I don't really know what else there is to say about Q-Tip that hasn't been said yet at this point. Dude's a legend in the hip-hop world thanks to his work in A Tribe Called Quest and, now, based on the early raves, his new release, The Renaissance.
And The Cool Kids, well, they're just what they sound like: new(-ish) to the game, but still pretty, um, cool.
Need more? OK. See what I wrote about The Cool Kids last time they rolled through town and blew up the Granada or check out what Observer contributor Lance Lester wrote about both acts this week.
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(Also: Didn't notice this until today, but up-and-coming act The Knux opens--nice.)
If all this floats you're boat, then you're gonna wanna email me right about now with "Award Tour" in the subject line. First three people get a pair of tickets, courtesy of House of Blues. A word of warning, though: These are hard tickets, not will call tickets. You want 'em, you gotta be able to stop by our offices (at Oak lawn and Maple) before 5:30 this afternoon to get 'em.
Update: Contest is over. Congrats to our winners. --Pete Freedman