The music of Chelsea Wolfe is a dark cloud and a silver lining; it churns with thunderous storms of distortion that dissolve into beautiful, introspective interludes warmed by the light of her ethereal vocals. Her latest album "Pain is Beauty" surges with contradictions, creating a sound and a message that is melancholy and hopeful at the same time. These hypnotically entrancing tracks seem to be an all-consuming fall-out emitted from the collision of opposites that Wolfe so deftly creates. She counterbalances droning aural layers with her arching voice, which crests above the lurching waves broadcast by the rhythm section, helmed by her co-producer, multi-instrumentalist Ben Chisholm, and supported by the rumbling drums Dylan Fujioka and searing sonic textures of guitarist Kevin Dockter.
The Los Angeles-based musician recently brought her atmospheric brand of rock to the KCET studios for a special Artbound session for a dedicated group of fans, some of whom had traveled from as far as San Diego to see her perform. Watch her play the song "House of Metal," and tune back soon for our entire 30 minute episode featuring a full set and interview with Wolfe.
Watch more of our Artbound Sessions here:
Select the most compelling article and help us make TV.
California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.
Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.
Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.
At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.
Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.
Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.
A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.
Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.
Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.