featuring Beacon / Nitemoves
Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 8:30 PM CDT
Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
17 years and over
Artists take on pseudonyms for a multitude of reasons, but in Zach Saginaw?s case, those reasons run deeper than most. Zach records under the name Shigeto. It?s his middle name; it?s also his grandfather?s name, a tribute to the Japanese branch of Zach?s family tree. Shigeto also means ?to grow bigger??appropriate, given Zach?s premature birth-weight of less than a pound. Today, Shigeto stands for Zach?s vividly beautiful electronic music. Beat-driven but given to richly textured sound design, rhythmically fractured but melodically sumptuous, Shigeto?s music is a bridge between the past and present, bringing the artist face to face with a creative legacy that spans decades.