It's a long, complicated journey that got The Cool Kids' first album, "When Fish Ride Bicycles," released, but rather than focus on an album that has been three years in the making, let's instead focus on the subsequent tour, which brings the Chicago group here tonight at The Granada, 1020 Mass. The group's approach to hip-hop is extremely traditional, with no gimmicks, voice effects or excess synth-beats. The group's flow is methodical and their lyrics are cohesive and intelligible. They're joined by Lawrence's Ebony Tusks, Kanas City's Greg Enemy and Atilla & Gee Watts. The show is a must-stop for anyone who is a fan of quality independent hip-hop. Tickets are $20 at the door and said door is open at 8:30 p.m.