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Chelsea Wolfe, folk-doom diva: the Dangerous Minds session


[Video Link at Vimeo]

Boing Boing pal Richard Metzger produced a series of live artist showcases at SXSW 2012. One of the artists who was new to me from these sessions is Chelsea Wolfe. Richard describes her work:

Los Angeles-based Chelsea Wolfe's intense, artful folk dirges bring to mind a slightly morbid young Joni Mitchell had she grown up listening to Black Metal bands instead of the Carter Family (Still, when asked about her influences Wolfe simply replied “Hank Williams”).

Just stunning. Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, LastFM. Material in the video above is from her 2011 release, Apokalypsis. Can't wait to catch one of her live shows.

Ghost story puppet show benefits kids' charity

The team of hollywood SFX modeller Kevin McTurk is currently working on the next X-Men film. On the side, however, they do amazingly realistic puppetry. Embedded above is a promo for The Narrative of Victor Karloch, a non-profit traveling stage show benefiting childrens' charity The Art of Elysium. [Submitterated by Jennifer] UPDATE: There's now a Facebook fan page for the show.