Third Eye Blind at the Outside Lands Music Festival 2016, by Daniel Kielman

'90s alternative rockers Third Eye Blind are not ready to put on the brakes yet. With a tour starting in Florida in early June and closing out with a hometown throwdown at The Greek Theater in Berkeley on July 23, it appears they have plenty of drive left.

In case you're not familiar with singer/guitarist Stephan Jenkins' project by name (the '90s are — gulp — almost 20 years behind us, after all)  you may recall three of the 14 tracks on the band's 1997 self-titled debut album that cracked the Billboard Hot 100: "Jumper," "Semi-Charmed Life," and "How's It Going To Be."

Check out their latest, release: "Cop vs. Phone Girl," a stark and socially-charged anthem that reflects a sliver of the culturally diverse Bay Area through a unique lens.

In 1996 they opened the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (simply known then as the SF Civic Auditorium) for British sensations Oasis. Following their opening set, they were invited to perform an encore.

Since their fortuitous origins, however, the original songwriting duo of Jenkins and Kevin Cadogan suffered and only one original member, drummer Brad Hargreaves, remains beside Jenkins.

Opening the show will be Los Angeles quartet, Silversun Pickups.

Third Eye Blind, Silversun Pickups
The Greek Theater
July 23, 2017
6:30pm, $55

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