Entries tagged with: Chelsea Wolfe
Blackened slowcore trio True Widow welcomed their third album, Circumambulation, last month via Relapse Records. It's their first for the label and you can get lost in its ethereal greatness by streaming the LP in its entirety at the bottom of this post.
True Widow will be joining the like-minded Chelsea Wolfe and co. on their fall North American tour. As discussed, that tour includes a performance at Bottom Lounge on September 21. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are still available.
All known True Widow dates and a stream of Circumambulation are below...
Chelsea Wolfe in NYC in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Chelsea Wolfe is set to return this year with a new album in September and a tour to follow. That tour hits Chicago on September 21 at the Bottom Lounge. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but you can check Ticketweb for updates.
All dates are listed, along with more album info and the trailer, at BrooklynVegan.
Chelsea Wolfe @ Schubas on 1.19.2013
For the fourth night of Tomorrow Never Knows 2013, Schubas hosted an evening of acoustic and jam-rock heaviness with first openers Sabers, followed by King Dude, The Amazing, and headliner Chelsea Wolfe.
Sabers, a quintet of jeans and buttoned shirts, kicked off the show around 9PM. Their output oscillated between lighter indie rock and something more ramped up ala Arctic Monkeys. I wish the vocals were a little clearer though, because while they put on a good show, there was something missing in the lead's clarity.
King Dude (aka TJ Cowgill) took the stage next to perform his blackened americana with help from collaborator Nicholas Friesen. With a large, tattered American flag strung on two poles behind them, Cowgill sang with a likeness to Johnny Cash that had most people in the audience commenting on just how low his voice could go. When Cowgill wasn't singing as deeply as ever, his voice rested comfortably at a mild twang. King Dude seemed casually pleased with performing, which made his set all the more enjoyable.
When King Dude's stage-spanning flag was removed, Sweden's The Amazing began to set up their gear. The quintet spoke to each other in Swedish on stage and relied on frontman Christoffer Gunrup's anxious, accented English to talk to the crowd. He said at one point, "We're not drunk, we're just very tired," and I suppose that was to explain for what read as confusion between songs, between bandmates. But it was, overall, a successful set. Their paisley-coated jams seemed to sit well with the packed Schubas crowd.
As midnight approached, headliner Chelsea Wolfe and bandmates Ben Chisholm (synth) and Andrea Calderon (violin) launched into their acoustic performance. Wolfe apologized early in her set, saying she was sick and that her voice "has a mind of its own." Despite her apology and use of a throat spray between songs, Wolfe was spot-on with excellent clarity. The trio performed stripped down versions of tracks from The Grime and The Glow and Apokalypsis, as well as numbers from her latest, Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs. Their headlining set was intimate and incredibly captivating. Wolfe returned to the stage alone for an encore, and played a cover of Sibylle Baier's "The End."
Pictures and some videos from the 1/19 Tomorrow Never Knows show are below...
Chelsea Wolfe @ Lincoln Hall in August (more by Zach Pollack)
As mentioned, the 2013 edition of Tomorrow Never Knows is slated to take place from January 16-20 at venues throughout the city. More acts have now been added to the festival, some to existing shows and some as brand new events.
One of those brand new shows is the stacked lineup of Chelsea Wolfe, The Amazing, and King Dude at Schubas on January 19. Ms. Wolfe made her Chicago debut at Lincoln Hall this summer, and recently released the great Unknown Rooms: A Collection Of Acoustic Songs via Sargent House. She's got an electric, full-band album coming soon. Sweden's The Amazing welcomed their Gentle Stream LP last month in the US via Partisan Records. They're currently supporting Tame Impala on tour and will be in Chicago on November 13 to play Metro. King Dude (aka TJ Cowgill) released his new album, Burning Daylight, in October via DAIS. He'll embark on a North American tour this weekend, which is set to reach Chicago on December 12 for a performance at the Empty Bottle. Tickets for Chelsea Wolfe, The Amazing, and King Dude go on sale this Friday (11/9) at noon CST.
