Athens, GA-based indie pop artist, Kishi Bashi, will bring his 151A 10th Anniversary Tour to The ELM in Bozeman on Saturday, June 18, 2022.
Kaoru Ishibashi, perhaps better known by his stage name, Kishi Bashi, is a multi instrumentalist, singer and songwriter. In addition to his solo work, he’s played with of Montreal and is also a founding member of the indie rock group, Jupiter One. Kishi Bashi also lives in Bozeman on and off where he’s played with local drummer, Drew Fleming, who also happens to be The ELM’s General Manager.
Kishi Bashi’s 2012 debut, 151a, helped make him one of indie music’s most in-demand violinists. The song “I Am the Antichrist to You” was featured in the fifth season of Rick and Morty. “Bright Whites” was named one of NPR Music’s 100 Favorite Songs of 2012 and was featured in a commercial for Windows 8.
Since then, Kishi Bashi has released three more solo studio albums, Lighght (2014), Sonderlust (2016) and Omoiyari (2019). All his albums have been released on the Joyful Noise label.
PRESALE: Limited Groove presale tickets will be available online only (while supplies last) from 10am to 10pm, Thursday, March 24, 2022. A password will be provided via email after completing the Logjam Presale sign up form where it says GET TICKETS below. PLEASE NOTE: Logjam Gift Cards cannot be used for presale purchases. Learn how to purchase tickets with your Logjam gift card here.
PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets go on sale Friday, March 25th at 10am, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Reserved balcony loge seating, reserved premium balcony seating, reserved balcony wing seating, and general admission seated tickets are available. All ages are welcome.
About Kishi Bashi
They say that you spend your entire life writing your first album, piecing every formative moment, scribbled turn of phrase, and thematic epiphany into a fantastical collage. Multi-instrumentalist K. Ishibashi (aka Kishi Bashi) disproves that old adage. The title of Kishi Bashi’s 2011 debut album, 151a, is a riff on the Japanese phrase “ichi-go ichi-e,” roughly translating to “one time, one place.” That’s exactly what this debut is: A singular time, an inimitable place, a launchpad for bigger and better things to come.
“It’s a play on words that translates as a performance aesthetic of having a unique performance in time, with imperfections, and enjoying it while you can,” Ishibashi told NPR at the time of the album’s release. “The saying reminds me to embrace my mistakes and move forward.”
Produced and performed exclusively by Kishi Bashi, 151a is a showcase of singular talent and ambition— and it didn’t go unnoticed by fans or peers. Along with launching Kishi Bashi’s career as a soloist, this earnest debut made him one of indie music’s most in-demand violinists. He was no longer relegated to side stage as a collaborator of Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, of Montreal, and more—the Kishi Bashi name could endure with its own merit. Continue reading…