Posted in music | pictures on April 16, 2013

by Greg Cristman

Wovenhand @ Littlefield, 4/12/2013
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Wovenhand played Littlefield on Friday (April 12th) as thier tour came through NYC, snagging support from Wrekmeister Harmonies for the Brooklyn appearance. Photographer Greg Cristman filed a report from the show as well as taking the photos in this post.

For this tour David Eugene Edwards described Wovenhand as a "power trio," somewhat of a different take on the band considering their quieter introspective moments. Edwards stood up for the duration of the performance, unlike the 2010 tour which was a sit down affair (pictures). While he didn't seem to be having the odd out-of-body experiences that marked that previous tour -- eyes rolling back in his head and feet lifting far off the floor -- Edwards was more vocal, stomping his boots and prowling the stage with uncharacteristically jerky movement. I got the sense that some of the heaviness of the Crime & The City Solution tour featuring Edwards on lead guitarĀ had rubbed off.

Edwards injected some humor into the set between songs by insisting that it was Tuesday night (it was Friday) and that we all had to go to church in the morning. Though the Littlefield set was excellent, I found the almost-religious nature of the Knitting Factory set in 2010 more inspiring and otherworldly.

Opening the night was Wrekmeister Harmonies, aka Chicago soundscaper J.R. Robinson who worked with guitar, a small keyboard (with a single note taped down) and laptop. Opening with a soft and ethereal tone, the single, 30-minute song evolved into an intense piece with dark lyrical content. The crowd was very respectful during the quieter moments and responded with appreciation at the end of the set. A very enjoyable opener.

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Comments (7)

how many people were there?

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2013 4:11 PM

@4:11 - Including the DJ, there were 4 total.

People avoid Littlefield since it is so rape-y.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2013 5:10 PM

Wish i was there!

Posted by Satchel Purse | April 16, 2013 7:18 PM

I think it was cool!

Posted by Satchel Purse | April 16, 2013 7:19 PM

would have cut off nuts to be at this!

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2013 10:29 PM

The show was actually pretty well filled out. The photographers were douches though and got in everyones way the whole night. They seemed to all be working together and tried shifting along the front row (no barricade) and annoy the fuck out of said front row. And the guy was clearly going for the out of body thing. So if the photographer and writer are the same, fuck that guy. If separate people, fuck em both

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2013 11:29 PM

I agree if this writer was one of those douche photographers please quite and go do something else that can use your asshole talents. Seriously Brooklyn Vegan - please teach your "reporters" that they are not more important then actual PAYING fans of the bands you are "reporting" on.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2013 11:45 PM

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