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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 9/22/12: Six Organs of Admittance Pummels and Soothes at Bottom of the Hill

Live Review, 9/22/12: Six Organs of Admittance Pummels and Soothes at Bottom of the Hill

Six Organs of Admittance Young Moon Donovan Quinn Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 Bottom of the Hill Better than: Mushrooms -- either kind.  Ben Chasny used to be the Bay Area's premier cinematic psych-rock wunderkind. Though he's based out of Portland…
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Music, Hear This Six Organs of Admittance: Show Preview

Six Organs of Admittance: Show Preview

Psychedelic-folk soothsayer Ben Chasny (the main man behind Six Organs of Admittance) frequently lets his guitar instrumentals soar into the upper reaches of nowhere, so it's apropos that his new record is called Ascent. The formerly S.F.-based fingerpicker's latest is…
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Music, All Shook Down Q&A: How Howlin' Rain Survived a Four-Year Hiatus, Worked with Rick Rubin, and Finished <i>The Russian Wilds</i>

Q&A: How Howlin' Rain Survived a Four-Year Hiatus, Worked with Rick Rubin, and Finished The Russian Wilds

By DAVE GIL DE RUBIO When Howlin' Rain's Ethan Miller answers the door of the Brooklyn flat he's borrowing from a friend, the disheveled hair and wildly scraggly beard he's sporting gives him the look of a modern-day Rip…
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Music, Hear This Six Organs of Admittance

Six Organs of Admittance

San Francisco may have lost Six Organs of Admittance mastermind Ben Chasny to Seattle last year, but the adventurous spirit he weaves into his experimental compositions remains undeniably Bay Area in tone. His delicate fusion of psych, folk, and drone…
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Music, Folk of the Apocalypse: Six Organs of Admittance

Folk of the Apocalypse: Six Organs of Admittance

Local songwriter Ben Chasny admits that he often creates from the headspace of "Everything is kinda fucked; let's write a song about it." Despite working on fingerpicked themes in the tradition of steel-string players like John Fahey and Robbie Basho,…
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Music, Reviewed August Born

August Born

Those of you keeping up with the indie free-folk movement know August Born is a highly anticipated summer blockbuster. It's the product of a kinda collaboration between two heavyweights of said movement: NorCal wanderer Ben Chasney (aka Six Organs of…
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Music, Reviewed Six Organs of Admittance

Six Organs of Admittance

Six Organs of Admittance is singer/guitarist Ben Chasney. Originally from Santa Cruz, Chasney also plays axe for local acid-rockers Comets on Fire, whose jams I dig even though their recent live sets have become kind of stale. Anyway, (the very…
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Music, Straight Outta Eureka

Straight Outta Eureka

Ben Chasny is feeling a bit giddy these days. This past month, the 26-year-old musician's home-studio project, Six Organs of Admittance, went from having a small cult following to being the toast of the slightly larger international psychedelic underground. The…
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