Why is it that the single mention of singer/songwriter completely turns the general public into silent submission? Admit it, you see a show listed, and the first thing it says is “acclaimed singer/songwriter from…” and you completely skip over the listing. Why is that? There’s a great tragedy in that opinion of dismissal. Mostly because you’d be missing intelligent, hilarious, and very talented artists like Bhi Bhiman.
Still recovering from Outside Lands? We know we are. Shake out your dusty festival shoes and drag them on down to these shows this week. They are definitely not to be missed.
Everest & Bhi Bhiman, Yoshi’s, 9/1: Despite mourning the loss of a recent band mate, Everest will absolutely be bringing it tonight at Yoshi’s. Add them to our favorite local singer/strummer, Bhi Bhiman and what you’ve got is the perfect bill. What’s not to love about a guy with a guitar, a great voice, a unique name, and his most famous song title being, “God is a Warriors fan and Satan loves the Lakers?“ Our point exactly.
Bhi Bhiman strummed out a perfectly executed set to a packed crowd at the quaint Hotel Utah. His set included a couple previews from his forthcoming album, quite a few from The Cookbook, and our favorite, a track about how “God is a Warriors fan and Satan loves the Lakers.” There's some hometown pride for you.
Despite the fuzzy sound quality, Bhiman rose above it to deliver a solid set, keeping fans entranced by his voice for an entire hour. Overall, it was a great opening to a great evening and with strong vocals and lyrical originality, we predict Bhi Bhiman will soon be toppling over venues this size. He's definitely someone to keep your eyes on.