Kishi Bashi Returned to LA for a Joyful and Emotional Show at the Belasco

Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Words by me, photos by Steven Ward.

What set this concert apart for me was Kishi Bashi’s ability to keep us grounded. This wasn’t just a blissful romp; he also got political and emotional (but thankfully not at the same time). I felt Beach Goth was surprisingly absent of political rhetoric, but Kishi Bashi made up for it by emphasizing the importance of voting, specifically against a certain GOP nominee. “I write songs about love and unity,” he explained, “and so I can’t endorse a candidate whose name rhymes with dump and chump.”

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