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?