Kishi Bashi

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A lush array of looping and vocal/violin gymnastics... Kishi Bashi's debut full-length, 151a, is a bright and soaring avant-pop record written primarily on violin - Kishi Bashi's main instrument which has brought him to record and tour with the likes of Regina Spector, Sondre Lerche, Alexi Murdoch, of Montreal and more.Kishi Bashi collaborated with of Montreal's Kevin Barnes on that band's new album, Paralytic Stalks. This last endeavor he credits with some of his most recent musical growth,

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Say Yeah to Kishi Bashi at 20th Century Theatre 

Kishi Bashi released his first full-length album 151a via Joyful Noise in 2012, which received high praise and the title of NPR's "Best New Artist of The Year". K's follow-up album Lighght expanded his palette to include more diverse and nuanced instrumentation, flirting with Eastern-tinged...

Indie Vol. 2016 at Fountain Square Lineup Announced 

Indie Vol 2016 will bring free indie music shows to Fountain Square every Friday in beautiful Downtown Cincinnati this summer! The series kicks off Friday, June 3rd and runs through Friday, September 2nd.  Indie Vol. 2016 is a part of the PNC Summer Series at Fountain Square. "I think...

#MusicMonday Must Haves :: 4/13/15 

Each week we do our best to shine some light on a few songs that we feel should be on your radar. All of these songs will be added to our #MusicMonday Must Haves playlist on Spotify, so follow along & click play when you need to find some inspiration!  Every artist below will be in...

Kishi Bashi Releases New Video Prior to Bogart's Show 

Kishi Bashi and Joyful Noise Recordings released via NPR yesterday the heart jerking video for “In Fantasia”. Filmed on location in Prague, Czech Republic and directed by Bram De Jonghe and Andrew Turski, "In Fantasia" is a breathtaking visual about love and loss soundtracked by a song...

CincyMusic.com Staff Top 25 Albums of 2014 

The folks at CincyMusic.com have a quite a diversity in their music tastes. Obviously we have to, in order to fairly cover the variety of music that hits our city on a daily basis. Some of us have favorite genres while others of us are all over the map of musical likes.  Who were our favorites of...

The Ridges to Share the Stage with Kishi Bashi 

You know the saying - Fifth time’s a charm. That’s it, right? For The Ridges, though, we think it’s safe to say that the first time actually was. After playing with Kishi Bashi - a violin virtuoso with indie rock leanings who happens to be a favorite of the CincyMusic.com staff, who might be...

Kishi Bashi Will Bring a Smile to Your Face 

Kishi Bashi is a wonderful discovery I made via Bob Boilen on the NPR Program, “All Songs Considered” in 2012. Ever since that episode, I have been in awe of the wonder of Kishi Bashi. After discovering Kishi Bashi, I realized he was everywhere! Commercials for Microsoft, Windows 8, Sony and...

See an Intimate VIP Set at Bunbury 

Bunbury Music Festival is yet again offering VIP ticketholders the chance to see exclusive VIP performances throughout the festival this weekend. We are excited to be involved again, and will be producing videos of these performances in a partnership with Moonbeam Studios/The Bellwether Sessions...

Empire Of The Sun joins Fall Out Boy, Paramore, & The Flaming Lips 

The Bunbury Music Festival has announced that Empire Of The Sun will join Fall Out Boy, Paramore, and The Flaming Lips in headlining the third annual event on the banks of the Ohio River July 11-13. In addition, Cage The Elephant, Dead Sara, and The Black Cadillacs have been added to the already...

Bunbury Music Festival Lineup Released 

Bunbury Music Festival announced today the lineup for its return to downtown Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point and Yearman’s Cove for three power-packed days of music across six stages on Friday, July 11; Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13, 2014! Fall Out BoyParamoreThe Flaming LipsFitz And The...

The Ridges to Play CincyMusic.com's Stage at Mr. Pitiful’s SAT 

The Ridges, who have been in Cincinnati quite a bit these last couple of months – first, opening for national act Ra Ra Riot, then again the following week with Cincinnati’s own Indie Rock upstarts The Yugos – are excited to return to town for MPMF as part of CincyMusic.com’s own showcase...

Kishi Bashi Set to WOW MidPoint Audience 

Kishi Bashi has been wowing audiences with his violin-based live show where he uses looping to re-create complex avant-pop songs from his debut solo LP 151a.  His first headlining tour kicked off with two sold-out shows at Joe’s Pub in NYC.  After a tour of Japan during the holidays he’s back...