Six Organs Of Admittance – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – August 19th, 2018

Six Organs Of Admittance

Ben Chasny's prolific acoustic/experimental act with LPs on the Drag City and Holy Mountain labels

Six Organs Of Admittance

Wino, Xasthur

Sun, August 19, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$14 ADV / $16 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

Six Organs Of Admittance
Six Organs Of Admittance
Six Organs of Admittance is the project of Ben Chasny. Beginning as a solo endeavor, it now regularly features other musicians in concert and as guests on records. Original inspiration for the band came from wanting to merge the styles of fingerpicked acoustic guitar with more improvisational drone elements. A copy of Hans Peter Duerr’s Dreamtime book provided the early blueprint for the analogy of fingerpicked acoustic guitar as civilization vs. noise/drone as wilderness that was to dominate the first few records. The Six Organs sound has moved toward more electric styles through the years but the acoustic element is never too far away. Early records were recorded on a Tascam 424 mkII four-track and self-released on Ben’s own Pavilion label. In 2002 Six Organs hooked up with the label Holy Mountain, who released Dark Noontide.

A tour with the late great Jack Rose happened in 2000, as well as Ben’s move to Santa Cruz. It was there that he would begin hanging out and touring with (and eventually joining) the band Comets On Fire. Six Organs recordings continued to be made on the 4-track in Ben’s room resulting in the records For Octavio Paz and Compathia.

In 2003 Six Organs went into the studio for the first time and recorded School of the Flower. This record was notable for having drummer Chris Corsano (whom Ben would later form Rangda with) as well as being the first release with Chicago label Drag City.

Since then Six Organs has moved from city to city as well as touring across the USA and Europe many times, along with the occasional festival. One festival highlight was being invited by the band Neurosis to play their weekend of curation of Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland, in 2009.
Wino
Wino
Maryland, USA-based guitarist/vocalist who has been a member of a number of prominent stoner rock and doom metal bands, including The Obsessed, Saint Vitus, and Shrinebuilder, amongst others. He released his first solo album in 2009. He is also part of an acoustic rock band with artist Conny Ochs named Wino & Conny Ochs.
Xasthur
Xasthur
Xasthur is a band that thrives on taking risks. From its early days of bleak and disturbing black metal up until the confrontational and dark acoustic folk blues music of today, it has always been a musical project that keeps people guessing.

         Xasthur started in 1996 through Scott Conner’s desire to express the negativity in life to listeners. Over the span of a decade, he released eight albums and dozens of other releases through labels like Hydra Head Records. After putting the band to rest in 2010, Scott decided to change his musical style from black metal to acoustic folk and blues music and went on to start Nocturnal Poisoning. After a few years, Scott revived the Xasthur name in May of 2015 and now has a full band comprised of vocalist and second guitarist Christopher Hernandez, and bassist Rachel Roomian. This new reinvention of the band plays in the same vein of the style that was established with Nocturnal Poisoning.

            Xasthur’s music today can be described as a fingerpicked barrage of notes with varying moods and tempos. From the faster songs that paint pictures of urban desperation to the slower songs that mold into moments of solitude and depression, Xasthur is a band that keeps audiences locked into a dreary state of mind that will not let go until long after the music has stopped playing. With songs that confront drug abusers, homelessness, and the misery of urban living, Xasthur’s music reminds us that the real nightmares are the ones we experience in everyday life.