Concert Pick: Kishi Bashi @ 9:30 Club (6/18/19)

Kishi Bashi
Kishi Bashi (Photo Credit: Max Ritter)

Indie rock music that encourages you ‘to confront a difficult past in order to nurture empathy for a brighter future’.

Kishi Bashi, violinist and singer/songwriter, is coming to the 9:30 Club on June 18th, and the word is already circulating. The show is sold out.

His fourth album, Omoiyari, comes out today (May 31st) and speaks to the importance of learning from history, looking at the parallels of today’s events with Japanese-Americans in prison camps during World War II.

Born Kaoru Ishibashi in Seattle, WA, Kishi grew up locally in Virginia. He started as a solo artist in 2011, and has four albums to date, plus a couple EP and live albums.

His single “Marigolds” is a quietly affecting and uplifting song, while “Summer of ’42” sounds like a symphony, building towards bright optimism and encouragement of experiencing love amidst hardship.

Time to give Kishi a listen, plus the show at 9:30 Club is seated, which is a rarity.

Tickets are already sold out, but hit up the resale sites or use your Friends With Benefits points!

Tickets are Sold Out (were $30). Doors open at 9:30 Club at 7pm. Opener is Takenobu. (This is a seated show)

Author: Jeremy Bailey

Writer and editor living in Washington, D.C.

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