Earlier this week, I was introduced to the Adventures of Kaila and the Kid, who are a pair of individuals who combine the art of beatboxing and rapping at the same time. Based out of New York City, the duo has been taking advantage of what the city of Albany has to offer better than the locals.
Not many can pull off a tour in Albany hitting up a different venue every night of the week performing their craft to a varied audience but so far Kaila and the Kid have done so with adaptive ease.
On Monday, they performed at Tierra‘s open mic, which is a weekly event with a sign-up beginning at 6:30pm. Tuesday night, Justin’s played host and tonight, they will be performing in between sets at the weekly residency the Deadbeats hold down at Valentine’s.
Tonight’s event begins at 10pm and Kaila and the Kid will go on perhaps around 11:45pm. Get there.
If you can’t make it out tonight, you can catch Kaila and the Kid at the Hudson River Coffee House for their open mic tomorrow evening. Wrapping up the week, the two will be performing as part of the Gift Wrapped in Sound benefit at the Bayou Cafe alongside Mirk, Goldtooth and others this Friday. Additionally, the two will be joining in on the fun as part of the goodbye bash for 40 Broadway. Full event information can be found as featured on KAB last week.
KAB pro tip: Spend some time on their YouTube channel if you aren’t already intrigued.