PICTURE THIS: Wolfmother @ The Observatory, Santa Ana 7/17/13

July 22. 2013 | By Samantha Saturday

Southern California and the music industry at large were blindsided by the resurrection of Australia’s premier neo-psychedelia group Wolfmother last week. The recently solo Andrew Stockdale reformed the band to play a brief stint of LA dates, including last Wednesday’s at The Observatory.

Wolfmother @ The Observatory, Santa Ana, Ca 7/17/2013Wolfmother

From the UK, folk singer Kieran Leonard kicked things off with a voice eerily similar to that of Gavin Rossdale. Even so, Leonard sang uniquely charming tunes to ease the crowd into the madness that was to come.

Kieran Leonard @ The Observatory, Santa Ana, Ca 7/17/2013Kieran Leonard

Kieran Leonard @ The Observatory, Santa Ana, Ca 7/17/2013Kieran Leonard

Kieran Leonard @ The Observatory, Santa Ana, Ca 7/17/2013Kieran Leonard

The crowd needed no help generating a buzz of energy, but Stockdale pushed it over the edge with beckoning arm gestures. At times, it even seemed like Stockdale was raising his arms in victory, as if completing a marathon of rock.

Wolfmother @ The Observatory, Santa Ana, Ca 7/17/2013

Wolfmother @ The Observatory, Santa Ana, Ca 7/17/2013

Wolfmother @ The Observatory, Santa Ana, Ca 7/17/2013

Wolfmother @ The Observatory, Santa Ana, Ca 7/17/2013

Wolfmother @ The Observatory, Santa Ana, Ca 7/17/2013

Wolfmother @ The Observatory, Santa Ana, Ca 7/17/2013

Wolfmother @ The Observatory, Santa Ana, Ca 7/17/2013

Wolfmother @ The Observatory, Santa Ana, Ca 7/17/2013

Wolfmother @ The Observatory, Santa Ana, Ca 7/17/2013

Wolfmother @ The Observatory, Santa Ana, Ca 7/17/2013

Setlist:
Dimension
California Queen
Woman
White Unicorn
Long Way To Go
New Moon Rising
Keep Moving
Minds Eye
Apple Tree
Love Train
Vagabond
White Feather / Cosmic Egg
Inside The Castle

Encore:
Colossal
Joker and the Thief

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