Kirin J Callinan plays a show at The Foundry in Brisbane on the same day that his second album, Bravado, is released. Support from Mid Ayr and Top Dollar.
The story of Kirin J Callinan post-Mercy Arms has been remarkable without question. In the wake of 2013’s Embracism, his following and reputation have undeniably grown. Yet for anyone with a greater interest in sweeping statements of musical identity than drip feeds of social media content, there’s creeping question that, as well loved and enmeshed […]
Kirin J Callinan launches his Embracism album at The Zoo in Brisbane, with support from Standish/Carlyon, Scraps and Per Purpose.
Actually a good crowd for a Sunday night and why not? Two of Brisbanes finest plus Kirin J Callinan. Kirin is cabaret I guess is about as good as I can describe it but with shards of guitar occasionally jammed in the underbelly. This was close to a perfect gig. Kirin J Callinan – Live […]
Between rock and a safe space [To suggest that rock is diametrically opposed to safe spaces is abhorrent. Already the author is twisting music to their own political agenda, which, as you will see, is some kind of white heterormative male hegemony of rock.] Tormented by allegations of white supremacy, misogyny and transphobia, the band […]
A laneway it ain’t. After a few years of hide and seek around the sun-striped pavilions of the Brisbane Showgrounds, the Laneway Festival has finally pitched its tent in the Main Arena, the wide open space used for livestock parades, sheepdog trials and the hallowed Livid Festival. Punters at the twin headline stages trample the […]
You break up with your ex. You like them, but they’ve pushed the limits of what you can take. You no longer feel comfortable around them. You kick them out of your share house. A few weeks later you get out of the shower. Opening the door and walking through the living room there they […]
By Tom McCall The lineup for this year’s Blurst of Times Festival seems to focus heavily on hyped Triple-J acts and newly-formed rock bands from across the country. The announcement of Kirin J Callinan to share the final spot on the bill with Dune Rats was enough to drive up my excitement for the night, […]
The Blurst of Times returns to Brisbane, featuring performances from Woodboot, Deafcult, Heads of Charm, Twin Haus, The Murlocs, The Goon Sax, John Steel Singers, Waax and Kirin J Callinan.
Beyoncé – If I Were A Boy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWpsOqh8q0M The first song I think about when it comes to gender. I know some may say it’s about sexism/feminism/equality, but when I first heard it, it made me feel a little less odd for sometimes wishing that I could be a boy, too, ‘even just for a […]