-photo by Richard Gilligan
In conjunction with Kevchino’s awesome showcase at The Knitting Factory this Wednesday, we are devoting the entire week to singer/songwriters. The showcase features an amazing array of talent, including Marissa Nadler, Natureboy, Monogold, Rey Villalobos, a dj set by Victoria Bergsman of Taken By Trees, and the amazing Irish outfit Villagers, who we are devoting today to. I saw Conor O’Brien perform in Austin last March, where he reduced everyone to puddles with his phenomenal cover of Roy Orbison’s “Crying” and I’ve been hooked ever since. Check out his new single “Becoming A Jackal”, a standout for best of the year lists. Also, watch his new video for “Becoming A Jackal” and a live performance of said Orbison cover below.