Peter Wolf

The Northern Lights Theater 1721 W Canal Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53233
Price: $30/$25/$20

Saturday, November 19 at 8 p.m.

As the vocalist and high-energy frontman of the J. Geils Band, Peter Wolf and his fellow like-minded musicians injected a much-needed jolt of raw, uninhibited rock ‘n’ roll into the ’70s scene. With Wolf in front, The J. Geils Band quickly become a local Boston favorite, and were soon signed to Atlantic Records. Between 1970 and 1983, the band released 13 influential albums and topped the pop single charts with 1981's “Freeze Frame,” “Love Stinks,” "Centerfold." During that time—thanks in large part to Wolf's flamboyant, hyperactive stage presence—the J. Geils Band earned a much-deserved reputation as one of rock's most exciting live acts.

After going solo with 1984's Lights Out, Wolf continued to stake out new musical territory with his subsequent releases, Come As You Are, Up to No Good, Long Line, Fool's Parade, Sleepless and Midnight Souvenirs. His solo work has seen him collaborate with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Merle Haggard, John Lee Hooker, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Little Milton, Wilson Pickett, Shelby Lynne and Neko Case. 

Wolf temporarily reunited with his J. Geils Band cohorts for live shows on several occasions between 1999 and 2015, but his solo career has remained his creative focus, as his new, 2016 release, A Cure for Loneliness makes clear.

Peter Wolf and his band, Midnight Travelers, bring to the stage an unmistakable love for the music. Having once described himself as “a music fanatic,” Wolf draws upon his lifetime of rock ‘n’ roll perfection at every passionate performance.