Yet he does let on that the lovely Shelter was the result of simply bunking down, looking around his Mission District neighborhood for musical assistance (including from Comets on Fire kin Noel Harmonson and Fucking Champs chief Tim Green, who dwell nearby), and enlisting his live-in paramour, Magik Marker frontwoman Elisa Ambrogio, and Matt Sweeney, who happened to be in town for a wedding.
Too bad the Mars Volta had to swipe Chasny's Ouija board rock 'n' roll thunder with their supposedly magic-derived new LP. "I was actually designing a Ouija board to sell during this tour there are some really beautiful ones out there," he says. "And I ended up looking up Ouija on Wikipedia and found out about the Mars Volta, and I just gave up on the whole project." Of course, there are upsides to that downer. Chasny adds, "Elisa was, like, 'It's turning into a Six Organs tchotchke revue.'<0x2009>"
SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE
Sat/23, 10 p.m., $12
Bottom of the Hill
1233 17th St., SF