Subrosa, Wailin Storms

Friday, September 15, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$14.00 - $17.00

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
Doom band from Salt Lake City, Utah. Formed in 2005.

Rebecca Vernon: guitar, vocals
Sarah Pendleton: electric violin, vocals
Kim Pack: electric violin, vocals
Levi Hanna: Bass, vocals
Andy Patterson: Drums

Former members
Dave Jones: bass
Christian Creek: bass
Zachary Hatsis: drums, noise
Wailin Storms
Wailin Storms
Originally formed in the unrelenting heat of Corpus Christi, Texas, WAILIN STORMS migrated east and ended up in Durham, North Carolina. Their sound is justly a mix of doom-punk and swampy rock, as elements of their prior and current surroundings culminate into a unique and volatile brew. Stamped with eerily dark and ominous vocal elements reminiscent of bluesy masters like Howlin’ Wolf and Samhain with emotive nods to Destruction Unit, Bauhaus, and Jesus Lizard, the band’s output is incessantly passionate and harrowing in its entirety.
Venue Information:
Local 506
506 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516