Wolfmother makes its first appearance post-hiatus in the Pacific northwest to an enthusiastic crowd in Portland.
Not only is the Pacific northwest known for terrific beer and well, you know country, it’s also on fire with an incredible music scene like none I’ve seen anywhere else. Portland’s own Sons of Huns trio hit the stage and the fans went wild! For those who don’t know, the Sons of Huns are Pete Hughes (guitar/vox), Ryan Northrop (drums), and Aaron Powell (bass/vox). The three-piece band formed in the winter of 2009. Playing on the same stages with the likes of Red Fang, Andrew W.K., they have played venues from the smallest local bars to some of the largest music festivals in the pacific northwest. Signed to modern rockâ€™s Easy Rider Records, the band has released a well received self-titled EP released in 2011, the single â€œLeaving Your Body,â€ on a seven-inch EP, and an ever so popular music video to boot.
Electric Citizen took to the stage in second position. They not only wowed Portland, but have wowed the music critics and industry folk alike. Having formed just over a year ago and releasing their dÃ©but album, Sateen, this past July, Electric citizen (Cincinnati, OH) has been actively supporting touring acts such as Fu Manchu on their recent North American tour and afro-beat instrumentalists The Budos Band. The Electric Citizen lineup consists of Laura Dolan (vox), Ross Dolan (guitar), Nick Vogelpohl (bass), and Nate Wagner (drums). The band will be on tour throughout the states for the remainder of the summer.
The highly anticipated return of Wolfmother to the stage in the Pacific Northwest had been well received. In support of this, telephone poles throughout Portland had been tacked with a Wolfmother flier. Sons of Huns and Electric Citizen got the walls shaking at Roseland theatre leading up to the Wolfmother set. Much to my surprise, the show had not sold out. One would never have guessed from the vibe of the audience which was rich with intensity.
While the 2013 announcement of a Wolfmother hiatus proved to be only temporary, any doubts with fans of the future of this band was laid to rest after seeing them play this night. Wolfmother and their supporting acts are swinging with such momentum the remainder of the tour will be off the charts.