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The Kin Headline The Bowery Ballroom on Sunday

February 20th, 2014

Brothers Isaac (keys) and Thorald Koren (guitar), who are from Australia and share vocal duties, had played with a number of other musicians before they teamed up with Buffalo’s bare-knuckle drummer Mark Nicosia, who goes by Shakerleg. Together, they’re the Kin, and they’ve been known to stage musical robberies, by striding into a location—a deli, a bar, an airport—and shout, “Ladies and gentlemen, this is a musical robbery” before winning over the crowd with an original tune. “We’re looking to surprise people and give them a musical experience,” says Isaac. The Kin (above, performing “On the Rise” on Conan) just released their debut EP, Get It On, last month and they headline The Bowery Ballroom on Sunday night.