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8 p.m., Timberwood Amphitheater. $45.99.

The Gin Blossoms owned rock radio in the early '90s. Troubled relationship songs like “Hey Jealousy,” “Found Out About You” and “Allison Road” were just about inescapable. The tortured lyrics didn't come from the ether; lead singer Doug Hopkins struggled with alcoholism and depression and was fired from the band just before the release of its debut album. Later that year, even as his songs were in heavy rotation on the radio and MTV, Hopkins killed himself. Still, the band has persevered. Guitarist Scott Johnson stepped into the frontman role and the band subsequently released big songs like “Til I Hear it from You,” a collaboration with AM-pop hero Marshall Crenshaw for the “Empire Records” soundtrack, and “Follow Me Down,” the lead single off the band's second record, “Congratulations…I'm Sorry.” Even with that success, the Gin Blossoms hung it up in 1997, only to reunite four years later. With two recent albums in the can, the band continues to tour steadily.
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