Wovenhand with Subrosa & King Woman

Sold Out: Wovenhand with Subrosa & King Woman

Subrosa, King Woman

Sat, September 16, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$15.00 - $18.00

This event is 21 and over

Winding dark, atmospheric lyrics with a fierce spiritual bent around elements of vintage folk and
gospel music as well as rootsy rock & roll, Wovenhand was founded by David Eugene Edwards,
formerly the frontman with brooding alt-country act 16 Horsepower. In 2001, 16 Horsepower went on
hiatus, and as the group pondered a new creative direction, Edwards launched Wovenhand, built
around similar musical and thematic frameworks but with a more powerful and personal approach.
Edwards initially formed Wovenhand as a trio with multi-instrumentalist Daniel McMahon and
guitarist Steve Taylor (also a member of 16 Horsepower), though soon the lineup would expand to
include Ordy Garrison on drums and Paul Fonfara on cello. (For live work, Shane Trost subbed for
Fonfara on cello.) Edwards played nearly all the instruments on Wovenhand's first album in 2002,
released by Glitterhouse in Europe and Sounds Familyre in the United States. In 2003, Edwards
reworked several pieces from the Wovenhand debut for a Belgian dance troupe, and the results
were released on the album Blush Music. For 2004's Consider the Birds, Wovenhand contrasted
Edwards' solo material with tracks that featured a full band, while for live shows Wovenhand was a
duo consisting of Edwards and Garrison.
The additional musicians played a larger role on 2006's Mosaic, the first Wovenhand album after 16
Horsepower officially retired in 2005; the album also saw the departure of Daniel McMahon, and
guitarist Peter van Laerhoven joined the group, while another 16 Horsepower veteran, Pascal
Humbert, signed on as bassist. While Wovenhand initially functioned much like a David Eugene
Edwards solo project, 2008's Ten Stones found the group sharing songwriting credits for the first
time, as well as recording as a band throughout. Edwards went back to writing the material on his
own for 2010's The Threshingfloor, and the group supported the album's release with a handful of
dates opening for Tool. In 2012, Edwards was invited to perform as part of a reunion tour for the
acclaimed Australian alternative rock band Crime & the City Solution, and Alexander Hacke, a
former member of Einstürzende Neubauten who also took part in the CATCS tour, joined Edwards in
the studio to produce Wovenhand's 2012 release, The Laughing Stalk, which featured Garrison on
drums, Chuck French on guitar, and Gregory Garcia, Jr. on bass. Refractory Obdurate, with
Edwards accompanied by Garrison, French, and new bassist Neil Keener, was released in 2014,
followed in 2016 by Star Treatment, the latter of which was recorded at Steve Albini's Electrical
Audio studio with hard-hitting metal producer Sandford Parker. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
SubRosa is an experimental sludge-doom metal band from Salt Lake City, Utah. Within the SubRosa crucible,
sludgy low-end and crushing volume mix with melodic folk and experimental elements delivered through the
haunting ambiance of two electric violins. The overall effect is dark, emotional, bleak, and beautiful.
Rebecca Vernon’s vision for SubRosa brewed for some years before songwriting began in the summer of 2005
with kindred spirit Sarah Pendleton on violin. The Worm Has Turned was written in Rebecca’s haunted
basement apartment and self-released in June of 2006. Strega was released in March of 2008 on Swedish
doom/thrash label I Hate Records, after remixing by Marduk bassist Magnus “Devo” Andersson. The Swans
Trapped In Ice EP was self-released in 2009.
Kim Pack joined as an additional violinist in 2008, and Subrosa’s full-length album, No Help For The Mighty
Ones, recorded by Salt Lake producer Andy Patterson and mixed and mastered by Devo again, was released in
the summer of 2011 on Profound Lore Records. No Help was listed as #20 on Decibel’s Top 40 Albums of the
2011, and #20 on Pitchfork’s list of the 40 best metal albums of the year, along with other year-end lists.
Andy Patterson (drums) joined the band in 2012 and Levi Hanna joined the band in 2014. Since 2012, Subrosa
has played the following festivals: Roadburn in 2015, Fall into Darkness, Scion Rock Fest, Hellfest, Housecore
Horror Fest, Uninvited, Southwest Terror Fest, Hopscotch, Treefort, Durbuy Fest in Belgium, Doom over
Leipzig, Psycho California, and Pabst Festival in Portland, Oregon. SubRosa has completed three European
tours, a US/Canadian tour with Boris and Atlas Moth in August 2014, and a West Coast US/Canadian tour
opening for Cult of Luna and Minsk in September 2015, among other domestic tour legs with Samothrace,
Eight Bells, and more. SubRosa opened for both Neurosis and Deafheaven at different shows in Denver,
Colorado in 2014.
Profound Lore released Subrosa’s last album, More Constant Than The Gods, on Sept. 17, 2013. It received
extensive critical acclaim and appeared on many “Best of 2013” year-end lists, including Decibel Magazine
(#4 of Top 40 Extreme Albums of 2013) MSN.com (#5 metal album of the year), Pitchfork (#9 of Top 40
Metal Albums of 2013), #11 on both Rolling Stone’s and SPIN’s 20 Best Metal Albums of 2013, #5 on
Entertainment Weekly’s “Top 6 Best Metal Albums of the Year,” and #2 on Cvlt Nation’s Top 6 Doom
Albums of 2013, among many others.
King Woman
King Woman
Bay Area's King Woman is comprised of Kristina Esfandiari, Colin Gallagher, Joey Raygoza, and Peter Arensdorf.

Kristina Esfandiari originally formed King Woman back in 2009 as a solo project which later turned into a full band. Their debut EP "Doubt" touches on some heavy topics and allows Esfandiari's lyrical ingenuity to really shine; with nods to issues like religious abuse, the four resulting tracks are cathartic, brooding, and hypnotic. The record was recorded with Patrick Hills (Tera Melos, 7 Seconds, So Stressed) at Earth Tone in Sacramento, CA in 2015. The band wears their musical influence on their sleeve: "We love bands like Black Sabbath, OM, Neurosis and Jesu", said Kristina, and with her lush and dramatic vocals not unlike Mazzy Star, King Woman has created a sound all their own.

Since the release of "Doubt" King Woman have played shows with bands such as: Ceremony, Planning For Burial, A Place to Bury Strangers, Weekend, and True Widow, leaving audiences speechless and ravenous for more.

Their first full length album “Created in the Image of Suffering”, recorded at Jack Shirley’s Atomic Garden, is set to come out in 2016 as one of the most anticipated releases of the year.
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