Tonight’s Concert Picks: Six Organs of Admittance at Johnny Brenda’s, XPN Welcomes Dar Williams to Tin Angel, Pink Martini at Keswick


Experimental neo-folk guitarist Ben Chasny, better known by the stage moniker Six Organs of Admittance, is playing tonight at Johnny Brenda’s. Chasny, who is also part of Comets on Fire and Rangda, dropped Ascent in August, which has been received as being an especially psychedelic and heavily gnostic release. The 21+ show tonight starts at 9:15; tickets and information can be found on our concert calendar here. Stream “Wasawasa,” the shredding first track from Ascent, here.

XPN Welcomes perennial favorite Dar Williams to The Tin Angel this evening. The indie folk songstress released her ninth studio album, In The Time of Gods, in April. The album can be purchased here, and you can listen to Williams’ performance at World Cafe Live from our Free-At-Noon series last May here. The 21+ performance starts at 7 PM; go here for more information. Below, watch Williams perform “I Am The One Who Will Remember Everything” from In The Time of Gods. 

Jazz/pop orchestra Pink Martini is playing at the Keswick Theatre tonight. The eclectic Portland group has released seven studio albums since forming in 1994, their latest being 2011’s 1969, which showcases a unique interpretation of influences from world music, classical music, and jazz. Tickets to tonight’s all-ages show are available here; doors open at 6:30. Below, watch the video for Pink Martini’s “Let’s Never Stop Falling in Love” from 2006’s Hang On Little Tomato.

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