The easiest way to explain the music of Kishi Bashi to someone who is unfamiliar with him is to say that he kind of does the Andrew Bird live-looping with a violin thing. Except the Japanese-American multi-instrumentalist -- whose full name is K (short for Kaori) Ishibashi -- does it like his brain ... More >>
Andrew Bird with Fat Kid WednesdaysState Theatre, MinneapolisMonday, December 17, 2012Andrew Bird said in an interview about his shows, "There's a lot going on. You can either close your eyes and let it wash over you, or you can pay attention to all the tricky things we're doing." Depending on which ... More >>
Andrew Bird doesn't like to call himself a writer. With the classic humility of a Midwesterner, he says, "It's just something that happens when you get up in the morning. It's not a big deal." The maestro -- who has a huge resume of artist friends including Neko Case, My Morning Jacket, and Ani DiFr ... More >>
For a man with such an extensive music career and fan reach, Andrew Bird has done an excellent job of remaining a mysterious enigma to much of the world. He's a fascinating artist, though the man behind the art has, to this point, been somewhat elusive. Enter director Xan Aranda, an independent fi ... More >>
See Also:Martin Dosh talks about reuniting Lateduster and touring EuropeAndrew Bird at First AvenueMartin Dosh has been a regular in the music community for many years. He weaves his way in and out of various projects, balancing all of that while being on the road with Andrew Bird pretty consistentl ... More >>
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Related:Lollapalooza 2012 lineup announcedRiver's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupOn the same day Lollapalooza unveiled its extensive slate, we get the details on the SoundTown Music and Camping Festival as well. The yearly fest in Somerset, Wisconsin, brings Jane's Addiction, Flore ... More >>
So much good music happening this weekend; here's an overview of the best bets.
It all makes sense. For those wondering how local musicians like James Diers, Haley Bonar, Jeremy Ylvisaker, JT Bates, Jake Hanson, and Mike Lewis find the time to spawn so many amazing, collaborative projects, the answer is simple: They all share a practice space. And unfortunately, that practic ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzAndrew BirdDecember 2, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisAndrew Bird gave his passionate fans that filled a sold-out First Avenue on a frigid Thursday night an intimate glimpse into what the sound and direction of his new album will be, debuting five new songs within his cap ... More >>
Perhaps as a fuck-you to the blogs who decried their George Michael cover as uninspired and overtly ironic, or perhaps just as another display of the overwhelming talent of its collaborators, Gayngs dropped a new (in every sense of the word) video of four of its members covering the Alan Parsons ... More >>
photo by: Leslie PlesserYou thought that was the last you'd hear or see of them - the outfit planning, the Prince sighting, the napkins. Gayngs is apparently far from over, which isn't surprising considering the invaluable press they've received and the warm critical reception to the record (Pitc ... More >>
The sold-out crowd who braved the cold to stand in line for the third and final concert appreciated the immediacy the reverential space offered.
The multi-instrumentalist will be paring down his performance to solo violin, sans vocals.
The Dutch call it "Gezellgheid." Bird calls it "intimate." We call it fascinating.
With Unicorn Basement and Chickadee Mountain Martyrs on the bill, its a great chance to see one of the best new solo acts in town.
Lily, Bird & Kristofferson hit MPLS, Prince begs for cash, Solid Gold headliners & next week's best new releases.
Video clips from Ben Kweller and Andrew Bird's performances on David Letterman this week, both backed by local musicians.
Electronic one-man band Martin Dosh steps out of the background and into the spotlight