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Review: Kid Sister @ Pritzker 7/19

Kid Sister purple.jpg"I been all around the world...but there's nothin' like comin' home." You cant help but like Miss Melisa Young, aka MC and rapper Kid Sister. She's got an exuberant energy you only expect to see come out of a child under 10, and she's as cute as can be. Last night she came home to Chicago to play a free Downtown Sound show at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.

Pritzker security.jpgSecurity was unusually tight in the park, in fact there were more people sitting outside the gates than inside the pavilion as signs everywhere said that no alcohol, cans or bottles would be allowed for this performance, and bags would be screened. The great lawn was near empty and barricaded with metal fences, but down in the seating bowl, things were off the hook. There were spirit fingers, hearts, dancin, and even a birthday as Kid Sis, along with her DJ and MC, amped up every song. The crowd went especially wild for her big hit "Pro Nails" (yes, the one she recorded with another Chicago hip hop star) and then she kicked off her shoes during "Switch Board" and showed us some real jukin.

Her debut album underwent lots of changes, names and pushed back release dates before finally coming out in November of last year. Many wondered if the album would ever actually see the light of day, but in the long run, Ultraviolet was worth the wait. She introduced a lot of new material at last night's show, telling us it's "been a very busy summer in Kid Sister land," which makes us wonder if we'll be working out to a brand new Kid Sister album sometime soon...

 
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