Noise Pop Review: Kid Koala, DJ Swayzee, Jel, J House

Friday night's Noise Pop show at Mighty was a pleasant mix of those who don’t get out to dance at the club that often and those who do. This had a lot to do with the contrast of acts for the evening, a clever mix of talents that united two different crowds. Hailing from San Francisco, J House is a DJ with an artful streak. Stylistically he was all over the board in a way that in less able hands would have been a mess. He jumped from genre to genre, evoking the electronic music gods all while keeping his [...]

By |February 28, 2011|Tags: , , , |

Interview – Kid Koala on “Music to Draw to…” series: “It’s really quite an amazing thing to see.”

Montreal's Kid Koala (aka Eric San) is known both as an innovative turntablist and skilled visual artist, and he's combined those two loves in his "Music to Draw to..." series of events. The concept is pretty unique: attendees are encouraged to bring their own artistic projects to the shows, which they work on while San spins "quiet time" records and his wife serves hot chocolate and baked goods. It's an idea that both challenges expectations about what a "concert experience" should be and highlights the important role that music plays in artistic and cultural life. From the sound of it, [...]

By |February 16, 2011|Tags: |
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