There are only two fates for this Friday's Open Wings, Broken Strings performance at the Knight Concert Hall: It will either be a kitschy tribute to '90s alterative rock, or it will be a depressing plea for the artists' relevance in today's ADD-addled music culture.
Headlining this curious show will be Eddie Kowalczyk of Live, Art Alexakis of Everclear, and Leigh Nash of Sixpence None the Richer yes, of "Kiss Me" fame. Instead of bringing their full bands and distortion, though, the three singers will come armed with acoustic guitars to perform stripped-down versions of their bands' most popular hits. As Kowalczyk says, "Quiet just might be the new loud."
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An extra cool factor: The main floor of the Knight Concert Hall will be replaced with club-table seating and bars, creating the perfect venue for intimate, acoustic interpretations of fan favorites such as "I Alone." Here's to preserving the '90s!
Fri., March 12, 8 p.m., 2010