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Chelsea Wolfe Turns Down the Volume at The Regency

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Chelsea Wolfe
Regency Ballroom
November 16, 2019

Photos by Raymond Ahner

Singer-Songwriter Chelsea Wolfe recently released her sixth studio album, entitled Birthplace of Violence, which, although not a departure from her neo folk-metal sound, definitely has a much more intimate and stripped-down acoustic feel to it. Chelsea has been touring in support of the record and brought her American Darkness Tour to the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco.

Chelsea WolfeWolfe took the stage with her acoustic guitar in a white gown, surrounded by a semi-circle of antlers and candles. With just one collaborator in the background, she opened her set with “Flatlands,” with her soft and ethereal voice sounding big in the otherwise near silent room. From there, she delivered two songs from the latest record, “American Darkness,” and “Birthplace of Violence.”

Chelsea WolfeOther highlights from her 75-minute, 17 song set included “Be All Things,” “Cousin of the Antichrist,” and “Preface to a Dream Play.” Chelsea also performed Roky Erickson’s “Night of the Vampire” and as well as a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock.”

Chelsea WolfeClosing her set with a diaphanous a capella version “The Way We Used To,” Chelsea Wolfe definitely left her fans wanting more, and hopefully she will be back soon.

Chelsea WolfeSetlist: Flatlands | American Darkness | Birth of Violence | The Mother Road | Erde | Sick | Be All Things | Cousins of the Antichrist | Pale on Pale | Night of the Vampire (Roky Erickson cover) | Deranged for Rock & Roll | Woodstock (Joni Mitchell cover) | Boyfriend | Little Grave | Preface to a Dream Play | Highway || The Way We Used To

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Raymond Ahner is a professional freelance photographer residing in San Francisco, California. Growing up in the Bay Area, Raymond was lucky enough to witness both the Punk and Thrash Metal scene of the 1980's explode literally right in front of his eyes. It was a pretty special time in his life and is what instilled his love for live music. Over the years Raymond has been fortunate enough to combine his passion for live music with his love of photography. And although he will always love shooting the big arena Rock show, it is in a tiny, packed to the rafters club were he his most at home with his gear.

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