Black Square’s DIY work ethic and local support has allowed them to record and produce two top notch albums and tour within the islands extensively. Within the last six months they have also toured the mainland (Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada) twice, in January and July. The logistics going into touring the mainland from Hawaii is a testament to their passion and ability on and off the stage
Black Square was formed by Josh86, Little Brian Kim and Nick Danger. Although the average band member’s age did not reach twenty, their extensive experience in other bands helped them form a cohesive sound right away. Black Square began rooted in punk rock music with lyrics that attempted to raise consciousness concerning political, environmental, cultural, and economic issues. Josh 86’s superior songwriting talent quickly made them popular among the local scene.
Black Square released their second album, “One Glass of Water” in January of 2007. The album features songs covering such diverse concerns as teenage homelessness, globalization, militarization, and the Japanese internment camps during WWII). All the while accompanied by music that truly rocks.
Black Square has had the honor of gracing the stage with bands such as Fishbone, Reel Big Fish, Pepper, Buck-O-Nine, Goldfinger, The Toasters, Hot Hot Heat, Left Alone, and others. Black Square currently consists of Josh86 on guitar, Nick Danger on Bass, Little Brian Kim on drums, T.R. on sax, and G-Bone on the T-bone, and Babyface McEvan on tenor sax