Live Fix Podcast: Why Do These Kids Rock, Jam and Amaze Us So Much?

During this episode of Live Fix Radio, we explore the topic of teenage performers and how the live music experience impacts their creativity, inspiration and psychological development.

We’re excited to dive into this topic and share with you the music of 14 year-old singer-songwriter Kate Diaz and soul-blues-jazz-hip hop octet Kids These Days.


Ever since we first saw Kate amaze us at the Metro we knew she was well beyond her years. And we had the chance talk with her before a recent show at the Abbey Pub and ask her about her favorite live performers and how she got started as a musician.

Even though they’re all under the age of twenty, Kids These Days is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with in Chicago. And it was a blast talking to them at Lollapalooza about why they embrace making mistakes during their live show and how the WWF and James Brown influence what they do on stage. You’ll here why their debut EP Hard Times is one of my favorite of 2011. Note: A couple f-bombs do get dropped during the interview, but it’s for a good cause. It’s nothing to fear. I just wanted to let you know ahead of time, okay? 

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Show Notes:

Music from the podcast

DJ Mehdi – “I am Somebody”   (A musical tribute to the late French DJ who died last week and a continuation of our RIP grief experiment.)

Kate Diaz – “Kill the Question Mark”

Kids These Days – “Hard Times”

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