Bryan, Texas - Grab your headdresses, warpaint and your neon, glow-in-the-dark shutter shades, Ishi is coming back to bring a little funk to Downtown Bryan! Ishi is a colorful, high-energy electronic band with influences of soul, funk, techno and house. A Grand Stafford crowd favorite, these guys can turn even the most stagnant of wallflowers into a psychoactive rave monkey. It’s definitely a show not to be missed!
Doors will open at the Grand Stafford Theater at 8 p.m. with the first act set to begin playing at 9 p.m. Tickets are being sold for $10 in advance and can be bought online at grandstaffordtheater.com, or for $12 at the door.
With two full-length albums under their belts, Ishi has made quite a name for themselves. Hailing from Dallas, the band has traveled to numerous music festivals, where they have been able to share the stage with some of the world’s most widely respected indie acts like Passion Pit, Of Montreal, Phoenix and Chromeo. Their ability to successfully walk the line between an ambitious studio act and a multi-sensory live experience allows them to engage their audiences in an uplifting celebration of live and universal awareness. High-energy dance floors, combined with the subtle undertones of inner-exploration, create a concert experience that is inarguably one of a kind. Each night, Ishi sets out to create an entirely unique environment of mysticism, awareness, love and acceptance — something we all could use a little of.
Ishi will be joined by Sphynx, a band that self-identifies as “space glam” — in layman’s terms, try electro/pop. This band, straight out of Austin, caught the eyes of several critics at the SXSW music festival a couple years back — they were named one of the top 10 best new bands in Austin at The Austin Music Awards, Unique Squared named them the “most shocking wall of sound from a 3-piece” seen at SXSW, and they even caught the attention of top music blogs like AOL Spinner, The Burning Ear and Pop’stache. All this growing popularity is due in part to their energetic and bizarre live shows, which “brings together musical elements of punk and glam rock to create a big sound and a live experience worthy of an arena,” according to The Horn.