Stone Temple Pilots, 311 & Third Eye Blind Team Up To Bring Back 90’s At Jack FM Show

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Stone Temple Pilots, 311, Third Eye Blind, and Everclear performed at 93.1 Jack FM’s 13th anniversary show on Sunday night at FivePoint Amphitheater on Sunday night in Irvine, CA. Alien Ant Farm and Neon Trees were also on the bill, which was 90’s focused. Fans were there to see the final three acts, and STP definitely brought it. This was the second time I’d seen STP with their new singer Jeff Gutt, and I was with a friend who I have annoyed over the years with my over the top STP fandom.

He never saw the original band live with Scott Weiland, and he’s a skeptic when it comes to a lot of things in life, but he was highly impressed and thought they were the best act of the night. For me there is a level of sadness seeing STP now knowing that Scott is dead and never coming back, but it’s great to see the music still celebrated with the surviving members and a talented lead singer.

Third Eye Blind were next, and they played pretty much the ideal setlist I’d want to hear from them coming from a fan who has never seen them live, outside of “The Background”, “Palm Reader”, “The Red Summer Sun”, and “Narcolepsy”. “Wounded” is my favorite Third Eye Blind song, so it was great to see this live, though I’m sure original guitarist Kevin Cadogan playing it would have made it better. Frontman Stephan Jenkins sounded great throughout the whole show, with hits “Jumper” and “Semi-Charmed Live” being two of the most fan involved moments of the night. Jenkins was at his best though with the two song encore of “Deep Inside of You” and “How’s It Gonna Be.”

311 were last, another 90’s act I’d never seen live. They were the only band out of the main three featured 90’s bands that still had their original lineup, and the chemistry between the original members was undeniable, and isn’t something you can recreate with replacement members. Nick Hexum had tons of energy, and looked and sounded like he was 10 years younger. The extended drum solo and “Beautiful Disaster” were highlights from their headlining set.

Overall this was a great show put on by Jack FM, and you should definitely check it out next year if you live in the SoCal area!