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An Open Letter to Kid Sister

An Open Letter to Kid Sister
By Jaime Lees
Thursday, Jan. 8 2009 @ 12:25PM

Dear Kid Sister,

I love you, but you need to get off of your ass and release your debut already. I read yesterday that you and your label are holding your album until it feels right “sonically.” I don’t know what that means, but it smells like caca. I mean, all I wanna do is bump Dream Date at my next house party and you fools are ruining my fun.

And what the fuck, yo? Chicago is not that far away, please come play St. Louis. What’s wrong? You’ve got no love for us? We love you. (See proof here and here). I heard you played Washington University a few months back, but us non-students didn’t have a chance of getting in to that show.

Back in the day, I saw you kick it with Flosstradamus at the Town Hall Pub parties up in Chicago, and I know that you’re the right girl to get a St. Louis dance party started. I’ll even come and pick you up! The damn engine light is on in my stupid VW Beetle and I’d still road trip my ass up there to come and get you. You’d have fun here: We’ve got mad beauty shops and hella nail salons — we’ll take you to get your nails did! I know you like it.

I saw you at SXSW last year and I gotta say, you were crunk, but your performance was still tight and your style was fly as hell. I sprained my ankle that night and after your show you walked by me trying to dance while still elevating my ankle on a bar stool and you told me I was “workin’ it.” Damn, don’t I know it!

Anyway, I sprained my ankle for you — you owe me. Any time you want to come to the Lou, just holla at yo girl and we’ll get it worked out. Hell, hit me on my beeper.

Much Love,
Jaime Lees and the City of St. Louis

SXSW: The Random Picture Post

These snaps were just too hot not to post.

photo by Jaime Lees
PHOTO: Dead Confederate
WHEN: Wednesday, March 12, 11p.m.
WHERE: Stubb’s BBQ, big outside stage
NOTE: This band opened for R.E.M. (Athens represent) and might have been the best surprise of the festival. Read our coverage here.

photo by Jaime Lees
PHOTO: AA Bondy
WHEN: Thursday, March 13, about 9:30p.m.
WHERE: The gorgeous poolside rooftop stage of a heavily sponsored free party.
NOTE: This was one of 12 AA Bondy shows in a 3 day time span in Austin.

photo by Jaime Lees
PHOTO: downtown Austin, TX, view from the AA Bondy rooftop show
WHEN: Thursday, March 13, late night
WHERE: at 3rd Street and Guadalupe looking East
NOTE: There should be more rooftop shows. Always.

photo by Jaime Lees
PHOTO: Autolux’s Eugene Goreshter
WHEN: Friday, March 14, afternoon
WHERE: Red Eyed Fly backyard venue
NOTE: Goreshter’s amazing vocals on Autolux albums? Not studio magic. Dude actually sings like that.

photo by Jaime Lees
PHOTO: J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr, solo show
WHEN: Saturday, March 15, mid-afternoon
WHERE: Garden Party (read: gorgeous yard), the French Legation Museum
NOTE: J Mascis is a God among men (who just happens to use a baby pink Razr as his preferred cellular device.)

photo by Jaime Lees
PHOTO: Thurston Moore and the New Wave Bandits
WHEN: Saturday, March 15, afternoon, slot after J Mascis
WHERE: East Austin, French Legation Museum
NOTE: Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore stole the show with his expansive talent and boyish charm. Read our coverage here.

photo by Jaime Lees
PHOTO: The Breeders
WHEN: Saturday, March 15, about 9p.m.
WHERE: Waterloo Park, north of downtown, 2nd stage
NOTE: Two Deals are always better than one. Read our coverage here.

photo by Jaime Lees
PHOTO: Kid Sister at the Fool’s Gold Showcase
WHEN: Saturday, March 15, 1a.m. (after Flosstradamus, before Chromeo)
WHERE: Volume nightclub, next to the told Emo’s on 6th Street
NOTE: Kid Sister claimed she was crunk but she still held down her raps with a little help from brother Josh “J2K” Young (of super-fly duo Flosstradamus) as back up.Category: Music, Reviews, SXSW, Snapshots