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Tuesday: Summerland Tour at the LC (Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, LIT, Marcy Playground)

A week ago it was the early ’90s hair metal festival (America Rocks) at the Alrosa. This week it’s the mid-90s alt-radio rock festival (Summerland Tour) at the LC (outdoors).

Headlined by Everclear (who, like a majority of the bands on the America Rocks tour, has only one original member, lead singer – Art Alexakis) and Sugar Ray, the undercard on this bill is stacked with bands that had one or two hits played to death (due to requests, undoubtedly) by CD101 (Marcy Playground – “Sex and Candy”; LIT – “My Own Worst Enemy; Gin Blossoms – “Found Out About You”, “Hey Jealousy”).

Gates at the LC open for this show at 6pm. General admission (lawn) tickets are $15. If you’re a big spender (ha … $30 … that’s just $2 more than the general admission America Rocks tickets were!), you can buy a seat down in the pit in front of the stage.

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Listen: Yuck – “Chew”; download single from Yuck side project, Parakeet

Yuck is trapped in the early ’90s. It’s as if their TVs only show vintage episodes of 120 Minutes, their local book store only carries issues of Alternative Press and CMJ from 1991, and the record store carries CDs and cassettes released between 1989 and 1993. After last year’s amazing self-titled homage to Dinosaur Jr, Pavement, Superchunk, Yo La Tengo, Teenage Fanclub, etc., etc., they’ve now apparently moved to (or taken a slight diversion) to shoegazing bands like My Bloody Valentine with their new single, “Chew”.

Yuck bassist Mariko Doi has a side project called Parakeet that just posted a free track (“Tomorrow”) on Bandcamp.