If you’ve never seen Flavorwire favorite Kirin J. Callinan live, you’re really missing out — his shows oscillate between latter-day Scott Walker balladry and ear-bleeding noise, both of which are equally compelling in their own ways. It’s the balladry that’s showcased in this new video, which we’re very excited to premiere in association with Yourstru.ly. It captures Callinan performing a piano-led rendition of Embracism highlight “Victoria M.” at the Manhattan Inn in Greenpoint last December. (It also sees him getting a massage and debuting an adventurous new haircut.) Happily, Callinan will be back in North America soon — he’s at SXSW next month, then touring with Connan Mockasin. Check through for the video and tour dates.
Kirin J. Callinan North American tour dates:
3/9: Monterrey, Mexico – Festival NRML 3/11: Austin, TX – SXSW Sounds Australia Party – B.D Riley’s Pub 3/13: Austin, TX – SXSW Official showcase Cheer up Charlies 3/14: Austin, TX – SXSW Terrible + Siberia Records party – Valhalla 3/15: Austin, TX – SXSW Laneway Party – Holy Mountain 3/29 Los Angeles, CA KXSC Fest
With Connan Mockasin:
4/28 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel 4/29 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle 4/30 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall 5/1 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom 5/2 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg 5/4 Montreal, QUE – Cabaret Mile End 5/5 Toronto, ONT – Lee’s Palace 5/7 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle 5/11 Seattle, WA – Barboza 5/12 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl 5/13 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge 5/15 San Francisco, CA – Independent 5/16 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex