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08.23.2014 | | Posted at 07:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee's troubled Rock the Green festival has been canceled again, organizers announced yesterday. The environmentally conscious music festival had promised to return on Sept. 13, 2014 after canceling last year when it lost its primary sponsor, Veolia Environmental Systems, but just weeks away from that date it still had not announced a lineup. In a Facebook post, organizers vowed to return nex...
Friday, July 1, 2011

Tonight @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard, Summerfest, 10 p.m.

“I think we're a really great rock band, frankly, and I think that we've been pretty slammingly misunderstood,” Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins lamented in a 2009 interview with the Shepherd Express. Third Eye Blind...
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Toby Keith, Girl Talk and Third Eye Blind

It's hard to think of Toby Keith as the granddaddy of country music, but at 49, with 13 studio albums, 19 No. 1 country singles and countless awards (and a grandchild in real life), Keith has earned that title and then some. Whether it's the patriotic fervor of “Courtesy of the Red, White...
Saturday, May 30, 2009

Tonight @ The Riverside Theater, 8 p.m.

Though few would have predicted it just years ago, ’90s alt-pop stars Third Eye Blind have been making a comeback recently, as their old hits have enjoyed new life on radio stations and in the songbook of frat boys with acoustic guitars everywhere. Jim Carrey even covered their hit “Jumper” in his recent comedy blockbuster Yes Men. Most impressively, though, the band returned to radio with a new single last year, “Non-Dairy Creamer,” a jumbled...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
In the six years since Third Eye Blind released their last album to commercial indifference, the stars have realigned for the once chart-topping alternative band. After a long period of dormancy, the band's late-'90s hits have found second life on nostalgic radio stations and in the songbooks of frat boys with acoustic guitars everywhere. Jim Carrey, another icon of Clinton-era irreverence, even prominently covered...
03.21.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
In that awkward early evening downtime between the SXSW day parties and the nighttime showcases, I might have seen Third Eye Blind yesterday evening. They might have played "Jumper," and I might have really enjoyed it. That's what getting old is all about: Enjoying things you used to hate, mostly because they're familiar. The same bizarre chemistry that somehow made the Gin Blossoms one of my favorite bands has also endeared me to the band whose late-'90s rise effectively signaled the end of the decade's long alternative-rock boom. In truth, Third Eye Blind wasn't nearly as awful as I remember them. By the standards of today's humorless modern-rock radio, they seem like Nirvana. And for a band with adult-contemporary leanings, they sure did scream a lot. I miss that. In the latest sing of their resurgence, an overflowing crowd of non-SXSW ticket holders swarmed Austin's convention center just to see the group, and singer Stephen Jenkins, looking 10 years older than you remember him (since it's been 10 years since you last saw him), seemed genuinely thankful for the interest. The group has a new album on the way, and unlike their last couple of new albums, this one could be an actual hit (or a hit by today's reduced standards), given how their latest single, "Non-Dairy Creamer," has infiltrated radio. Like the group's vintage single, the track

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