Run, Don’t Walk to Get Tickets for Kid Koala

No joke.

I was at Kid Koala‘s Space Cadet Headphone Experience last night at 918 Bathurst and it was AMAZING!

So amazing in fact that I am seriously considering going to the early show today.

But alas, I have class and there is no way I’ll be able to make it there in time. Unless I skip the class….

I don’t want to give too much away but this was one of the best shows I’ve ever been to.

Take your kids.

Take your grandmother.

Pull in some random dudes off the street.

They won’t be disappointed.

I don’t know how to categorize the show that is based on the story he started back in 2004 and it isn’t fair to rank it among all the shows I’ve seen this year- or ever for that matter. (Maybe I don’t get out enough….)

I was in the space earlier in the day for a class and I talked to some of the organizers. One called it an ‘extravaganza’ when I tried to explain what this was to people taking taking tai chi with me. He was right.

You will want to line up before the door opens to give yourself time to take in the interactive gallery.

Tips: Get your face superimposed on an asteroid (just do it!), line up early so you can lounge in the pods- we spent too much time playing and ended up sitting in chairs in the back. Also to try to sit close to the main stage- there is a lot of audience participation and trust me, you will want to participate.

Terence Bernardo opened with three songs from his upcoming (?) album Dirge. Kid Koala joked that he wants him to call it ‘The 14 Most Depressing Songs You’ve Ever Heard.’ The songs were definitely atmospheric, or as KK says, the “calm before the calm.” Many of these songs were apparently written in the winter and many plates of poutine were apparently consumed. This elicited a rousing “Whoohoo” from audience members. Funny. Kid Koala got us to do something in response to a reviewer of the show not remembering Terence’s name. I don’t want to give it away but you will laugh!!!

He introduces the first song as the sexiest in his repertoire- Skanky Panky– love that song! And it just gets better from there. He played some songs from an upcoming album and took us through some illustrations from the book (which I had to buy).

At one point he puts his name through a machine that reminds me of a scene fromĀ Real Genius when one of the geniuses feeds his voice through a machine to convince a guy that it was god speaking to him (through a mic attached to a filling). Interestingly, Royal Canoe also did this (although with a slightly more sinister effect) at their show Wednesday night.

But I digress.

KK has the most hysterical laugh- at one point I thought it was a girl! It was almost a chortle and extra hilarious when he feeds it through the toy to sound like God (or Ving Rhames). This is not meant to be a diss- it was infectious.

If you already don’t have tickets, what are you still doing reading this?




~ by angryegg on May 4, 2012.

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