Nov. 23, 2006

Wolfmother Prepares to Claw Riviera Theatre

By Randy J. Klodz

Straight from Australia, hard-rock band Wolfmother is winning over U.S. fans with head-bobbing rock and high-energy live performances. Chicago fans can see what everybody is talking about when Wolfmother invades Riviera Theatre on Nov. 25.

Wolfmother--which includes Andrew Stockdale (vocals, guitar), Chris Ross (bass, keyboards) and Myles Heskett (drums)--is on tour in support of its hit self-titled album.

From the album, the hard-hitting “Woman” became an instant radio hit and has sent the band on sold-out tours worldwide. Also, the song “Love Train” has become a fan favorite, so much so that a portion of the song can be heard on TV commercials for Apple’s infamous iPod device.

Wolfmother was also a crowd favorite at this summer’s installation of Lollapalooza. Though the fans enjoyed the performance, former Faith No More frontman Mike Patton voiced his displeasure of Wolfmother’s music while being interviewed at Lollapalooza just as Andrew Stockdale got the band’s set rolling. Hey, music tastes differ from person to person.

Other songs like “Apple Tree” “Dimension,” “Joker & the Thief,” “Mind’s Eye” and “Pyramid” will keep the head nodding of any hard-rock or alternative-rock fan.

Riviera Theatre is at 4746 N. Racine Ave. Tickets for this all-ages show are listed for $20 each with showtime slated for 7:30 p.m. For more on Wolfmother log on to www.wolfmother.com.
Wolfmother Photo: Autumn DeWilde