Chelsea Wolfe

Wed Sep 12, 2012
Rickshaw Stop
8pm - 11:30pm
Clubs, Music
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120 MINUTES presents:
and a special drag performance from DIA DEAR
plus AUDIO/VIDEO set from S4NtA_MU3rTE (120 Minutes/Future Perfect)

8 pm
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California native Chelsea Wolfe has always embodied both light and dark. Yet though her music is a raw strain of electric folk tinted by black metal and deep blues, it never wallows in despair. Instead, it wraps itself like a thick blanket around the human experience, encouraging uplift, seeking triumph. Her voice is a haunting call, warm and lingering, and her lyrics acknowledge life’s obscure and melancholy moments in service to the unlikely truths and beauty they so often reveal. Her music exudes strength in the midst of adversity. It makes sense then that her influences run from Nick Cave and Selda Bagcan, to director Ingmar Bergman, with nods to the dramatic flair of Antony Hegarty, and even more so that she hails from the wilder, woodsy part of her state. Her name exploded in the art world after NYC pop artist Richard Phillips used her song “Moses” in an art-film starring Sasha Grey which premiered at the 2011 Venice Biennale. She recorded an exclusive i-N Session with i-D Magazine and was given “New Band of the Day” by The Guardian and “Band Crush” by NYLON Magazine. Her aesthetic has naturally been connected to fashion and she has been photographed wearing designers such as Alexander McQueen, Iris van Herpen, and Mordekai. Chelsea Wolfe is already hard at work on a third album, fittingly self-titled considering her newfound poise, due out in 2012.

"The band is fronted by the forever unhinged ex-frontman of These Arms Are Snakes, Steve Snere, and the music is psycho deranged experimental electronic goth that will destroy your brain matter."



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