Art Alexakis and company visit the Grove of Anaheim this week to reminisce about those glorious years of mid-'90s angst. Albums Sparkle and Fade and So Much for the Afterglow made Everclear regular names in CD collections (and songs like "Heroin Girl" made more than a few appearances on some choice mix-tapes), but like nearly all acts, their sparkle eventually began to fade and the next set of albums barely cracked the charts. In 2009, the group (now with some lineup changes) released In a Different Light, an acoustic re-imaging of some of their best songs—and then in 2011, Everclear dolled up their old tracks once again with Return to Santa Monica, this time with some covers sprinkled in. Finally, though, Everclear decided to record some new work, and released their first original album in six years, Invisible Stars, this summer, which sees the band return to their urgent, distorted, hard rock form.
Wed., Nov. 21, 7 p.m., 2012