Of course, it was too good to be true. The '90s radio rock wet dream of the Mark McGrath and Friends Cruise (haha, water, get it?) will not set sail. The three-day seaward journey back in time that promised strains of inoffensive alt-rock between rounds of pool deck limbo was given the mayday call T ... More >>
Stretch your sea legs and sharpen those soul patches: Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath is hosting the biggest 90's radio rock revival of all time upon the warm waves of the Atlantic, and even from here I can smell the salty goodness of Clinton-era prosperity.
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Summerland Tour Featuring Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Marcy Playground, and Lit
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
See also: Our full Summerland slideshow, featuring Gin Blossoms, Everclear, Lit, Marcy Playground, and Sugar Ray.
See also: Should We Feel Bad About '90s Nostalgia?
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See also: Throwback Thursday: Everclear
The announcement of the Summerland Tour (an a la carte delight of prominent '90s soul-patch rock bands Everclear, Sugar Ray, Lit,The Gin Blossoms, and Marcy Playground) has me thinking hard about nostalgia. I learned of the tour's Phoenix date, July 3 at Come ... More >>
I couldn't have asked for a better time to hear about the Summerland Tour. While waiting for a coffee in Venice Beach, California, I was browsing Up On The Sun on my phone and saw that Everclear was coming. I knew what I had to listen to, because I rolled down the windows and rocked out to "Santa Mo ... More >>
This summer is bringing in a miraculous flood of awesome shows if 90s alt-pop rock is your cup of tea. Everclear, Sugar Ray, The Gin Blossoms, Lit, and Marcy Playground are hitting the road together for what is sure to be an absolutely epic dream of a Summerland Tour. We apologize for having ju ... More >>
Adriane GoetzStreet Sweeper Social Club guitarist Tom MorelloBy Adriane Goetz"We're not just a band...we're a social club!"Boots Riley repeated this phrase several times throughout Street Sweeper Social Club's performance on Thursday night, and while the largely high school aged crowd didn't seem ... More >>
We've already hit a lot of the highlights of this week's concert announcements earlier in the week (Yo La Tengo, Mars Volta, Monsters of Folk, The Voodoo Organist) but somehow a big one slipped through the cracks.Yes, Marcy Playground (pictured) is making their long-awaited return to Club Red o ... More >>
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Joe Arpaio Whines About Three Illegals Released on Orders of ICE (Or Were They?)
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Dear in the Headlights is giving it up for free this weekend.
The Edge 103.9 appears to have finally gotten a clue.
For the past two months I've berated the local alt-rock station for its habit of booking aging '90s throwbacks like Marcy Playground and Sponge to headline the Third Thursday co ... More >>
Mid-'90s hitmakers Sponge are scheduled to perform tonight at the Edge 103.9's Third Thursday in Scottsdale.Is it just me, or does it feel like the '90s never ended at The Edge 103.9? Not only does it seem as if every time I flip on the local alt-rock radio station they're broadcasting some chart-t ... More >>
Since debuting last year, The Edge 103.9's monthly Third Thursday free concert series has featured headliners that easily fall into one of two categories: burgeoning and innovative indie-style bands or old-and-busted '90s has-beens and one-hit wonders.
Last night's event along Craftsman Court in ... More >>