Everclear

If you attended a suburban high school sometime in the late 90s, and you weren't exactly sure if mainstream music was your bag, Everclear was likely your gateway to alternative culture. Led by tattooed frontman Art Alexakis, Everclear combined hard-knock-life lyrics (heroin, suicide, absentee fathers) with power-pop hooks. The result was the slightly subversive but mostly radio-friendly So Much For the Afterglow, released 13 years ago this month. Plenty has changed since then: once a chart-topper, the band has had few hits in the last decade, and two of the three original members have defected, leaving only Alexakis. But thirtysomethings with a soft spot for alt-rock must still know all the words to "Father of Mine" and "Everything to Everyone"—this show is already sold out. PAIGE RICHMOND

Fri., Oct. 15, 9 p.m., 2010

 
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