Monday, January 3, 2011

Monday Music: The Kin

The Kin is one of those bands that you should be listening to. I hadn't heard of them until last winter: The Kin was one of two opening acts for Joshua Radin when I went to see him in concert. Everyone is a little bit skeptical of the opening band. A lot of us assume that they'll be mediocre, or at least not nearly as good as the act we came for.

As soon as they got on stage and began to sing the room went dead silent. The audience for a Joshua Radin concert probably won't be that rowdy anyway, but I've never been to a performance where you could hear a pin drop-- let alone for the opening act. Issaac and Thorry Koren's voices are gorgeous. They play didjeridu. Their lyrics tell stories. They command a room through talent alone. As much as I love Joshua Radin, I can say that I would have been completely satisfied if their act was the only one I got to see that night. And again, there was something so lovely about that silence.

(this one has didjeridu)

What's the best concert you've been to? The best opening act?


brlracincwgrl said...

I love this group! Thank you for a new music suggestion! They are amazing!

The Fashion Buzz said...

The Kin- must remember that, they're great! Thank you for sharing this!

Laells said...

It's a toss up between Meat Loaf or Band of Skulls for best concert. I can't really think of the opening acts though.

I'ma have to remember the Kin.

I MUST recommend Hugo to you though. If you listen to just one of his songs make it his cover of 99 Problems by Jay Z. SOOOOOO GOOD!

Jem said...

They sound quite good- thanks for introducing me to the group! :)


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