By Jessica CarrollIf you ever questioned Canadian turntable master Kid Koala's passion for his craft, his new tour should put any doubts to rest.
After a stint creating the soundtrack for a documentary film a few years back with friend and notable hip-hop producer Dynomite D, a full album's worth of raw, psych rock tracks came into being. Unfortunately for the dudes, the film portion of the project fell apart and their tunes were placed in storage, presumably never to see a release. Yet, when they met up with Australian hard rockers Chris Ross and Myles Heskett (who until recently served as Wolfmother's rhythm section) and played them the tracks, the Aussies insisted that the tunes see the light of day. With this came the inception of Kid Koala's upcoming North American tour, "The Slew: Live," which will hit a select number of Canada/U.S. cities with Ross and Heskett onboard.
The press release promises that the tour will be "brash, loud and defiantly turned up to 11," with live drums, bass, keys and six turntables all pumping out 70 minutes of epic, hip-hop-influenced psych rock goodness. However, by the looks of things, this may be a live-only outing, so you may want to catch one of the following dates:
9/23 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom 9/24 Seattle, WA - Nector Lounge 9/25 San Francisco, CA - The Independent 9/27 Los Angeles, CA - Key Club 9/30 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg 10/1 Boston, MA - Great Scott 10/2 Montreal, QC - La Tulipe 10/3 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace 10/4 Chicago, IL - The Abbey Pub