Rock & Pop

Kisha Bashi/Twain

When: Sat., Oct. 8, 9 p.m. 2016

A classically-trained violinist by trade, K. Ishibashi (known as Kishi Bashi) often dreamt of being a guitar-wielding rock star. It took years of backing artists such as Of Montreal and Regina Spektor before he embraced his violin as the very thing that set him apart. He dropped his psych rock project, Jupiter One, and turned into a classical one-man band. With the aid of a looper and a host of effects pedals, Kishi Bashi casts the shadow of an entire orchestra behind him using nothing more than his single instrument. To describe Kishi Bashi’s work as chamber pop or electro pop would be an underestimation of his musical multiplicity. On his newest release, Sonderlust, Ishibashi mashes the smooth disco flair of the Bee Gees with the youthful bounce of Vampire Weekend. Performing in a spectrum of arrangements from stag to full band accompaniment, Ishibashi has hinted that a Wurlitzer organ will join his entourage. (Bethany Kaufman)

Price: $16-$75

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