As mentioned, The Walkmen, who played Metro as part of TNK 2012, will be playing the Vic with Father John Misty on January 18. That show is now part of Tomorrow Never Knows, with limited availability for 5-Day Pass holders. Speaking of 5-day passes, they are still available.
Stay tuned for more Tomorrow Never Knows 2013 updates.
photos by Zach Pollack
Russian Circles // Chelsea Wolfe @ Lincoln Hall on 8.23.2012
The venue was packed by the time openers and Red Sparowes-related project Marriages polished off a pair of songs. They sounded great and performed cuts from their debut EP, Kitsune, which hit stores in May via the label. If you haven't taken a listen to the album yet, check it out via their bandcamp. Chelsea Wolfe was up next and delivered an impressive performance, her first-ever in Chicago. Despite Thursday night being her Chicago debut, the crowd seemed to know every single word and didn't hold back in singing along. She performed much of her excellent 2011 LP, Apokalypsis, and also played a few from her 2010 debut, The Grime & The Glow. Russian Circles closed out the night with a mix of songs from their four albums. There were mosh pits throughout their headlining performance, which, if you've ever been to Lincoln Hall, is a funny thing. Nonetheless, the crowd was into it and the show was a nice mix of metal-tinged music-- Russian Circles in the post rock corner, Chelsea Wolfe representing goth, and Marriages championing atmospheric rock-- of all types.
More pictures from the 8/23 Lincoln Hall show continue below...
Russian Circles @ Bowery Ballroom in November (NYC) (more by BBG)
Chelsea Wolfe has just announced that she'll be coming out with a fully acoustic LP in October via Sargent House. Take a listen to a new song called "Flatlands" at the bottom of this post. A live performance of the track can also be found below.
Veronica Falls @ MHoW earlier on tour (BKLYN) (more by Amanda Hatfield)
today in Chicago
* Lizz Wright @ SPACE
* Veronica Falls @ WBEZ Studios
* Chaperone, Juniper Tar @ The Burlington
* Pictureplane, Triple Six Sound Club @ Berlin
* The Dirty Guv'nahs, David Ramirez @ Schubas
* Ode, Kellen and Me, Jennifer Hall @ Abbey Pub
* Pandava, Drekka, Scott Tuma, Bound @ Township
* Rachele Eve, Ty Maxon, Duck & Goose @ Hideout
* Akbar, Pseudo Slang, Green Wilder @ Double Door
* Fort Knox Five, Intel, Maker, DJ Merk 1 @ Smart Bar
* Sharon Van Etten, Shearwater @ Lincoln Hall (Night 1)
* Panda Riot, Nerves Junior, Tiny Fireflies @ Subterranean
* 12th Planet, Flinch, Nameloc, Subnoxious @ Bottom Lounge
* Veronica Falls, Brilliant Colors, The Halamays @ Empty Bottle
* English Dogs, The Casualties, Toxic Waste, Havok @ Reggie's
* Things To Come, Acidic Tree, The Island Of Misfit Toys @ Beat Kitchen
* Jet W. Lee, The Saturday Giant, Property of Saints, Panoramic & True @ Ultra Lounge
Chelsea Wolfe played Daytrotter. Stream "Benjamin" and "Mer" from the session, below.
Sharon Van Etten plays her first of two shows @ Lincoln Hall tonight (2/16), with Shearwater.
Veronica Falls play an early-afternoon session at the WBEZ Studios and then headline the Bottle tonight.
Dubstep-cat, below (you'll see)..
Avey Tare @ PS1 in 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
today in Chicago
* Jane Birkin @ Portage Theater
* Avey Tare, Eric Copeland @ Schubas
* Winter Sounds @ Martyrs (Late Show)
* Robbie Fulks, Nora O'Connor @ Hideout
* Drainolith, Regression, Ratatosk @ Enemy
* Party Bat, Lionlimb, Donora @ Panchos (Free Show)
* Psychic Steel, Oozing Wound, Mr. 666 @ Empty Bottle (Free Show)
Chelsea Wolfe has a new song/video called "Sunstorm." Check it out below.