Tag Archives: Kishi Bashi

Live Video: Kishi Bashi

When it comes to whimsical multi-instrumentalist Kishi Bashi, we should’ve known we had nothing to worry about. A couple of years had passed since his beloved debut release, 151a, and as DJ Cheryl Waters said to a co-worker a few months before the release of his latest, Lighght (pronounced “Light”), “I’m really nervous! I lovedRead more...

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The Song That’s Shaking Me with Kishi Bashi

KEXP asks musicians, “What song is ruling your world today?” Kishi Bashi: I really like that song by Cinematic Orchestra called “To Build A Home.” I think Patrick Watson sings on it. It’s really beautiful. It’s so beautiful I wish I had written it. The new album from Kishi Bashi, titled Lighght, is out nowRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, May 19th • Jeremy Jay at Lo-Fi // 21+ (more info) • Kairos, Dude York, Sundries at The Crocodile // All Ages (more info)

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Out This Week 5/13

Well, this is the week to go broke at the record shop. Bye bye, paycheck, it was nice knowing you, and hello to these excellent new releases! Such as, the long-awaited release from The Black Keys, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes as, “a more subtle and atmospheric take on the band’s sound.” YatesRead more...

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Live Video: Kishi Bashi

As Kaoru Ishibashi himself admits, a year ago no one knew who he was. Now, with his musical project Kishi Bashi, he’s selling out shows with his intricate and ecstatic performances. Inspired by as much by free jazz as bluegrass, hip-hop, and classical music, Kishi Bashi’s baroque indie pop easily draws comparisons to other loopRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

The great shows continue this week. On Tuesday night, we enjoy the first of two nights with Aaron Neville at Benaroya Hall. At Showbox at the Market, the Eels are playing with Nicole Atkins, and there’s also Habib Koite and Eric Bibb at Triple Door. Don’t forget Linda’s 19th Anniversary Party with Grave Babies Listening Party and HardlyRead more...

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Hans

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends on Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if your picksRead more...

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2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Kevin Cole

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends on Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if your picksRead more...

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Live Video: Kishi Bashi at CMJ

Although Seattle-born violin virtuoso K(aoru) Ishibashi isn’t new to indie rock -- he’s recorded and toured with the likes of Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and of Montreal -- he only just released is solo debut, 151a, this year. Using loop pedals to create multi-layered chorus of each song, Kishi Bashi will easily remind you ofRead more...

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KEXP at CMJ 2012, Day 3: Kishi Bashi

written by Chris Payne After watching Wild Nothing’s one-man set-up morph into a five-piece, the audience at KEXP’s live broadcast at CMJ Union in New York City during the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon was treated to the virtual polar polar opposite: a string quartet (and more) via one K Ishibashi, aka Kishi Bashi. Although thisRead more...

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