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Kishi Bashi Stories

Review / Photos / Setlist | Kishi Bashi @ Thalia Hall 4/11/17

Photos & Words: Alex Wood | Video: the1stMikeCWith an eclectic but consistently quality catalog of music and a talented, versatile band, violinist Kishi Bashi is precisely the kind of musician that keeps fans coming back with each subsequent tour.Touring in support of last years excellent Sonderlust, Kishi Bashis concert at Thalia Hall also...

Review & Video Playlist | Kishi Bashi @ Athenaeum 1/15/15

By Alex WoodKishi Bashi debuted his new string quartet at Athenaeum Theatre on Thursday as part of the Tomorrow Never Knows festival.The songwriter and violinist was joined by two violas, a cello and a violin, as well as his touring guitarist guesting on banjo when needed. In addition to vocals, Kishi Bashi conducted the...

Alex's Top 150 Albums Of 2014

Frequent contributor Alex Wood has assembled his list of the top 150 albums of the year.1. Jack White- LazarettoLazaretto is an instant classic, an album that successfully combines the sounds of Jack Whites past work and influences to create something wholly his own. A record free of crazy effects and using no compression in the production...

Review / Setlist / Photos / Video: Kishi Bashi @ Metro 5/31/14

Words: Alex WoodPhotos:Eujin KwakKishi Bashis set at the Metro balanced expressive violin performance with a creative use of effects. Though only three band members backed the violinist, their sound was massive, achieved through looping techniques and well-composed songs.Kaoru Ishibashi has released only two records under the Kishi Bashi moniker, but the set list...

These Are My Jams, Volume Eleven

Welcome to the eleventh edition of the The BarnsThese Are My Jamsseries. To see what this is all about,check out Volume Oneand for more jams, ourlanding page for the entire series.1. It was immediately after my first exposure to Cabinet that I added this as my jam. Since then, I can say that they've...