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Six Organs of Admittance

Friday, May 13, 2022
Duck Room
Doors open at 7 pm
Show starts at 8pm
$12 in Advance/
$15 DOS
All Ages
$2 Minor Surcharge at Door (Cash Only)

Effective Monday, October 4, 2021, ticketed admission to Blueberry Hill Duck Room will require proof of full COVID 19 vaccination or a negative COVID 19 diagnostic test within the previous 72 hours regardless of customer age. Face masks will still need to be worn in the venue.

Proof of COVID 19 vaccination or a professional administered (physician, clinic, pharmacy, etc.) negative COVID 19 diagnostic test can be a physical paper copy or a snapshot on your mobile device, along with a matching photo ID, to display upon admission. Antibody or self-administered at home tests will not be accepted.

Pertinent information on COVID 19 documents must be fully visible and match photo ID. Proof of negative COVID 19 diagnostic test must contain the name/information of the company that performed the test, the patient’s name, the date of the test, and the result of the test.

Effective face coverings must completely cover the nose and mouth and must be worn at all times unless actively consuming food or beverage. Face shields, gaiters, and bandanas are not acceptable as primary face coverings.

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A new instrumental album of acoustic guitar playing from Six Organs of Admittance’s Ben Chasny! Everybody knows it’s been far too long since 2004’s much-beloved For Octavio Paz; even as the landscape has crowded with acoustic players, we’ve all been dying to hear Ben’s distinctive virtuosity again in this format. But The Intimate Landscape is so much more…

KPM Music, the legendary British library music company, extended an offer to Ben to make some songs for their library. Well aware of their history, he immediately agreed. The field of library music (music made for hire, for use in placement in films and advertising) is one that’s come to public consciousness only relatively recently in the long century of record-making, but the influence of such records has been felt for years in the aesthetics of many diverse artists, including several who’ve recorded for Drag City. So it’s a special thing for Drag City, whose appreciation for Ben’s unique artistry has been borne out over a countless variety of releases, to issue this really amazing entry in both the KPM Music tradition and the ever-expanding Ben Chasny/Six Organs of Admittance ouvre.

Ben chose the acoustic guitar for these recordings after considering the width and breadth of possible music he could make for the occasion. His approach while playing it was simple – deceptively so: to make music as present and immediate and beautiful as possible. This type of playing requires a deep breath before beginning, as it has to generate from within, as well as at the fingertips.

The resulting music is inventive and engaging, both in and out of the astral style of Ben’s music and the utilitarian genre of music to which he’s contributing. The album’s title – The Intimate Landscape – is a clue to these dual intentions, as is Ben’s use of his given name rather than the 6OOA alias he has preferred in his career. These songs manifest lovely themes played on acoustic guitar, recorded with spacious, almost pastoral ambiance; richly evocative pieces that can fill the multiple purposes of any sound library around the world. When paired with their titles, however – like, “Last Night to Use the Telescope”, “Circular Road” and “On the Way to the Coast” – these pieces are easily re-contextualized as potently personal expressions. So too are the pieces with titles like “Water Dragon”, “Star Cascade” and “Dust In the Ravine”. Two decades-plus into his life in music, Ben’s got the deft ability to make music that can be heard simultaneously as both intimate AND universal.

Going for melody, Ben employs a relaxed technical facility, supported by a few guitar overdubs, plus several well-placed synths and a passage of wordless vocalizing, accessing the murky depths of his reservoir of spirituality while hand-spinning irresistible sonic candy at the same time. This is a greatly engrossing listening experience, regardless of what the listener’s intentions are.

Given the rarity of such lovely acoustic essays from the fingers of Ben Chasny, and thanks to EMI and KPM Music, we’ll find ourselves returning to gaze over The Intimate Landscape often, for many years to come.

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Do I need a COVID 19 vaccination to attend shows in the Duck Room?

Effective Oct. 4, you must show proof of either full COVID 19 vaccination or a professionally-administered negative diagnostic test within the previous 72 hours. See below for more details.

Do I need to wear a mask?

Masks are required unless actively consuming food or drinks. See below for more details.

Will I be able to sit down?

Some shows have limited seating (or no seating) on a first-come, first-serve basis. Don't worry, though – you will want to be on your feet once the music starts!

Where can I buy tickets for shows at Blueberry Hill Duck Room?

Unless otherwise noted, tickets for shows at Blueberry Hill Duck Room can be purchased in advance on Ticketmaster.com, at The Pageant's Box Office (6161 Delmar Blvd, St Louis, MO, 63112), and Suite 100 at The Pageant. Tickets can also be purchased at the Duck Room door on the night of the show, an hour prior to door time, unless the show is sold out. Tickets are not available at the Blueberry Hill bar.

Are shows wheelchair accessible?

All shows at Blueberry Hill in the Duck Room are wheelchair accessible via an elevator in the Piano Room hallway. (Please call us 24 hours in advance to coordinate.) A small percentage of shows are in the Elvis Room, which is not accessible.

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FULL COVID 19 VACCINATION/NEGATIVE TEST POLICY for the DUCK ROOM

Effective Monday, October 4, 2021, ticketed admission to the Blueberry Hill Duck Room will require proof of full COVID 19 vaccination or a negative COVID 19 diagnostic test within the previous 72 hours regardless of customer age. Face masks will still need to be worn in the venue.

Proof of COVID 19 vaccination or a professionally-administered (physician, clinic, pharmacy, etc.) negative COVID 19 diagnostic test can be a physical paper copy or a snapshot on your mobile device, along with a matching photo ID, to display upon admission. Antibody or self-administered at home tests will not be accepted.

Pertinent information on COVID 19 documents must be fully visible and match your photo ID. Proof of negative COVID 19 diagnostic test must contain the name/information of the company that performed the test, the patient's name, the date of the test, and the result of the test.

Mask Policy

Effective face coverings must completely cover the nose and mouth and must be worn at all times unless actively consuming food or beverages. Face shields, gaiters, and bandanas are not acceptable as primary face coverings.
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