Monday, July 11, 2016

Everclear's Summerland Tour spreads '90s nostalgia extra thick at Hard Rock Live

Posted By on Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 8:21 AM

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There's no better marketing tool than nostalgia – just ask Donald Trump – and that goes doubly in the music business (see the recent trend of bands touring and playing their fans' favorite albums front-to-back). But for radio gods of yesteryear who maybe only had a handful of hits in heavy rotation, Art Alexakis of Everclear (pictured) has put together this package tour every summer for the past few years. The concept is simple: all the songs you remember from these bands packed into short sets with no suffering through "Here's another one from our new album." Everclear, whose "Santa Monica" probably still gets stuck in your head every now and then for no discernible reason, are joined by underrated Detroit post-grungists Sponge, reality TV staple Mark McGrath's band, Sugar Ray, and Lit, who we were excited about until we remembered that the band that did "Steal My Sunshine" was named Len. Oh well, maybe next year.

with Everclear, Sugar Ray, Sponge, Lit | 8 p.m. Monday, July 11 | Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd. | 407-351-5483 | | $33.50-$48.50

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