Published Feb 02, 2010While most DJs are content to fill dance floors with bass-heavy beats, Vancouver, BC-born/Montreal-based turntablist Kid Koala has always been an exception. For evidence of his soft side, look no further than his version of "Moon River" (see video below), or check out his February 12 performance in Vancouver, where he'll be indulging his gentler side with a cabaret-style show at the city's Great Nothern Way Campus.
The show is part of the 2010 Cultural Olympiad and he's calling the performance Short Attention Span Audio Theatre, which was also the title of his 2005 live album.
According to a press release, the concert will have the atmosphere of a comedy club, as he notes, "It will be liberating not having the pressure of making sure it's really loud and that everyone's dancing all the time."
He will be performing with fellow DJ P-Love, and the pair will split their time between six turntables, an electric piano and a projector. The projector will be showing Kid Koala's original artwork, drawing from his experience as a graphic novelist. He will be screening two comics, with the press release describing the first as being "about a robot that tries to write love songs but can't sing," while the second is "about a space explorer who travels around the universe while her guardian robot lives a parallel life back on earth."
As for the audience, Kid Koala says, "You'll sip your drink, laugh a little, look at some visuals, listen to some stories, all while hearing some turntable craft."
You can pick up advance tickets for $22.