City Paper is not for tourists
Even though bands from Of Montreal and Arcade Fire to Titus Andronicus and the Shondes feature violinists in their lineups, the string instruments most readily associated with rock ’n’ roll remain the guitar and bass. That uncanny feeling that the music is actually thrumming from the pit of your throat and through your entire body? Courtesy of the strings. So when a musician jumps from the orchestra pit to the stage of rock clubs, things should get interesting. Kishi Bashi, the solo project of Jupiter One co-founder and classically trained violinist K. Ishibashi, owes more to Reggie Watts than Yo Yo Ma. During live shows, Ishibashi channels his violin into a loop pedal with live vocals and beatboxing. His new album, Lighght, came out in early May to critical favor. Its purposeful, upbeat tempo serves as the perfect soundtrack to cleaning your room or walking down the street. Kishi Bashi performs with Buried Beds at 6 p.m. at 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW. $20. (202) 265-0930. 930.com.