Saw Silversun Pickups & Third Eye Blind Saturday night.
I know Third Eye Blind belongs to the group of bands that put out a bunch of inescapable alt-rock songs in the 90s: Third Eye Blind, 311, Three Doors Down, Seven Mary Three, Smashmouth, Sugar Ray, Sublime, Semisonic, etc.. But, until I looked it up just now, I couldn’t have named a single song they did. Turns out, Third Eye Blind was responsible for “Semi-charmed Life”.
Doo doo doo. Doo de doo doo.
Silversun Pickups, on the other hand, are nothing like that. They started out in the 00s, sounding like a slightly sunnier and less-angst-filled Smashing Pumpkins.
But they’ve grown into their own sound, these days.
They were fun, live. The singer/guitar player was having a lot of fun, and the drummer is a blast to watch – he has a crash cymbal way up over his right shoulder that he whacks with this great overhead left-hand smash. But, the guitar was inaudible about half the time: a big blow to a band that uses guitar like they do.
We left about five songs into Third Eye Blind.
No more shows this week. But next week: Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie!