Six Organs Of Admittance, Wino, Xasthur

Six Organs Of Admittance

Wino

Xasthur

Sat, August 18, 2018

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

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

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.

Chasny is also a member of the psychedelic band Comets on Fire.
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.
Venue Information:
The Shakedown
1212 N. State St
Bellingham, WA, 98225
http://shakedownbellingham.com/