Posted in music | pictures on October 25, 2011

words by Andrew Sacher, photos by Amanda Hatfield, video by (((unartig)))

"I think I finally fell in love with NY.. I miss it already !" - Chelsea Wolfe

Chelsea Wolfe

Chelsea Wolfe made her NYC debut this past August, but she was unable to bring her band along with her and was forced to accommodate using only her guitar, beats and samples. She returned to NYC this past week for a few CMJ shows, including Europa, Cake Shop, and the BV day party on Friday (10/21) at Public Assembly which is pictured in this post. This time, with her band in tow, Chelsea was able to perform her songs more similarly to the recorded versions, and it was even more mesmerizing than her solo show. As always, her eerie vocals remain the unobstructed focal point of the performance, but while her solo show focuses on dense atmospheres, her band provides intricate subtleties like the guitar interplay and galloping drums of "Mer" and the Sonic Youth-y guitar grit of "Demons." Though every song in the set was great, Chelsea was at her most intense during the mortal desperation of "Moses."

Rachel also talked a bit about the BV day party where she went on after A Place to Bury Strangers and before J Mascis.

A video for "Mer" recently premiered online. You can watch that along with a video from the BV party, more pictures and tour dates too, below...

Chelsea Wolfe

Chelsea Wolfe

Chelsea Wolfe

Chelsea Wolfe

Chelsea Wolfe

Chelsea Wolfe

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Chelsea Wolfe

Chelsea Wolfe

Chelsea Wolfe | NYC @ Public Assembly | 21 Oct 2011

Chelsea Wolfe - "Mer" Official Video

BLACK HEART PROCESSION / CHELSEA WOLFE TOUR:
12-02-11 • CASBAH • SAN DIEGO, CA
12-03-11 • SATELLITE • LOS ANGELES, CA
12-04-11 • BOTTOM OF THE HILL • SAN FRANCISCO, CA
12-06-11 • DOUG FIR • PORTLAND, OR
12-07-11 • RICKSHAW THEATRE • VANCOUVER, BC
12-08-11 • TRACTOR TAVERN • SEATTLE, WA
12-10-11 • NEUROLUX • BOISE, ID
12-11-11 • URBAN LOUNGE • SALT LAKE CITY, UT
12-12-11 • HI DIVE • DENVER, CO

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Comments (11)

Mmmhmmm. Exactly as I thought . . . . . Chelsea Wolfe is the new Caroline Polachek.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2011 5:02 PM

what are you supposed to do at this show?

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2011 5:09 PM

cut yourself

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2011 5:30 PM

Music for the soul, so refreshing & looking forward to hearing more hypnotic music from her on the next album "Russian Karaoke". Just hope she can make it over to Europe at some stage!!!!!

Posted by Anto | October 25, 2011 5:38 PM

She was good, band too.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2011 10:02 PM

Great more kids regurgitation of "Black Metal" influence and World Serpent\Death in June act.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 1:20 AM

If you miss it maybe you can visit Alan Greenspan & crew next time and you guys can talk about your love of sociopath myopic Ayn Rand. Rand is the bible of Wall St.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 1:40 AM

1:20 - her supposed 'black metal' influence is extraordinarily over-hyped by this and other blogs. she covered one song, and sang on another's song.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 11:57 AM

She's better than Caroline Polachek, not as sexy though.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 2:58 PM

Ayn Rand is my gospel. Chelsea Wolfe needs a better guitar. She also kinda looks like Maynard James Keenan in a few of those photos.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 4:45 PM

don't ever do what that person said. that is awful

Posted by jordon | August 12, 2013 8:02 PM

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