Kishi Bashi, Shugo Tokumaru, Tall Tall Trees
1001 SE Morrison St.
[ONE-MAN BAND] On his 2012 debut LP, 151a, Kaoru Ishibashi—who plays under the name Kishi Bashi—calls on a number of recognizable influences, with whirling violin riffs, layers of synthesizer, vibrant harmonies and chirping falsettos. But the music of the talented singer-songwriter, violinist and multi-instrumentalist culminates as a finely articulated and intricately crafted force of its own. From the impressive production of 151a to his complex live-looping performances, Ishibashi hones his astute affection for detail and his ear for engaging compositions in every aspect of his work. Having played with acts such as Of Montreal and Regina Spektor, the Virginia-based artist is no new face to indie music, but his solo project gives him some much-deserved time in the spotlight.
Address: 1001 SE Morrison St.