Seattle multi-instrumentalist Kishi Bashi took to the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever for a pair of sold-out shows this week.
Supporting the release of his latest album Omoiyari, which dropped last week via Joyful Noise, we caught the Monday night show. The Kishi Bashi record deals with the history of the internment of Japanese-Americans in America during World War II. The parallel between that time in our history and what’s currently happening is easy to see.
If you’re a fan of The Shins, you’ll love the indie folk sound of Kishi Bashi. Kishi is the son of Japanese immigrants, also visiting former prison sites and listening to survivors’ stories, which helped in recording Omoiyari. A film documenting this process will be released next year.
Check out some of our photos from the first of two nights at Masonic Lodge below!
Kishi Bashi will return to Los Angeles on Monday, October 14 at the Regent Theater. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 14 at 10 AM Pacific Time.
Photos by Sarah Woods