They are way cooler than you’ll ever be, basically.
June 14, 2013 9:45 AM   Subscribe

The Avant/Garde Diaries interviews Jarad Dawkins, 11, and Malcom Brickhouse, 12, aka the metal band Unlocking the Truth. Here they are performing on Totally Biased With Kamau Bell [via]
posted by brundlefly (11 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
This has an Oppositional Defiant Disorder diagnosis written all over it. /BEDMBID
posted by OmieWise at 10:15 AM on June 14, 2013

This is awesome. I wish I had that much self-awareness and such a strong sense of personal style as these kids do, and I'm twice their age.
posted by capricorn at 10:15 AM on June 14, 2013

I can't wait to hear them when they're 19.
posted by Chuffy at 10:21 AM on June 14, 2013

posted by cthuljew at 10:23 AM on June 14, 2013

Damn those kids can rock! \m/
posted by Arbac at 10:27 AM on June 14, 2013

Whoa, that Kamau Bell clip totally destroyed. GET ON MY LAWN.
posted by resurrexit at 10:42 AM on June 14, 2013 [1 favorite]

OK, another kid band, everyone’s kids have a band. I don’t care about kid bands.

But this is pretty freakin’ great. It’s going to be really interesting to see what they do.
My only fear is that one day they will get a singer and that person will ruin their lives. That’s what they do.
posted by bongo_x at 11:08 AM on June 14, 2013 [1 favorite]

My favorite local band was recently ruined by a singer. Although maybe not in quite the sense that you mean.
posted by cthuljew at 11:50 AM on June 14, 2013

Though not likely the case here on the blue, from what I've seen in other sites where this stuff is posted, it's not so much the age as it is the race.

"Like, OMG, black kids playing thrash? So amazing!."

It's that sort of sheltered, not racist, but totally oblivious worldview that I'd see in my small hometown where there was 1 all black family, and I was the only mixed race family. Never really experienced prejudice or racism, but I couldn't help shake my head at the looks we'd get occasionally, like...

"Oh wow. Black people like popsicles, too. Interesting."

Plenty of African Americans and minorities like heavy metal. Problem is (using Buffalo as an example) showplace is on that side of town, and Lux is around the corner. The faces on the billboards for WBLK look like my family, while the EDGE has some weird looking white guys with chain wallets. Thanks to media ownership and advertising experts, we're only exposed to the music they think we like, and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

(And, if you're going to use examples of black people in the heavy metal scene, please stop mentioning King's X. They suck.)
posted by Bathtub Bobsled at 12:39 PM on June 14, 2013 [4 favorites]

"Oh wow. Black people like popsicles, too. Interesting."

One of the funniest things I’ve read in a while. That’s all.
posted by bongo_x at 12:59 PM on June 14, 2013

Fuck yeah black nail polish.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 4:06 PM on June 14, 2013

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