vision that created her critically lauded first EP “It’s My Heart, Cookie” evolves and crafts the music today. The songs hit hard; percussion and electric guitar somewhat sounding like an ethnically confused Foo Fighters that at any time could free fall into an incomparable folksy melody supporting lyrics that walk all over you. “It’s nothing personal…excuse us, it’s all personal.”
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249

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