Sunday To-Do: Candlebox | Rock Candy

Friday, August 14, 2009

Sunday To-Do: Candlebox

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CANDLEBOX
8 p.m., Revolution. $20 adv., $25 d.o.s.

Call them post-grunge, hard or alternative rock, just don't call them washed up. Almost one year to the day since they last came to town, Candlebox is back, still logging miles while harvesting new material for their upcoming 2010 album. Lest you've forgotten, the Seattle band's 1993 debut album sold an impressive 4 million copies, with plenty of assistance from radio and MTV's rotation overkill. After albums in 1995 and 1998, Candlebox remained below mainstream's radar for an entire decade. Until recently. Last year's long-awaited release of “Into the Sun” spawned a single, “Stand,” that's picked up airplay on mainstream rock stations. Known for hard-hitting live performances, Candlebox has toured with the diverse likes of the Flaming Lips, Rush, Henry Rollins, Living Color and Metallica. Vocalist Kevin Martin delivers his signature plaintive wails with his hard-rocking cohorts at Revolution for this 18-and-up show. Still no word on who's booked in the opening slot.

—Paul Peterson

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