Black Kids Are Sooooo Much Cooler Than Depeche Mode

How can you not love a band with lyrics like this?:

Better than Depeche Mode

Better than Depeche Mode

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Call the ghost in your underwear.
Call the ghost in your underwear who?
Call the ghost in your underwear “boo”.

– Black Kids, Hit the Heartbrakes

Plus the Black Kids aren’t shutting down a major thoroughfare during rush hour to hold a concert for the Jimmy Kimmel show. They’re politely holding their show at the Fonda, which is disturbingly close to the clusterfuck that tonight’s free Depeche Mode show will undoubtedly be.

This isn’t the first time Depeche Mode has wreaked havoc on Los Angeles, but it is the first time it’s directly affected me. As if the traffic and legions of over-the-hill fans aren’t bad enough, the Depeche Mode debacle stands directly between me and the show I actually want to see, Black Kids and Mates of State.

So thanks, Depeche Mode, for screwing me.

And jesus satan, if I see you clogging up the streets at that Depeche Mode show on my way to the Black Kids show, I’m kicking you in the shins.

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