Entries tagged with: Gin Blossoms
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Iron Chic at Europa in 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Though the Gin Blossoms now often find themselves on the kinds of '90s nostalgia tours that we kinda wish stayed in the '90s (like with Sugar Ray), it's no secret that like the Goo Goo Dolls, the Gin Blossoms have influenced a handful of quality modern punk and indie rock bands too. Cheap Girls were never shy about their Gin Blossoms influences, and Iron Chic reference the band too. So it's pretty cool to hear that Iron Chic and fellow Long Island punk band Timeshares (whose killer new record drops this week) are opening for the Gin Blossoms in their hometown on July 10 at The Paramount. Tickets are on sale.
Iron Chic have other dates, including the Long Island stop of Treasure Fleet's tour and a tour with Spraynard leading up to NJ's Skate & Surf festival in May. Timeshares do too, including two other shows in the area. One is an album release in-store at West Babylon, NY's Looney Tunes on Tuesday (4/28), and the other is the The Movielife's NJ festival in June. Other Gin Blossoms dates here.
Stream Timeshares' new album, a track from Iron Chic's last LP, and Gin Blossoms' videos for hits "Hey Jealousy" and "Til I Hear It From You," below...
by Andrew Sacher
Weezer at Jones Beach in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
So it turns out that totally awesome cruise that Mark McGrath was going to do with a redonkulously stacked lineup of Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Spin Doctors, Vertical Horizon, and more isn't going to happen after all. "It's a real bummer," says Mark McGrath. We feel you bro, a real bummer for sure. Mark blames "that poop cruise" (aka the Carnival cruise that got stuck at sea) for the cancellation. Can you imagine what would have happened if Mark McGrath's cruise got stuck at sea? Would Smash Mouth just play "All Star" on repeat until we got home to encourage us? Alice Cooper cancelled a cruise recently too. Can you imagine if that one got stranded at sea?
Still, other cruises are alive and well, as evidenced by Weezer, whose Weezer Cruise is returning for a second run from February 13-17, 2014 from the coast of Jacksonville, FL to the Bahamas, just over two years after its inaugural cruise. How can Weezer's cruise still happen after that poop cruise ruined cruises forever? Maybe the real reason is Weezer books bands people care about now (the first cruise had Dinosaur Jr., The Antlers, Yuck, Wavves, and more) and Mark McGrath books bands that no one has listened to since people actually bought Now, That's What I Call Music! CDs. Weezer hasn't announced their lineup for this year yet, but we're assuming Sugar Ray and Smash Mouth aren't going to be on it. A trailer video for Weezer's 2014 cruise (which includes info about when tickets go on sale) is below. Stay tuned for the lineup.
Slash is playing Hammerstein Ballroom on September 18 with Myles Kennedy and Foxy Shazam. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
With all the '90s nostalgia that goes on, here's a bit that we might have been okay with not coming back. The Summerland tour with Everclear, Sugar Ray, Lit, Gin Blossoms, and Marcy Playground hits NYC for a show at Roseland Ballroom tonight (7/18). Tickets for tonight's show are available. The tour also hits Bethal Woods Center for the Arts on Friday (7/20) in Bethel, NY and PNC Bank Arts Center on Saturday (7/21) in Holmdel, NJ.
Speaking of '90s nostalgia that should have stayed put in the '90s, The Offspring are playing Terminal 5 on September 19. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general sale starting Friday (7/20) at noon. In other news, did you hear that new Green Day song?
The Morning Benders, who changed their name (and err, their sound too...) to POP ETC are playing NYC shows on Sunday (7/22) at Bowery Hotel with Angela McCluskey, Sean Rowe, and special guests, and August 2 at Santos with Haim. They will also perform live on East Village Radio on Friday (7/20) at 4 PM. RSVP for the Bowery Hotel show is open and tickets are on sale for the Santos show.
The Killers (early '00s nostalgia?) play Webster Hall on July 23 after Firefly Music Festival. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (7/20) at noon. They also play a "private" NYC show one day later (7/24) for a taping of 'Live from the Artist's Den.' You can enter for a chance to go. What do you think of their new song?