Not familiar with Kishi Bashi? His resume is quite impressive


Singer and multi-instrumentalist Kishi Bashi performs Sunday at High Dive. (Submitted photo)

Published: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 1:42 p.m.

Kaoru Ishibashi, better known by his pseudonym, Kishi Bashi, is a talented man. His new album, “Lighght,” is reminiscent of acts like ELO and Yes, with tunes full of uplifting violin trills, catchy rhythms and impressive vocals. Though his album is new, Mr. Bashi certainly isn’t. He’s performed with artists like Regina Spektor and the group Of Montreal, from Athens, Georgia, and has won the accolades of such critics as Bob Boilen of NPR. Bashi’s song “Bright Whites” was even in a major Microsoft ad campaign a few years back. Let’s just say, this guy has a real impressive résumé.

Go check him out Sunday at High Dive, where he’ll perform along with Tall Tall Trees and Jordan Burchel, starting at 8 p.m.

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Jacksonville funk fusionists Squeedlepuss perform Friday at The Jam, with an undisclosed special guest, starting at 9 p.m.

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The local R. Mutt Blues Band performs Friday in this week’s installment of the Bo Diddley Community Plaza’s “Free Fridays,” starting at 8 p.m.

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Punk rockers Process perform on Sunday with Vermin, Allergy and Soda at The Atlantic starting at 9 p.m. Be sure to arrange these band names in any amusing order you see fit.

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Adrian Orange, of K Records fame, performs Tuesday in a floorshow at High Dive along with R. Ariel, Guts, Wax Wings, and Dust Congress, starting at 9 p.m.

Contact Scott Kauffmann at kauffmann1987@gmail.com.

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