Just so you know, Mitski will not be playing live music at Brooklyn Bazaar. (I know, I know. You’ll just have to wait to see her play at Panorama.) Instead, the indie singer-songwriter will sit down with music writer Jillian Mapes for what is called Pitchfork’s “In Sight Out” Series which showcases an artist who will not only discuss music, but art and culture as well. If you’re a serious fan of Mitski, of her stunning voice and that major talent to rip at a guitar, and am curious to hear about how she became so successful, then this is definitely a gig to get to. Seating is first-come, first-serve, so be sure to get there early. Doors are at 6:30 p.m.
Of course there’s a lot to talk about when it comes to Mitski’s hauntingly beautiful sound, where her inspiration comes from and how her Japanese-American background is incorporated into her music. And you’ll want to listen. Whether you’ve been an avid fan of hers since the beginning, since her first album called Lush that was released back in 2012, or you’re just discovering her latest release called Puberty 2, it’s impossible to not find this kind of event intellectually stimulating. And at the end of it, you’ll definitely be putting on your headphones and playing songs like “Your Best American Girl” and “Happy” to realize again just how passionate a singer Mitski really is.
On her earlier discography you’ll hear an offbeat poppy side to her songs that are drenched with piano, that lead you on a whimsical up and down journey with her sheer voice, and envelope you with this sense of captivating uneasiness. But on her two latest records you’ll find her sound a bit more jagged. She isn’t shy or polite here. She’s raw and hard and indulgent in her sudden darkness that, as a listener, you never really want to surface from.
7:30 p.m. (Doors 6:30 p.m.)