I made another rare sojourn to Mavericks Sunday evening for what was, to me, a can't miss show. I've been enjoying the music of Six Organs of Admittance since the band first emerged on the Holy Mountain label back in the late 1990s, and have followed the career of its main brain, Ben Chasny, through a host of other projects. He hasn't disappointed me yet, and this show was no exception. He was joined by Elisa Ambrogio - best known for performing with Magik Markers - who proved a most able opener (unsurprising, given their work together on 200 Years and general sonic kismet).
Elisa sings! Her first songs were in a primitive strummy mode.
Ben joined her on stage for several songs (including 200 Years' West Hartford), along with Residual Echo's drummer Adam Payne.
More Ben and Adam!
Elisa rocks out!
More rocking out!
On to Ben's main action with Six Organs of Admittance, accompanied by Adam and Andrew Mitchell on bass (he's performed before with SOOA on guitar.
The whole lot!
Things got heavy.
Adam hits a bit more.
An excellent evening.