Ah, 1992. It was a very good year. The New Wave hippies were grinding their teeth and enjoying the heyday of raves, Dr. Dre was educating us about The Chronic, and the new music by flannel-shirted Seattle bands was just beginning to garner mainstream attention. And in the midst of it all, the Gin Blossoms made their way from the bar scene in Tempe, Arizona, to the top of the Billboard charts.
Jangly guitar songs like Allison Road, Found Out About You, and Until I Fall Away, from their New Miserable Experience album, got regular rotation on VH1, but the band faded away following well-documented internal strife and the tragic suicide of band cofounder and songwriter Doug Hopkins. But the Blossoms are once again in full bloom, thanks to their most recent album, 2006s Major Lodge Victory. Theyre coming to rock Gulfstream Park. General admission tickets cost $15. Get em by calling 954-457-6201 or visiting www.gulfstreampark.com.
Fri., Oct. 5, 2007