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REVIEW: Wolfmother

Markus Hamence reviews Wolfmother – Performance Thursday 1 February 2024, The Gov, South Australia

Wolfmother at The Gov: A Night to Remember

Last night’s gig at Adelaide’s iconic The Gov was nothing short of electrifying, with Wolfmother taking us on a wild ride through their repertoire. The Australian rock band, known for their powerful performances, did not disappoint. We were hungry for their rock anthems, they delivered them and we ate each of them up. Here’s my take on the evening that was—a narrative woven with the threads of rock and roll and a dash of nostalgia.

The Venue: A Rock Sanctuary

First off, The Gov itself deserves a mention. This place is a sanctuary for live music lovers, blending an intimate atmosphere with the kind of acoustics that can make any gig unforgettable. It was the perfect backdrop for Wolfmother’s explosive energy. The anticipation in the air was palpable as fans of all ages gathered, buzzing with excitement for the show to start. You can’t go wrong with Live Entertainment in this iconic gig venue. The food’s not bad either!

The Performance: High-Octane Energy

From the moment Wolfmother hit the stage, it was clear we were in for a treat. Belting out ‘Dimension’ to a thunderous greeting, the band kicked off with some of their biggest hits, sending us, the crowd, into a frenzy. Andrew Stockdale, with his distinctive voice and masterful guitar playing, led the charge. The synergy between the band members was impeccable, creating a wall of sound that was both powerful and mesmerizing.

A Setlist to Die For

Wolfmother’s setlist was a perfect blend of old and new, satisfying long-time fans and newcomers alike. They played classics like “Joker and the Thief” and “Woman,” tracks that have become bangers over the years. But it wasn’t just about the hits; the band also delved into deeper cuts from their albums, showcasing their versatility and depth.

The Crowd: United in Rock

One of the night’s highlights was the connection between the band and the audience. There’s something freakin’ magical about a room full of people, singing along to every word, completely lost in the moment. Wolfmother has a way of uniting fans under the banner of rock, and last night was no exception. The energy in the room was electric, with every guitar solo and drum fill met with cheers and applause.

The Verdict

Wolfmother’s gig at The Gov was a reminder of the power of live music. It was a night of pure, unadulterated rock that left everyone buzzing with adrenaline. Whether you were a die-hard fan or just there for the experience, it was impossible not to be swept up in the energy. A highly for me was ‘Gyspy Caravan’ and the massive Led Zeppelin encore. Again it was a frenzy with plenty of chanting.

Looking Forward

As we all spilled out into the Adelaide night, it was clear that this was a gig that would be talked about for a long time. Wolfmother proved once again that they are masters of their craft, capable of delivering a live music experience that’s both nostalgic and fresh. If you have the chance to catch them live, don’t hesitate. It’s not just a concert; it’s an experience—a rock and roll journey that’s absolutely worth the price of admission.

So, here’s to Wolfmother and The Gov, for a night that rekindled our love for live music and reminded us of the communal power of a great rock show. Here’s hoping there are many more to come. Now… I’m heading off to search our some vinyls.

Here’s a link to our gallery of images from the night!

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