You’d think everyone in the world would realize how pointless this sort of music really is, a sort of later-albums Dave Matthews Band meets Matchbox 20 meets Eve 6 (yeah, remember them?). Can you, in all honesty, think of anything worse? That goddamn single “Love and Memories”—probably the most shameless title for a song in rotation right now—is on the radio every ten seconds, which means somebody likes this puke, which is both disturbing and sad. Nothing, I mean nothing, gets more generic and bland than this. “Stories of a Stranger,” the band’s record on Atlantic, deserves to only be heard at gross street festivals, with children that won’t stop crying and fried foods searching for weak hearts. Side note: why is every single rock bill at Northerly Island this summer so shitty? (Tom Lynch)
July 15 at Charter One Pavilion.