Two Nights of Chelsea Wolfe in New York CityMay 6th, 2016
Singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe grew up around music. Her dad was in a country band, and by the age of just nine, she’d already written and recorded music in his home studio. Playing what some have dubbed “doom-drenched electric folk,” Wolfe put out her first official release, The Grime and the Glow (stream it below), in 2010. Afterward, she made the move from Northern California to Southern California and moved onward with her career. Wolfe’s fifth studio album, Abyss (stream it below), came out last year, winning over critics and fans alike. “The singer-songwriter embraces all that the goth lifestyle has to offer and then elevates it beyond Tumblr tags and locker decorations,” opined Consequence of Sound. “When a sound this thunderous, guttural and physical shakes you, it challenges the senses beyond hearing. Abyss is full of meticulous contributions to this experience, especially for those hesitant about what music this dark can do.” Experience this for yourself when Wolfe (above, performing “House of Metal” live in studio for KEXP FM) plays Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday and The Bowery Ballroom on Monday. A pair of New Zealand brothers, performing as Dead Forest, open both shows.