Who wants to get engulfed in some beautiful, hypnotic, acoustic sounds? Six Organs of Admittance is the project of guitarist and Drag City artist Ben Chasny, and he'll be joined tonight at Exit/In by The Cherry Blossoms and fellow virtuosic new-folk guitarist William Tyler. (There was talk of Tyler dropping off the bill at one point, but it appears as though he's back on.) Matt Sullivan — a dude who knows his way around a six-string himself — wrote a pick for us:
As the primary outlet for guitarist Ben Chasny — who’s also a member of Comets on Fire — Six Organs of Admittance has been a driving force in the recent resurgence of the acoustic guitar instrumentalist. While the specter of John Fahey looms large over the scene, guitarists like Nashvillian William Tyler as well as Bill Orcutt, Cian Nugent and Steve Gunn have managed to step out of that shadow. Six Organs has been at the forefront of that emergence for over a decade. Not that the records are limited to acoustic guitar — often Chasny weaves trippy, psyched-out drones with blasts of electric guitar freakouts, and he even sings on occasion. But his latest, Asleep on the Floodplain, puts greater emphasis on scarcity, and his Saturday show at Exit/In is part of solo acoustic tour in which Chasny’s 10 fingers are definitely the stars of the show. —MATT SULLIVAN
By the by, this is roughly what Tyler's performance will likely look and sound like. Cover is $10 at the door, show starts at 9.