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Live Recap: House of Vans Chicago Girls Skate Jam with The Kills

Kickflips, grinds, chords and riffs! Chicago’s House of Vans played host to another Get on Board girls skate jam event Saturday evening. Some of Chicago’s finest skate boarders and up-and-comers tore the floor with ollies, kickflips and 180º’s. The event also featured a street market and the futuristic, interstellar and pizza-tastic artwork by Robin Eisenberg. 

Later in the night, the venue transformed itself into a slew of rock riffs, power chords, and hair thrashing by the British - American indie rock band The Kills. The crowd was quickly pumped into a fever of singing and screaming at the top of the set with the hit “URA Fever." The show was always at full momentum with Alison Mosshart snake-charming the crowd with spellcasting lyrics and riveting dances moves. The air-fan on stage blew through her hair making it dance to the electric rock tunes. 

Alongside Mosshart was Jamie Hince power sliding on the guitar, just making the strumming patterns look easy. Hince also accompanied the songs with cool smooth lyrics and stylish swings. The duo performed an exceptional setlist with hits from across their albums like “Black Balloon," “Baby Says," and “Doing it to Death." As the evening continued, Mosshart gave the crowd a heartfelt smile as she started singing the new tune “List of Demands." As the duo worked through their setlist, the crowd eagerly soaked up their electrifying stage presence. 

The girls of skate and rock slayed the house with tricks and guitar licks leaving us all to look forward to the next one to shred again!

Photo Credit: Daniel Boczarski