Ben Chasny, who relocated to Seattle from the Bay Area last September, was freak folk before it was a term. In addition to playing unhinged psych-guitar for Comets on Fire, the 34-year-old has released 10 proper albums as Six Organs, all of which run the gamut from Japanese folk, Middle Eastern drones, British folk guitar, and West Coast naturalism to the spiritual avant-jazz of the '70s. Though his music is informed by these sounds, he doesn't follow or buck trends; he's a rare genuine specimen in a market choked with one-dimensional sponges.
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Tue., Aug. 18, 8 p.m., 2009