Kid Koala

A master turntablist and sample-magician, Kid Koala has been quietly releasing witty instrumental hip-hop for well over a decade. From his early oddball classic Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to his scratch-work on Deltron 3030's lone, self-titled opus, Koala (Canada's Eric San) has made an art out of chopping and looping bizarre snippets with old school equipment, and has cut-and-pasted his way to underground glory. His new album, 12 Bit Blues, relies on the manipulation of old American blues samples to make his point, which, live, is often furthered by dancing lady-types, costumes, and puppet shows. With Adira Amram, The Experience. TODD HAMM

Wed., Nov. 7, 8 p.m., 2012

 
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