Kid Koala/Slew Will Be Making His Presence Known During the 2010 Olympics

Artist: Kid Koala Presents Short Attention Span Theatre

Opener: Lederhosen Lucil

Venue: Great Northern Way Campus, 577 Great Northern Way

Date: Jan 12, 2010, 10pm

Tickets available here.  $22+

Here comes another great local artist Kid Koala. Kid Koala, also known as Vancouver-born Eric San, is celebrated all over the globe for his scratching skills. The Montreal-based DJ and graphic novelist jumped onto the international scene in 2000 with Carpal Tunnel Syndromeand was soon opening for the likes of Radiohead and Bjork. He became known for playing a turntable like a melodic instrument, pushing and pulling notes into wholly new sounds with a smile on his face. Here as part of the Code Live Nightlife Project he will be performing at the Great Northern Way Campus on Jan 12th 2010. Now I know what your thinking people… “but that’s the same night as MSTRKRFT!, what am I to do”. Well if that is the case then you should know that Kid Koala will be playing the Village Stage in Whistler on Jan 14th, 2010 and Cypress Mountain on Jan 15, 2010. Not only that, but those two DJ sets will probably be more likely to feater work from The Slew. The Slew is a collaboration with Kid Koala and Dynomite D, also featuring Chris Ross and Myles Heskett. Kid Koala and Dynomite D met while touring with the Beastie Boys and since then, Kid Koala and Dynomite D have worked together on several tracks. They just completed the second Bombay The Hardway project. Yet, most notably is the track ‘No Excuses’ on Dynomite D’s By The Way, which is available on both vinyl and compact disc from his website as well as from Slabco Records. But the Slew is the first time the two have worked together on an entire album. This latest album “100%” takes their two talents and various blues and rock albums and puts their own twist on it. Then you take Chris Ross, (keyboardist and bassist) and Myles Heskett (drummer) former members of Australian rock band Wolfmother and throw them in the mix and well you are now getting an idea of what The Slew has in store for you. I can not say enough about the album “The Slew – 100%”, it features a great new sound and what Kid Koala does best and makes it arrive at your eardrum door and kick it down right before blowing your mind. This album takes the blues, scratching, hip hop and rock and roll and mixes it flawlessly. We are all lucky to have Kid Koala come represent some of the best of Canadian music.

This specially commissioned Short Attention Span show features a two-piece turntable section, accompanying visuals — and maybe a little bingo, among other surprises. With Lederhosen Lucil.


~ by vanscene on January 18, 2010.

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