by Bill Pearis

Connan & Kirin are ready. Is America?

Connan Mockasin and Kirin J Callinan's upcoming North American tour starts this week, with two NYC shows: Thursday (May 1) at Bowery Ballroom, and Friday (May 2) at Music Hall of Williamsburg. They're both on the eccentric end of the spectrum and this tour should be interesting and entertaining. Tickets are still available but if you'd like to go for free, we're giving a pair away to each show. Details below.

In celebration of the trek, Kirin J Callinan has released a cover of k.d. lang's 1992 single "Constant Craving." It's a duet with Sofia Brous and as you can imagine, Callinan puts his unique spin on the song. Stream it below. He's also currently engaged in a little crowdfunding so he can "tour internationally, make engaging & entertaining new videos, write & record a new album and put on the best dog gamn show you've ever seen, live, in a city near you!" Learn more via Kirin's very entertaining Pozible video below.

Meanwhile, Connan (who's been hanging out in Brooklyn since SXSW) recently shared a Yours Truly video session and you can watch that, with the list of dates, all videos and streams, below...


Kirin J Callinan - Give Generously

Connan Mockasin - "Do I Make You Feel Shy?"

Connan Mockasin / Kirin J Callinan tour dates
Tue 04/29/14 Boot & Saddle Philadelphia PA
Thu 05/01/14 Bowery Ballroom New York NY
Fri 05/02/14 Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY
Sun 05/04/14 Cabaret Mile End Montreal QC
Mon 05/05/14 Lee's Palace Toronto ON
Wed 05/07/14 Empty Bottle Chicago IL
Thu 05/08/14 7th St Entry Minneapolis MN
Sun 05/11/14 Barboza Seattle WA
Mon 05/12/14 Electric Owl Vancouver BC
Tue 05/13/14 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR
Thu 05/15/14 The Independent San Francisco CA, w/ Liam Finn
Fri 05/16/14 Echoplex Los Angeles CA, w/ Liam Finn

For a chance at winning a pair of tickets to see CONNAN MOCKASIN & KIRIN J CALLINAN AT BOWERY BALLROOM or MHOW: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "Connan & Kirin" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "Connan & Kirin". Include your first and last name in the email as well as which show you'd like to attend. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!