Read the Bastard!
Biltmore, Vancouver, BC, September 8
By Alan Ranta
Northern California's Chelsea Wolfe won't be playing venues like the Biltmore much longer. If her early show this evening is any indication of the direction of her music and her band, she is a festival headliner in waiting, a complicated anomaly finding her voice as an artist and blossoming exponentially with each recording and performance.
Wolfe slunk onstage in what looked like a black and white funeral shroud and addressed the mic, surrounded by ben chisholm on keys and electronics, Kevin Dockter on electric guitar, and Dylan Fujioka on drums, who were all dressed in dark button-down shirts. As her band scraped cymbals, employed a bottleneck slide and warped pitch-bend on the keys to create the…