Concert Recommendation: The Wonder Stuff, Tuesday, April 12, Metro
Band reunion season continues unabated. The Undertones and Gang of Four
will be in Chicago within the next month, but first up is the
less-heralded Wonder Stuff. Although lead Stuffy Miles Hunt's sharp wit
set him apart from his grebo counterparts, his acoustic solo
appearances lacked oomph without a full band.
So it's great to see the eight-to-ten-legged groove machine back
together, although, um some of those legs are stomping in protest. Two
previous members are not involved and are taking offense that Miles
Hunt, Malc Treece and some new recruits are billing themselves as the
Wonder Stuff. Call it the battle of "Who Wants to Be the Disco King?"
The Wonder Stuff play with As Fast As
at the Metro, 3730 N. Clark
St., Chicago, 773-549-0203, at 7:30 on Tuesday, April 12.