Chelsea Wolfe played Saint Vitus and Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Wovenhand (pics from MHOW)
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Chelsea Wolfe @ MHOW 9/9/2015
All of that dark energy was on display over the course of her riveting performance at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 9, where Wolfe felt not so much like a singer but a medium, powerfully commanding the unreal into existence. Gorgeously grim opener "Carrion Flowers" descended like a dark cloud, bone-rattling guitars colliding over and over as Wolfe's voice -- high, gorgeous, and unholy -- strode majestically between. "Dragged Out" was eerier still, protracted and lurching, great heaves of sound stopping suddenly for Wolfe to howl in the silence between them. And during the death-march dirge "We Hit a Wall," Wolfe draped her voice like gauze over the spidery chords, making the song's message of romantic desolation feel like an Old Testament curse. - [Village Voice]
After playing a tiny show at Saint Vitus on Tuesday, Chelsea Wolfe headlined Music Hall of Williamsburg on Wednesday night (9/9). Both shows were with Wovenhand, and sold out. Not one for stage banter, Wolfe let her songs -- including ones from new album Abyss -- and her otherworldly voice do the talking. Did you go?
Wolfe's tour rolls on, playing Philadelphia tonight (9/10). More pictures from the MHOW show, below...