Kishi Bashi among musical performances at Geekend

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The Creative Coast, working with MusicFile Productions, announces its entertainment lineup for Geekend 2014, the interactive conference bringing together geeks, designers, coders, artists, technologists, and forward-thinking entrepreneurs November 13 – 15.
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The highlight of the weekend will be a performance by Kishi Bashi and the  folk rock performer, Tall Tall Trees, on Saturday, November 15, 8:30 p.m. at the Creators’ Foundry, 415 Boundary Street. A limited number of tickets are available for $15 at Brown Paper Tickets.

Indie-pop musician Kishi Bashi blends violin, electronics and stylistic influences from multiple cultures and pop-music eras to create a unique sound that, according to critics, “brings fascinating, whimsical fantasy worlds to life.”

His first album, entitled 151a, was critically praised and earned him NPR's "Best New Artist Of The Year" in 2012. His second album, Lighght, was just recently released.

"When we first started discussing bands for Geekend 2014, there was one band at the top of our list- Kishi Bashi,” says Kayne Lanahan, Founder of MusicFile Productions. “He's the embodiment of everything Geekend stands for; taking an instrument as ancient as the violin and using technology and artistic expression to create music that is wholly new, modern, connected and insanely fun".

Tall Tall Trees, aka Mike Savino, plays a unique brand of banjo driven folk rock.

Thursday, November 13, Ross Fish, an electronic/ambient/dance/experimental musician/dj who creates a vast array of music and sound-art pieces, will be performing at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. for Geekend attendees only. Fish is a recent SCAD alumni with a BFA in Sound Design.

Friday, November 14, Jacksonville, Florida’s psych-pop outfit Sunbears! will be performing at Ampersand, 36 MLK, Jr. Blvd. for Geekend attendees only. Sunbears! will be releasing their latest album, Future Sounds, on November 11 and will be featured in the Flaming Lips-curated Sgt. Pepper’s tribute album (along side MGMT, My Morning Jacket, Phantogram and Miley Cyrus).

Registration to Geekend is $225, including access to speakers and workshops, lunches and admission to all receptions. For more information and registration, log onto www.geek-end.com.

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